- Godless Perverts Story Hour: Greta Christina, “To Give Itself Pleasure”
- Godless Perverts Story Hour: Virgie Tovar Reads “Brother David”
On February 1, we had our first Godless Perverts Story Hour of 2014, and it was really a great way to start out the new year.
There is not even the slightest ambiguity about that. A little over a week later, all three of us are still a little bit exhausted, a little bit glowing, and maybe even a little bit bewildered that we managed to pull it off at all, but there is no doubt that it was a great experience, and we’re all a little more optimistic about what we can do with Godless Perverts.
What was so great about it? Not only did we have an exceptional lineup of readers, but for the first time ever, we broadcast it live over the Internet, as part of the online atheist conference FTBCon2, which was pretty remarkable in itself. I think I can speak for my colleagues in Godless Perverts, Greta Christina and Dave Fitzgerald, when I say that it was a real honor to be part of it.
For those of you who couldn’t join us either in person or virtually, or who just want to relive the glory of that evening, we’re going to be posting video of the performers doing their reading over the next week and a half. That’s seven readers, plus a Q&A at the very end. Thank you so much to everyone who helped us out in this.
As always, thank you to the lovely people at the Center for Sex and Culture for creating such an excellent space for the community, and for allowing us to use it for our shows. Special thanks to Robert Lawrence for helping us set up the audio and video and showing us how to use the Center’s AV systems.
And finally, thanks again to the people behind FTBCon2, both for existing at all and for letting us be a part of it. Thanks especially to Jason Thibeault and Stephanie Zvan for helping us make the dry runs with the webcam so that when it was time, our webcast went as smoothly as possible.
Our first video is our own Greta Christina, reading from a piece written especially for this Story Hour. Taking her inspiration from an old quote by Carl Sagan that “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself,” Greta goes one step further. “We are a way for the universe to give itself pleasure,” she writes. It’s a pretty fantastic essay. Watch the video and see where she goes with that one idea.