Upcoming Appearance – NEPA BlogCon Launch Party – 6/22/12

I’ll be attending NEPA BlogCon’s launch party which is taking place this Friday — June 22 — from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the River Grille in Plains, PA. This launch party, free and open to the public, will be a fun-filled event with bloggers and writers such as myself from the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. Come for fun, food, drinks, fellowship, and free prizes! A $5 donation which will benefit local charities (The Arc of Luzerne County and the NEPA Veterans Multicare Alliance) is suggested.

As you might have guessed, I will be representing my blog here at www.justinvacula.com and the NEPA Freethought Society Podcast. I will be speaking at NEPA Blogcon — the convention itself — on September 29 at Luzerne County Community College – tentatively on a panel discussion regarding podcasting.

RSVP and find more details about this event on the associated Facebook page. I hope to see you Friday!

See, also, an article published in The Weekender regarding the upcoming launch party and convention.

The NEPA Freethought Society Podcast — hosted by Justin Vacula and Rodney Collins — explores atheism, religion, and philosophy from a secular perspective. Episodes include topical discussions, interviews and discussions with special guests, and a debate between an atheist and a Methodist minister.

Podcasts are produced by Jason Gogola and are currently being released on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in a downloadable format. Episodes announced in advance are also broadcasted via Livestream and allow for viewer interaction via Skype through the handle NEPAfreethought.

Access the podcast by viewing individual episodes on this page or via iTunes. Subscribe via RSS feed, ‘like’ the podcast’s page on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and feel free to share the podcast with friends. Send comments, questions, and suggestions to podcast@nepafreethought.org.

Justin Vacula

Justin Vacula hosts the Stoic Philosophy Podcast; serves as co-organizer and spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Freethought Society; and has hosted monthly Stoic Philosophy discussion groups for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia. He has appeared on and hosted various radio shows and podcasts; participated in formal debates and discussions; was a guest speaker for college-level courses; was featured in local, national, and international news; and has been invited to speak at various national, local, and statewide events. Vacula received bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a minor in Professional Writing, and the distinguished W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is currently living in the Scranton, PA area attending Marywood University's graduate-level Mental Health Counseling program and has worked with the Arc of Luzerne County's Transition to Community Employment program as a teacher's assistant and job coach alongside adult learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He also plays poker; volunteers as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign while playing at events in the Eastern United States; and enjoys metal music.