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Coney Island This Saturday!

The other day I mentioned that I’d be in New York this Saturday and may do something fun. Well, the fun something is turning out to be a trip to Coney Island! The trouble? I’m not sure exactly who would be interested and where/when we’d be able to meet. Wendy and I will arrive via bus just before noon, and could probably safely be in Coney Island by 1:30pm. There will be much goofing off, a bit of filming, and plenty of freaks. We’ll be playing things by ear, so what happens after we have our way with Coney Island is anyone’s guess at this point.

So! Post below if you’re in, and if there’s sufficient interest I’ll nail down a place to meet in Coney Island.

On a side note, check out this very nice article in Vue, an alt weekly in Edmonton, all about your favorite skeptics. Steve gets some great quotes in, and I’m mentioned, too! Sure, there’s a typo in the web address, but I’m just happy to see some pro-skeptic journalism.

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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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  1. I’m interested! Except. . . can’t make it to New York.

    Hey, let me know next time you’re in Portland, OR. . . not the Warriors’ turf, but there are some drugstore cowboys around. . .

  2. Will Todd Robbins have something to do with these Coney Island hi jinks?

    Sounds like fun, I can probably make it along with my sometimes-overwhelmed-by-drunken–crowds-of-skeptics wife.

    Side note: I really meant to request putting this on the calendar sooner but I am a flake and an overall bad person– Friday night, Central NJ Drinking Skeptically — New Brunswick, NJ 8 PM.
    (at Stuff Yer Face, 49 Easton Ave)

    http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=24877007204

  3. CORRECTION – we will be doing a LOT of filming at Coney Island, as per CNN’s request:

    Hey Wendy, wanted to encourage you to send an iReport about Coney Island (like your great videos from the Cyclone last year)… to iReport.com. They might be useful to us. Either way, I plan to make use of them.

    http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=22385

    Thanks,

    Nicole S___, CNN.com

    So please join us for the 2nd Annual “Last Year of Astroland” Celebration, and get some Skepchick footage up on CNN.

    -Wendy Chao, CNN’s unofficial Coney Island correspondent

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/ireports/2007/09/19/irpt.coney.island.fun.cnn
    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/ireports/2007/09/18/vo.riding.the.cyclone.cnn

  4. I am confident that Rebecca and I will be there by 1:30 – possibly already with fortunes told and palms read. We are that hard core.

    A good place to meet (especially if it’s inclement weather) is the Museum, followed by the Circus Side Show. Then we must pay homage to the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone.

  5. I have far too much to do this weekend to skip town, however nice it sounds. . . bleh. However, I note that the Overlords of ScienceBlogs.com, in anticipation of the site’s one millionth comment, are paying their bloggers to host parties. At least three of us Sciblings live in or around Boston, so. . . who wants to drink through ScienceBlogs’s money?

  6. Blake, I will gladly enjoy free drinks some other weekend! You just name your time.

    assaultofknowledge, thanks! I’ll second the suggestion for people to write in.

    So, looks like just a couple people can make it, maybe? That’s still fine by me. Taking Wendy’s suggestion, how about we meet at the Museum at 1:45pm?

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