Laura here, your source for all the happenin’ skeptical events around Pittsburgh. We have a number of new authors here at the Steel City Skeptics blog that have already covered a multitude of topics like the new potential Veep, liberal Christians, parenting and of course, Cup-o-Noodles. I’ll probably branch into other skeptical topics at some point, but for now I’ll stick to what I know best; eating, drinking and bullshitting.
My new friend Rich Ludwig (aka the “Skeptical Cowboy”) contacted me about his upcoming business trip to Pittsburgh, hoping that I might be able to gather some of Pittsburgh’s finest freethinkers and most saucy skeptics (yes, I’m a poet so I <3 alliteration) for a social meeting of the minds. I met Rich in June at The Amazing Meeting 6 in Las Vegas. Rich is a member of the Denver Skeptics, who interestingly enough are at their monthly Drinking Skeptically event tonight. Hmm… drinking midweek… those Denver folks are onto something… anyway here are the deets:
The Steel City Skeptics Presents:
What: Dinner and Drinks with the Skeptical Cowboy
Where: 1902 Tavern in Market Square
When: Monday, September 22, 2008
Time: 7pm sharp
During last night’s CFI Discussion group, we touched briefly on the topic of community. I think these kinds of events are a really important part of creating a community of skeptics both locally and nationally. Plus it will be a great chance to see what freethinker groups are doing in other cities.
If you are planning a trip to the Pittsburgh area and would enjoy some conversation (and perhaps a few beers, if you are so inclined) with some local skeptics, feel free to comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll post another reminder here as we get closer to the date and I’ll have it posted on other calendars and on one of the Facebook groups. Because Flying Spaghetti Monster knows that I’m the kind of person who likes reminders, so I’m betting you are too.
Oh and by the way, if you haven’t already be sure to pick a copy of the 2009 Skepdude calendar featuring Rich himself – and/or 2009 Skepchick calendar featuring… yours truly! It’s for a great cause and you’ll find out why the Bad Astromoner Phil Plait told me that “side boob is the sexiest kind of boob.”