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Hey Skepticoners! We have an easy peasy way for you to help Skepticon. When you shop with AmazonSmile, a portion of your eligible purchase is donated to us! You don’t need a special account, just use the login you usually use. Even better, your purchase price is... read more

Thank You!

SKEPTICONERS! We came, we saw, we learned, we danced! We had such a great time with you all this weekend. From all of us organizers here at Skepticon HQ-THANK YOU for making each year so very awesome and special. Without this amazing community, an event like this... read more

Regarding the ‘Q&A’ with Mark Schierbecker

Skepticon would like to apologize to Concerned Student 1950, our attendees, and others affected by recent events at the University of Missouri. We hosted an event over lunch today that was billed as a onstage interview and audience Q&A with Mark Schierbecker about... read more

Lucien Greaves Workshop Time Change to 5pm!

Hello, all! Due to a family emergency, workshopper extraordinaire Lucien Greaves will be skyping in at 5pm rather than hosting a workshop in person at 11am. It will still be hosted in the Coco room. We’ve updated our schedule on lanyrd with the changes.... read more

Call for Skepticon organization help

Hey, Skepticoners! Have you ever been at Skepticon and thought, “Wow, organizing this conference must be so much fun!” Well, you would be right! But it is also a lot of work. Skepticon has grown A LOT since it’s humble, student beginnings. As we have... read more

Skepticon 8 Extracurricular Activities

Hey there, Skepticondlers! On top of the amazing lectures and workshops we’ve got planned for you this weekend, we have a few other activities you can partake in! Art Contest Cost: $20 per canvas When: Sales are all day Friday and Saturday morning; judging... read more

SK8 Room Upgrade Winner

Skeptiladies and gents, it’s time to reveal the winner of our “Room Upgrade” contest: Steven Solomon!!!!!  CONGRATULATIONS, STEVEN! You now get to live like royalty for the weekend in the Executive Suite of the Ramada Oasis Hotel! We’ve already... read more

Skepticon Policy Updates

Skepticontown! Due to a group activists, it has come to our attention that our Color Communication Badge system we were planning to use is not sensitive to those with Red/Green color blindness. We have since updated our policy to reflect that, here are the changes:... read more

Workshop Schedule for SK8 Released!

Skepticonville! We’re happy to announce that Skepticon 8’s workshop schedule is now ready! Click here to see our updated schedule on lanyrd! Thank you to all of our awesome workshoppers who are going to make this year great. Special thanks to the ladies... read more

Less Than 2 Weeks Left to Register!

Hello Skepticontown! There are less than two weeks left to pre-register for Skepticon 8 to get these sweet perks: Check in faster! Each Skepticon attendee must register with us to participate Make the organizers excited you’re coming! We see every name that... read more

Who wants a room update?!?

Whoa, Skepticonville, have we got a deal for you! We have one Executive King Suite room open, and if you’re already staying at the Ramada Inn & Suites, we want you to have it! The Executive King Suite is beautifully decorated and offers a king bed, living area,... read more

Thunderdome Screening at SK8!

Skepticoners! We are beyond excited to announce that we will be screening Thunderdome: Face Your Fears, Build Your Dreams on Friday, November 13th at 2pm on the main stage at Skepticon! Thunderdome is a feature length documentary that follows the true story of Rob... read more

Fallon Fox Q&A at SK8

Hello Skepticonville! We’re going to be doing something a little bit different for Fallon Fox’s talk this year at Skepticon 8, we’re going to do it Q&A style! In order to get the most questions in possible, we’re going to go ahead and... read more

Even MORE Accessibility at Skepticon 8!

Skeptionites, Every year, we do our darndest to make sure that our convention is as welcoming to as many people as possible. This year, we’ve upped the ante! Here’s a full run down of the new features we will have at SK8 to make the weekend more awesome... read more

SK8 Attendee Checklist!

SKEPTICONERS! How much do the organizers of Skepticon love you? DUDES LIKE SO MUCH! We have put together this amazebananas checklist to make sure you are ready for the weekend as we’re only 20 days away from the big event! Registered (Only those who register are... read more

SK8 Travel Grant Awardees!

Skepticoners, Due to the awesome generosity of an anonymous donor, Skepticon is able to award three travel grants to 3 woman-identified feminist skeptics this year. It’s time to meet our awardees as they share how they would benefit from attending SK8: Xandi... read more

White Coat Captioning at SK8!

Skepticontownville! Skepticon HQ is overjoyed to announce that we will be incorporating a live closed captioning service at this year’s conference! We will be working with the awesome people over at White Coat Captioning! Let’s learn a little bit more... read more

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