Kickstarter for a Winter Solstice Celebration

Isn't it the way good things always go... It starts with a small gathering, grows every year, then you become too big to manage in your small space. A group of New York City atheists have a kickstarter campaign to raise money to rent what looks to be a really gorgeous facility for a Winter

EVENTS This Week: OC Freethought Alliance Con, Atlanta Skepticamp & More

Cross-posted from Skepchick. This week's post is going to be a quick rundown rather than the usual list of featured events because new events plug-in + sitewide technical difficulties = I'm drunk. I know, I know. You look forward to that list every week. It's an unending series of dramatic cliffhangers, an unfolding mystery. What

EVENTS This Week—Rebecca at NECSS, plus Skeptech, NC Science Festival & More

Originally posted at skepchick.org. The Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) starts tomorrow, with great speakers and mini-events, including a live SGU, a science/improve mashup with George Hrab, Steve Novella, and others. Meet Rebecca, Eugenie Scott, Jon Ronson, Julia Galef, and many more special guests. Or if you’re in the Midwest, join me and

EVENTS This Week—Easter Fools’ Day Edition: Pirates vs. Zombies

Cross-posted with Skepchick.org. This week, we've got Easter and April Fools' Day back-to-back. [Insert plethora of obvious jokes here.] As usual, events are all over the map, from the spring opener of egg hunting season to celebrations of the Flying Spaghetti Monster for the Pastafarian pirates among us. But I admit that this posts subtitle is

EVENTS This Week—Meet Stephen Hawking, Surly Amy, Hemant Mehta, Seth Andrews, Shelley Segal & More!

Cross-posted at Skepchick. All over the globe, many of your favorite scientists, skeptics, and atheists are appearing live: in Texas, you can meet Surly Amy at the American Atheists Convention in Austin; Stephen Hawking in Houston; Hemant Mehta and Seth Andrews in Canyon and Houston; Australian atheist singer-songwriter Shelley Segal in Houston and San Antonio. Hemant will also be giving a talk in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Carl Zimmer will be speaking in Overland Park,