As I began telling the crowd last night, “Skeptics in the Pub” does not immediately sound like an enticing group of people. I immediately thought of drunken cantankerous middle-aged men arguing about religion over a warm pint of bitter. Why couldn’t I have been invited to speak by the “White Witches in a Wine Bar?” They sound much more fun.
But how wrong was I? What a great bunch of friendly people! There was a little bit of a last minute panic when no projection screen could be found but in the end, Sid the organizer pulled it all together. I met some great people including Jon Ronson and the wonderful Natassia Cafferty who writes a wickedly funny tweet (@timidheathen). I recommend you follow her and I recommend you follow the skeptics in the pub movement.