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DragonCon Boycott Over Alleged Child Molester

DragonCon Boycott Over Alleged Child Molester

Last week, a friend sent me the news that one of the founders of DragonCon, the large sci-fi/fantasy convention in Atlanta, GA, was arrested for child molestation. Ed Kramer was first arrested back in 2000 on charges that he sexually abused three teens but he was found to be physically incapable of standing trial. He was placed under house arrest though allowed to travel for medical treatment and ... »

Come See Me at Sex & Secularism in Montreal!

Come See Me at Sex & Secularism in Montreal!

Good news! The Canadian Humanists are hosting what’s sure to be a fascinating, entertaining conference called Sex and Secularism in Montreal next weekend, August 3-5. Better news! I’ll be there, along with badass mofos like Maryam Namazie, Greta Christina, Andrew Copson, and Humanist of the Year Sue Johanson, who many of you may know as the hilarious lady with the late-night sex advice... »

Join the Skepchicks, Freethought Blogs, and 5,000+ Geeks this Weekend!

Join the Skepchicks, Freethought Blogs, and 5,000+ Geeks this Weekend!

My mother just called and asked what I’m doing tomorrow. I said, “Wednesday? I’m prepping for SkepchickCON! I fly out Thursday for Minneapolis. I’m so excited!” She pointed out that it’s the 4th of July. “The fourth of whatnow?” WHO CARES, because I’m on my way to four days of learning, conversing, and partying with some of the best people in t... »

Get Ready: SkepchickCon 2012 is On!

Get Ready: SkepchickCon 2012 is On!

July 5-8, join tons of Skepchick writers plus many of your favorite skeptical personalities in beautiful Minneapolis for SkepchickCon, the Skepchick Track at CONvergence! To gain entry to the panels, you just need to pick up a CONvergence badge (only $60 until May 15!) and then hang out in our track room, which is even bigger and better than the previous three years! Special guests include Maggie ... »

My last TAM 5.5 update (promise)

I’m writing this from the Fort Lauderdale airport (go free wi-fi yay).* I should be on my plane right now, but the flight has been “slightly delayed” by an hour thanks to wind and snow in Boston. Yep, I’m leaving a mini-paradise of warm, sunny weather to go back to the horrid frozen tundra of Boston. I didn’t realize how depressed the winter was making me until I land... »