Global Atheist Convention 2012

I attended the 2012 Global Atheist Convention. It was an amazing weekend of intelligence, open-mindedness, life changing events and so much more. Enjoy my photographs.

The inaugural Global Atheist Convention was held in Melbourne in March 2010.  I wrote a little about it here.

My partner Gregory and I decided to attend the second GAC, having enjoyed the first one so much.  It was held last weekend, April 13-15 2012.

Again I took my camera, to help record the excitement of the weekend.  Please enjoy my photos.  I invite your comments.

Oh yeah, there was also that little kiss that changed the world for the better.  Check it out here.

Lastly, take a few minutes to help remember the legend that was Christopher Hitchens and watch the tribute to him.

From 20120413 Global Atheist Convention Launch
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From 20120414 Global Atheist Convention Saturday
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From 20120414 Global Atheist Conference Gala Dinner
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From 20120415 Global Atheist Convention Sunday
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From 20120415 Global Atheist Convention – fanatical Islamic protesters
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I kissed a man and Allah-ked it

Gregory and I had a smooch in front of a group of radical, fanatical Islamic protesters at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention. Allah liked it, but these whack-jobs didn’t feel as compassionate, saying we would burn in hell.

A group of radical, fanatical Jihadi Islamic protesters gathered at the Global Atheist Convention on Sunday April 15 2012.  Seemingly they felt that atheism was a threat to humanity and their very existence.

Gregory and I had a smooch in front of these whack-jobs and they started howling that we would “burn in hell”.

Our friend Pete Darwin captured the moment with my trusty Nikon and the rest is history.

There’s been a bunch of coverage online:

If you find any other places that have covered this story, please let me know.


Dead links

  1. http://digg.com/newsbar/topnews/gay_guys_kiss_in_front_of_islamic_fanatics_at_2012_global_atheist_convention
  2. http://www.dnamagazine.com.au/articles/news.asp?news_id=16500
  3. http://www.libertarianrepublican.net/2012/04/two-gay-men-give-each-other-big-fat.html
  4. http://obama2012election.com/gay-men-kiss-as-muslims-protest-atheist-convention-in-australia
  5. http://shadedspriter.tumblr.com/post/21518900834/gregory-storer-and-michael-barnett-gay-kiss

Original photographs on Google Photos and Facebook.

Thanks to Katy Perry for inspiration.

Global Atheist Convention 2010

A look back at the inaugural Global Atheist Convention, March 12-14 2010

I attended the inaugural Global Atheist Convention in 2010.  It was an exhilarating weekend packed with some of the finest speakers from Australia and around the world.  There were so many highlights for me, although perhaps the biggest highlight was getting to meet a long-standing idol Robyn Williams, and more recent source of inspiration, PZ Myers.

PZ Myers, Mikey Bear and Robyn Williams at 2010 Global Atheist Convention Gala Dinner
PZ Myers, Mikey Bear and Robyn Williams at 2010 Global Atheist Convention Gala Dinner

Please enjoy my collection of photographs from the weekend of March 12-14 2010.  I’ve posted them to Picasa, Plus, and Facebook.  I invite your comments.

Stand tuned for the photographs from the second Global Atheist Convention, this coming weekend, April 13-15 2012.

Lastly, recapture some of the excitement from 2010 through the eyes of the Bruce Llama.