The Amaz!ing Meeting (TAM) is a conference/ fundraiser run by the James Randi Educational Foundation.
If you’re wondering, “Who is James Randi?” It’s fair to call him the center of the skeptics movement. He has a $1 million prize up for grabs that will go to anyone who can demonstrate supernatural powers in a scientifically controlled environment (psychics, ghost hunters, faith-healers, or any other paranormal bullshit artists). He started offering the prize in 1964, and no one has won it.
TAM is occurring in London on October 16 & 17. The impressive list of speakers features BoingBoing’s Cory Doctorow, comic visionary Alan Moore, and many more brilliant scientists, writers, actors, performers, and bloggers.
I desperately want to go, but sincerely doubt I will be able to make it out there this year. There’s always 2011.
I learned about TAM by way of Bleeding Cool.