George Hrab does Melbourne – Styrofoam Tour


Tonight I had the pleasure of attending George Hrab's single, free gig in Melbourne as part of his 'Styrofoam' tour of Australia and New Zealand, details about which you can read here. What a night! The gig itself was fantastic, with about 50 people packed into a small back-bar of the Clyde Hotel in Carlton, … Continue reading George Hrab does Melbourne – Styrofoam Tour

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TAM Australia – Impressions from Day 3 (day 2.0)


The Amazing Meeting Australia 2010, hosted in Sydney, has officially wrapped up, ending with a standing ovation for James "The Amazing" Randi as he announced the Australian Skeptics Inc. and JREF's eager intention to hold the next TAM Australia meeting in 2011 in non-other than my own home-town, Melbourne Australia. I write this as I … Continue reading TAM Australia – Impressions from Day 3 (day 2.0)

TAM Australia – Impressions from Day 2 (day 1.0)


  First i must make a correction - my previous post, 'TAM Australia - Impressions from Day 1' as it turns out is incorrectly named, as the organisers took pains to point out to us that the first day was actually a bonus day, which we might call 'Day 0'.   This then becomes my … Continue reading TAM Australia – Impressions from Day 2 (day 1.0)

Planning your visit to Sydney for TAM Australia?


This is a quick update re the TAMOz schedule. I'm in the process of getting my leave, flights and accommodation organised for TAMOz and wasn't sure when the program actually starts. I asked Eran Segev, President of Australian Skeptics Inc. and he said the following via Twitter; Nov 26. first day of TAMoZ starts at  … Continue reading Planning your visit to Sydney for TAM Australia?

TAM Australia website up – ticket prices and registration dates confirmed


Firstly, let me say "Yay!" The TAM Australia Website is up, detailing registration dates and ticket prices. There are benefits if you're an Australian Skeptics Magazine subscriber or James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) member; Registration will be open for members of Australian Skeptics (magazine subscribers) and JREF members on June 20 at 9:00AM Australian Eastern … Continue reading TAM Australia website up – ticket prices and registration dates confirmed

Pathways to Sketicism


A common story one tends to hear from Skeptics when asked "How did you 'get into' skepticism?" is that they probably always were skeptics, but didn't know it. Typically they had some interest which caused them to research, or reach-out for others of similar mind, or in many cases, they were introduced to the community … Continue reading Pathways to Sketicism

TAM Australia – Tickets on sale mid-June


Australian Skeptics (http://www.skeptics.com.au), are this year hosting an Australian version of ‘The Amazing Meeting’ (#tamoz), which has become the premier sceptical and critical thinking event in the world in both the US and more recently in the UK. The meeting will be held in Sydney on November 26-28 at the Sydney Masonic Center (which I … Continue reading TAM Australia – Tickets on sale mid-June