In addition to all the wonderful and thought-provoking talks at this weekend’s convention, there was the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of celebrities.
Now when I say “celebrities”, I’m obviously not talking about Paris Hilton or Robert Pattinson.
I’m talking about actual people who are actually famous because they actually have something worthwhile and interesting to say.
And so I, wishing to bask in their reflected glory, wandered around and got myself photographed with them.
The very charming Catherine Deveny.
The lovely Jane Caro with The Chaser’s Julian Morrow.
The hilarious Lawrence Leung. (This was actually following a discussion on the finer points of Rubik’s Cube solutions).
The other Chaser in the room, Mr. Craig Reucassel.
The man I was most keen to meet, the legendary PZ Myers.
A man whom I’m convinced can make me smarter just by being in the same room, philosopher and awesome hair model A.C. Grayling.
The truly excellent and also none-too-shabby hair model Steve, aka NonStampCollector. (Check out his videos. They’re ace.)
And finally, the one and only Sean the Blogonaut.
There were one or two others I sadly didn’t get a chance to meet, like Dan Barker and that strident UK biologist whose name escapes me.
Still, that’s a pretty good collection of happy snaps.
Oh, and many thanks to Jasmine (aka @purplefae) for doing the snapping!