There is still room to attend PAsTAHCon coming up next weekend (Sept 13 – 15, 2017) in Philadelphia.
The quantity and quality of the list of top-notch speakers will make it well-worth the trip for those of you within driving distance, be it PA, MD, NJ, NY, CT, VA, DE or DC. An earlier post highlighted some the main speakers and special events, including Lawrence Krauss and the a special Friggatriskaidekaphobia (Fear of Friday the 13th) party hosted by Margaret Downey.
In addition to those two special events, there will be a wonderful mix of speakers that you will not want to miss. Along with Lawrence Krauss, there is a strong emphasis this year on science with Yvette d’Entremont from scibabe.com, Dr. Abby Hafer from Curry College , and Andrew Newberg, M.D. from Thomas Jefferson University.
Alix Jules is a writer, activist, social critic and commentator based in Dallas, Texas. His activism has garnered national attention on matters of race, religion, and politics. He’s been featured in various national secular campaigns and was the first atheist featured in Ebony Magazine.
Tracie Harris is a well-known member of the Atheist Community of Austin (ACA), appearing on the award-winning program “The Atheist Experience” in 2006. She is current Vice President of ACA, and was a regular voice on their atheist/feminist podcast “Godless Bitches, as well as an occasional stand-in for “Non-Prophets.”
Roy Zimmerman will be there with his poignant and occasional heart-breaking songs, such the painfully relevant To the Victims of This Tragedy We Send Our Thoughts and Prayers.
Rounding out the speakers are Heather Henderson and Emery Emery, bloggers Gail Jordan (Happy. Healthy. Heathen) and Hemant Mehta (The Friendly Atheist), high school student Madison Kimrey from Burlington, NC, college student Amanda Scott, author Laurie Lebo, comedian Leighann Lord, and Mark Nebo of Be Secular!
Schedules and all other details can be found at http://atheistpa.org. Please consider making the journey. It would be well worth the trip!