archive: October 2009


Battlestar NYC Panel

Battlestar NYC Panel

Dee Dee dum! We talk Battlestar Again! After our last one this past September, we decided to do another one this December 8th, 2009. This time there is no “events”; just straight talk this time around. It will be hosted again by John Brooks.

We do have an official FaceBook event going here where you can also confirm your status so we know how many people are going to attended. We are working behind the scenes for some fun during the event. We have yet to finalized anything yet, but stay tuned here and/or the facebook event for more details!

Below is the official press release:

John Brooks, in conjunction with Battlestar Wiki and the Galapagos Art Space, invite fans of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA to an engaging panel discussion event in Brooklyn, New York.

The panel will be held on December 8, beginning at 8 PM. As a follow-up to August’s successful event at the Hi Christina! art gallery, this panel will be lead by John Brooks, and features Ajay Chaudhary, Patrick Di Justo, and Shane Froebel to discuss all aspects of the Syfy Channel series, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, and its forthcoming prequel companion series, CAPRICA.

Ajay Chaudhary is an instructor in Columbia University’s core curriculum program, teaching classic works of philosophy and religion to undergraduate students, and a PhD candidate at Columbia University’s Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures, specializing in 20th century Iranian Islamic political philosophy, religious political philosophy and comparative philosophy. He also plays in the country band El Diablo Robotico, named after a slightly obscure reference from ANGEL: THE SERIES.

John Brooks is a seasoned fiction writer, pop culture journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in various pockets of the internet and print publications. He graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religious studies, which he now puts to good use as museum educator at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, where he leads programs on medieval history, classical architecture, and comparative religion.

Patrick Di Justo is the author of the forthcoming “The Science of Battlestar Galactica”, which he wrote in close conjunction with the creative team behind the groundbreaking series.  Patrick is a contributing editor to Wired Magazine and his work has appeared in Popular Science, Scientific American and The New York Times.  He once accidentally gave a long lecture at the Haydn Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History and, due to legal reasons, cannot tell you how the FTL drive works.

Shane Froebel is an administrator for the absurdly thorough Battlestar Wiki and the Chief Information Officer for FrakMedia! in addition to holding a self-accredited PhD in geekology.  Shane studied information technology and politics at Curry College.

The Galapagos Art Space is located on 16 Main Street in Brooklyn, New York at the corner of Water Street in DUMBO. Admission to the event is $10 per person.

Updates will be made at the Battlestar Wiki blog at:


Contact Information

John Brooks

Joe Beaudoin Jr.

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