The Skeptical Gamers

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2011 Events Are Final

Posted by Adversarial Writer #2 on March 23, 2011

Gen Con has finalized the times and locations for all of our events. You can find a permanent (and regularly updated, should the need arise) schedule at the Event Schedule page, but, to make things easier just at the moment, here is the current lineup:

Date Time Event Presenter(s) Location
Thursday 4 August 10:00AM – 11:00AM Archaeology vs. Pseudoarchaeology Sara Head Marriott, Indiana Ballroom C
Thursday 4 August 2:00PM – 4:00PM Skepticism, Critical Thinking, and Pop Culture Don Riefler, Tom Foss, Jon Maxson, Sean Bennett, Elyse Anders Marriott, Indiana Ballroom B
Thursday 4 August 4:00PM – 6:00PM Women’s Intuition and Other Myths Jen Myers and hopefully some other fabulous Skepchicks Marriott, Indiana Ballroom B
Friday 5 August 10:00AM – 11:00AM Between the Nazca Lines: Archaeology vs. Aliens Sara Head Marriott, Indiana Ballroom B
Friday 5 August 11:00AM – 12:00PM Cargo Cult Science Don Riefler and Tom Foss Marriott, Indiana Ballroom B
Friday 5 August 3:00PM – 5:00PM Skepticism, Critical Thinking, and Pop Culture Don Riefler, Tom Foss, Jon Maxson, Sean Bennett, Elyse Anders Marriott, Indiana Ballroom D
Friday 5 August 6:00PM – 7:30PM Mythical Monsters and Folktale Fauna Don Riefler, Tom Foss, Jon Maxson Marriott, Indiana Ballroom F
Saturday 6 August 9:00AM – 11:00AM Women’s Intuition and Other Myths Jen Myers and hopefully some other fabulous Skepchicks Marriott, Phoenix
Saturday 6 August 11:00AM – 12:00PM Culture and the Paranormal Don Riefler Marriott, Indiana Ballroom D
Saturday 6 August 3:00PM – 5:00PM Skepticism, Critical Thinking, and Pop Culture Don Riefler, Tom Foss, Jon Maxson, Sean Bennett, Elyse Anders Marriott, Indiana Ballroom B
Saturday 6 August 5:00PM – 6:00PM Crazy Conspiracies and Coverups: Secrets THEY Don’t Want You To Know About Don Riefler and Tom Foss Marriott, Indiana Ballroom D

We have lost a couple of talks from last year, but we like to think of it as cutting the chaff and working to our strengths. We’re experimenting with a couple of new talks which we think will go over very well. We’ve also expanded the annual choose-your-own-adventure panel to three events, and that’s always a blast for presenters and audience alike. We’ll see you there!

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2 Responses to “2011 Events Are Final”

  1. Looks like a great line up, and you managed to keep the events close to each other this year. Last year was a mess, and there were competing events.

    When only one person shows up at my talk last year, that was a sign that I wasn’t going to make the cut this year. So good luck. 🙂

  2. Don said

    Yeah, no hard feelings I hope. What we learned, I think, was go for more mass appeal. Your talk was a bit niche, my vaccine talk was definitely niche, the talks about pyramid schemes and e-mail forwards? Also niche. We’re trying to keep things broad this year and as pop culture relevant as possible.

    Thanks for the well wishes!

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