The Scientific Activist

As ScienceBlogs prepares to receive its one millionth reader comment, ScienceBloggers are planning parties around the globe in celebration of the event. For our readers in London, Mo Costandi (Neurophilosophy), Ed Yong (Not Exactly Rocket Science), Selvakumar Ganesan (The Scientific Indian), Kara Contreary (Pure Pedantry), and I have planned a party on Saturday, 20 September. So, if you are in the area, please come and join us at the Calthorpe Arms, a pub near Russell Square and King’s Cross (see details here,) from 7:00 pm until close. ScienceBlogs has given us $100 per blogger ($500 total), and we’re going to use that money to provide food for everyone and then pay for drinks until the money runs out. So, if you want to drink for free, try to show up early!

It is by no means necessary to RSVP, but if you do think you’re coming, let me know by email or in the comments section to help us plan how much food we should order. Also, if you haven’t already, make sure you enter the Millionth Comment Contest for your chance to win a very sciencey trip for two to NYC.

Update: Ed Yong can no longer make it to the London party, but the rest of us will still be there.


  1. #1 Meredith M. Clancy
    September 12, 2008

    I’m pretty much just commenting to enter the contest.
    I’m glad you’re back to blogging. Maybe this crisp Chicago air has re-inspired you, or maybe it’s the transient aura of Obama in the city… either way.

  2. #2 Malcolm, FCD
    September 12, 2008

    Me too! Hope to make the party on the 20th.

  3. #3 M@
    September 15, 2008

    Hey Nick – I’m hoping to be there. If London’s Open House Weekend doesn’t knacker me out.

  4. #4 Karen James
    September 16, 2008

    I’m hoping to make it too – and have proposed a transatlantic party-to-party skype/iChat call with at least one of the American parties happening the same day. Does the Calthorpe Arms have wifi??

  5. #5 Mary Parsons
    September 16, 2008

    Yes – self and better half are planning to be there if we survive the Open House w/end.

  6. #6 Joe Dunckley
    September 16, 2008

    I hope you got London weighting with that stipend.

  7. #7 Nick Anthis
    September 16, 2008

    Nope. We just have 100 US dollars per blogger to work with… so the earlier you get there, the more free drinks you’ll be able to pack in!

    In regards to wifi, I’m not sure, but I’ll try to find out.

    See you all there.

  8. #8 Basant
    September 18, 2008

    I wanted to come but I am in the US. Do you know similar program here?

  9. #9 Nick Anthis
    September 18, 2008

    There are parties all across the world. Check out the link for details:

  10. #10 ami
    September 18, 2008

    wish i could! congrats!

  11. #11 Karen James
    September 19, 2008

    It’s a good thing we’re not celebrating at the Royal Institution. $100 would just about cover one martini there.

  12. #12 Lloyd
    September 23, 2008

    Nooo! I missed it. Sometimes being on holiday is really annoying. I hope it was fun. (Long-time lurker, by the way.)

  13. #13 Busby SEO Test
    November 19, 2008

    Congrats for One Millionth Comment and the party.

  14. #14 Bali Villas
    November 21, 2008

    Hey Nick – I’m hoping to be there, but I can not 🙁

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