Auctions for Science Extravaganza!

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events.

This is our last week to raise money for SkepchickCon, the science, skepticism, and social justice track at CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy con held in the Minneapolis area July 3-6.

So we’re auctioning ALL the things so we can give you something in return for your support of all the activities, demos, salons, and panels we’re hosting at the con. If nothing in the auctions appeals to you but you still want to help, we could REALLY use it. Just click the image below or Paypal a donation to [email protected]. We do not profit at all from this con. Even a single dollar donation will help us out. Thanks!


Auctions for Science

All auctions end next Tuesday, July 1, between 9:30pm and 10:00pm Eastern time. Click here to see a complete list.

First up, we have two handmade items by Skepchicks Olivia and DrRubidium:

Glass Mosaic Jolteon


Olivia made this kickass 8 x 8 mosaic of Jolteon, from Pokemon, just for YOU. Click here for more info and to bid.

“Hand”-made Knit Coffee Cozy


DrRubidium also created this coffee cozy just for these auctions, garter stitch knit with little hand buttons. Click here for more info and to bid.

Custom Culinary Science Blog Post by Anne Sauer

What makes a souffle rise? Why does browning make food taste better? Why shouldn’t I make a rubbing alcohol Martini?

Anne from Mad Art Lab will do the research and write up a blog post with the best answer she comes up with. Post will include a relevant recipe!

Click here for more info and to bid.

Virtual Music Lessons with Ashley Hamer

Three hours of lessons on flute, clarinet, saxophone, or music theory with musician and Mad Art Labber Ashley Hamer.

Click here for more info and to bid.

Geeky T-shirt Throw Pillows

Two auctions for two pillows each, handmade by Skepchick Mary.

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Click here for more info and to bid on Mathletics and What about John Lovitz? pillows.

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Click here for more info and to bid on I Got Greece on My Shirt and the Sylvester Stallone Grammar Champ pillows.

1960 Betty White Teaches Tango, Merengue, and Samba Albums


Click here for more info and to bid on Betty White’s How to Tango album and instruction booklet.


Click here for more info and to bid on Betty White’s How to Merengue and Samba album and instruction booklet.

Beer Bottle Cozy

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Bottle cozy hand knit by Jodi Thibeault, specifically for the SkepchickCon fundraising auctions, during the FreethoughtBlogs Con 2014 panel “Godless Fiends Fabric Arts Hour.” Click here for more info and to bid.

Rose Statement Necklace

Custom color 5-rose necklace with coordinating pearls or beads, handmade by artist Beth Presswood, host of the Godless Bitches podcast. Click here for more info and to bid.

Choose Your Own Adventure Custom Humorotica

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Is it true what they say about big feet? Have you always longed for a wet Nessy adventure? A probing UFO tryst? We haven’t either, but it makes for hilarious cheesy romance, a.k.a. humorotica. The winning bidder on this auction will receive a custom tale of cryptozoological or paranormal romance. Click here for more info and to bid.

What Is SkepchickCon

For more information about SkepchickCon, check out our new website, including our huge lineup of speakers, and the 70 panels, workshops, and readings we’re involved in at the con, more than half of those Skepchick-sponsored.

This is in addition to the science and art activities and salons we’ll be hosting for the first time this year in the Skepchick Space Lab, plus a new mixology demo from MAL’s Anne Sauer. We’ll have more details on the Space Lab schedule up soon.

Please help us out by bidding, spreading the word about the auctions and the SkepchickCon site, or donating directly.

Thanks so much for your support!

Melanie Mallon

Melanie is a freelance editor and writer living in a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband, two kids, dog, and two cats. When not making fun of bad charts or running the Uncensorship Project, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and putting out random dumpster fires. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

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