No on Comic Con, yes on Dragon*Con

No on Comic Con, yes on Dragon*Con

No on Comic Con, yes on Dragon*Con

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July 19 2011 7:00 AM

No on Comic Con, yes on Dragon*Con

Because it's a FAQ: I won't be at the San Diego Comic Con this year, but I will be at Dragon*Con.

For the past few years, Discover Magazine has hosted an increasingly popular and extremely fun panel on Science and Science Fiction at Comic Con, which I've been honored to moderate. Unfortunately, this year we won't be doing the panel, so I won't be attending. I'm sad, but we'll be there next year for sure. I hate to miss such a huge geekapalooza, but we'll have to figure out some way to make the 2012 panel extra-awesome. I'm thinking the panelists will skydive in. Or we'll fight with bat'leths. Something.

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In better news, I'll be at Dragon*Con on September 1-5. In fact, I'll be at the becoming-an-annual-event star party on Thursday night, September 1, where we raise money for cancer research. D*C has a very strong skeptic track, and I'll be there as well as doing other talks and fun things (like having a two-person panel with my friend Kevin Grazier, where we rip on science in movies and TV). There are also tons of other things going on there, like the parties, the costumes, the dealer rooms, the general madness.

Read the links below in the Related Posts to get the idea. I'll post my schedule when I get it, and if you're a reader here, find me at one of my events!

... and I still want to bring a costume. I have an idea, but we'll see if I can figure out how to pull it off.


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