In 2008 (and really in 2009 at Skepticon 2), my friends and I conceived of a conference that would become the model for many other groups. It was Skepticon, and it introduced a slew of new ideas to the conference format. Forgive me a moment of pride when I say it changed things.
Apostacon is the new conference to change things. I never thought I’d see another conference whose positive and happy social atmosphere compared to Skepticon’s, but this last weekend I saw just that. Everything was so professionally run and presented, and the environment was the most enjoyable I’ve ever experienced. I cannot lavish Sarah Morehead and the sponsoring groups like The Freedom From Religion Foundation and Be Secular with enough praise for this event.
At nights Michaelyn and I spent the evening with friends at the hotel bar where a touring dueling pianos act was performing. At one point I got pulled on stage to give an impromptu performance of Come Sail Away:
I daresay that even though I was inebriated that I managed to fairly rock the house, despite not being on my full vocal game.
And now, piksharz!
And here’s a bonus: Jasmine at the PA Atheist/Humanist Conference drew me a Teemo because she liked mah hat.
There was also a baby. He loved my name badge, though not nearly as much as he loved Michaelyn.