The Bay Area Science Festival is coming up (October 23rd – November 1, 2014)! I’m involved in three different events, all of which I’m super excited about:
On Friday, October 24th I’m going to be recording a live podcast with Ryan Haupt and Ben Tippett of Science…sort of! In addition to being a geektastic good time, it will be the first time I’ve met Ben in person! The event is being held at a motorcycle shop run by folks with PhDs in BioChemistry. It’s going to be epic, and it’s going to be free.
Join us at 630 PM at the Piston & Chain (1285 Folsom St at 9th St.)!
I’m MC for the west coast’s Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses (BAHFest). BAHFest is a “celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect evolutionary theory.” Six contestants compete for the best theory, and there will be a keynote address by Matt Inman (The Oatmeal). Judges for the show are Dr. Phil Plait (The Bad Astronomer), Dr. Elizabeth Iorns, and Dr. Andy Sih.
BAHFest West is at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on October 25th. The show is selling out fast and only balcony seating remains!
The California Academy of Sciences opens its doors to adults only on Thursday nights for an event called NightLife. The October 30th NightLife is Halloween themed, and the Weinersmiths will be there to geek out. I’ll be giving a short talk about parasites as part of a series of spooky science talks, and Zach and I will be recording a podcast live. See you there!