NEPA BlogCon Updates

Yesterday, following the NEPA BlogCon Launch Party, the official website for NEPA BlogCon — at which I will be speaking on September 29 of 2012 — went live. I will be on the ‘Using Media Effectively Panel’ discussing the behind-the-scenes work regarding the NEPA Freethought Society Podcast. Here is more information from the website:

Podcasts, video, and photos can enhance your blog and make it dynamic – but are you using these tools effectively? Learn from experts in podcasting, video, and photography on how to best utilize your media to achieve blogging success. Panel includes media moguls Justin Vacula, Colin Devroe, and Mike Burnside.

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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.