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Is anyone going to be in New York on August 9?

It’s summertime, and the living is easy…well, not quite. It’s been a hectic and depressing summer so far. However, I am going to be able to allow myself one weekend away from the drudgery of grant writing. You see, our Seed overlords are repeating the infamous blogger meetup that happened last year in August. Because they lack imagination (and because it’s the time when the largest number of us can make it), they plan on doing it in August again this year. It also turns out that they want to put together some sort of “meet the bloggers” event–in someplace air-conditioned, of course, but to be announced later. The date will be Saturday, August 9, probably at around 3 PM, assuming sufficient interest. More amazingly given my reclusive and arrogant nature, I plan on being there.

Be advised that our benevolent overlords also promise food and swag, and, because of that they’d like to get an idea of the level of interest. If you think you might want to show up to harass some of us ScienceBloggers, leave a comment or you can shoot the organizers an e-mail at [email protected].

Of course, if you have no interest in seeing me (and that probably includes most of you–after all, who wants to see a Plexiglas box full of blinking lights?), you can always rub elbows with Jake, Sheril, Brian, Janet, Mark, Bora, GrrlScientist, Josh, and Zuska, at least, and probably several others yet to be announced.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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