MC Hammer of skepticism

MC Hammer of skepticism

MC Hammer of skepticism

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Jan. 4 2008 11:05 AM

MC Hammer of skepticism

Big news! I will be attending The Amaz!ng Meeting 5.5 on January 25-27 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida... as the MC!

James Randi's skeptical conferences are a mainstay in the rationalist community, and I have proudly attended every one. However, this year wasn't working out well for various reasons, and I didn't think I could attend. But then I got word from Randi's organization that they wanted me to be the Master of Ceremonies, and, well, I have a hard time turning Randi down.

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This conference is shorter than usual, really just a single day of speakers and panels (as opposed to a full blown TAM with three days). The list of speakers is pretty cool, including Skepchick Rebecca Watson, Robert Lancaster from Stop Sylvia Brown, author Mike Stackpole, and many others.

There is a workshop the day before on How To Be Heard Online, which should be interesting, and an open house at the James Randi Educational Foundation the day after. I've been there, and it's a fun place, loaded with gizmos and pieces of magical, skeptical, and scientific history.

Bottom line: if you can go, go. I hope to see you there!