As you may recall, this October, Jon Ronson, Richard Wiseman, and I will be driving from CFI HQ in Amherst, NY all the way to CSICon in Nashville, TN, where we’ll meet up with friends like Joe Nickell, PZ Myers, Massimo Polidoro, George Hrab, Genie Scott, Carol Tavris, many of the Skepchicks, the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe crew, and many, many more. Along the way, we’re stopping at weird and wonderful roadside stops and hosting public events that you can attend! Here’s what our schedule currently looks like:

Oct 20

Amherst, NY – Start at CSI headquarters
Cleveland, OH – Event! Join us at Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub at 8pm. More info here! Thanks to Ginger Pierce and Josh Hunt for organizing.

Oct 21

Mansfield, OH – Mansfield Reformatory
Columbus, OH – Event! Join us at a location TBD! Thanks to Ashley Paramore for finding us a place.

Oct 22

Cincinnati, OH – Public event! Join us at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 2692 Madison Road for a book signing by Richard Wiseman and Jon Ronson! Starts at 8pm.
Cincinnati, OH – Public event! Join us at the Cincinnati Observatory for a night of stars and ghosts! Starts at 9:30pm. $5. Thanks to Colin Thornton and Travis Dick of the Skeptical Society of Cincinnati for organizing.

Oct 23

Frankfort, KY – Buffalo Trace Distillery
Louisville, KY – Event! Join us at Patrick O’Shea’s at 8pm. Thanks to Laurie Tarr for organizing.

Oct 24

OPEN

Oct 25

Nashville, TN – End at CSICon

You can continue to find updates on the itinerary page and/or by following the road trip on Twitter: @CSIRoadTrip. I have many more stops to add to the schedule, so expect to see it fill out in the next few days.

Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions (tons of you wanted us to go to Mansfield – done and done)! You can still send in tips via our contact page. I hope to see you at one of our stops, or (especially) at CSICon!

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Unrelated Updates

The petition to free Alber Saber has now reached nearly 2,300 signers. Thanks to everyone who shared it with friends! Please continue to spread the word. I’m currently in contact with friends of Alber as well as with staff at Change.org who are helping me promote the petition and get it into the right hands. With some perseverance, we have a real chance of helping Alber find justice.

On a much, much less serious note, you have just less than a week to place your pre-order for the ridiculous and limited edition “Their Hate Makes Me Grow Stronger” tee, designed by the famed and talented Maggie McFee. Thanks to everyone who has ordered thus far!

Oh and one more reminder! I will be in Edmonton this weekend, talking about women’s intuition! Good times shall be had by all.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org and appears on the weekly Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast. 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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6 Comments

  1. Profile photo of Louis Doench
    September 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm —

    Cool! I can get my iPad autographed! Marking calender. I might be able to make the trip up to Mansfield as well. Organizing skills… that why Colin runs the Science Meetups and I can barely get my crap together to attend them.

  2. Profile photo of boyofd
    September 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm —

    Great to see you will be in Louisville. Another place you may want to try to see before moving on South is the Waverly Hills Sanitorium, oft claimed to be haunted. And while it obviously isn’t, it is a pretty creepy building in a pretty creepy setting.

    http://www.therealwaverlyhills.com/

  3. Profile photo of Eryn
    September 20, 2012 at 1:51 am —

    Noooooo the one day I have to go out of town for family stuff is the day Rebecca comes to Edmonton! Sadness. ;___; You’re only in town for the one day, I assume?

  4. Profile photo of atomsandeve
    September 20, 2012 at 6:37 am —

    Jon Ronson is so wonderful. He’s like the Ira Glass of the UK.

  5. Profile photo of snarp
    September 20, 2012 at 11:40 am —

    So glad you are stopping in Cincinnati! I’ve got the observatory event on my calendar, hope I can line up a baby sitter!

  6. Profile photo of literaghost
    September 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm —

    Any chance you’ll be stopping in Lexington, KY? :(

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