Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13. An irrational fear, but one that encompasses plenty of other silly superstitions---the breaking of which bodes for a great party atmosphere!! Last weekend, I drew (dressed as a nurse!) at the opening celebration for the 2013 Pennsylvania Humanist/Atheist/Skeptic conference:
I've caricatured at this biennial event in the past, so it was lots of fun to do it again, along with Celestia Ward this time. Below, we're pictured with our mutual friend and Head Nurse of the 'treatment center', Margaret Downey:
Some of the guests were given complimentary caricatures, with this very apropos design by Celestia:
She started with a wonderful caricature of my Other Half:
and an attendee with memorable hair and t-shirt.
We drew various superstitions on our caricatures. I drew lots of broken mirrors, black cats and magic-eight balls, Celestia did a chupacabra on one of hers!
The master of ceremonies was Jamy Ian Swiss, a renowned magician/author who is known for his sleight-of-hand and public speaking in the world of skepticism. He did an amzing show for the finale.
Here he is, as seen from Celestia's viewpoint while I was busy with his face!
(sometimes this artist has good posture!)
Signs point to YES---it was a fantastic evening!