Saturday, April 28, 2012

2012 Global Atheist Convention

Circumstances have conspired to get in the way of my writing up the 2012 GAC – partly because of my being busy with assorted aspects of theatre (rehearsal, shows and reviews) and partly because I got a shitty head cold that rendered me incapable of writing.

Unfortunately, it taking so long has meant that I've lost both momentum and some of the details of what I actually experienced; so, rather than struggle to dredge up what might be inaccurate information, I'm going to focus more on the 'bigger picture' rather than the specifics of what happened.

Putting it in context

Once again the question of 'what's the point of an atheist convention?' came up, this time on an (atheist) friend's Facebook status; this led to a somewhat complicated discussion in which I ended up being a little blunt with the person who'd asked it – and which subsequently became a lot more heated after I'd left it.

And, since it's a question that's been asked by a few people since – both atheists and theists – I thought it worth answering as best I can.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The current state of affairs

I haven't posted anything for a while, even though I was intending to write my now-standard blog post about festival season. Some of that is down to how ridiculously busy – even by my standards – I was during the final weeks of Fringesanity and the immediate aftermath; some down to the emotional/mood issues I found myself experiencing at the same time.

Unfortunately, those now seem less like moods and more like a permanent shift in temperament – but that's not (directly at least) what I'm here to write about, other than as an explanation for why I haven't been writing much lately.