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Are you going to TAM? Are you NOT going to TAM?

I am going to TAM!

If you’re going to TAM, make SURE you don’t miss Drinking Skeptically at TAM and Skepticality Speaking Beyond BS.

Drinking Skeptically (co-hosted by New York City Skeptics, National Capital Area Skeptics, and Center for Inquiry-Washington, DC) will take place Thursday July 8th @ 9PM PDT at The South Point Casino’s “Silverado Lounge” and is sure to be a wonderful social gathering with skeptics from all over the world. I will be there as the official twitter-er for CFI-DC, and if everything works out – will be hosting a VirtualDS chat from the bar! If you’re there – find me, say hello, have a drink and take a moment to try out the video chat!

Skepticality Speaking Beyond BS will be going on simultaneously (starting at 9:30pm) at the “Suite Level at the South Point Hotel and Casino” (exact location to be announced later). Desiree Schell, Robynn McCarthy (Swoopy), Heidi Anderson, Barb Drescher and CELEBRITY GUESTS will be live recording a podcast! (Limited live seating) I will be attempting to float between the two events, carrying my laptop (and tokbox chat) with me as I go.

I am not going to TAM. 😦

If you’re not going to TAM, then I’m very sorry for you. But cheer up! The JREF live streamed TAM7 over ustream last year, and chances are they will do it again this year (details haven’t been released yet). Also, If you’re available at your computer very late on Thursday July 8th @ 9PM PDT, not only can you watch the live streaming of Skepticality Speaking Beyond BS, you can jump onto a VirtualDS tokbox chat coming straight to you from one of the biggest social events at TAM – Drinking Skeptically. You will be one of the few making history, attending a skeptical conference in Las Vegas – but from the comfort of your own home. I will be there as well, but only part of the time – because you don’t want to talk to me, you’ll want to talk to one of many of the fabulous people at the event from around the world. Yes that’s right! I’ll be ambushing people that are at the bar that I know you’ll want to talk to and making them sit down and talk to you! Who knows who will take a moment to say hi!

A bit of reality

In order to pull this off, I’ll need to have a great number of technical issues all fall into place in the coming weeks – so here’s the deal: The tokbox chat might not work at all. I’m sorry but there is a pretty real chance that the technical issues are just too troublesome. The fall-back plan is to just run ustream in the bar (in addition to the suite) or just stream from the suite – or if all else fails, record as much as I can from my phone and post it all when I get back from TAM. (I hope it works because I think it’ll be awesome.)

I guess all of you now have plans the second week in July, eh?

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  1. June 18, 2010 at 5:12 am

    I’m going to TAM Australia in November. The US is a little too far away for the time being.

    • June 18, 2010 at 10:20 am

      TAM Australia sounds like a blast! Although I won’t be there this year for the same reason you won’t be here.

  2. June 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I guess I’ll just follow you around. The party seems to be wherever you are. So excited to meet my skeptical virtual friends in person.
    –Sharon

  3. Nicole
    June 18, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Woot! I will so join that chat. And watch the UStream as much as I can… since I’ll be grading, giving a final, more grading, and being in a wedding… a Catholic wedding. Fun fun. Thanks for organizing this!

  4. June 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

    According to the latest TAM update. “Technical and logistic realities prevent us from streaming this year’s TAM live”:
    http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/swift-blog/1015-news-on-tam-8-lots-of-changes.html

    Sorry guys, at least you can get some TAM-away-from-TAM by way of the stream/video chat mentioned above.

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