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Announcing a New Skepchick: Surly Amy Roth!

At The Amaz!ng Meeting 7 last weekend, I finally had the chance to meet the awesome lady who has been supplying the Skepchicks with sexy jewelry for the past several years (has it been that long? I suspect it has). Amy has always struck me as the kind of chick to get things done, which happens to be my favorite kind of chick to bring on board. When I met her, I knew immediately that she was even awesomer than I had imagined. She was funny, sweet, smart, and working hard at the Surlyramics/Skepchick table.

When I asked how she might feel about coming on board Skepchick to add some more of the artsy side of critical thinking, she pretty much flipped out in the best way possible and excitedly started telling me about the tons of other ideas she had. I immidiately decided to marry her on stage at TAM 8.

That night was the Skepchick party. In a packed villa, I made the announcement: “I’ve decided to add a new Skepchick to the team, and I haven’t bothered to tell the other Skepchicks.” (Excited murmur) “But I know you’ll all love her. And I’m pretty sure many people here already know who she is, since you’re already wearing her jewelry.” (Screams, cheers, thunderous applause, hugs)

Amy is already hard at work being awesome, developing some of her many ideas. She’ll be posting an intro soon, and then getting down to Skepchick business.

Welcome to the team, Amy!

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. Hehe, yes, there really was a lot of happy screaming at your announcement, Rebecca. :) Sheesh, you’d think we all love and adore Amy or something.

  2. For SurlyAmy, A haiku:

    Artsy, skeptical,
    Given to surly moments.
    Like her anyway. ;)

    (OK smileys are atypical for haikus, but it doesn’t have a syllable, so I’m safe.)

    Congrats, Amy!

  3. @Jen:

    I think the secret was already out when Rebecca announced it at the villa.

    If it wasn’t out at that point, the SQUEEEEEEE was heard across the entire western half of the continent. (I’m loud, if you didn’t notice)

  4. Hooray! This world neeeeeds more skeptical artists at the fore. It gets lonely when most of the other artists around you are filled to the brim with woo.

  5. Congrats to my favorite fellow skeptical jewelry maker! Going to be so cool to have an artist skepchick.

    I’m still torn on which of your necklaces I’m getting.

  6. I’m still deaf in my right ear from the jubilant screaming at the announcement! :)

    I think it’s a brilliant idea to offer an artistic perspective to skepticism.

    Welcome, and it was lovely to meet you and Johnny! xxx

  7. I’d agree with Karen if I could hear her over the ringing in my ears. Congrats again!

    Oh, and Johnny was every bit the proud husband.

  8. I’m so pumped!! I had to take a hiatus from Skepchick since they blocked it at work, and I come back to find an uber cool addition to the Skepchicks… love it!

    Welcome, Amy!

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