TAM, as The Amaz!ng Meeting is affectionately known, is on its way to Australia for the first time ever in November, 2010. For those of you who have never heard of TAM, it is basically the Skeptics equivalent of Comic Con. It’s a celebration of critical thinking and skepticism featuring lectures by the most brilliant skeptical minds and from all accounts by people lucky enough to go to one, it’s a hell of a lot of fun.
The Australian Skeptics made the official announcement at their national convention this weekend and there is already a list of confirmed speakers – the entire cast of ‘The Skeptics Guide to the Universe’ podcast (Dr Steve Novella, Jay Novella, Bob Novella, Evan Bernstein and Rebecca Watson), the skeptical author and podcaster of ‘Skeptoid’, Brian Dunning and singer George Hrab with more speakers to be announced in the coming months.
I am really hoping that Phil Plait will be amongst the speakers to be confirmed as it was through his blog Bad Astronomy that I first discovered the skeptical movement and having seen a few of his lectures on You Tube, he is someone I would love to see speak live. I would also love to see Adam Savage from the Mythbusters and, given the huge rave he got a TAM London, Tim Minchin grace the guest speaker list as well.
Still no word yet on when tickets go on sale, but given that TAM London sold out in 15 minutes, I will be keeping an eagle eye out of any announcements.