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GeekGirlCon, PopSci, and Patreon!

I’ve been remiss in plugging/recapping a number of exciting things, so I will try to get them all out in one post. Here we go!

GeekGirlCon!

Last weekend, I joined a bunch of other Skepchick contributors and other friends in Seattle for GeekGirlCon. It was great! I tabled with Surly Amy and did a panel about comedy and social change with Luvvie Ajayi, Amanda Marcotte, and Lindy West. The panel went very well and the audience seemed to have a great time. Huge, huge thanks to Luvvie, Amanda, and Lindy for coming out and bringing the awesomeness. You should follow them all on Twitter: @Luvvie @TheLindyWest and @amandamarcotte

Also, I was incredibly impressed by the DIY Science Zone, which was the brainchild of new Skepchick contributor Dr. Rubidium and which included the efforts of several other Skepchick Network contributors like Nicole, Melanie, and Emily. The Science Zone was packed with excited kids (and even some adults) gleefully getting messy and learning things. It was a sight to behold.

My Birthday!

My birthday was October 18, the day I flew out to Seattle. Because of travel, I wasn’t able to properly thank everyone who wished me well on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere. So: thank you!

A New Blog at PopSci!

That’s right, Popular Science started their own blogging network and they asked me to be a part of it! I’ll be posting there about once per week. Check out Unpopular Science and some of my other blogging friends here! Today I discussed the “Science” of Wind Turbine Syndrome:

If I pause for a moment and really pay attention to my own body, I am currently suffering from mild nausea, difficulty breathing, and a headache. However, I do not live near a wind turbine, so I do not have Wind Turbine Syndrome. I do currently live within a few miles of an empty bag of “Fun Size” KitKats, so I believe I may actually have Halloween Candy Syndrome.

 

Patreon!

I’m trying out an exciting new thing: if you like my YouTube videos, you can support their continued existence by creating a free account at Patreon and then pledging money each time I create a new video. You can pledge anywhere from $1/video up to . . . well, I’m not sure there’s an upper limit but you’re free to check! Depending upon the level you choose to support me at, you’ll get rewards like poems, Google Hangouts, and MS Paint drawings just for you! Here’s a video of me explaining the concept:

That’s it!

Have a happy Friday!

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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