George’s commitment to science communication has led him to emcee countless conferences and conventions all over the world, including The Reason Rally on the mall in Washington DC, The Amaz!ng Meeting and CSICON in Las Vegas, The Australian Skeptics National Convention in Sydney, LogiCal-LA in Los Angeles, Q.E.D. in Manchester, and NECSS: The Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism.
He’s been a TEDx speaker (Rethinking Doubt: The Value and Achievements of Skepticism) and has presented multiple talks about the importance of critical thinking, science appreciation, dealing with grief, and popular culture.
Quizmaster – Brian Wecht Brian Wecht is a musician, comedian, and theoretical physicist who is best known as “Ninja Brian” from his comedy bands Ninja Sex Party and Starbomb. He has a doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of California, San Diego. Brian held postdoctoral research positions at MIT, Harvard, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the University of Michigan, and was a faculty member in the Centre for Research in String Theory at Queen Mary University of London.
In 2015, Brian left his faculty position at Queen Mary in order to focus on his YouTube career full time. In addition to NSP and Starbomb, Wecht’s projects include children’s comedy band Go Banana Go! (along with NSP producer Jim Roach), and the podcast Leighton Night with Brian Wecht (along with Leighton Grey).
Quizmaster – Jay Novella Jay Novella is a co-host of the top-rated science podcast The Skeptics’ Guide To The Universe, co-author of the best selling book The Skeptics Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake, and a producer for SGU Productions. Jay serves on the board of directors for the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS), currently in its 15th year.
He also produces and co-hosts Alpha Quadrant 6, a science-fiction review show. In 2015 Jay co-wrote and produced the stage show A Skeptical Extravaganza of Special Significance which is currently on tour in the United States. His second co-authored book, The Skeptics’ Guide To The Future, will be released on September 27th, 2022.
Quizmaster – Steven Novella Steven Novella is the host and producer of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, a popular and award-winning weekly science podcast.
He is an internationally known author and science communicator with multiple TV appearances, two popular blogs (NeuroLogica and Science-Based Medicine), and has produced two courses for The Great Courses. Steven is the author of a best selling book The Skeptics Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake.
Tech Lord – Ian Callanan Montagnese. A man that needs no introduction…..
Grammy award winning engineer something something knows how to turn off and on a computer …. presses buttons on the internet.