Registration has opened for The Amaz!ng Meeting 9, happening July 14-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada! Here are some of the highlights for those of you who are most likely reading this post:
1. The Rebecca Watson Game Show and Variety Hour! If you were at DragonCon or TAM Oz last year, you have an idea of the awesomeness that is likely to occur this year at TAM when I host a quiz show with celebrity guest stars and audience participation. It’s happening Thursday night after the cocktail reception, but you have to buy your ticket when you register for TAM. It’s only $20 and I assure you, it will be worth it.
2. A live recording of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe! As in previous years, Steve, Bob, Jay, Evan, and I will be broadcasting SGU live from the main stage Friday and Saturday. We’ll also be having another SGU dinner, which sells out every year so be sure to buy your ticket when you register!
3. Workshops and panels with more Skepchicks! Elyse Anders, Surly Amy Davis Roth, and Maria Walters are all scheduled to appear.
4. More women on stage than men! For possibly the first time ever at a large skeptic conference, there will be a slight majority of women presenting, like Carol Tavris, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Sara Mayhew, Jennifer Ouellette, Greta Christina, Rachael Dunlop, Karen Stollznow, Harriet Hall, Pamela Gay, Genie Scott, Jen McCreight, and more. Holy WTF, way to go JREF! Next year we can work on the racial diversity . . . but that’s a post for another time.
5. Lots more Official Friends of Skepchick on stage! There will be plenty of our favorite dude Friends of Skepchick like PZ Myers, David Gorski, Richard Wiseman, Phil Plait, Adam Savage, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, George Hrab, Richard Saunders, and moooooore! JREF, my head just exploded with happy.
I know you’re all hoping for a #6 with info on the Skepchick party, but last year kind of wore us out, and we’ve been working hard to expand the site and haven’t had a lot of time to think about it. But I’ll let you know as soon as we decide what (if anything) is happening. No matter what, you’ll see a lot of us both on stage and hanging out chatting all weekend long.
Okay, so who’s in?