FanGraphs Live is coming to the west coast. We are excited to have teamed up with the Society for American Baseball Research and will be holding our next event at the same venue as the 41st National SABR Convention in Long Beach this summer. The event will take place on Thursday, July 7th, from 7 to 10 pm.
Among the confirmed guests who will be joining us for an evening of baseball discussion are:
Rob Neyer, national baseball writer for SB Nation
Vince Gennaro, author of Diamond Dollars and professor at Columbia University
Rich Lederer, curator of Baseball Analysts and well known Bert Blyleven booster
Jon Weisman, author of Dodger Thoughts and writer/editor at Variety
Eric Stephen, author at True Blue LA, the Dodgers arm of the SB Nation network
Jonah Keri, writer for FanGraphs and author of The Extra 2%
Carson Cistulli, editor for FanGraphs, host of FanGraphs Audio, published poet
David Appelman, president of FanGraphs
Dave Cameron, managing editor of FanGraphs
Over the course of three hours or so, we will talk extensively about the local Los Angeles franchises, the current state and future of statistical analysis, and why Jonah is just so darn likeable. In addition to hosting several moderated panel discussions, we’ll also be taking questions from the audience, aiming for an interactive discussion between guests and attendees.
In addition to providing all this for just $20, we’re also pleased to offer discounted tickets to the SABR convention for those who attend the FanGraphs Live event. If you purchase a ticket to FanGraphs Live, you will receive 15% off of any SABR conference registration – whether it be the full conference registration ($159), two-day registration ($93), or single day registration ($59). Use offer code FGNonMember-41 to receive your discount when registering at SABR’s site.
I would highly encourage you to take advantage of at least the single day offer if you can spare a Thursday away from work, as SABR has some really interesting events scheduled for that day. Scott Boras is the keynote speaker and will be addressing the convention on Thursday morning. There are approximately 40 research presentations that will take place throughout the day, and several high-powered panels including a Thursday afternoon discussion which will include myself and Sean Forman of Baseball-Reference.com – there is a non-zero chance that we arm-wrestle for exclusive rights to WAR, and you won’t want to miss that.
Space is limited, so we suggest you buy your tickets early to make sure you don’t miss out on what should be a fantastic event. We look forward to seeing you on the evening of July 7th for baseball nerdery at it’s finest.