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Aug. 28 2008 9:22 AM


In just a few short hours I'll be on a plane winging my way to Dragon*Con 2008 in Atlanta. Woohoo! D*C is a huge con, with 40,000+ fans of scifi, comics, fantasy, and other flights of fancy. I'm going as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, but I'm also participating in the Skeptic Track (talks and panels about critical thinking) as well as Space and some science fiction. Kevin Grazier and I will be rehashing our Science of Science Fiction panel we did at Comic Con, for example.

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If you're in the Atlanta area and want to go, check out the Skeptic track schedule, or the more complete schedule listed in the pocket guide. Skepchick has more, and there's a Star Trek track I'd like to see, too.


Loads of stars will be there, too, including Nathan Fillion, Jewel Staite, Morena Baccarin, James Hong (indeed!), and a gazillion others. Skeptics attending include Michael Shermer, Richard Saunders, Randi, and a bunch more too. My friends astronomers Bill Keel and Pamela Gay will be in attendance too.

This will rawk. Oh baby.

I went to D*C back in 2006 and had a great time. Here is the proof. I hope the wireless is up to the task of my blogging and Twittering!

I hope to see some BABloggees there. If you're around, drop by my talks and panels. Let's spread the love.