Reflections on Dragon*Con 2009

September 16, 2009

Joe Nickell participated in four skeptical panels at last weekend's Dragon*Con , and one XTrack event as a guest. Here he discusses the experience.


#1 Daniel Loxton on Thursday September 17, 2009 at 2:31pm

It was a great pleasure and honor to share the stage with Joe on one or two of those Dragon*Con 2009 Skeptrack panels. His decades of practical, hands-on experience are unmatched anywhere in skepticism — and that experience is a peerless asset in any discussion of the paranormal.

For those interested, my own reflections on Skeptrack 2009 are available in eSkeptic.

#2 Joreth (Guest) on Wednesday September 30, 2009 at 4:51pm

I just wanted to thank you again for appearing at Dragoncon and to reiterate what a pleasure and honor it was to hear you speak in person.  I have been a fan for some time, having heard various interviews on podcasts, but I had not had the opportunity to see you speak.  I count you as one of my personal heroes, along with Richard Dawkins and James Randi.

I had my picture taken with you after one of your talks (I was the Fire Elf in liquid latex) and I wanted to send you a copy of the photo, but with no email, I have to just tell you where to find a small file on the internet.  If you’d like the larger sized photo, please let me know how I can send it to you.

You can view the smaller picture at triple W dot the innbetween dot net (all one word) slash dragoncon2009 dot html

Thank you again.  You continue to inspire me and I may have even developed a fan-crush after getting to meet you in person.  Your presence at Dragoncon also gave me the opportunity to introduce you to one of my boyfriends, who has immediately become a huge fan of you and of your work and has been inspired to embark upon his own skeptical activism.  He absolutely loved it when you said that you do not seek to “debunk”, you seek the truth and the debunking takes care of itself (I did too, and may have been the trigger for my crush).

Thank you for all your work to promote science, reason, and critical thinking.


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