I just finished purchasing my ticket to the American Atheist National Convention scheduled for March 25th and 26th, 2012. This convention marks my very first plunge into the atheist movement, and I have to say that I've never been more excited in my life!
I'm not actually sure how most of these conventions operate, but if I'm lucky, I'll get a chance to meet a few of the bloggers that I follow. In other words, someone should probably warn PZ Myers,
Hopefully by then, I should also have completed moving my blog into the new website, Atheism United, created by Brian Sapient of the Rational Response Squad. (I want to meet him, too...) The premise behind the website reminds me of the good bloggers at Freethought Blogs, but I think Brian is looking to build a much larger community of atheists and freethinkers. I feel very fortunate and appreciative that the founders of AU allowed me to join in their vision.
If AU is indeed up and running by March, I'll make it a point to use it to cover the convention for anyone following my blog. Being a part of the AU team should also give us all an excuse to sit down at a local bar and have a drink or two. I'd love to get to know as many of my fellow bloggers as I can.
One last item on my wish list: I'm figuratively keeping my fingers crossed that I'll actually get to meet some of the people that have changed my life. I'm looking at you, Mr. Richard Dawkins...
I'll see you guys in March!!!