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Ground Control to Major Tom: Part 2 of 3

This is Major Tom to Ground Control, I’m stepping through the door And I’m floating in a most peculiar way, And the stars look very different today   We are back today with the second part of our Moonbase Tour! Today we get to visit the Moonbase COCOI... read more

Help Save a Life at Skepticon 7

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Bloodmobile will be at Skepticon again for a blood drive! If you want to help save lives while you’re having a blast at Skepticon 7, please consider helping us fulfill our goal of 25 units/donors!!!! If you donate blood,... read more

Ground Control to Major Tom: Part 1 of 3

Commencing countdown, engines on Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Lift-off In the past few years we have made some changes to our lineup and some of the things that we have offered. One of those suggestions that you have been overly vocal in... read more

Stupendous Speaker Spotlight: Cara Santa Maria

Cara Santa Maria has dedicated her life to improving science literacy by communicating scientific principles across media platforms. You probably recognize her from her weekly science podcast called “Talk Nerdy.” Science, education, and talkin’... read more

Let Skepticon “Upgrade U”

We’ve been looking for some creative new fundraisers because we’re still pretty short of our fundraising goal. Lauren’s been having us listen to her “Ladies Power Hour” radio station during all our meetings, so it was a no-brainer to take... read more

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

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