The Only Talk Combining Exoplanet Hunting and My Little Ponies You Will Need Today

At last it can be seen: my hour-long talk about how astronomers find planets outside our solar system, complete with a Goatse joke and pedagogical My Little Ponies.

I gave this talk for the second time at Geek Media Expo in Nashville. I had good panel attendance even though I was talking at 9 AM on Saturday, and the talk went really well, which is nice since I was taping it for posterity. You always hope that footage of you that ends up on YouTube doesn’t make you look silly.

Well, there goes that hope.

If you want to follow along with the presentation at home, feel free to download the PowerPoint presentation and even my script.



  1. on October 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    A couple thoughts:

    1. I just showed this to my wife. She said, “Is that the interactive fiction guy?” So that’s what you get for appearing in GET LAMP.

    2. I’m Djing a Halloween show on the radio on Halloween night. Re:Your Brains will be my #1 Halloween song this year–thank you for playing that video at Dragon*con, or I never would have heard of it!


  2. on October 31, 2011 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Believe me, I don’t mind being known as the interactive fiction guy! Especially since that’s rare. And I’m glad we got to introduce you to Re: Your Brains! It’s especially apropos for today.