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Skepchicks at Dragon*Con

Skepchick – ATL division is abuzz with all the wonderful chaos that is involved with multiple Skepchicks descending upon the city. I thought it would be a good idea for those of you attending Dragon*Con to have one consolidated list of where you can find us so here goes. Note that in addition to this, we will also be at the Surly/Skepchick table throughout the weekend in the Hilton so come say hello!

Day: Thursday, Sept 2

Time: 7:30 p.m.

What: The Atlanta Skeptics Star Party

Skepchicks in Attendance: All!

Details: Rebecca will be the MC and this event is my personal baby but we’ll all be in attendance, along with 150-odd other skeptics and science lovers to star gaze, socialize and be entertained by Pamela Gay, Fraser Cain and George Hrab.

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Day: Friday, Sept 3

Time: 1:30 p.m.

What: Happy Hour to celebrate THE STARTER Launch!

Where: Marriott Lobby Bar

Skepchicks in Attendance: A Real Girl

Details: Join Scott Sigler and his Editing Street Team of Døøm! to toast the KRAKENS!

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Time: 5:30 p.m.

What: One for the Junkies

Skepchicks in Attendance: A Real Girl

Where: Hilton 204

Details: A will join New York Times Best Selling author Scott Sigler to discuss the method to his madness.

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Time: 5:30 p.m.

What: Animating Storm: Viral Videos as Education

Skepchicks in Attendance: Tracy

Where: Hilton 205/206/207

Details: The animated version of Tim Minchin’s beat-poem Storm will premiere in October 2010. Producer Tracy King will be talking about how the film came about and giving exclusive insight into the team’s process, including showing you exclusive artwork and footage not otherwise available to the public. She will also give insight into the secrets of viral marketing and how to make your online message successful.

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Time: 11:30 p.m.

What: Late Night in the Skepchick Lounge

Skepchicks in attendance: All

Where: Hilton 205/206/207

Details: Join all of us on Friday night for a live panel in the Skepchick lounge. We’ll be hosting special guests Bill Corbett and Scott Sigler for a panel show that will put our knowledge and alcohol tolerance to the test! Be prepared for nerdy conversation, amusing shenanigans, and late night cocktails (BYOB).

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Day: Saturday, Sept 4

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What: Vaccination clinic

Where: The Mall at Peachtree Center

Skepchicks in attendance: All, on and off

Details: We’ll be checking in periodically at the vaccination clinic. Stop by and get vaccinated.

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Day: Sunday, Sept 5

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What: Vaccination clinic

Where: Mall at Peachtree Center

Skepchicks in attendance: All, on and off

Details: We’ll be checking in periodically at the vaccination clinic. Stop by and get vaccinated.

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Time: 10:00 a.m.

What: Diversity in the Freethought Movement

Skepchicks in attendance: Maria

Where: Hilton 205/206/207

Details: Debbie Goddard will be leading a panel discussing why there is still such a limited amount of ethnic diversity in the skeptical and freethought movements.

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Time: 11:30 a.m.

What: Internet Marketing with Facebook and Twitter

Skepchicks in attendance: A Real Girl

Where: Hilton 201

Details: A discussion of the do’s and don’ts of a successful marketing campaign with social sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Day: Monday, Sept 6

Time: 11:30 a.m.

What: Skepticism 2.0: Blogging

Skepchicks in attendance: Rebecca

Where: Hilton 205/206/207

Details: Rebecca will be on a panel of bloggers discussing the importance of blogs as part of skeptical outreach.

Masala Skeptic

Maria Walters (a.k.a. Masala Skeptic) has spent a lot of time in ‘furrin parts,’ including Hong Kong, Trinidad, and Pittsburgh. Although her passport is from India, she’s spent most of her adult life in the United States. She currently lives in Atlanta and has an unhealthy affection for science fiction, Neil Gaiman and all things Muppet.

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7 Comments

  1. SO EXCITED.

    About D*C in general. It’s my first Con! I’m dressing up as Fox Mulder (my friend is Scully)! I have a zombie costume for the prom!

    …I have a lot of exclamation points! Ahem. Will be at some SkepTrack stuff, and will stop by for a vaccine.

  2. You know, fuck pertussis. I finally have a legit reason to whip out my boobs at a con and tell everyone who doesn’t like it to go fuck off or I’ll sue… and I can’t attend.

    This sounds incredible.

    Next year, I will be there… though, I don’t know how I’m supposed to top what I did this year… despite my absence.

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