Int’l Freethought Film Festival Charitable Poker Tournament in Denver

The Freethought Film Festival Foundation is hosting the first annual  "Freethought Celebrity Charity Texas Hold ‘Em Poker & Casino Night" to benefit the Foundation Beyond Belief. 

You don’t have to be a pro to play! Brian Masters of Casino Party USA wants you to have a great time no matter what level of experience you have at Texas Hold ’em. His professional and friendly staff will help you along the way! Try to knock out freethought celebs in the tournament, or come as a spectator and play at the Roulette & Blackjack tables. The more chips you win, the more chance drawing tickets you get!

  • Dress for tournament players is casual to cocktail. For spectators, the suggested dress is cocktail attire.
  • Cash bar for Standard Player and Spectator Pass holders 
  • Early entry, reception and exclusive lounge and cigar bar area for VIP pass holders!

VIP players have first draw to select their freethought celebrity table. Committed freethought celebrities to date include author of "Attack of the Theocrats" and former Maine legislator, Sean Faircloth; rock concert promoter Barry Fey (aka "The Rockfather"); D.J. Grothe, president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, and Elisabeth Cornwell, executive director of the US branch of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science–to name a few. 

The prize pool includes:

  • VIP PASSES TO A FUTURE DAWKINS EVENT~INCLUDING A PRIVATE MEET & GREET
  • VIP PASSES TO THE 2013 AMAZING MEETING
  • VIP PASSES TO THE ASCENT OF ATHEISM CONFERENCE IN DENVER
  • HELL IN A HANDBASKET
  • EXOTIC CRAFT BEER GIFT BASKET
  • DAWKINS AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS GIFT BASKET

POKER IN THE CHURCH COMMITTED FREETHOUGHT CELEBRITIES TO DATE

 

ED BRAYTON-
A civil libertarian blogger and former comedian who writes at Dispatches from the Culture Wars, the former main ScienceBlogs political journal and now one of the marquee blogs along with PZ Myers’s Pharyngula blog on freethoughtblogs.com. He specializes in civil rights issues, particularly police misconduct, education policy and transparency in government. 

MARGARET DOWNEY-
A freethought activist who is the former President of Atheist Alliance International and founder and president of the Freethought Society (formerly Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia). She also founded the Anti-Discrimination Support Network, which reports and helps deal with discrimination against atheists

ELISABETH CORNWELL-
Executive director of the US branch of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

JT EBERHARD-
A campus organizer and high school specialist with the Secular Student Alliance as well as a contributing author to Atheism Resource. Before joining the SSA, JT was most known as a debater on atheism and LGBT rights and as the co-founder of the Skepticon annual conference.

SEAN FAIRCLOTH-
Director of Strategy and Policy at the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and former Executive director of the Secular Coalition for America. He served five terms in the Maine Legislature. Faircloth served on the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. He was elected Majority Whip by his colleagues in his last term.

JESSE GALEF-
Blogger, freethought activist and Communications director of the Secular Student Alliance.

D.J. GROTHE-
An American writer and public speaker who talks about issues at the nexus of science, critical thinking, secularism, religion and the paranormal. He is president of the James Randi Educational Foundation. Until the end of 2009, he was Vice President and Director of Outreach Programs at the Center for Inquiry, a "think tank that advances science, reason and secular values in public affairs and at the grassroots." He is contributing editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine, and lectures throughout North America at colleges and universities. He edited On the Beauty of Science,[2] about the worldview and life’s work of Nobel Laureate Herbert Hauptman. He formerly hosted the nationally popular radio show and podcast Point of Inquiry which features leading thinkers in the sciences, skepticism and humanism, and now hosts For Good Reason, a similar interview program. He is a former professional magician and "psychic entertainer."

LYZ LIDDELL-
Director of Campus Organizing for the Secular Student Alliance.

DALE MCGOWEN-
Editor and co-author of Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers, the first comprehensive resources for nonreligious parents. He writes the secular parenting blog The Meming of Life, teaches nonreligious parenting seminars across the United States, and serves as executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, a humanist charitable foundation based in Atlanta. In September 2008 he was named Harvard Humanist of the Year by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University.

ELLENBETH WACHS-
An effective activist in church/state separation issues, she, along with Atheists of Florida, is the plaintiff in the groundbreaking Florida constitutional litigation against the city of Lakeland. President of Humanists of Florida Association.

DAVID SILVERMAN-
President of American Atheists. Co-host of the Atheist Viewpoint television program, writes for the NoGodBlog, attends protests, debates and conferences for atheism and freethought, across the country.

BARRY FEY-
Known as, "The Rockfather", is an American rock concert promoter based out of Colorado who is best known for bringing prominent music acts to the United States for the first time .

PETER BOYLES-
A popular and controversial radio host in Denver, Colorado. Boyles can be heard on his morning drive-time talk show on 630 KHOW in Denver and on khow.com. His strong political opinions do not fit the usual radio talk show liberal or conservative stereotypes. He was first to break the story of Reverend Ted Haggard’s sexual affair with a male prostitute.

(freethought celebrity players subject to change)

http://www.freethoughtfilmfest.org/web_documents/11x17poster.pdf