On March 24th atheists, humanists, agnostics, brights, skeptics, pastafarians and many other rational, reasonable people will be gathering on the national mall in Washington D.C. Throughout the day we will be entertained by a list of luminaries in the atheist/skeptic community, TV personalities, Musicians, Scientist, Spokespeople, Organization leaders, Activists…and a poet. All yours for the low low price of FREE*! Yep, I originally only planned on being an attendee of the rally and enjoying the company and words of people whom I hold in high esteem, but after much begging and pleading I’ll have a short moment to share my words with a completely friendly audience, something that’s only happened a handful of times. I won’t be the only Mad Art Labber in attendance, but I’ll let them announce themselves. If you plan on making the rally let us know in the comments, we’d all love to meet you if it can be arranged. A full list of the day’s speakers can be found here.
Also happening that Sunday and Monday will be the American Atheist National Convention at the Bethesda North Marriott and Convention Center in Bethesda, MD. There is an impressive list of speakers for the Convention and I get a brief moment each day after lunch to share a poem. The convention is unfortunately not free, but will definitely be worth it if you can manage. Details and a full list of the speakers for the AA Convention can be found here.
*Travel expenses not included.