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Gen Con 2010 and 2011

First, Don has posted video from two of last year’s Gen Con skepticism panels. I can’t watch it myself yet–my voice sounds all weird when I’m not hearing it through my bones–but I encourage all of you to do so, if you’re so inclined. Here’s our General Skepticism one, and you can view “Cargo Cult Science” at A Place for My Stuff or YouTube.

Second, as you may be aware, Gen Con 2011 is this week, and the Skeptical Gamers are back in force, with a whole bunch of panels and presentations to expose skepticism to the gaming masses. Somehow I got myself involved with four of these presentations, but don’t let that keep you from attending. There are lots of other awesome people involved, and if you happen to find yourself in Indy, I recommend dropping by. Feel free to come up and say hi!


Over the last several months, I’ve gotten into watching a lot of scientific and skeptical videos on YouTube. I’ve become quite the fan of Thunderf00t, C0nc0rdance, AronRa, potholer54, dprjones, QualiaSoup, and a dozen other great YouTubers, but the first one I watched regularly was Captain Disillusion. Captain D has produced quite a few great, smart, funny videos with high production values, debunking popular videos and whatnot. It’s been pretty awesome. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been around for several months, and that’s part of what made me seek out the rest of YouTube’s prodigious skeptical community.

Well, he’s back, and with a five-video recap of TAM 7 that is fantastic. The first video is embedded below, but watch ’em all; they’re worth it.