And the Winner (of the October Contest) Is . . . !

Thanks to everyone who participated in the delightfully-themed October contest, where your goal was to create some piece of awesome in celebration of my birthday! (And, thanks to Jill and Elyse for coming up with the idea. Mwah!)

The poetry submitted was fabulous, the YouTubery was rad, and the clay sculpture by Cassie was one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen in my life but alas I felt that declaring a fellow Skepchick writer the winner would be unbecoming. (Seriously though Cassie, you are amazing.)

There was one non-Skepchick who really shined, though, combining my innate egoism with my love of comic books (how did you know!?): FurryHermit, you totally owned the contest with this stellar cover art. You even worked in a unicorn! Well done.

So, congratulations! You win all my love*, plus astronaut ice cream from Elyse**, plus a personal thank you note from me. Please send your name and mailing address to [email protected] in order to claim your prizes.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

*non-physical, that I have to spare

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. @Some Canadian Skeptic:

    Let’s say same ice cream that astronauts eat… I assure you it is in its pre-eaten state… not post-eaten.

    Post-consumer recycled ice cream… it sounds so green doesn’t it? (but it’s actually brown)

  2. The cover is really well done and creative. What a great idea. Now I wish there really was such a comic.
    Bigfoot looks so sad, though!

  3. I like the part wher the priest is covering his eyes with the cross. Its just that it reminds me of horror movies in which priests try to unsuccessfully drive a monster away with a cross. Anyways, I love the cover picture. :)

  4. Did you know that only one astronaut has ever taken astronaut ice cream into space? It’s good stuff, though. If I were an astronaut, I’d definitely take some with me.

  5. Rebecca, let me know where I should mail the sculpture. I could also run it down the street to your mother. Your choice. :)

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