I just arrived home in Boston after a very long but tolerable bus ride, during which I managed to compile all the questions for Monday’s Boston Skeptics in the Pub. As always following big, fun meet-ups, I’m drained and a little sad, and also kind of smelly. I got off to a rocky start at the bus station, when I showed up with a ticket for Saturday night instead of Friday night, and the bus was sold out so I couldn’t transfer the reservation. Whoops.
David, the Bolt Bus rep who was at the gate, was the sweetest person ever. He offered to get me on a later bus and even asked if I needed to borrow his cell phone to alert whoever I was meeting in New York. I was more upset than I had any right to be, and recognizing that fact I thanked him and decided to go home and try a bus the next morning.
Happily, I was able to get a bus on Saturday — the same bus as Joshua and Blake. Yay! The only downside was that we arrived too late to see Lori’s talk, which I was really looking forward to. Booo! But when I showed up at the lecture hall, I got to meet Elyse for the first time ever. Yay! She was just as awesome as I suspected — bold and funny and smart. Plus, I got to see a lot of good friends, including Maria, Stacey, Lori, and the NYC Skeptics like Jamy Ian Swiss, Mike Feldman, and Matt McCarthy. Later at the bar, Tracy (who was a total champ even though she wasn’t feeling well) and Vy from Teen Skepchick showed up, as did the ever-charming Mark Roberts. Massimo Pigliucci showed up, though sadly I didn’t get much time to chat with him.
Oh! And did I mention Skepchick commenter Rystefn? Yeah, he was there, he was awesome, and he had a large table of skepchicks doing body shots. Speaking of drinks, we performed the final judging of the Skepchick Drink Contest, and we have a winner. You’ll hear more about that later, but in the meantime check out my pics on Flickr, with a few (NSFW?) after the jump. If anyone has more on Flickr, tag them skepchicknyc and/or upload them to the Skeptics photo group. Got video? Use yousendit (or similar) to send to skepchick at skepchick dot org, or put the not-too-embarrassing clips on YouTube and post the link below!