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)

TAM Australia – Impressions from Day 1


Okay, so this is a quick post on my impressions from day 1 of 'The Amazing Meeting' Australia. I had the absolute pleasure of having lunch with Pamela Gay (@Starstryder), co-host of the 'AstronomyCast' podcast, and general all-round awesome person today. Pamela is directly responsible for my introduction to the 'skeptical community', as through her … Continue reading TAM Australia – Impressions from Day 1

Superheroes are amongst us!


I used to think superheroes were the domain of fiction, existing only in comic-books and on film, their powers limited to battling their super-villain foe, equally the domain of fiction. I didn't realise superheroes and super-villains are actually real, living amongst us and effecting our lives in very real ways. You see the problem was … Continue reading Superheroes are amongst us!

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 Ticket Price Controversy


If you've been following the Twitter hashtag #TAMOz, you've probably noticed the flurry of comment, criticism and feedback on the cost of tickets to the event, a first-timer for Australia. I must say, having heard so much about TAM for so many years from the likes of the Rogues from the Skeptics Guide to the … Continue reading TAM Australia Ticket Price Controversy