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Super Duper Speaker Spotlight: PZ Myers

PZ Myers is definitely one of our more infamous cohorts. PZ (Which stands for Paul Zachary–thanks Wikipedia!) has been here since day one after we plied him with a pirate hat and beer. He regularly blogs over at Pharyngula and can be found at the University of... read more

Oh the Humanity!

Hello Skeptinaughts! Some of our most popular events at skepticon are when we get to relax and talk to some of our favorite people about what ever conversations come to mind! Well this year we have more options than ever before! We are proud to announce a Cards... read more

AHH Freak Out

AHHHHH!!!! FREAK OUT!!!! There is only ONE MONTH UNTIL SKEPTICON!!!!! We don’t mean to scare you, but there is really and truly only a month left until Skepticon 7!!!!! Well, we suppose you Skeptipeople are probably a lot more excited than freaked out. AS YOU... read more

You Need a Badge for Skepticon 7

Good news: if you register online by the end of the day today, we’ll give you one for free!!! Best news: they’re pretty pretty bad-ass, brightly colored, and the VERY FIRST SKEPTICON BADGES IN EXISTANCE, so we’re sure you can sell yours for a lot of... read more

Let’s Take Care of Business!

With the final days of Skepticon approaching, we need to finalize all of your goodies! We’re finalizing your T-Shirt pre-orders with SWAGBOT today!!! If you want your official Skepticon 7 shirt, you need to place YOUR order immediately! Remember, we cannot... read more

Stupendous Speaker Spotlight: Hemant Mehta

Blogger, author, tireless activist and overall awesome person Hemant Mehta totally lives up to the name of his infamous blog, the Friendly Atheist. Hemant firmly believes that you can be friendly and an atheist at the same time, and he strives to be a constant... read more

Why do YOU donate to Skepticon?

No, seriously, we really want to know why three hundred and forty-one of you Skepticonites think Skepticon is worth it! Until we sat down and counted all of you that donated in 2014, we didn’t realize just how many of you there were that think Skepticon 7 is... read more

Super Secret Skepticon Party Fundraiser!

Skepticoners! We here at Skepticon HQ are getting super excited about conference weekend, so we’re throwing a party. Not just any party, mind you, but a SUPER SECRET Skepticon party!What does this mean? I’m so glad you asked! Skepticon weekend, we’re... read more

Share Our Call to Artists and Win

We are still looking for people to share their art with us at Skepticon! Share this post on your Facebook or Twitter, and you’ll be entered to win a free Skepticon Themed Surlyramic!!! “Surly” Amy Roth has been kind enough to organize our first ever... read more

Spiffy Speaker Spotlight on Peggy Mason

We have the honor of presenting Peggy Mason, PhD to you lovely Skepticonites. Peggy is a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Chicago. She received both her BA in Biology and her PhD in Neuroscience from Harvard. She actually wrote a... read more

Want to be Cool? Pre-Order a SK7 T-Shirt

All the cool  kids are pre-ordering Skepticon 7 T-Shirts! You can be cool too! Pre-order your shirt in the next few weeks and we’ll have them shipped by the beginning of November. The only way of guaranteeing yourself a SK7 shirt is to pre-order one. In a moment... read more

Help Pick Space Themed Cocktails!

Skepticonville! Thank you so much for helping us brainstorm space themed cocktail names! Now the time has come to choose some winners, so let’s get to it: Click this link to be taken to our very awesome space cocktail name survey! Help us help you get your space... read more

Our Donors are so Stinkin’ Cool!

We asked for support to bring the Ada Initiative to Skepticon 7, and our donors dropped everything and funded the $5,000.00 they needed in ONE DAY!!!!!!!!!! That means that the executive director, Valerie Aurora, will teach an Ally Skills Workshop at Skepticon 7!!!!!... read more

Spiffy Speaker Spotlight: Jamie Kilstein

If you’ve been watching tv or listening to podcasts lately, you’ve probably seen Jamie Kilstein. And you’ve probably laughed your ass off! Jamie is coming to Skepticon 7 with his BFF John Frusciante to give us “Addicted to Friendship”,... read more

Help The Ada Initiative Come to Skepticon!

Hello Skepticontown! We here at Skepticon HQ are HUGE fans of the Ada Initiative, a non-profit that supports women working in tech and open source internetty stuff. The lovely people at Ada would like to come give an ally skills training workshop at Skepticon, but... read more

CAH Game Night at Skepticon!

Hello Skepticontownville! The Skepticon team comes bearing great news–Cards Against Humanity has graciously donated a whole crapload of their games to us, so we’re hosting a CAH game night on Friday from 10pm–Midnight! Prizes will be Skepticon swag,... read more

Stellar Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Nicole Gugliucci

” Stellar!” You know, like stars and stuff! Get it!? Cause you know who likes stars a WHOLE LOT?!? Dr. Nicole Gugliucci. She’s an astronomer, writer, educator, skeptic, self proclaimed “maker-of-tiny-comets”, and an all around geek.... read more

Skepticon 7 Schedule Released

We and our minions have been working hard here at the Skepticon 7 secret moon base to put together this year’s schedule of talks. And guess what! It’s now available! You can check it out on our schedule page or you can head over to our page on Lanyrd where... read more

Free T-Shirt Giveaway Starts Today

The first winners of our t-shirt giveaway extravaganza have been drawn: Jashin Lin and Karley Johnston… come on down and claim your prize! Please contact us via Facebook or email us at info@skepticon with your shirt size and shipping address! Everyone else is... read more


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