I’m not really keen on atheist meetings—I think there are too many of them, and they often feature the same line-up of speakers. But TAM (“The Amazing Meeting”), sponsored by the James Randi foundation, is different: it’s a diverse event loosely centered on skepticism, and with a lot of entertainment and (something I dearly want to attend) Penn Jillette’s Famous Bacon, Doughnut, and Rock and Roll Party. So I was honored when D. J. Grothe invited me to be a speaker this year; the meeting is in (as usual) Las Vegas, and it’s from July 11-14 (details here).
The theme is “Fighting the Fakers,” or how scientific skepticism can be used to dispel woo, and the lineup is very promising. Here’s an incomplete list.
And some of the speakers:
There are lots of other speakers, workshops, entertainment, and, above all, this:
I don’t often stay up late, but that’s worth it!
I look forward to meeting old friends and making new ones, and maybe I’ll see some of you there. If you bring a copy of my book (or buy one there; I think they’ll be on sale), I’ll autograph it and draw a cat if you say the secret word (“Maru”).