This week’s auctions are all about STEAM, putting the art into STEM and the STEM into art. All proceeds go toward the many science and art activities, workshops, and salons we’ll be hosting at CONvergence, the Minneapolis-area sci-fi/fantasy con coming up in just a couple of weeks!
You can check out the Skepchick-specific schedule here. While you’re there, take a look at our speaker page to see all the special guests who will be at the con, including Maggie Koerth-Baker, Amanda Marcotte, PZ Myers, and of course Rebecca Watson and more Skepchick Network contributors than ever. Plus, Jennifer Ouellette is a CONvergence guest of honor!
Skepchick does not get a cut of the CONvergence ticket sales, so we have to raise our own money for all the activities and salons we run in the Skepchick Space Lab as well as for specialty items we bring for our science sandboxes. These auctions also help us cover travel costs and informational materials. Please bid, spread the word, or donate if you can! Every dollar helps.
Two of our auctions this week are special items that come straight from Surly Amy’s Patreon, where she creates art that’s peer-reviewed by scientists.
First up is a signed art print of the painting she did of the New Horizon flyby of Pluto, a work that was peer-reviewed by Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer. Read more about this project here, or just head on over to eBay and place a bid by clicking here. You can even peruse Amy’s Patreon posts to see this painting in various stages of completion.
And finally, back by popular demand, Jamie Bernstein has offered to do one more cosplay photo shoot at CONvergence. The winner of this auction plus a friend will get amazing photos to commemorate the con and all their cosplay. Click here to bid, and check out samples of Jamie’s work below.
See all our auctions here!
If you’d like to help out but can’t afford to donate, consider donating an item or service for auction. We also need volunteers before, during, and after the con, such as with video editing and transcribing (no need to attend the con), recording panels, helping out with science and art activities in the Skepchick Space Lab during the day, and helping with the nightly party. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact me at skepchickevents [at] gmail.com.
Thanks for your support!