SETICon last call!

By Phil Plait | August 8, 2010 11:23 am

setconlogoJust a reminder: this coming weekend (August 13 – 15) is SETICon, a convention where science and science fiction meet. You can read all about it in my posts where I announced I’d be there, and a followup. It’s still only $35 for the whole weekend, though there are options if you want to participate in more events.

I expect this to be a lot of fun. A pile of old friends will be there, and the talk lineup looks really cool. Scientists, astronauts, plus actors, writers, and more from Star Trek! Also, I’ll be playing — and singing — with Rock Band. Yes, you heard me. If you’re in the Mountain View (southern San Francisco bay) area, then you really should come.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Cool stuff, Geekery, SciFi, Space
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Comments (13)

  1. IVAN3MAN_AT_LARGE

    Phil Plait:

    Also, I’ll be playing — and singing — with Rock Band. Yes, you heard me. If you’re in the Mountain View (southern San Francisco bay) area, then you really should come.

    *Crickets* 

    :mrgreen:

  2. Elwood Herring

    Damn – I read that as “I’ll be playing with Rock Band ‘YES’. Now that would be something! Can you give us “Heart of the Sunrise”, Phil? Or how about “South Side of the Sky”?

  3. I wish I could go but then you said you would be playing in a rock band. :-)

  4. eddie

    One more way the world might end: Dr. Phil Plaitt plays and sings on stage. Horrific.

  5. Flip

    What does the reference to Mountain View have to do with a conference being held in Santa Clara?

  6. MadScientist

    Are there any alien guest speakers? :P

  7. Max Fagin

    I’ll be there! And I’ll even listen to you sing on Rock Band. No promises though for how long I’ll be able to take it :)

  8. Gary Ansorge

    What do you play?

    If I could be there, we might get a decent jam session going.

    Ah, the good old days.

    Gary 7

  9. Daniel Nguyen

    You should mention that student tickets are 25 for the whole weekend! I have friends flying from Reno just because of that.

  10. Tribeca Mike

    I just can’t bring myself to support a group that, judging by it’s name, agrees with the policies of a tyrannical pharaoh. And don’t get me started on his old man, Ramesses I.

    Anyway, have a ball!

  11. Max Fagin

    By the way BA, if you want to do a warm up session before SETIcon, we have RockBand and wine at the Ames Small Spacecraft Mission Design Center every Friday at 5:00, just 5 minutes from SETI. If you can get access to Ames, come by and give us a preview!

  12. Chris Winter

    Flip wrote: “What does the reference to Mountain View have to do with a conference being held in Santa Clara?”

    I’ll undertake to answer for Phil. The SETI Institute is located in Mountain View, which is about 8 miles from Santa Clara. I guess Phil just linked its home city with the conference.

  13. Chris Winter

    As someone who signed up for SETICon at the last minute, I can report it was worth every penny of the admission price.

    I won’t attempt to give a rundown of the conference. But I will say that the Bad Astronomy panel, with David Morrison, Andrew Fraknoi, Seth Shostak, and some fellow named Plait, was one of the highlights.

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