Ig-Arisia 2018 Nominations

Nominations to present at the
Improbable Research event at Arisia

(Friday January 12, 2018)

On Friday, January 12th  (9:30pm-10:30pm)  Improbable Research will present a dramatic reading event at Arisia - "New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention".

Our readers will present dramatic mini-readings (each limited to 2 minutes maximum) from patents and research papers that have won the Ig Nobel Prize, or have otherwise gained the attention of the Ig Nobel Selction Committee.

Help us choose some of those readers!

What qualities should the people you nominate possess?
    ⁃   Charismatic stage presence
    ⁃   A good speaking voice
    ⁃   Able to read clearly into a microphone
    ⁃   Available on Arisia's Friday Night, January 12, 2018
    ⁃   Not easily rattled when asked questions about a research paper they have only just read themselves**

    ** We will tell the audience just how recently you met the material you're presenting. (How often, in this world of "expert" interviewees, does everyone know exactly how informed - or uninformed - their experts are?)

We encourage you to nominate Arisia attendees, staff, vendors, or other unexpected people who would do a good job - just let us know why you think they would do a good job!

If your favorites are already nominated (see the list below) then tell us that, and say why you think they would be good presenters - that's just more information helping us make our choices.

Do you know someone who should be
            illuminated by The Human Spotlight?
Do you know someone who should be illuminated by The Human Spotlight? (photo by D. Kessler)


email david-AT-improbable-DOT-com. Include:


Let the fen know who you have nominated and this gets more interesting!


Sonya Taaffe

Carl West

Jennifer Pelland

Dean Grodzins

Gary Dryfoos

Melissa Franklin

Corbin Covault

Daniel Rosenberg

Chris Cotsapas

Stephanie Clayman

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