The James Randi Educational Foundation will be hosting the largest skeptical conference in the world, The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM), it will once again be coming to Las Vegas, Nevada this July 14th-17th. With over 1,500 people expected this year there will be a number of vegetarians and vegans in attendance. Even D. J. Grothe, the current president of the JREF, is vegan. So with some inspiration and prodding from Dave of Pythagorean Crank I decided to organize a vegan/vegetarian meet-up we will be calling the Pythagorean Posse.
On Saturday, July 16th, we will be meeting in the hotel bar, the Del Mar, in the South Point Hotel after Richard Dawkins speaks around 6pm. After everybody is there we will carpool over to Atmoic#7. If you plan to make it to Atmoic#7 on your own just plan on it starting around 6:30 – 7pm. Atomic#7 is an ice cream shop that makes their own custom regular and vegan ice cream right in front of you using liquid nitrogen, how nerdy it that!? They also make steamed hot pudding if you’re into that as well. So come out and meet your fellow broccoli munching skeptics, we are a diverse bunch so it should be fun and interesting.
Additionally Penn Jilette will be hosting a Rock & Roll, Doughnut and Bacon Party on Friday night that we shall be crashing* with plates of fakin bacon and Ronalds donuts, which have been scientifically proven to be vegan.
If you are interested in the meet-up you can add yourself to the Facebook event page or leave a comment. We will have a carpool and taxipool arranged so it should be easy to get to. Even if you cant make it to the meet-up but will still be at TAM I would love to meet you, drop me a line.
A big thanks to Dave of Pythagorean Crank for designing the candle/leaf logo at the top of the page.
*Just kidding, please be respectful to Penn and guests if attending
Wondering where to get grub in Vegas? Check out the listing of vegan & veg friendly restaurants on Happy Cow.
Also if your planning on hitting the casino while there then why not check out these tips from vegan professional poker player Ed Miller.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: I updated the schedule, We will be MEETING AT THE DEL MAR, the South Point Hotel bar, after Dawkins speaks around 6pm, after folks are gathered we shall leave for Atomic#7 around 6:30, give or take, so if you NEED A RIDE OR CAN OFFER A RIDE or would like to share a taxi meet us at the Del Mar, otherwise you can always just meet us at Atomic#7.