Marian Call & More at CONvergence!
There’s less than a month until we’ll all be hanging out in Minneapolis at SkepchickCon, our annual schedule of panels at CONvergence. We’ve just learned that Marian Call will now be in attendance to play a live show! Plus, we’re thrilled to host Boing Boing’s Maggie Koerth-Baker and science advocate Shawn Otto, both of whom will be signing books on Friday at 5pm. We’ll also have friends like Desiree Schell, Freethought Bloggers PZ Myers, Greg Laden, Stephanie Zvan, and a whole mess of Skepchicks, Teen Skepchicks, and Mad Art Lab contributors.
This year, we’re in a larger room than before because we’re just so damned popular. Here’s a look at what’s going on in our track room (“Bloomington”) – note that not everything in that room is a SkepchickCon panel but we’ll probably all want to stick around for things like Toy Customization because frankly that sounds like a lot of fun. Here are just a few of our panels:
Skepchicks Save the Day AND Your Money!
Heina Dadabhoy, Maria Walters, Ashley Hamer, Amy Davis Roth, Rebecca Watson
Just a good ol’ fashioned round of excoriating BS products that are aimed at women. I may use this as another excuse to rant about douche for a bit. Maybe.
Who Will Save the Polar Bears?
John Abraham, Maggie Koerth Baker, Greg Laden, Shawn Otto, Paul Douglas
The Chilling Effect of Climate Change Denialism
Greg Laden, Maggie Koerth Baker, Don Shelby, Shawn Otto, John Abraham
Last year, our climate change panel filled up the room and it took place at like 6 am. So this year, you should probably arrive early to get a spot at both of these.
The Science of Evolution
Greg Laden, Bug Girl, Matt Kuchta, PZ Myers
Another hot topic. Maybe we’ll get a creationist or two in the audience!
Laura Okagaki, Rebecca Watson, PZ Myers
We’re going to talk about our favorite women who made great contributions to the sciences but who don’t get their due.
And many more!
Plus, as always you’ll be able to join us in the Skepchick party room (number 227, same as previous years!) Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights where we’ll be mixing up delicious drinks (yes, the Buzzed Aldrin will be there, don’t worry) and staying up all night talking science and skepticism to any hapless soul who wanders in. Freethought Blogs will also have an adjoining party room in 228, so we expect this to be a truly epic weekend.
So pick up your ticket today! All you need is a badge for CONvergence – the SkepchickCon panels and party room are all free, thanks to the generous donations of our awesome readers.
It’s going to be an awesome event. I can’t wait to see you all there!
Featured image of Marian Call by Brian Adams.