The time has come my Californian friends: Â next week there are two Drinking Skepchickally (San Francisco and San Diego) meet ups for your imbibing pleasure. Â As I’ll be attending both, by Friday I’ll be in a fine state in this fine state, and will probably look a lot like this: Â
Besides, it’s not just me who’ll be shining up these events, as I’ve confirmed some pretty cool guests too. (Although, unlike Rebecca, I’m not adding learnin’ to my drinkin’. Â There will be no presentations at either of these events, outside of the odd bar trick, or maybe some aÂ cappella karaoke. Â There will, however, be Skepchick and Skepdude Calendars for sale.) Â Northside & Southside details are after the jump.
Drinking Skepchickally San Francisco,Â Wednesday,Â December 10th, 2008. 7:00pm.Â The 500 Club
Skepchick readerÂ psdbnyÂ recommended The 500 Club, and as she works there, she’s making sure they’ll have ingredients on hand to make Buzzed Aldrins and Pangalactic Garbleblasters! Â Rawk! (First round of Buzzed Aldrins are on me!)
We have two special guests I’m thrilled about, and if you’re here at Skepchick, I’m sure you will be too: Â
Dr. Kirsten SanfordÂ will be joining us. Â She’s the exquisitely talented host of the This Week in Science podcast, as well as The Science Word, a vidcast I love, love, love. Â I’ve mentioned before that I’m a podcast junkie, right? Â TWIS is on my DO NOT MISS list, and if you love SGU, you’ll love TWIS too.
Yau-Man Chan will also be there. Â I met Yau-Man working on the Skeptologists pilot, but if you’re a Survivor fan, you’ll know him from Survivor: Fiji, andÂ Survivor: Micronesia â€“ Fans vs. Favorites. Â When he’s not outsmarting competitors on network TV by being rational, funny and super cool, he’s the CTO of Berkeley’s College of Chemistry. Â
I’ve got feelers out to a few more skeptical friends in the Bay Area, which would only add to the kick-ass evening. Â You don’t want to miss it.Â
Drinking Skepchickally, San Diego, Thursday, December 11, 2008. Â 7:00pm. The Fleetwood.Â
This one’s all malidragon‘s fault. Â She lives near San Fran, but is coming to San Diego on Wednesday. So, because she asked, we’re Drinking Skepchickally while she’s here. Â I live here, so to spice things up for the local crew who are probably already tired of me, we’re adding more Skepchick! Â
That’s right kids,Â Carr2d2 is coming in from Minnesota! Â I’m so damned excited. Â Oh, and also? Â Tim3P0 is joining her. Â That’s right bee-yotches, The Droids will be in the house! Â So San Diegans? Â Angelenos? Â Just don’t miss this.
And here too,Â I’ve got feelers out to a few more local skeptical friends, which would again, add more kick-ass to the evening. Â I’ll keep you posted. As I’ve mentioned before, anyone who shows up in San Diego that was with us in San Fran drinks on me until they spill a drink on me. Â Then you’re cut off due to the party foul.