Helping Skepchicamp – Better Than New Years Eve!

Tonight you’re not doing anything. It’s New Years Eve. It’s expensive. It’s cold outside. And it’s not even worth it to drive to the hospital if you’ve been bitten by a rabid primate because you’re probably just going to get killed by a drunk driver on your way there. Stay home. Save your money; save your life; save the cheerleader; save the world.

While you’re home tonight, shine your drinking shoes for January 23 because plenty of tickets are still available for our Skepchicamp fundraiser!

Instead of crazy drunk people throwing up on your car, we have raffles!

Instead of overpriced well drinks, we have auctions!

Instead of crappy champail, we have absinthe!*

In fact, if you actually do want crazy drunk people to throw up on your car, you can bid on it in the auction!*


If you don’t have a car or are averse to vomit, you could instead bid on a hot date with Hemant Mehta, America’s most eligible skeptical bachelor!

Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite. Only 50 tickets available, so get them while they’re still getable!

On March 6, 2010, Chicago will play host to the very first ever Skepchicamp, Chicago’s and Skepchick’s take on the popular Skepticamp.

To make this event happen, and make it happen again, we’re going to need money. And to get that money, we’re going to offer you free* booze and food! The Skepchicamp planning team will be holding a fundraiser, complete with raffles and an auction, on January 23, 2010 at 7:00pm in the South Loop home of Chicago’s own skeptical pediatrician, Dr Jennifer Newport.**

We will be raffling and auctioning off some pretty great prizes, including cash and a date with Friendly Atheist Hemant Mehta!

Only 50 tickets available, so get them before they’re hot!

Ticket Price:

$30 until January 16

$40 after January 16 (if available)


Black Tie and Pants Optional

SurlyRamics suggested

*Free with purchase of fundraiser ticket

** Dr. Newport’s address will be emailed to the guest list one week prior to the event. Approximate address is mapped.


Elyse MoFo Anders is the bad ass behind forming the Women Thinking, inc and the superhero who launched the Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated campaign as well as podcaster emeritus, writer, slacktivist extraordinaire, cancer survivor and sometimes runs marathons for charity. You probably think she's awesome so you follow her on twitter.

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  1. oohhhh…tempting!

    But I’m confused. I have to go to the party to be in the raffle?
    Sorry, us dirty old broads need help with the intertubes.

  2. If Dr. Jen is ok with it, there will certainly be absinthe. I am going to go scrub & test fly the glassware right now, even. Pics & reports as they happen (if I can still find the keyboard…)

  3. OK, I’ve tested the first prototype of the absinthe glassware. Parts will be added as acquired, and testing will continue until the 23rd. Anyone have suggestions for preferred absinthe?

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