Upcoming Events

March 19th, 2011 · 1:48 pm  →  the blog

Some Upcoming Events:

April is the cruelest month, particularly if you find listening to me read cruel. I’ll be giving a few different readings at a few different excellent venues, to whit:

On Saturday, April 9, I’ll be reading along with the extremely excellent Amina Cain and Amarnath Ravva. This is part of Atlas Obscura’s 2011 Obscura Day, which we’re thrilled to be a part of. I’ll be reading from my ongoing work-in-progress about the lives of the saints (other pieces of which can be found here and here).

Here’s more info:

Dead Saints, Fulgarites, and Botanical Expeditions

Join Betalevel for expert talks on odd subjects: Amina Cain will speak on oil burning lamps and fulgurites; Colin Dickey will share stories of mutilated saints; and Amar Ravva will take us to Australia on the Investigator with an account of a few early botanical expeditions.

Located in a basement down two back alleys in the heart of Chinatown, Betalevel will open its doors for a day of readings and an odd tour of downtown Los Angeles – part performance space, part music venue, part speakeasy.

Details/Special Instructions:

Open to the public but probably not suitable for children.

Betalevel is located behind the Full House Restaurant in Chinatown

That day will also feature another event sponsored by Betalevel and Atlas Obscura as part of Obscura Day, a Paranoid Bike Ride through downtown LA, led by Sean Deyoe and Jason Brown. This will also be truly excellent; details:

Join Betalevel members Jason Brown and Sean Deyoe for a paranoia bike ride throughout Los Angeles. Explore stops around downtown for the lizard tunnels, alien contactees, cybernetic nodes, and the LA.

Details/Special Instructions:

Bring your own bike and be prepared for a two-hour long, moderate intensity bike ride.

The Paranoid Bike Ride will convene at Chungking Plaza on Hill Street (between College and Bernard)


On April 30, I’ll be lecturing alongside Jason Brown and Jason Torchinsky at Machine Project. I won’t speak for the Jasons, but I’ll be discussing Anatoly Fomenko’s New Chronology, the Phantom Time Hypothesis, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Cyrus Teed, and various failed Apocalypses. Some more details here.

If you can’t make the LA lecture, Jason, Jason and I will be delivering the same lecture a week later in Berkeley, on Friday, May 6. (NOTE: unless the April 30 event is a disaster, in which case we have a week to make it better.) Details here.