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SkepchickCon 2015 and Boutique Academia

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to start getting excited about another SkepchickCon! As you’ll remember, last year was pretty sweet, what with our Science Salons, our interactive Sandbox activities, our panels and our amazing guests! If you for some reason don’t remember (*cough* Buzzed Aldrins *cough*), you can check out some of last year’s photos at the SkepchickCon website.

As you know, with great partying and science outreach comes great fundraising efforts, and those efforts start today! We are very proud to announce that we have a brand new and exciting fundraiser to kick off 2015. To help us raise money for this year’s SkepchickCon, we’d like to introduce our fundraising partner, Boutique Academia.

Boutique Academia logo

Boutique Academia is a company that celebrates intellectual inquiry and curiosity. They produce beautiful science, math, technology, engineering and geek culture-themed jewelry and accessories. They have necklaces, bracelets, scarves, t-shirts, tote bags, tie bars, rings, cuff links, earrings and belts!

Boutique Academia believes in giving back and they choose do so by supporting groups that are involved with STEM education and outreach. Like us!

Fibonacci necklace

Buy Jewelry—Support SkepchickCon!

Throughout the months of February, March and into April, any time you purchase jewelry and accessories from Boutique Academia, enter the coupon code: SkepchickCon2015 at checkout and 20% of your purchase will come directly to us to help fly in renowned guests, rent space and purchase supplies for our science workshops and salons, party room decorations, snacks and drinks. 20%! That helps us a lot!

Thank you to Boutique Academia for supporting our efforts, and to you, dear reader, for considering purchasing nerdy accessories for a good cause.

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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  1. 1) The donation form and receipt say “SkepchickCon 2014”. Shouldn’t this be 2015?

    2) Also, is Skepchick LLC (the organization receiving the donations) a 501(c)3? (In other words, are donations tax-deductible?)

    3) Buzzed Aldrins are tiny and delicious. This makes it easy to drink hundreds of them. DAMHIKT.

  2. Do you have enough clout with your fundraising partner to get a little more love for women coders in the future? Only one thing that referenced non-binary code and it’s a tie clip … d’oh.

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