Just a reminder: this coming weekend (August 13 - 15) is SETICon, a convention where science and science fiction meet. You can read all about it in my posts where I announced I'd be there, and a followup. It's still only $35 for the whole weekend, though there are options if you want to participate in more events.
I expect this to be a lot of fun. A pile of old friends will be there, and the talk lineup looks really cool. Scientists, astronauts, plus actors, writers, and more from Star Trek! Also, I'll be playing -- and singing -- with Rock Band. Yes, you heard me. If you're in the Mountain View (southern San Francisco bay) area, then you really should come.