Skeptic Superstars Rebecca Watson, Jon Ronson, and Richard Wiseman are going on a Paranormal Road Trip from Buffalo, NY, to Nashville, TN. Along the way, they want to have some fun by visiting supposed paranormal locations and hanging out with fellow skeptics, so they are stopping in Louisville!
LAS is proud to host them for a special Meet & Greet Skeptics in the Pub. Join us for a late dinner or drinks at Loft 123 at Patrick O'Shea's and hear Watson, Ronson, and Wiseman talk about their trip so far, their current work, and their upcoming talks at CSICon in Nashville. Even get your books signed!
More about our guests:
Jon Ronson is an acclaimed author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker. In addition to The Men Who Stare at Goats and Them: Adventures with Extremists, he is the author of two collections, Out Of The Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness. In his native UK, he writes regularly for The Guardian, presents the popular BBC Radio series “Jon Ronson On...,” and has made award-winning films for Channel 4Television. In the United States, his writing has appeared in GQ and many other publications. He regularly writes and presents segments on “This American Life,” has appeared on “The Colbert Report,” “All Things Considered,” “Book TV,” “Studio 360,” “Coast to Coast,” “Glenn Beck,” and other programs. He lives in London with his family.
Richard Wiseman holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, where he researches an eclectic range of topics including luck, self-help, illusion and persuasion. This work has been published in some of the world’s leading academic journals and cited in over 20 introductory textbooks.
Richard has also written several best-selling books that have been translated into over 30 languages, including The Luck Factor, Quirkology, and 59 Seconds. His psychology-based YouTube videos have received over 45 million views and he has given keynote addresses to organisations across the world, including The Royal Society, The Swiss Economic Forum, and Google.
Richard is the most followed British psychologist on Twitter and was recently listed in the Independent On Sunday’s top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live. Over 2 million people have taken part in his mass participation experiments and he has acted as a creative consultant to Derren Brown, The MythBusters, CBS’s The Mentalist, Heston Blumenthal, Nick Cave and Jeremy Deller.
Richard is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and was the 2010 Guest Director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. He began his working life as a professional magician and is a member of The Inner Magic Circle.
He is based in both London and Edinburgh, likes sushi, is fond of dogs, and finds Arrested Development very funny.
Rebecca Watson leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org and appears on the weekly Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her on Twitter @rebeccawatson, and follow the Paranormal Road Trip @CSIRoadTrip.
Patrick O'Shea's is downtown on Main St., on historic Whiskey Row, between 1st and 2nd. It is a block from the Yum! Center, and three doors down from Bearno's by the Bridge.
There is $5 parking in a lot on the corner of 2nd and Main, and at the Marriott garage. Your best bet may be street parking, which is free after 6 pm.
Thanks, see you there!!