As a follow-up to last week’s post offering the ten best reasons why Bay Area Science Festival should have banned me, I thought I’d reveal that I did, in fact, end up performing Quiz-o-Tron. The gorgeous Castro Theatre filled up quite nicely with people who must not have seen the petition, though BASF director Kishore Hari tipped them off by mentioning it in his opening introduction (and also clarifying that his official answer to the petition is “fuck no”).
So my eternal thanks go to Kishore for inviting me to participate in the Festival and for handling everything, the petition included, beautifully. Thanks also to Mad Art Lab‘s Anne Sauer, who was a tremendous help in handling all the logistics of putting the show on, and Adam Isaak, my perma-producer who built Quiz-o-Tron and keeps it running even while occasionally harvesting it for parts.
And of course, big thanks to my panelists: Caitlin Gill, Yau-Man Chan, Bonnie Burton, Annalee Newitz, Phil Plait, and Matt Gubser! They were hilarious and smart and everything you want from a comedy science quiz show panel.
Here are some photos shot by Adam Isaak (and one from audience member Marc Abrams). Video of the show will be online at some point in the future!