The godless are gathering

The family and I are about to head out to the 34th Annual National Conference of American Atheists — maybe we'll see you there.

If you can't make it, or you just don't like mobs of amoral atheists, you can join a few of us squid-lovin' science-worshipping Pharynguloids on Saturday night (here's the facebook invitation). People will be meeting at:

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2008
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: The Local
Street: Nicollet Mall and 10th Street
City/Town: Minneapolis, MN

I'm going to try to make it, violating the tradition that these PharynguFests lack me, but I can't make any promises — I've got other meeting stuff scheduled, and I might be late. You don't need me to drink beer and have fun, anyway!

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I've always wanted to drink with you fine ladies and fellows, so just idly mapquested the drive: 15 hours from Niagara-on-the-Lake. Whew. I will, I think, be having a drink in your honor at that time, but in a local pub.

By Jason Failes (not verified) on 20 Mar 2008 #permalink

15 minute drive for me :) After attending the conference, I'll be there, beer in hand.

By SteadyEddy (not verified) on 20 Mar 2008 #permalink

WTF, why cant you live in philly pz!!! damn u!!! Im so jealous...

And for anyone in Toronto, the skeptics are meeting for dinner at The Willow at 193 Danforth, 19:00. That's east of Broadview subway station and on the south side of the street.

"Our reserved space is in the back room: walk right through to the rear. Dress is informal. Everyone interested in skepticism, science and rationality is welcome. There is no agenda - apart from the partaking of food, drink and good conversation among skeptics."

The web site is

I can only assume there will be a homosexual orgy and a baby-meat buffet. It's atheists, after all.

By Tukla in Iowa (not verified) on 20 Mar 2008 #permalink

Hm... I'm supposed to play D&D after the conference. Which is more tempting? It's a toughy :)

By Dread Polack (not verified) on 20 Mar 2008 #permalink

I would come, but when I think about the kind of things that theists tend to do when they don't approve of something, I think it is better for my health if I avoid large gatherings of atheists, at least while unarmed.

By Jimmy Groove (not verified) on 20 Mar 2008 #permalink

Anyone aware of any meetups or local gatherings in the DC/NoVA area?

By eisenreich (not verified) on 20 Mar 2008 #permalink

Anyone aware of any meetups or local gatherings in the DC/NoVA area?

By eisenreich (not verified) on 20 Mar 2008 #permalink

Hmmm...I wish I had known sooner. I have a client in the Twin Cities. Oh well I'll raise a glass here in the Cascades (If I'm feeling really ambitious I'll make the trek down into Portland).


What is it about atheists and Minnesota. No offence PZ, but Minnesota is a craphole 8 months of the year. The atheists need to meet in Florida during those 8 months. That way, I can go!

Atheism with opened skirt gathering wood. The kids pretty much on their own in the sand. The space here. Thinking of Earth thinkjing of single species protecting themselves from the Christian Jack and his ego. Atheists privileged to see the union of sky & earth because they live at the edge of Verb.
An End to Romans, Hippocrats & Christians¡
I'm atheist at first, too.

I guess I don't have an excuse for not being there, since I can see the place it's happening in from my bedroom window.

Hey #15, you watch what you're saying about my hometown!

I emailed the U of MN Twin Cities atheist club, so hopefully some of the college students will show up.

As for me, I'll be there with my lady friend, beers in both hands.

I'm looking forward to discussing PZ getting kicked out of Expelled, haha!

Pity Minicon isn't downtown this year, or I imagine quite a few folks attending it would show up (still could, of course, just not as easily).

We'll be there! I hope to have the honor of buying you a beer.

I'm still getting dug out from all the f#$king snow here in Minnesota...see you there, even if I have to strap on the snowshoes!

By Rick Schauer (not verified) on 22 Mar 2008 #permalink