LIVE Video from Dragon*Con 2012 Skeptics track (Skeptrack)

During Dragon*Con in Atlanta from Friday August 31st through Monday September 3rd, 2012, you should see Skeptic programming here:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Thank you to Mark Ditsler of Abrupt Media for the huge amount of work he does to make this happen. You can also view it and text chat with other viewers over on the site here. If you are not in US Eastern time note that Atlanta is at GMT-4 when you see times on the screen.

Consult the Skeptrack schedule on Lanyrd for the full list of events. You’ll be able to see me on these two events, both on Monday:

Attracting a Mix: Skeptics and Believers
Monday 10:00am EDT (aka 7:00am PDT or Monday 14:00 GMT)

SCHEDULE ADDITION (Not in the paper program)!
How You Can Make the Internet More Skeptical With One Mouse Click
Monday 1:00pm EDT (aka 10:00am PDT or 17:00 GMT)

The schedule as printed in the program book and on the Skeptrack site is in U.S. Eastern time, the local time in Atlanta. Translated to a few time zones, here are the times when you should be able to see live programming in the video widget above:

Greenwich Mean Time

  • 14:00 GMT on Friday Aug. 31 to 01:30 GMT Sept. 1
  • 14:00 GMT on Saturday Sept. 1 to 22:30 GMT same day
  • 15:30 GMT on Sunday Sept. 2 to 01:30 GMT Sept. 3
  • 14:00 GMT on Monday Sept. 3 to 21:00 GMT

U.S. Eastern Time

  • Friday, Aug. 31: 10:00am to 9:30pm EDT
  • Saturday, Sept. 1: 10:00am to 6:30pm EDT
  • Sunday, Sept. 2: 11:30am to 9:30pm EDT
  • Monday, Sept. 3: 10:00am to 5:00pm EDT

U.S. Pacific Time

  • Friday, Aug. 31: 7:00am to 6:30pm PDT
  • Saturday, Sept. 1: 7:00am to 3:30pm PDT
  • Sunday, Sept. 2: 8:30am to 6:30pm PDT
  • Monday, Sept. 3: 7:00am to 2:00pm PDT

Of course, this is being done on the fly with no budget from a remote location, so technical difficulties are to be expected. (In other words, don’t be surprised if the picture or sound or both drop out occasionally. Please be patient).

Please note that a few items on the Skeptrack schedule take place in a larger room, away from the TV cameras, so these will not appear on the video feed. The schedule that appears on screen during the breaks lists those items. The feed will just show the schedule during these times.

UStream tips

If you have any trouble viewing this here, try it over on as well, it might work better there. There’s also a text chat room over there where you can keep in touch with other viewers.

If you are an experienced user of Internet Relay Chat (IRC) you may want to connect to it directly using an IRC client. You can do so with this information:

  • Server:
  • Port: 6667
  • Channel: #skeptrack
  • Login: Use the username & password you set up at

If you are in Atlanta for Dragon*Con see my previous blog post for additional tips and tricks on staying connected at Dragon*Con.

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