Reminder: Dragon*Con Star Party August 30

By Phil Plait | August 8, 2012 1:13 pm

Just a quick reminder: there are still some tickets left for the pre-Dragon*Con Atlanta Skeptics Star Party on Thursday evening, August 30.

I have details in an earlier post. The proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I’ll be speaking there, as will Dr. Nicole Gugliucci, and there will be spacey music by Marian Call and George Hrab!

I hope to see lots of BABloggees there. It’ll be a great time!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Cool stuff, Geekery, Skepticism
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Comments (8)

  1. Steve (treelobsters)

    I’ve got my ticket. This’ll be my third year. The highlight for me so far was Nicole making comets and craters (not a euphemism). Looking at Jupiter through a big-ass telescope was pretty cool too.

    I just checked and the ISS won’t be visible from Atlanta that night. NASA is just so uncooperative.

  2. Kimberly

    Sounds like fun. My husband and I have a standing dinner date at Fogo De Chao (spelling?) Thursday for pre-con, however. Any other day while we’re in town just isn’t do able.

    Will you be on any of the skeptics tracks at DragonCon this year?

  3. Kevin

    I believe this is my third year going too. My first one was at Agnes Scott before it went to Emory.

    I thought I saw a post earlier in the year that you couldn’t attend. Glad to see that you can.

  4. Wish I could make it to Dragon*Con. I live in Atlanta, for Pete’s sake. Someday. (Actually, next year, if I get my SFWA membership by then.)

    Have fun!

  5. theoncomingstorm

    Love to be there, all I need is a passport, a plane ticket and ticket to the event.

  6. scgvlmike

    It figures, I’m finally in a position to attend Dragon*Con (I live about 2.5 hours from Hotlanta), but I’ll be in Myrtle Beach that weekend!

  7. The woman with glasses looks incredibly like Marija Serifovic, who proved that one can win the Eurovision Song Contest with a good song.

  8. “The proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.”

    As luck would have it, just today I was at the hospital for my every-six-months checkup. One more year and it will be 5 years, so I will be officially cured. After the first case of lymphoma, it came back after three-and-a-half years, but as the second treatment was more intense, I’m confident that now it is gone for good.

    Not very many years ago, the same disease would have been fatal for me. There has been a lot of progress in cancer treatment in the last several years, and many forms are now routinely treated and cured. Of course, it is important to have regular checkups and start treatment early (and, of course, don’t waste time on “alternative” woo like Steve Jobs did).

    When I was in hospital, I had a variety of roommates, all with cancer (usually lymphoma or leukemia). The scene was almost always the same: the physician breaks the news to the patient that the patient has cancer, the patient has a strong negative reaction, the physician quickly adds “but we can cure it”.


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