Mysteries of the Totally Explained: A Psychic Fair for Skeptics!

The Women Thinking Free Foundation has abandoned skepticism. We’ve decided to become psychics… for profit!


Next weekend we are hosting Mysteries of the Totally Explained psychic fair fundraiser at Galway Arms in Chicago.

There will be live psychic readings for $1 (that’s a savings of $3.99 for the first minute alone)!  Tarot cards! Dowsing pendulums (very surly ones)! Crystal balls (and/or balls made of other substances)! And a psedudoworkshop titled (more or less): How to trick drunk assholes into thinking you’re a psychic.

We will be auctioning off tarot cards signed by famous people! Including our beloved Rebecca Watson! And the Novellas! And Evan Bernstein! And James Randi! And Joe Nickell! And Phil Plait! And Dr. Rachie! And Swoopy! And MORE MORE MORE!

You can even compete to be Chicago’s Greatest Psychic by stepping into the WTF Psychic Octagon!

You’ll even get a commemorative keepsake postcard ticket for admission. Autographed by ME! (because I’ll be mailing them out)

The bar is as open as your mind… by which I mean TOTALLY open… until 11pm.

Sweet Deets (that a real psychic should already know):

Friday, July 23

8:00pm (open bar until 11:00)

Galway Arms, 2442 N Clark, Chicago

Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door.

Designated driver tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.


More info:

Facebook event page

Buy Tickets

If you still need clarity and guidance, please contact our staff psychics: psychics[at]womenthinkingfree[dot]org

I can already see you there!


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. Elyse you forgot to mention the most important part. There’s three hours of drinking included! Whether trying to enhance your psychic recption or coming to grips with your devastating “future” – everyone gets drinks from 8-11.

  2. Just had a thought.

    Would it be possible/ethical/desirable to send in a Skepchick/WTF member that pretended to actually be psychic?

    The WTF people could announce that somewhere at the fair, one of their number was acting as an impostor. Then have a spot-the-fake raffle!

    Entrants can submit a card with their name and contact details and the name of the psychic at the fair they think is the WTF impostor. At the end of the fair, draw the cards. The first person to name the WTF psychic wins some kind of prize.

    It would be interesting to then analyze the number of hits each psychic received, and compare them against the number of hits the WTF impostor got. Not scientific, of course – but interesting nonetheless.

    If no-one guesses the correct psychic, you would of course reveal the identity of the impostor at the end of the event.

    I think this could be a really good way to engage the critical faculties of the foot traffic at the fair.

    Whadda ya think?

  3. This is cool. I’m going to be in Chicago next week with my daughter to visit family. If she’s adjusted to the time change well (she’s only 18 months old) and if I have no other plans, I just may have to come to this. I was actually hoping some skeptical event would be held while I was there.

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