SkepchickCON

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    Announcing the March SkepchickCon Drawing

    Last month we announced the new SkepchickCon fundraising website and since we went live our supporters have gone above and beyond to show us how much they support the work we do every July. We’re almost halfway to our first goal! If we reach higher numbers that means more activities, better booze, and more speakers. You might have thought we…

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  • Activism

    Everything to Everyone

    As many of you might have noticed, last week was Convergence, the annual sci-fi and fantasy convention at which the Skepchicks run their own science/skepticism track. As per usual it was oodles of fun, and also as per usual it left many of us with lots to think about. One panel in particular struck me with how clearly it illustrated…

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  • Events

    Auctions for Science: Last Chance for Gamergate Embroidery #CVG2015

    Those of you who lost out in the bidding wars over the last Gamergate embroideries have one more shot. Jac has one more to auction, this one with green thread and heart design. This is the very last one. They haven’t made any more. Click here to bid. This auction ends on Sunday night, just after 9 pm EDT, along…

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  • Events

    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…

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  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies: The Game, Thor’s Armor, Snowpiercer, Inclusive Atheism, Subtle Sexism, Helicopter Parenting, and Identifying as Disabled

    Sunday Funny: Gender Roles (via TheRobinHead) Teen Skepchick DBT Skills: Mindfulness “How” Olivia continues her series on DBT skills. Bi-erasure: Constantine In NBC’s new show Constantine, smoking is fine but bisexuality is taboo. The Not so Beautiful Game Step 1: An Uncompelling Frame Narrative Stigmatizes Mental Illness Elizabeth is reading The Game so you don’t have to. Mad Art Lab…

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  • Events
    SKepchick OITNB cosplay. Photo by Jamie Bernstein.

    Cosplay SkepchickCON-Style

    Another SkepchickCON has come to a close and this year was one of the best ever. As usual, our merry band of Skepchick Network contributors walked the halls of CONvergence in some top notch cosplay. Mad Art Lab‘s Beth realized two nights before SkepchickCON that she had not put together a cosplay yet. She made a Target run and ended up…

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  • Events
    SKepchick OITNB cosplay. Photo by Jamie Bernstein.

    My First SkepchickCon

    Before last weekend, I had never cosplayed (I’m on the far right in the amazing pic by Jamie Bernstein, above). I had never spoken on a panel. I had never made a large group of people laugh at me––on purpose. I had never talked about my mental health issues face-to-face with a roomful of strangers. I had never prepared myself…

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  • Events

    Quiz-o-Tron Coming to Minneapolis

    Now you have even more reason to come out to Minneapolis in early July. Not only is SkepchickCon going on during CONvergence, July 3 through July 6, but Rebecca is hosting a Quiz-o-Tron Wednesday night, July 2, at Bryant Lake Bowl in Uptown. Get your tickets now before they sell out. They are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.…

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