It is the last week of June and the last names for our speaker lineup are about to be released. We laughed, we cried…we wrote some bios. Onwards!
Author of NAILED: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All and most recently The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion-Book One: The Mormons, David is super awesome and wins at having the longest book titles. He is also the Director/Co-Founder of both the world’s first Atheist Film Festival and Evolutionpalooza!, San Francisco’s oldest annual Darwin Day celebration. Fitzy also not-s0-secretly writes under the pseudonym Kilt Kilpatrick in addition to being a historical researcher. (Those two are totally connected, btdubs.)
Also the unofficial official favorite speaker at Skepticon (please don’t tell JT), author, blogger, and overall BAMF Greta Christina will once again be rocking the stage. She has been writing professionally since 1989 and even skyped in last year while in recovery because she is hardcore. To get more information about all things Greta, check out her twitter and website.
Comedian and conoisseur of silly straws, Keith Lowell-Jensen is a master of the funnies. This will be his second appearance at Skepticon because we promised him high-quality coffee (Note to self: find high-quality coffee). You can find all things Keith on his hilarious youtube channel, his very shiny website, his spectacularly caffeine fueled twitter, or take a part of him home forever by purchasing one of his DVDs or CDs.
Singer/songwriter Shelly Segal hails from the great island of Australia, initially splashing onto the atheist scene with her aptly titled debut “An Atheist Album”. Shelly has been rockin’ around the continent since she could walk and this will be her first appearance at Skepticon so be sure to stop by her twitter and tell her you’re looking forward to seeing her!
And that’s our lineup for this year! We hope that you are all just as excited as we are. This will be our most 6th year yet!
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Dave · July 4, 2013 at 6:12 am
My boss says it is 85% likely I will be able to attend. So, there is an 84% chance I can carry genuine Kenyan coffee, direct from Kenya, to fuel Keith. I would need to know what type he likes though. Please let me know. Beans or ground? Type of roast?
Why the 1% difference between me and my boss? I might mess up, make the convention and discover I packed extra underwear instead of coffee.
Lauren Lane · July 8, 2013 at 10:51 pm
I am not sure what Keith likes, all I know is that he likes his coffee STRONG. I would bet on beans….and dark. I think. Honestly, he’ll be happy with anything you can hide in your underwear! Er…