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Get Your Quiz-o-Tron Tickets! #cvg2014

Get Your Quiz-o-Tron Tickets! #cvg2014

Hey, Twin Cities people and CONvergence goers, don’t forget to get your tickets to Quiz-o-Tron for tomorrow night (Wednesday). Starring CONvergence favorites Bill Corbett, Molly Glover, Joseph Scrimshaw, Sharon Stiteler, Jill Bernard, and your host, Rebecca Watson. Where: Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis (Uptown area) When: Wednesday, July 2, 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM) Why... »

Skepchick Space Lab Schedule at CONvergence

Skepchick Space Lab Schedule at CONvergence

CONvergence is this weekend! Which means we are going to SCIENCE. In addition to hosting several panels and workshops as part of SkepchickCON, the science and skepticism track of CONvergence, we are also hosting activities and salons in the Skepchick Space Lab. CONvergence is a sci-fi/fantasy conference at the Doubletree Hilton in Bloomington, Minnesota, July 3-July 6. The Skepchick Space Lab is i... »

Auctions for Science Extravaganza!

Auctions for Science Extravaganza!

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This is our last week to raise money for SkepchickCon, the science, skepticism, and social justice track at CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy con held in the Minneapolis area July 3-6. So we’re auctioning ALL the things so we can give you something in return for your support of all the activities, demos, salons, and panels we’re hosting at the con. If no... »

Auctions for Science: DIY Plague Doctor Mask & Photo Shoot for 4 at CONvergence

Auctions for Science: DIY Plague Doctor Mask & Photo Shoot for 4 at CONvergence

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This week’s auctions to raise money for science education and outreach at CONvergence are all about cosplay! DIY Plague Doctor Mask Kit First, donated and handmade by Mad Art Lab‘s Ryan Consell comes a DIY kit for making your very own historical plague doctor mask, with pieces made from vegetable tan leather that you can dye or paint and assemble int... »

Auctions for Science: Wonder Woman Shoes & Vintage Science Textbooks

Auctions for Science: Wonder Woman Shoes & Vintage Science Textbooks

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This week’s auctions feature donations from our very own DrRubidium and Will, both of whom will be at SkepchickCon July 4th weekend in Minneapolis. In addition to science activities and salons in the Skepchick Space Lab, here’s a taste of some of the panels they’ll be on: DrRubidium: Getting Away with Murder Breaking Bad Science Song of Ice and... »

Quiz-o-Tron Coming to Minneapolis

Quiz-o-Tron Coming to Minneapolis

Now you have even more reason to come out to Minneapolis in early July. Not only is SkepchickCon going on during CONvergence, July 3 through July 6, but Rebecca is hosting a Quiz-o-Tron Wednesday night, July 2, at Bryant Lake Bowl in Uptown. Get your tickets now before they sell out. They are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. If they still have tickets left at the door and you have a CONvergence ba... »

Bad Chart Thursday: “Gangnam Style” Video Slightly Delays Doomsday

Bad Chart Thursday: “Gangnam Style” Video Slightly Delays Doomsday

Tuesday’s daily chart over at The Economist demonstrates the horrible price we pay globally by collectively watching “Gangnam Style” more than 2 billion times on YouTube. Assuming that each click meant that the viewer watched the full length of the video, the authors calculate that we have spent a total of 140 million “man” hours globally watching Korean pop star PSY&... »

Auctions for Science: Photo shoot at CONvergence

Auctions for Science: Photo shoot at CONvergence

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This week’s auction is especially for those of you who will be attending CONvergence, the sci-fi/fantasy conference where SkepchickCon is held. Skepchick Jamie Bernstein is auctioning off a photo shoot at the con, so you can get pro quality photos of your cosplay. You can even include a friend! Check out the amazing photos she took at last year’s con... »

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