The ScienceBlogs Meetup is set

I mentioned last week that I was going to be in New York the weekend of August 9, the better to commune with my fellow Borg at the Cube (no, not that cube, although I may have to make a stop there too) in Manhattan known as Seed Media Group. As part of the festivities, our benevolent overlords at ScienceBlogs wanted to host a reader/blogger meetup.

It turns out that the date, time, and location have now finally been set, and here they are, courtesy of NYC Skeptics:

Join New York City Skeptics and ScienceBlogs for a special get-together Saturday August 9 with over a dozen science bloggers, including:

Orac (Respectful Insolence)
GrrlScientist (Living the Scientific Life)
Ed Brayton (Dispatches from the Culture Wars)
Maria Brumm (Green Gabbro)
Suzanne Franks (Thus Spake Zuska)
Razib (Gene Expression)
Sheril Kirshenbaum (The Intersection)
Abel Pharmboy (Terra Sigillata)
Dr. Signout (Signout)
Alex Palazzo (Daily Transcript)
Janet Stemwedel (Adventures in Ethics and Science)
Brian Switek (Laelaps)
Jake Young (Pure Pedantry)
Bora Zivkovic (Blog Around the Clock)
Mark Chu-Carroll (Good Math, Bad Math)
Josh Rosenau (Thoughts from Kansas)

We will be meeting at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 9, at the Arthur Ross Terrace at the American Museum of Natural History. Once there, please head to the tables and chairs by the trees on the upper terrace, facing the Rose Center. The terrace is accessible from the Theodore Roosevelt Park at 81st Street and Columbus Avenue.

This is an outdoor location with tables and shade, which we thought was best for the large numbers we’re expecting. After everyone is assembled, smaller groups can break off and grab coffee or find air conditioning at any one of the several nice cafes nearby.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP so that we may have an accurate headcount.

You can RSVP via our Facebook event page, sending an email to contact at nycskeptics dot org or by using our web form.

How on earth did I end up at the top of that list, anyway? I mean, I know PZ isn’t going to be there, his having other, far more fun, obligations and all, but that doesn’t mean I’m the one to be promoted to Scibling Supreme. Personally, I’m usually happy to lay low and let PZ take most of the flak. Maybe in PZ’s absence, Ed Brayton will step up to the plate. Whatever happens, I can say two things for sure. I ain’t growin’ no beard, and there won’t be no cephalopods, at least not due to me. (I can’t speak for the rest of of my fellow ScienceBloggers who will be there.)

In any event, look for the clear Plexiglas box of multicolored blinking lights.