Christmas is just 19 days away!
I love Christmas. This year I love it even more because I’m going home to Chicago and I get to spend a week with my family and friends who I miss so hard it hurts. And snow… we don’t have snow here in Texas… instead we have fresh sod and blooming flowers. It’s weird. It’s also rainy and chilly. Basically, Christmas in Texas feels like Easter, but with less parking at the mall.
Anyway, because I’m LITERALLY EXPLODING WITH EXCITEMENT (yes, literally… there’s excitement blood and excitement intestines everywhere), I want to play Skepchick Santa. I’m going to send some of my disembodied remains down your chimney and leave skeptical gifts under your trees.
2012 is going to be our last year on earth* and it’s going to be jam packed with skeptical things to do. There are conferences everywhere: SkeptiCAL, NECSS, SkepchiCon, TAM, DragonCon, Skepticon, Women in Secularism and Skepticamps everywhere… and that’s just a sampling of what’s going on in the US alone. It’s simply impossible for everyone to attend every one.
But this is where your Skepchickal Santa comes in! Since it’s the last time you’ll ever be able to attend anything*, you get to pick one conference or event and you will get it, wrapped in a pretty package, with a custom SurlyRamics necklace. Time off from work, travel, food, registration, and bar tab will all be under your tree! AND you get to pick one speaker and/or topic you’d like to see at that event!
The thing is, you have to be good. And to be good, you have to gift a skeptical gift to the entire world. One gift. To make it easy, you don’t even have to make it happen… just put it on a list, and Skepchick Santa will deliver it. You have to choose a piece of woo to do away with or a skeptical tool you think every person needs. You can make me do away with cancer quacks or deliver a complete series of Mythbusters streamed directly into every person’s brain. Whatever you want.
So let me see your lists!
What event do you want to attend that you can’t or won’t? Who would you like to be there, and to do what (if anything)? What do you give the world in exchange?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3pm ET.