Upcoming Appearances: Boskone

I've been falling down a little in the area of shameless self-promotion, but I will be at Boskone this coming weekend, where I'll be doing three program items:

Reading: Chad Orzel (Reading), Fri 19:30 - 20:00

This will be a section from the forthcoming book, probably involving Emmy and particle physics. Or possibly William Butler Yeats.

How to Wreck Your Career with Social Media (Special Interest Group)
(M), Sat 16:00 - 17:00

What are the new opportunities for public humiliation opened by the
Internet? Join this entertaining discussion about authors getting
into nasty public spats with reviewers and fans, going off on long
unhinged political tirades, sharing a little too much of their
unfiltered id, and so on.

I was originally thinking of this as a panel, but they suggested it as a group discussion instead. Lacking any experience with this format, I'm going to hope that somebody's doing one before 4pm on Saturday that sounds interesting, so I can see what exactly I'm supposed to do. Also, suggestions of really entertaining wreckage on social media (blogs, LiveJournal, Twitter, etc.) are welcome in comments.

What Every Dog Should Know About Quantum Physics (Solo Talk), Sun
14:00 - 15:00

Author of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog and How to Teach
Relativity to Your Dog
, Chad Orzel discusses the basics of quantum
physics for two- and four-legged audiences.

This is my public-lecture talk on quantum physics. It's also the last program slot on the schedule, which makes me wonder how many people will still be around to hear it... If you're going to be there, please do stop by.

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The fallout from Mooney's Unscientific America comes to mind.

Will you be making any trips to the NYC area?

The fallout from Mooney's Unscientific America comes to mind.

Whose career is supposed to have been wrecked by that? Chris and Sheril both seem to be doing well for themselves.

Will you be making any trips to the NYC area?

Nothing planned at the moment (though SteelyKid keeps asking to go to a museum and see dinosaur bones, so we'll get down there sometime). If anybody would like to invite me to give a talk at one of the fine institutions in NYC that sponsor such things, I'd be happy to talk.