Calling all central Texas LW readers: We are excited to announce this year's Petrov Day ceremony in Austin!

What is Petrov Day? Put simply, it's a day we commemorate the world not ending. The Austin Less Wrong community has been celebrating Petrov Day annually since at least 2015 (maybe longer), and it's our premiere event of the year. We'd be glad to see you there!

In light of the pandemic, we will be holding the ceremony outdoors, with masks, keeping 6 feet distance. For details on the social distancing rules and directions to the location, see here. The event will be at 6:30pm, Saturday, September 26, 2020. The ceremony will begin promptly at sunset (7:21pm), so please arrive before then.

We have modified the ceremonial manual to accommodate the outdoor setting. If possible, please bring a printed copy of the double-sided booklet version (or a mobile device on which you can read the mobile-friendly version), and a pen/pencil.

If you have any questions, you can comment below or message/email me privately ( In the meantime, bookmark the Austin Less Wrong mailing list for updates on this and other events (both online and in-person).

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