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.

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Presentation – 11/10/11 ‘The Luzerne County Holiday Display Incident

I was invited to speak at PA Nonbelievers‘ 11/10/11 meeting in Lemoyne, PA.
In my presentation, “The Luzerne County Holiday Display Incident,” I discussed the church/state battle I was involved with in 2009, the importance of secular activism, my hate mail, and much more.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the ‘incident,’ I filed a church/state complaint in 2009 regarding a religious holiday display at the Luzerne County, PA courthouse. I quickly became “the third most hated person in Luzerne County” (according to a local DJ), received a tremendous amount of hate mail from the community at large including persons whom I attended college and high school with, and ultimately was successful in upholding church/state separation.
Thanks so much to the receptive audience at to PA Nonbelievers for having me.