What I once expected would distract me for a month or two, and last 5 or 10 episodes, has exploded into two and a half years and 150 episodes, and is growing like never before. Please join me in celebrating this (admittedly arbitrary, but fun nevertheless) milestone for the Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena podcast.
So we’re throwing a “little” formal dinner party, at one of the country’s top rising stars in scientific research, the University of California Irvine, about 15 miles north of where Skeptoid is painstakingly produced every week, on April 18, 2009.
But no, it’s not just a dinner party! What’s a skeptical celebration without special skeptical performances?
- Mentalist and fellow Skeptologist Mark Edward will be giving a live mentalism performance. Take my word for it, this is worth the price of admission alone.
- Happy hour will be graced with the suave piano bar tunes of skeptical composer Peter Zachos.
- Survivor and fellow Skeptologist Yau-Man Chan will be on hand as a special guest, as will Skeptologists director Ryan Johnson.
- Fine food, drinks, hors d’ouveres, and skeptical fellowship will flow.
- And … drum roll please … partygoers will be witness to the world premiere of the amazing, incredible, words-cannot-describe-it, SECRET PROJECT that has been brewing in the Skeptoid skunkworks for months. I won’t tell you what it is — you have to be there to experience it — but I will tell you two things: (1) it has been known, during its secret development, to a few insiders as Project Dunstable; and (2) if you miss it and hear about it second hand, you will kick yourself in the ass.
- And, finally, what would a Skeptoid party be without a live Skeptoid performance? I’ll be reading a special episode produced only for the party that will not otherwise be broadcast.
Tickets are $75, all-inclusive (even some alcohol!). Kick this economy in the nads! (The party is non-profit, all ticket sales contribute to the cost of the event.)
Tickets are selling quickly since I announced it on the podcast, and it’s clear that the party WILL SELL OUT, so if you want to join us, please buy your tickets soon (like now) and don’t risk getting disappointed.
And, just for the hell of it, take a look at the original cover art for my podcast, which for the first few episodes, was called The Evil Skeptoid Debunkatron until I was unanimously advised to change it. I guess I don’t always get everything right…just most things most of the time.