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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2011, 05:33:27 AM »
Just seeing this.

I would love to come, especially since so many of you will be there. I could say it's my birthday present. <----- rationalization?

It would take some planning on my part, though, as we're not down there anymore.

Too bad I couldn't pick up the TX Renfest on the same trip. Hmm....
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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2011, 07:51:19 AM »
Hey guys. Just wanted to remind everyone that tickets are on sale! I just ordered and printed mine up.
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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2011, 09:01:04 PM »
Tickets ordered a couple of weeks ago and hotel booked.  It's pricey for an atheist convention, but look at the celebrities!  hee hee, I'm sort of giddy.  I'll be taking my copy of The God Delusion in case I bump into Richard Dawkins in the elevator.

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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2011, 06:11:09 AM »
If you're a college student you can get a pretty wicked discount for the event. I think I paid $61 total including the online processing fee.

jetson, are you staying at the Hyatt or did you find a better deal?
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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2011, 06:04:37 PM »
If you're a college student you can get a pretty wicked discount for the event. I think I paid $61 total including the online processing fee.

jetson, are you staying at the Hyatt or did you find a better deal?

Hyatt - I didn't look around.  We have family in Houston, but they would probably freak if they knew what we were doing.  ;D

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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2011, 08:33:04 AM »
Okay fellow heathens, we're less than a week away! The convention's schedule is out if you haven't viewed it yet.

What's the final attendence here looking like? And what's the game plan as far as meeting up is concerned?
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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2011, 08:46:22 AM »
We still have no plans!  It's like herding cats, for real. 

Look, everyone wear your WWGHA t-shirt, so we can easily find each other!  Wait...?

If there is a bulletin board, or some other form of messaging (twitter?), maybe we can find a way to say hi, or have a drink?  I will be looking at the schedule now...be back with more thoughts.

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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2011, 12:29:20 PM »
I didn't know the tickets were going to be so ridiculously expensive.
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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2011, 01:54:38 PM »
Yes, they went off the charts this year, really sucks.  Seems like yesterday this convention was in San Antonio, and it was $25!


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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2011, 04:31:43 PM »
Where's Xphobe? He hasn't been online since mid-July.

You believe evolution and there is no evidence for that. Where is the fossil record of a half man half ape. I've only ever heard about it in reading.

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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2011, 06:38:20 PM »
Where's Xphobe? He hasn't been online since mid-July.

I know.  I was wondering myself.

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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2011, 08:24:26 PM »
OK folks, I'm at the Hyatt.  I can feel the non-belief oozing through the halls.  Maybe I'll start a new thread with updates on the happenings.  Let the heathen party begin...

By the way, there is a Texas Freethought Convention iPhone app that gives you all of the details about the conf, bios, maps, schedule, a twitter and Facebook feed, etc.

Now - I need ideas on how to find a fellow WWGHA member!

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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2011, 12:34:27 AM »
I'm heading out tomorrow morning... err... this morning. I should really get to bed. I'll pm ya, jet.
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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2011, 08:02:20 PM »
I've never been among so many heathens in one place!  Smells like burning baby and the godless air is like a drug!

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Re: Atheist Alliance/Texas Freethought Convention Oct 7-9 Houston TX
« Reply #43 on: October 07, 2011, 10:03:15 PM »
Update!  Zankuu and I are sitting 10 feet from Richard Dawkins right now!  He is surrounded and is being mauled by atheists and wannabes!....too funny.  Cheers.

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