Those cool Atlanta Skeptics are hosting a benefit right around Dragon*Con time called “A Full Moon for Cancer.” This will be held in honor of Jeff Medkeff, aka the “Blue Collar Scientist,” astronomer, skeptic, and blogger who succumbed to cancer last year. All of the proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society. The even will feature astronomy-outreach luminaries (see what I did there?) Phil Plait and Pamela Gay, and include star-gazing if the weather cooperates. If you are going to be at Dragon*Con, won’t you consider coming to this cool event?
So I’ve been tentatively planning to go to Dragon*Con this year with Tim, although it’s riding very close to a travel schedule for work that is still kind of fuzzy. I think we’re going to go ahead and make hotel reservations before the whole damn city is booked anyway, and hope that as the time gets closer, my plans will be more firm. Atlanta is only an 8+ hour drive from CVille anyway, and I’ll have good company. You can bet that I’ll be at this event (volunteering my astronomical as well as waitressing skills, as needed) as well as hanging around the Skeptrack, so say hi!
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If you need help finding a hotel, let me know.
Come early and sample our local bellydancing scene. I’ll even let you have as many as 5 nonconsecutive minutes alone with my iPhone 😉
I -SO- want to go! I could bring a bunch of books and get Phil to sign them for door prizes at CAS meetings! I just hope I can pull it off…
I tried to get Richard Drumm The Astronomy Bum as my username but it wouldn’t let me have upper case or spaces. How did you do it, Masala? Inquiring minds want to know! ;^)
In the immortal words of Roseanne Roseannadanna:
I figured it out.
Thanks for blogging about this. I wish I could make it to Dragon*Con. Everyone who can, donate in Jeff’s name, he is an AWESOME guy. (Yes, I know it is in the present tense. I can not bring myself to write about him in the past tense.)
My blog tribute to Jeff.
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