Paranormal Road Trip Update: Save the Date(s) Ohio & Kentucky!

As you may recall, this October, Jon Ronson, Richard Wiseman, and I will be driving from CFI HQ in Amherst, NY all the way to CSICon in Nashville, TN, where we’ll meet up with friends like Joe Nickell, PZ Myers, Massimo Polidoro, George Hrab, Genie Scott, Carol Tavris, many of the Skepchicks, the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe crew, and many, many more. Along the way, we’re stopping at weird and wonderful roadside stops and hosting public events that you can attend! Here’s what our schedule currently looks like:

Oct 20

Amherst, NY – Start at CSI headquarters
Cleveland, OH – Event! Join us at Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub at 8pm. More info here! Thanks to Ginger Pierce and Josh Hunt for organizing.

Oct 21

Mansfield, OH – Mansfield Reformatory
Columbus, OH – Event! Join us at a location TBD! Thanks to Ashley Paramore for finding us a place.

Oct 22

Cincinnati, OH – Public event! Join us at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 2692 Madison Road for a book signing by Richard Wiseman and Jon Ronson! Starts at 8pm.
Cincinnati, OH – Public event! Join us at the Cincinnati Observatory for a night of stars and ghosts! Starts at 9:30pm. $5. Thanks to Colin Thornton and Travis Dick of the Skeptical Society of Cincinnati for organizing.

Oct 23

Frankfort, KY – Buffalo Trace Distillery
Louisville, KY – Event! Join us at Patrick O’Shea’s at 8pm. Thanks to Laurie Tarr for organizing.

Oct 24


Oct 25

Nashville, TN – End at CSICon

You can continue to find updates on the itinerary page and/or by following the road trip on Twitter: @CSIRoadTrip. I have many more stops to add to the schedule, so expect to see it fill out in the next few days.

Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions (tons of you wanted us to go to Mansfield – done and done)! You can still send in tips via our contact page. I hope to see you at one of our stops, or (especially) at CSICon!


Unrelated Updates

The petition to free Alber Saber has now reached nearly 2,300 signers. Thanks to everyone who shared it with friends! Please continue to spread the word. I’m currently in contact with friends of Alber as well as with staff at who are helping me promote the petition and get it into the right hands. With some perseverance, we have a real chance of helping Alber find justice.

On a much, much less serious note, you have just less than a week to place your pre-order for the ridiculous and limited edition “Their Hate Makes Me Grow Stronger” tee, designed by the famed and talented Maggie McFee. Thanks to everyone who has ordered thus far!

Oh and one more reminder! I will be in Edmonton this weekend, talking about women’s intuition! Good times shall be had by all.

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. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. Cool! I can get my iPad autographed! Marking calender. I might be able to make the trip up to Mansfield as well. Organizing skills… that why Colin runs the Science Meetups and I can barely get my crap together to attend them.

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