In just a few hours, I’ll be winging my way to the Deep South. I’ve been invited to participate in a small meeting for some Dungeons + Dragons club, called DragonCon. I’m very excited about it, because apparently some other cool people will be there, most notably: Dwight “Howling Mad” Schultz from the A-Team! Oh, and also a ton of Skepchicks and friends like Pamela Gay, Phil Plait, Genie Scott, Seth Shostack, Scott Sigler, Ben Radford, Jeff Wagg, all the guys from the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, Derek & Swoopy of Skepticality, Daniel Loxton, George Hrab, and probably like a dozen other people I’m forgetting at the moment. In a word: AWESOMENESS.

I’ll be at the Star Party tonight, and after that I’ll be on several panels throughout the weekend:

Title: Women’s intuition and other fairy tales…
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: 207 / 206 / 205 – Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: We’ll discuss some of the most popular brands of pseudoscience marketed specifically to women, from the Law of Attraction to magical cosmetic…

Title: Stealth Science and Skeptical Thought, aka How to Teach Critical Thinking Skills
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Centennial II – III – Hyatt (Length: 1)
Description: As skepticism becomes more mainstream, Adam Savage and fellow panelists discuss the non-traditional ways they promote science and skeptical thinking.

Title: Skeptics Guide To The Universe – LIVE
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: 207 / 206 / 205 – Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: Dr. Steve Novella and a group of his rouges return once again to Skeptrack to do their hit Skeptical podcast live.

Title: Don’t Drink The Kool-Aid
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: L504 – L505 – Marriott (Length: 1)
Description: Y2K. Planet X. War of the Worlds. The ID Chip. Hoaxes about an apocalypse have often tricked the public. Is 2012 the next fake panic?

Title: Blogging Skeptically
Time: Mon 02:30 pm Location: 207 / 206 / 205 – Hilton (Length: 1)
Moderator / MC for panel
Description: Skeptical bloggers discuss the challenges of writing, researching and running a skeptical blog, encouraging critical thinking and managing commenters.

Title: Skeptrack Sign-Off Party
Time: Mon 04:00 pm Location: 207 / 206 / 205 – Hilton (Length: 1)
Description: Lets all get together and talk about what happened over the weekend. Meet with the guests, and discuss what you want to see happen at Skeptrack 2010!

So I hope to see many of you there! If you can’t make it, you can catch the live stream for Skeptrack right here.

Also, I was recently interviewed for the Nonsense Podcast! You can listen to that here. I say a dirty word.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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  1. Dwight Schultz (who also played Barclay on Star Trek: TNG and Voyager) is, unfortunately, a UFO conspiracy nut. I doubt you will see him drop by any skeptical events at DragonCon.

    Schultz has hosted the “out there” radio talk shows UFOs Tonight! and Dark Matters. His co-host on both shows was Don Ecker, the Director of Research for UFO Magazine.

    “The atom was unleashed in 1946, right when all this stuff [UFO sightings] was occurring. And the bomb’s incredible release of energy and light may have signaled somebody in a dimension which is sharing space with us very closely.”

    If you want to see some more quotes of his, there are some great zingers here:

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