BAHFest Seattle 2017

BAHFest is a celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect scientific theory. Our brave speakers present their bad theories in front of a live audience and a panel of judges with real science credentials, who together determine who takes home the coveted BAHFest trophy. And eternal glory, of course.

Come join us on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai located at 1441 – 16th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98122

Tickets are now on sale!

Host and Keynote

Zach Weinersmith

Zach Weinersmith

Keynote

Zach Weinersmith is the creator of BAHFest, the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, and other things. He has a new book out, co-written with his wife, called Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve And/Or Ruin Everything
Henry Reich

Henry Reich

Bonus Keynote

Henry Reich is the creator of stick figure science channels MinutePhysics (which he makes by himself) and MinuteEarth (produced by an excellent team of science writers & illustrators), as well as their Spanish language siblings. He has a masters in theoretical physics, a penchant for endurance sports, and moonlights as the fiddle player in a bluegrass band.

Molly Lewis

Molly Lewis

Host

The following biography was crowdsourced one line at a time from Molly’s followers on Twitter:
Molly Lewis is at least one of two people in the continental US named “Molly.” Known for her quirky songs and insatiable desire to woo the internet, Molly is known for playing covers of her own songs. All of her ukulele strings are made from strands of her own hair, painstakingly treated in the fires of Mt. Doom. Molly is a fan favorite, and has a huge following in Canada among other places! Molly may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards.

Judges

Julianne Dalcanton

Julianne Dalcanton

Judge

Dr. Julianne Dalcanton is an astrophysicist at the University of Washington, where she studies the formation of galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope. She was an undergraduate at MIT, where she majored in physics and was captain of the women’s rugby team, after which she earned a PhD at Princeton.
Sarah Andersen

Sarah Andersen

Judge

Sarah Andersen is a 25 year old cartoonist and illustrator.  She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and currently lives in Brooklyn.  Her comics are semi-autobiographical and follow the adventures of herself, her friends, and her beloved pets.
Henry Reich

Henry Reich

Judge

Henry Reich appears to be both a judge and keynote somehow. We believe quantum effects may be at play.
Austin Roberts

Austin Roberts

Presenter

Austin is a mathematician, educator, imitation Canadian, dapper dresser, champion yodeler, diorama aficionado, and prolific writer of mostly true bios.

Tim Crockett

Tim Crockett

Presenter

Tim Crockett is director of IT at Caiman Consulting, a company he helped co-found in 2004. When not at work, Tim enjoys trivia, eating out, traveling, eating out while traveling, trivia while traveling, trivia while eating out, and karaoke. Originally from Idaho, Tim graduated from the University of Southern California but has lived in Seattle for most of his adult life due to the weather here being a better match for his personality.

Karen Donohue

Karen Donohue

Presenter

Karen is a tech overlord by day/mad scientist by night. When she isn’t thinking of creative new ways to improve the planet, she spends most her time writing comedy and making comics.

Tom Nugent

Tom Nugent

Presenter

Tom used to be a physicist, then he went to the dark side: Engineering.  In his wireless power start-up, LaserMotive, he’s combining welding lasers with robots to wirelessly power drones, which will usher in Skynet and doom us all.  This is Tom’s second appearance at BAHfest, since Zach didn’t learn his lesson last time.

David Gould

David Gould

Presenter

Raised in NASA’s backyard on a steady diet of computers, David has been exploring aeronautics, science, and technology ever since.  He has a passion for gleefully falsifying reality, and looks forward to one day following that to its ultimate conclusion by having his mind uploaded to a computer.

Robin McLachlan

Robin McLachlan

Presenter

Robin McLachlan is a PhD student in oceanography at the University of Washington. As a scientist, she travels all around the world to exotic, tropical beaches in pursuit of her research topic… mud, that slippery, mushy, stinky stuff that builds our coastal world. In her free time, she enjoys long walks through the woods, sipping on a good stout, and happening upon the greatest of creatures – the bear.