Some explanations of our conference fees:
Register before August 12th - $20.
Register between August 12th and August 20th - $25.
Register after August 20th - $30.
Bring a guest with you to our Friday night meet and greet - $5.
Our swag fees:
The ever-popular Rising Tide koozie, to keep that beer sweat off your hands and enable you to live blog, is $6.
A poster of our orisha, designed by Greg Peters, is $15.
A t-shirt, available in sizes M, L, XL, and XXL, is $20.
The American Zombie fully approves of our poster and goes further in explaining the Yoruba goddess' significance, even going so far as to present the possibility that "Aunt Jemima may have been Yemoja herself."
Maitri explores some of the parallels between Hindu mythology and Yoruba cosmology.
And Adrastos is getting wild about Harry, and about moderating the politics panel:
I've been a busy bee organizing this year's politics panel, which thus far includes Clancy DuBos of the Gambit and WWL-TV, ace NOLA political cartoonist and WBOK radio talk show host John Slade, blogger extraordinaire Lamar White Jr. of CenLamar fame and perhaps a player to be named later. I'm not sure if Crash Davis is available or not. I'll be the immoderate moderator and along with throwing raw meat at the panelists, I'll offer some pithy and, hopefully, perceptive comments as well. We may even muss the eminent Mr. DuBos' well coiffed head for your amusement. It's just a joke Clancy, I may envy your full head of hair but I would never, ever muss it...Big thanks also go to Adrastos for his instrumental role in getting our keynote speaker's participation this year.
We are enjoying the love we are getting from our followers on Twitter as well. Keep an eye out for us there and on this blog as we get more information to you on this year's panels and presentations.
Update, 9:22 AM: How could I forget Social Gumbo's latest on Rising Tide?
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