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Auctions for Science: DIY Plague Doctor Mask & Photo Shoot for 4 at CONvergence

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events.

This week’s auctions to raise money for science education and outreach at CONvergence are all about cosplay!

DIY Plague Doctor Mask Kit

First, donated and handmade by Mad Art Lab‘s Ryan Consell comes a DIY kit for making your very own historical plague doctor mask, with pieces made from vegetable tan leather that you can dye or paint and assemble into this wicked finished product:

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Click here for more pics and details and to place a bid. This auction ends next Tuesday, June 24, at 9:35pm Eastern.

Photo Shoot for 4 at CONvergence

Slave Leo 11987825154_c9d7ddcb15_b Plus, for those who missed out the first time around, we’re offering another chance to win a photo shoot at CONvergence for up to 4 people with Skepchick photographer Jamie Bernstein. Check out the amazing photos she took at last year’s con in the SkepchickCon 2013 album on Flickr.

Click here to bid. This auction ends Tuesday, June 24, at 9:30pm Eastern.

Please Help Us Spread the SCIENCE

If you can’t make it to the con but still want to help us raise money for science activity supplies and informational materials for SkepchickCon, the science, skepticism, and social justice track at CONvergence, please click the image below to make a Paypal donation (or Paypal directly to [email protected]). Even a single dollar helps us out. Thanks so much.


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.

I’ve said it before, but I have to stress: We do all this science, skepticism, and social justice outreach and education on our own dime. We do not get a cut of ticket sales or charge anything extra for what we offer. We do not profit. At all. This is why we need your help.

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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