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Auction: Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Humorotica

Auction: Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Humorotica

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. To help us raise money for science education and outreach at SkepchickCon, this week we have our first donated item from a reader, Angelina: a custom humorotica tale written to your specifications. Here’s a sample tale she wrote of Big(foot) Love to give you an idea of what you’d be bidding on. The auction starts at $25, and the winning bidder gets t... »

Auction: T-Rex in Birdcage Pendant; Custom Culinary Science Post

Auction: T-Rex in Birdcage Pendant; Custom Culinary Science Post

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This week we have two very different but equally awesome items up for auction to raise money for science education and outreach at SkepchickCon. Daniela, the managing editor of Escéptica, has donated an adorable, beautifully handmade pendant, a tiny little T-Rex in a sterling silver cage. Anne Sauer, who writes about the science of food and drink over at Mad Art... »

Auction: Original Chalk & Ink Poster of Rebecca as Misandry Dragon

Auction: Original Chalk & Ink Poster of Rebecca as Misandry Dragon

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. One of our newest Teen Skepchicks, Kit “Grimalkin” Partin, is apparently a brilliant artist. He donated a hilarious original chalk and ink poster of Rebecca Watson as “a ferocious misandry dragon, burning down the city of Manville with her misandrist misandryfires” to help us raise money for science education and outreach at SkepchickCon.... »

Skepchick Auctions: Choose-Your-Own Surly

Skepchick Auctions: Choose-Your-Own Surly

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. This week, as a part of our SkepchickCon fundraising, we are auctioning a Surlyramics necklace or earrings set, donated by the one and only Surly Amy. All proceeds go toward supplies and informational materials for science and art education and outreach as well as travel expenses for the experts we’re bringing to SkepchickCon. The winning bidder this week ... »

Chi-Fi Logo

Anti-Harassment Policy? Not at Our Hotel!

As the representative Chicagoan here at Skepchick, I was pretty excited a couple months ago when we were contacted by the new Chicago geek convention Chi-Fi. Chi-Fi’s programming director loved our Skepchick/FTB track at CONvergence and invited us to attend Chi-Fi in Chicago in March 2014. It was too late to plan an entire skepticism track, but many of the Skepchicks were going to make the trek ou... »

Skepchick Auctions: Handmade Leather Plague Doctor Mask & More

Skepchick Auctions: Handmade Leather Plague Doctor Mask & More

This week’s donated items to raise money for SkepchickCon 2014 are from Mad Art Lab‘s Ryan Consell. Neither Ryan nor Skepchick profits from these auctions. All proceeds go toward supplies and rental costs for science, skepticism, and art activities, workshops, and panels as well as travel costs for bringing out the experts to CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy conference held in Minneapolis... »

Skepchick Auctions: Dino Virgin Mary, Baby Pokemon Jesus & More

Skepchick Auctions: Dino Virgin Mary, Baby Pokemon Jesus & More

Our planning for SkepchickCon 2014 at CONvergence is in full swing, and we have so much more in store for you. First, in addition to more full-hour interactive science and art workshops, we’ll be offering science and art activities and salons all day long in our track room as well as doing some Roving Science during the CON–on-the-spot science demos and quick activities with people wai... »

Light the Night Walk

Light the Night Walk

OK, so we didn’t actually cure cancer with our Light the Night fundraising, but we made a dent in the cost of treatment. Thanks to you, we raised more than $2,600 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Courtney from Skepchick Events and Elyse and her family did the Dallas walk last Sunday. As Elyse described it: The best part was that thanks to having awesome cancer, sometimes I can’... »

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