Skepticon, Day 2

Skepticon, Day 2 November 20, 2011

Day 2 of Skepticon was a blast. Got to finally meet several people in person that I’ve only interacted with online up to now — Jen McCreight, Rebecca Watson and Greta Christina, for instance. Had a great time with all three. Greta is a freaking rock star at this thing and she gave a great talk on why atheists are angry.

The other really cool thing today was a performance by Brother Sam Singleton, who put on an atheist revival that was really fun and funny. It had every element of an old-fashioned revival meeting, but with an atheist spin. Like instead of shouting “amen” people were encouraged to yell out “Goddamn!” Can I get a goddamn?

After that performance, we had our FTB get together at a local pub and the place was packed floor to rafters, had to be close to 200 people there. There were 6 FTBers there — me, PZ, Jen, Greta, JT Eberhard (who can seriously sing, like Pavarotti stuff) and Richard Carrier. Here’s a picture of all of us:

And there was also a Mrs. PZ sighting. Yes, the woman who tolerates and loves PZ came with him. And to everyone’s surprise, she’s not a cephalopod but a real human being. And really nice too. Here’s proof:

Lots of others were there as well, including the incredibly cool Lindsay Bayerstein and Amand

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