Episode #956

News Items

    Science or Fiction

    • Item #1 Science

      The largest fan convention in the world is the Comiket held in Tokyo Japan and primarily dedicated to the sale of self-published manga, with a total of 750,000 attendees in 2019.

    • Item #2 Fiction

      The first event considered to be a fan convention was held in 1862 in London, celebrating the works of Charles Dickens, including attendees dressing as their favorite Dickens character.

    • Item #3 Science

      The longest running convention in the world is PhilCon, the Philadelphia Science Fiction Conference, held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

    Skeptical Quote of the Week.

    “The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before. It’s not that there’s something new in our way of thinking – it’s that credulous and confused thinking can be much more lethal in ways it was never before.” Carl Sagan