LogiCon 2016 April 2nd & 3rd!

LogiCon is back and better than ever! Hosted at the University of Arkansas Union Theater, this year promises to be our best event ever.

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    LogiCon 2016

Brian Dalton aka Mr. Deity

Brian Dalton aka Mr. Deity

Mr. Deity is a series of satirical short films that parody aspects of religion, created by Brian Keith Dalton and distributed by Lazy Eye Pictures. It stars Brian Keith Dalton, Jimbo Marshall, Sean Douglas, and Amy Rohren. It premiered on December 27, 2006. The show was hosted on YouTube, after a spell on Crackle and is currently available on the Mr. Deity channel on YouTube.
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Debbie Goddard

Debbie Goddard

Debbie Goddard is the outreach director at the Center for Inquiry Transnational in Amherst, NY. She is also the director of African Americans for Humanism, a program of the Council for Secular Humanism. Before working for CFI, she participated in local freethought groups in the greater Philadelphia region and helped organize and support campus groups internationally as a student volunteer. She has also been involved with progressive issues and LGBT activism.
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DeWitt was a pastor in the town of DeRidder, Louisiana, and was a fixture of the community. In private, however, he’d begun to question his faith. When it became public knowledge that DeWitt was now an atheist, he found himself shunned by much of DeRidder’s highly religious community, losing nearly everything he’d known. DeWitt’s struggle for identity and meaning mirrors the one currently facing millions of people around the world. After 25 years of preaching, including pastorship of two fundamentalist congregations, he became an atheist.
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Dr. Corrigan is an Assistant Professor of Communication, Co-Chair of the Gender Studies Program, and Affiliate Faculty in both African & African American Studies and Latin American Studies in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Her research focuses on the relationship between the Black Power movement in the United States and the Cuban Revolution via the prison writings of movement activists.
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Lisa Corrigan to speak at LogiCon 2016




Lisa Corrigan


Dr. Corrigan will discuss the last legislative session in Arkansas and the bills that rolled back access to reproductive health care in the state. She will talk about the consequences of these measures and will make many suggestions about how to expand access to reproductive justice through an intersectional framework that charts the impacts of surveilling, imprisoning, and disenfranchising pregnant women.


Dr. Corrigan is an Assistant Professor of Communication, Director of the Gender Studies Program, and Affiliate Faculty in both African & African American Studies and Latin American Studies in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Her writings have appeared in Advances in the History of Rhetoric, Women & Language, Communication Quarterly, The National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, The Journal of Post-Colonial Writing (forthcoming), and Intertexts (forthcoming). Her book is tentatively titled, Prison Power: How Prison Politics Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation, and is under contract with the University of Alabama Press.




Scott Austin to speak at LogiCon 2016!

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Scott Austin, PhD

PhD, Physics, Arizona State University (1995)

Professional Biography:

Scott took his current position at the University of Central Arkansas in the Department of Physics and Astronomy starting in the fall of 2000 and was granted tenure in the spring of 2006.  He has renovated the UCA Observatory so that a variety of research projects are being done with the new 0.35-m telescope.  These projects include near-earth asteroid astrometry, emission star spectroscopy, and variable-star time-series-photometry.  Scott does public outreach with the UCA Observatory and the 60-seat UCA Planetarium.  He runs monthly public viewing nights with the observatory.  With the planetarium he produces and gives shows monthly for the general public and by request for school groups.

Personal Web Page: http://faculty.uca.edu/saustin/Astronomy/scott_austin.html

Research: Variable stars, spectroscopy, photometry, asteroid astrometry.

Recent Publications:

Late-Type Near-Contact Eclipsing Binary [HH97] FS Aur-79, Austin, S. J., Robertson, J. W., Tycner, C., Campbell T., and Honeycutt, R. K. 2007, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 133, Issue 5, pp. 1934-1946

An Eclipsing Near Contact Short Period Binary in the Field of FS Aur, Robertson, J. W., Austin, S. J., Campbell, T., Hoskins, J., 2004, Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, 5536

Jerry DeWitt to speak at LogiCon 2016!



Jerry DeWitt’s ministry began when he was 17. After 25 years of preaching, including pastorship of two fundamentalist congregations, he became an atheist.

About “Hope After Faith”:
A former Louisiana pastor’s courageous memoir chronicling his conversion to atheism Atheism’s leading lights have long been intellectuals raised in the secular and academic worlds: Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and the late Christopher Hitchens.

By contrast, Jerry DeWitt was born and bred into the church and was in fact a Pentecostal preacher before arriving at atheism through an extraordinary dialogue with faith that spanned more than a quarter of a century.

Hope After Faith is his account of that journey.

For more information, please visit Jerry’s website: http://www.hopeafterfaith.com/index.html

Darrel Ray to speak at LogiCon 2016!

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Darrel Ray is a writer and speaker on leadership and organizational development and author of two books on the topic. He is also author of the books Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality and The God Virus: How Religion Affects Our Lives and Culture. Ray is founder and Chairman of the Board of Recoveringfromreligion.org, a international self-help organization for those dealing with the trauma of religious indoctrination, Sarah Morehead is the Executive Director. In 2011 he started the Secular Therapist Project designed to help secularists find secular mental health services. In that same year, he published the results of a major survey, Sex and Secularism: What Happens When You Leave Religion? A survey of over 10,000 secularists and their sex lives. His primary interests include writing on the impact of religion on mental health, Colorado mountain climbing, running, flower gardening and travel.

Visit: IPCpress.com or Amazon to learn more about books by Dr. Ray.
Visit: www.recoveringfromreligion.org to learn about religious recovery
Visit: www.seculartherapy.org to learn how to find a secular therapist near you.
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Venue Confirmed! University of Arkansas Union Theater!

Thanks to the University of Arkansas’ Occam’s Razors for sponsoring the event’s venue. This year we are lucky to hold the event in the Union Theater. It’s a beautiful facility located in the Arkansas Union on the University of Arkansas campus. With seating for over 250 and state of the art audio and video, it’s sure to make for a great convention. Resister Now!!

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Doug Krueger to speak at LogiCon 2016!


Douglas Krueger is an American philosopher, academic and author. He is best known as a proponent of atheism and an advocate of skepticism regarding supernatural and paranormal claims. Krueger has been a featured speaker at numerous atheist and humanist conventions and gatherings and is a co-founder of the Fayetteville Freethinkers, a secular humanist organization in Fayetteville, Arkansas. His book, What is Atheism: A Short Introduction, is a concise and hard-hitting—though some have claimed unfairly biased—critique of religious belief, especially Christianity. In addition, he has discussed his atheistic views on numerous radio shows and participated in more than a dozen debates across the United States on the existence of God and secular ethics.

Cindy Cooper (Camp Quest OK) to Speak at LogiCon 2016!

Cindy Cooper with Camp Quest Oklahoma will be giving a brief speech about Camp Quest Oklahoma and the importance of secular education and camps for kids.

From the Camp Quest Oklahoma website:

The purpose of Camp Quest is to provide children of freethinking parents a residential summer camp dedicated to improving the human condition through rational inquiry, critical and creative thinking, scientific method, self-respect, ethics, competency, democracy, free speech, and the separation of religion and government.

Through our programs we seek to:

  • Build a community for freethinking families
  • Foster curiosity, questioning, and critical thinking
  • Encourage reason and compassion as foundations of an ethical, productive and fulfilling life
  • Raise awareness of positive contributions made by atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and other nontheistic people to our society
  • Promote an open dialogue about metaphysical questions that is marked by challenging each other’s ideas while at the same time treating each other with respect
  • Demonstrate atheism and humanism as positive, family-friendly worldview