1.) My favorite British sexularist Sid Rodrigues was recently interviewed by both Nature and Londonist about his excellent Skeptics in the Pub lecture series. In those interviews, he was kind enough to mention my hazy plans to start a Boston chapter. Thank you, darling — I guess that means it’s on! I’ll be planning for a mid-week event at a Cambridge pub near a T-stop near the end of March. Boston-area folks, please post below and tell me what days of the week work best for you, and what speakers (preferably local people to start) you’d like to hear! (We’ll also probably tie this in with the cool kids at Drinking Skeptically!)
2.) You may have noticed a new calendar feed off to the right of this page. That’s my Google calendar, which Masala_Skeptic will be helping me maintain. It’s not just for Boston events — if you know of a skeptical happening, large or small, please send us a heads-up to events(at)skepchick(dot)org and we’ll add it post haste! We’ll also regularly post the calendar in a blog entry to remind you of upcoming events.
3.) Speaking of upcoming events, I just added one! Fans of Pharyngula are gathering in Cambridge Friday, and I plan to be there. Click the calendar for more (see, I’m trying to train you to use it!).
4.) If there is no upcoming skeptical event in your area, why don’t you go on and organize one? It’s pretty easy — just pick an easy-to-find local bar or restaurant, let us know the date and time, and we’ll announce it here. You don’t need speakers or topics at first. Just show up and meet some fellow skeptics! If you like each other, do it again next month. There, see how easy that was?