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Auctions for Science: Tunic and Handmade Journal from India, Custom Cocktail

Science fiction is like a gateway drug for science. One of the reasons we hold SkepchickCon at CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy con, is that the audience is already interested in science in their fiction, which means many are receptive to learning more about the wonders of real-world science, critical thinking, and the intersectional issues that weave throughout. At a con for skeptics or scientists, we can all learn, discuss, and share with like-minded folks, but at a sci-fi con, we can take this a step further into education and outreach to people of all ages.

That is what you support when you donate to SkepchickCon or bid on our weekly auctions.

Photo by Andria Lo
Photo by Andria Lo
In this week’s auctions, we are bringing back the ever-popular custom cocktail, by Mad Art Lab mixologist Anne Sauer. Anne will customize a drink (alcoholic or non) specifically for you or as a gift for someone you love. This is your last chance at this auction. Click here to bid.

Also up for auction this week are two items from India, donated by Grounded Parents and Skepchick contributor Kavin Senapathy.

One item is a handmade journal from India, with a gemstone sand painting on the cover and handmade paper. Click here to check it out and bid.

The other is an embroidered light blue silk blend tunic from India, size XL (but fits like a L). Click here to bid.


Or you can donate directly:

Click here to donate to SkepchickCon!

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]

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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