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Sk8 Schedule Released!

It’s here!  Click this link to see Skepticon 8’s Schedule! Because we’ve put the schedule on Lanyrd, you can also get mobile apps (for Fruit Phones or Robot Phones) so you can keep the schedule right on your fancy pocket computer while at the... read more

Food Trucks At SK8!

Skeptifoodies! Food trucks will be back the entire weekend of Skepticon to feed our heathen faces. Check out the amazing food trucks that are going to be with us: London Calling What: “We would love for you to come and try our handmade, hand crimped, and freshly... read more

Game Night at SK8!

Skepticon HQ is overjoyed to announce that we are partnering with local game shop Changeling Games to bring you a Tabletop Gaming Night Friday, November 13th from 10pm–? (That’s right, QUESTION MARK!) at Skepticon 8! Check out the amazing lineup of games... read more

Where Do the Dollars Go?

Hi Skepticon-town! We here at Skepticon HQ are forever begging you for money. You get it, we need funds to make Skepticon happen. But do you ever wonder where your money is really going? Wonder no more. We have a brand new Financials page on our website! We have... read more

SkeptiProm is on like Donkey Kong!

Get your dancing shoes ready, because SkeptiProm is back! Announcing SkeptiProm 2: Electric Boogaloo Saturday, November 14th from 9pm–1am! Donkey Kong… 8-bit signs… Bad movies about break dancing… We sense a theme developing! Plans are still in... read more

Everyone, Meet Tinkerbell!

Skepticon HQ is excited to announce the presence of the one and only Tinkerbell this year at Skepticon 8! Check her out in all of her glory: If this doesn’t make you all excited about SK8, then we don’t know what will! See you (and Tinkerbell) in November!... read more

SK8 Vants Your Blahd!

Skepticon is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks to host a blood drive on Friday, November 13th from 1pm-5pm. They will be bringing their Bloodmobile to the south side of the conference center, so be sure to check... read more

Accessibility at Skepticon

Skepticon strives to create a yearly event that is accessible for as many attendees as possible. This year, we’re hoping to take that mission a step further:   [Skepticon 8 Closed Caption from Kaitlyn Chandler on Vimeo.] Not only do we want to incorporate a... read more

Support Skepticon 8 Today!

Hello Skepticoners, It’s October, which means we’re only about a month and half away from the universe’s largest (and totally FREE to attend) skeptic convention! However, we need to ask for your help–we’re only about halfway to our... read more

Want to Sponsor Skepticon 8?

Hello Skepticonvillagers! Skepticon 8 is seeking sponsors! Want to make sure your company logo is included in our promotional items? What about taking out an advertisement in our program? We have these options available and more to all you awesome people out there... read more

No Childcare at Skepticon 8

Hello Skepticoners, Unfortunately, due continued to low enrollment and interest in childcare at our event, we regret to inform you all that we will be unable to offer childcare this year at Skepticon 8. Thank you so much for your understanding. We’re truly sorry... read more

Tablers Needed for Sk8!

Hello Skepticontown! We’re looking for tablers to fill the illustrious halls of this year’s Skepticon. You can register for tables through our Eventbrite registration page, it’s super easy! Non-local tables are $300, and yes–there is a discount... read more

Travel Grants Available for Sk8!

Hello Skepticonland! Due to the amazing generosity of an anonymous donor, we are excited to announce that three travel grants are available for  3 woman-identified feminist skeptics. Interested? Click this giant link to apply using our webform! We highly encourage you... read more

Calling All Workshoppers!

Hello Skepticontown! We here at Skepticon HQ are busily working away behind the scenes to get this year’s con up and running and we’re looking for workshoppers! Workshops are held on the Friday day of Skepticon from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Click here to fill... read more

Skepticon 8 Shirt Pre-Order HAPPENING NOW

Nothing says #SK8 like a skateboarding stegosaurus, sooooo we got you a skateboarding stegosaurus shirt! You know you want this shirt!!! Like, honestly, how have you lived this long without it in your life? We’re now officially taking pre-orders on our Shopify... read more

New Speaker For Sk8!

Say Hello to Hiba Krisht! Hiba (pronounced Hib-bah) is a writer, lecturer, and professional translator from Beirut. Her stories have been published in The Kenyon Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Blackbird, and Mizna, among others. She is a recipient of the 2012 Jane... read more

#SK8 T-Shirt Pre-Orders Happening SOON

Here’s a sneak peek on #SK8’s t-shirt awesomness! We’ll be doing pre-orders for this badass shirt design VERY SOON!!! While you wait for more info, consider helping fund Skepticon 8 in other ways by visiting our donation page. Thank you SO MUCH for... read more