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Old 8th February 2021, 12:11 PM   #1
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Exclamation CSICon 2021

Hi everyone,
CSICon 2021 is still tentative, but scheduled for 21-24 October 2021 at the Flamingo according to Skeptical Inquirer v44 #5. As many know, CFI depends on volunteers to help with setup, registration, checking tickets, line management at book signings, and packing up. We NEVER miss anything we have paid for; when the sessions start we're in the audience. I only ask for about four hours of your time during the conference. In the past we've gotten free admission to the Saturday night parties and free t-shirts, and I assume we'll get the same this year.

If you're interested please use the volunteer sign-up email address at https://csiconference.org/volunteer/. We need about 20 people to cover everything.
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Old 11th February 2021, 07:12 AM   #2
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Thankfully 2020 was canceled, which spared us from having to go back to the Westgate
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Old 18th February 2021, 12:10 PM   #3
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Yes, but I think we're back at the Flamingo with the Very Long Hallway this year.
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Old 14th March 2021, 02:07 PM   #4
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Email yesterday says it is canceled for 2021. And Flamingo is the choice again for 2022.
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Old 14th March 2021, 08:56 PM   #5
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Yep, off for this year.

There is bad news and good news for 2022 - the bad news is that's it's at the Flamingo, the good news is that it's not at the god-awful Westgate.
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Old 23rd March 2021, 08:36 AM   #6
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You'd have thought I would have gotten the official news at the same time as you two. Yes, it's canceled for 2021. :-(

From Barry Karr's email:
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I am sorry to report that the decision has been made to cancel CSICon again this year. Although recently the news has become somewhat encouraging regarding the pandemic, vaccinations are up and infections seems to be trending lower, it is just too uncertain as to when things will be safe again for people to travel and gather in large convention rooms and meeting areas. There are too many questions that have no answers yet for us to continue to move forward with the large amount of background work that would need to be done before October rolls around.

Plans are now underway to make CSICon 2022 the best CSICon conference ever! We have invited all of our 2021 speakers to come in 2022, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Penn & Teller, Richard Dawkins, and Piff the Magic Dragon, and a host of others. We will work hard to try and bring them all in 2022. We also have reason to think we will have a few extra surprises as well. We will be updating information regarding scheduling and registrations on a regular basis.
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Old 23rd March 2021, 08:38 AM   #7
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The call for volunteers is delayed until 2022.
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Old 23rd March 2021, 03:55 PM   #8
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Starting a rumor

I'm very disappointed in the loss of CSICon this year. I understand but not happy how it was announced. Every year is terrific - so when someone says that the next year will be better then I want to know what they could do better. Are we getting jet packs? Are we adding a day? Is the price cut? What? Tell us - we aren't children.

So there is a rumor started that people are going to Vegas in early October. The place and date will be decided later as we see what happens in the world of Covid.

Just wanted you all to know.
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Old 26th March 2021, 07:35 AM   #9
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Nice rumor! I'd like to see friends again, and it'd be nice to be in Vegas without having to worry about a schedule. I hope it won't conflict with ASL Oktoberfest (3-10 October).
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