Thursday, July 16, 2015

Spam Scam

The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam
9:00-10:00pm

“The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam” is a two person “multi-media” comedy lasting just under one hour.

Featuring: Dean Cameron & Victor Isaac

While waiting to say his 4 lines each week on the ill-fated 2003 NBC Drama Mister Sterling, Dean Cameron received email from a Nigerian con-artist posing as the wife and son of a dead Nigerian leader. After writing back as a sexually confused Florida millionaire, whose only companions being his cats, houseboy and personal attorney Perry Mason, Dean embarked upon a 9-month correspondence with the con-man. With Victor Isaac as the bewildered and tenacious Nigerian, the duologue, taken from the actual email, documents the hilarious relationship as it descends into a miasma of misunderstanding, desperation, and deception.

Tickets are $25/each.  Conference registration is not required to attend!

 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Skeptics Guide to the Universe Benefit Dinner
6:00-9:00pm

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Featuring the award-winning Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast for a two-hour stage show celebrating science, skepticism, and everything geeky (including the ever-popular quiz show).

Tickets are $95/each. Conference registration is not required to attend!

Featuring: Dr. Steven Novella, Robert Novella, Jay Novella, and Evan Bernstein

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Film Screening: Merchants of Doubt
followed by a panel discussion with Director/Producer, Robert Kenner and Jamy Ian Swiss
9:00pm-11:30pm

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Featuring: Robert Kenner & Jamy Ian Swiss

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Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

Admission is free for conference registrants.

 

 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Amaz!ng Celebration
a cocktail reception and tribute to the Amaz!ng James Randi
7:00pm-9:30pm

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Join us as we pay tribute to our James Randi, one of the foremost thought leaders in the skeptic movement and founder of The Amaz!ng Meeting. This special reception will honor Randi and his amazing legacy with guest appearances by special friends and colleagues and remarks from Randi himself. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar are included.

Tickets are $75/each.  Conference registration is not required to attend!

 

 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Full Frontal Nerdity
10:00-11:00pm

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The UK science comedy phenomenon explodes onto stage in Las Vegas – for one night only!

Don’t miss stand-up mathematician MATT PARKER, experiments maestro STEVE ‘DANGER’ MOULD and geek songstress HELEN ARNEY in “The nerd show to end all nerd shows” **** (The List)

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This “Resplendently geeky trio” (The Times) have already wowed sold-out theatres, comedy clubs and science festival across the UK with their unique mix of real science and irreverent British humour. In a show that electrocutes pickles (for science), sings cryonic love songs to Walt Disney and does things with spreadsheets that are illegal in 17 countries, you’re guaranteed an hour of high class entertainment for nerds and non-nerds alike.

“Great, funny, clever… even the heckles at this terrific show are smart” **** (The Scotsman)

Whether you loved or loathed your high school science class, Festival of the Spoken Nerd will feed your brain, tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner. Full Frontal Nerdity guaranteed!

More at festivalofthespokennerd.com
twitter: @FOTSN | youtube: /FOTSN

Tickets are $25/each. Conference registration is not required to attend!

 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Live Million Dollar Challenge
7:00-9:00pm

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The James Randi Educational Foundation will pay US$1,000,000 (One Million US Dollars) to any person who demonstrates any psychic, supernatural, or paranormal ability under satisfactory observation. Join us as this year’s challenger is tested LIVE ON STAGE!  Over a thousand people have applied to take the challenge, but none have yet been successful.  Is 2015 the year where someone claims the prize?!  Join us to find out!

Admission is free for conference registrants.