Now, while Marshall prepares to do a first ever, live, student hands-on experimental demonstration of the Verdrehing Fan(™) - with two physics classes at Grandview Heights High School in November, his competitor, Dr. Mallett, will be appearing at the Institute Library in New Haven, Connecticut on October 17th during its monthly Amateur Hour series, which is curated by Joshua Foer and Jack Hitt. Hitt will be the host of the evening's event, which begins at 7PM with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments. Collectible, limited edition posters (see insert) will be available for sale and signed by both Hitt and Mallett. Mallett will be appearing next in a lecture at Butler University, on November 1st.
A web site has been created for the competition - http://www.thegreattimemachinerace.weebly.com which even has a page with a poll where visitors can vote on who they think will win - Mallett, Marshall, Someone Else or Nobody. Marshall's appearance at the Wakeup Startup event was marked by an enthusiastic introduction and follow-up comments by event host and start-up expert, Brian Zuercher. As Marshall took the stage, with the front page of The Great Time Machine Race web site as a backdrop, he was greeted by an approving shout from out of the audience - "He's Dr. Who, man!", and after he finished, there was applause and exclamations of, "Nice job!".
Even as Mallett has been overtaken, in as far as the machine contest is concerned, he's about to be passed by Marshall on the speaking engagements as well. Marshall has a major tour lining up, that will take him into 16 different states and at least five different types of venues. He will also have a book, audio documentary, and DVD out in time for the Christmas season.