And Now We Drink: #FtBCon liveblogging by @cultofcourtney and @melmall

Disclaimer: Please watch the video below as an accompaniment to our weird drunk ramblings. It's like Rifftrax for drunk people. And don't judge our typos. EDIT: Actual "panelist" names differed from the panel description. Corrected below. Panelists: Russell Glasser, Lynnea Glasser, PZ Myers, Jason Thibeault, Tauriq Moosa, and Miri Mogilevsky [8:05:16 PM] Melanie Mallon:

Organizing a Regional Con: #FtBCon liveblogging by @MelMall

Organizing a Regional Con Stephanie Zvan, Ben Blanchard, Joshua Preston, JT Eberhard, Lauren Lane [Introductions] SZ: Someone wants to start a conference. What should they think about first? JE: Depends on who they are and what they are doing. Student conference? Local gathering? SZ: Let's start with student conferences. JE: A lot of universities are

The Air Up There–Atheist Communities in Canada: #FtBCon liveblog by @MelMall

The Air Up There--Atheist Communities in Canada Ian Cromwell (host), Ian Bushfield, Jessie Brydle, Veronica Abbass, Donna Harris A lot of the discourse in the atheist community comes from the American perspective. Wants to explore positive and negatives of this from Canadian perspective. Similar cultures but different histories, different issues. Pan-Canadian group of panelists. Introductions.

Creationism: #FtBCon liveblogging by @CultOfCourtney

Aron Ra vs. Creationism (Blogged by Courtney) Aron Ra & Lilandra My friends Aron & Lilandra are delving into a topic near and dear to their heart - Creationism and the quacks who promote it! PZ Myers is moderating the discussion. 3:00 - Brief introduction by PZ and we get right down to business. Aron talks

Reproductive Rights: #FtBCon liveblogging by @CultOfCourtney

Courtney on Reproductive Rights (2:00) Nicole Harris, Robin Marty, Aoife O'Riordan, Fausta Luchini, Bree Pearsall, Greg Laden and Brianne Bilyeu 2:10 - Annnnnd we're off! There was a bit of a late spot, so here we are with the introductions! Brianne Bilyeu blogs at Biodork and is a clinic escort. Aiofe O'Riordan is an Irish reproductive rights activist who blogs

Evangelical Atheism: #FtBCon liveblogging by @MelMall

Evangelical Atheism, with Russell Glasser, Vyckie Garrison, Jamila Bey, 12-2 pm CDT, Saturday Blogging by Melanie Russell Glasser (paraphrase mixed with exact wording): Introductions, then starts with the Someone is wrong on the Internet XKCD cartoon. Talks about how "evangelism" brings about unpleasant associations. Reads some bible verses that tell people to evangelize (first corinthians, matthew) Preaching

Science Communication: #FtBCon liveblogging by @nenfeataiko

Science Communication 12:00 Ben Zikovic and PZ Myers I think we all know who PZ is. But he introduced himself anyway. Bora was on for a long time, now blogs editor at Scientific America. Runs somewhere around 50 blogs. Involved with students in science writing programs. Science coverage is mixed. Hard part is getting