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?
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