One last reminder: I'm going to be speaking at Skepticon -- the totally awesome, free- of- charge atheism/ skepticism conference -- this weekend, November 19-21 in Springfield, Missouri. I'll be speaking on Saturday, November 20, at 10:30 am, on Atheism and Sexuality. ("The sexual morality of traditional religion tends to be based, not on solid ethical principles, but on a set of taboos about what kinds of sex God does and doesn't want people to have. And while the sex-positive community offers a more thoughtful view of sexual morality, it still often frames sexuality as positive by seeing it as a spiritual experience. What are some atheist alternatives to these views? How can atheists view sexual ethics without a belief in God? And how can atheists view sexual transcendence without a belief in the supernatural?")
While I'm gone, I'm probably going to be pretty slammed with conference stuff, not to mention keeping up with deadlines, so I probably won't be blogging again until I get back. (Today is going to be especially bonkers: I'm getting up at 3:30 am, flying to St. Louis at 6:30 am, driving to Springfield, getting into a corset and stiletto heels for the 2012 Skepticon pin-up calendar photo shoot, and then going to the Springfield Freethinker meetup for a Q&A. I know. I am out of my mind.)
Spaces are still available for this FREE conference. However, they're filling up fast, so if you want to go, you should register now. Cheap lodging is available, and if you go to the Skepticon Forum, you might even be able to find a nice local who will put you up. Hosted by the MSU Chapter of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Skepticon 3 is happening Friday November 19 through Sunday November 21, at the Springfield Expo Center in Springfield, Missouri. Other speakers include PZ Myers, Amanda Marcotte, James Randi, Debbie Goddard, Dan Barker, D.J. Grothe, Rebecca Watson, Victor Stenger, Joe Nickell, Richard Carrier, David Fitzgerald, John Corvino, J.T. Eberhard, and Brother Sam Singleton. I am so freaking proud to be on that list and in that company, I can't even tell you.
So come to the buckle of the bible belt, and raise some non-existent hell with me and your fellow non-believers! And if you're there, be sure to find me and say howdy!
And yes, Skepticon's fundraising pin-up calendars, the Skepchick and Skepdude calendars for 2011, are still available! Chock-full of yummy photos of scrumptious skeptics of both genders! (intelligence is so sexy...) Sales help fund the Skepticon conference... which, as I mentioned, is being put on entirely free of charge, to make it accessible to folks who normally can't go to these sorts of conferences. So support the cause, and drool over sexy pics of near-naked skeptics. Here are some images to tempt you.
So help keep Skepticon going, and buy your Skepchick and/or Skepdude calendar today. Order both, and get the special "bisexual fence-sitter's" rate of $2.00 off!