MSSF Annual Fungus Fair

Britt Bunyard: From Summer of Love to Suddenly Mainstream: Psychedelic Mushrooms

All of a sudden magic mushrooms have burst back onto the stage and become mainstream again. This presentation will answer all your questions about basic science of these enigmatic fungi, their role in the environment, their interesting chemistry, and where they occur. Also (since you're dying to know) the latest on clinical research and legal status of psilocybin. This presentation will be for general audiences with no prior knowledge of biology or science required. There will be lots of pretty images, enthusiastic discussion, and free samples. (Just kidding: no free samples!)

Britt Bunyard Britt Bunyard, PhD, is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of the mycology journal Fungi. Britt has worked academically (and played very amateurishly) as a mycologist his entire career, writing scientifically for many research journals, popular science magazines, and books, most recently Mushrooms and Macrofungi of Ohio and Midwestern States (2012) by The Ohio State University Press. He has served as an editor for mycological and entomological research journals, and mushroom guide books. A popular evangelizer on all things fungal, Britt has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, PBS’s NOVA and Wisconsin Foodie television programs, and in The Atlantic, Forbes, Saveur, Women’s World, and others. He serves Executive Director of the Telluride Mushroom Festival. He is the co-editor of MycoEpithalamia: Mushroom Wedding Poems (The FUNGI Press), published in 2016. He is the co-author of The Amanitas of North America, scheduled for publication in 2019.

Past Fairs

The Mycological Society of San Francisco has been hosting 1 or 2 Fungus Fairs each year since 1969. Fairs have been held in San Francisco County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, and Marin County. Historical information is available about previous Fungus Fairs: