If you make your way to this blog by way of the ScienceBlogs homepage, you may have noticed the “Comments” ticker clicking ever closer to 1,000,000. Our benevolent overlords at Seed Media Group have decided that crossing the millionth comment mark is cause for celebration, and they would like to offer you ScienceBlogs readers (whether you comment or merely lurk) a piece of the action.
First, you can enter the drawing for a fabulous trip to New York City:
One lucky reader will win an all-out science adventure — a trip for two to New York City and exclusive science adventures only ScienceBlogs could give you access to.
The trip includes airfare, four nights in a four-star hotel, behind-the-scenes tours of top museums and labs, and dinner with your favorite ScienceBlogger.
If you win and your favorite ScienceBlogger happened to be me, that would mean I’d get a trip to New York, too!
Whether or not you win the big prize (or even enter to try to win it), you’re also invited to celebrate our millionth comment milestone at a number of parties we’re throwing across the country and around the world between September 14 and September 29.
When: Friday, September 26, starting at 9:00 PM.
Where: Tonic, 2360 Polk Street (at the corner of Union), San Francisco.
How do I get there?
Driving directions are here, but I have no idea whether parking in Russian Hill is do-able on a Friday night. If you’re a mass transit fan like me, you may be able to plot a reasonable course using the trip planers for BART, Caltrain, and MUNI.
The benevolent Seed overlords will be subsidizing a round or two of drinks (depending on how many of you turn out), and no doubt the conversation will turn to nerdy topics such as how well microorganisms stick to Gummi bears (which may have relevance for models of hand-to-Gummi-bear and Gummi-bear-to-hand germ transmission).
Who are you to resist it?