Make it Rain on Skepticon: Give us $40?

Hey Skepticon lovers,

Each year, about 700 or so attendees enjoy Skepticon in the lush jungles of Springfield, MO at the Ramada Oasis Hotel & Convention Center. The Skepticon team did the math and we found something pretty cool: did you know that, if everyone who attended gave us about $40, we’d be able to completely fund ourselves? IT’S TRUE! 

If you can, consider donating to Skepticon today and helping us create this awesome, skeptical, and dino-fueled community.

Thank you for all of your support for the past 10 years!



Make it Rain on Skepticon: Share Us!

Hello Skepticontown,

Did you know that sharing is caring? BECAUSE IT IS!

Skepticon has grown as a community due to all of the wonderful people who are a part of it talking to their friends. If you enjoy Skepticon and want to help us spread the awesomeness, share us in any or all of these ways:

Share the Skepticon, share the love!



Make it Rain on Skepticon: Sponsor Us!


Ever wanted to have your name in lights? Splashed across fancy brochures? Now’s your chance!

Become a sponsor for Skepticon 10 and make your wildest sponsoring dreams come true. Don’t like one of the options we have? Suggest a new one! Personally, we’ve been trying to get a bouncy castle for the longest time so if you want to sponsor that – you’ve basically become our new heroes!

Click here to learn more or send us an email – we’d love to hear from you!



Make it Rain on Skepticon: Dino Club

Hello Skepticonners!

Here at Skepticon we’re kicking off fundraising for our 10th (OMG TEN YEARS WHAT?!) con. All week we’re going to tell you a different way you can make it rain on Skepticon. Today, we wanna talk about Dino Club!

What’s Dino Club? So glad you asked!

Dino Club consists of Skepticon’s monthly/regular donors. Whether they give 1$ or $1000000 dollars a month, Dino Clubbers are consistently some of our favorite people. And because they’re our favorite child, er, donors, they get some awesome perks:

  • A semi-regular newsletter written by founder Lauren Lane (she’s witty! She’s fun! She’s sometimes #1!)
  • A super secret special gift during the event weekend! (Past gifts have included: a mug, a tiny dino wearing a cape, one-of-a-kind art prints, and wicked awesome sunglasses)
  • Bragging rights! (How many people get to say that they are in a DINO CLUB I MEAN COME ON)
  • Warm fuzzies (Your regularly donated dollars are going to creating a more skeptical world)

I know what you’re thinking: How the eff do I sign up for this Dino Club business RIGHT THE EFF NOW?! Click below on the tier of your choice:

  • $5/month: Cheaper than Netflix but definitely probably cooler!
  • $10/month: Think we’re worth more than a half calf double whip no room grande mochafrappelatte?
  • $25/month: Send over the cost of a movie ticket in one of those fancy theatres where there is a cushy seat that reclines and they feed you overpriced food.
  • $50/month: Take your favorite dino-theme nonprofit out for a nice steak dinner once a month, TREAT. YO. SELF.

Join the Dino Club and support Skepticon, today! We’d love to have you.

Hearts and kisses,


Help Skepticon with Legal Bills

Hey Skepticon lovers,

As some of you may be aware, Skepticon is still facing down a lawsuit. Raising money to host a free community event is hard, but having to do it while also facing down the burden of paying lawyers has made it even harder.

But we’re not giving up! If you are able, please donate to our legal fund, found here

As a reminder, money donated to our legal fund will only be used for that purpose. If you’d like to give the conference, you can do that here.

We appreciate it! Thanks for being such a great community.



420 – RAISE IT!

Hello Skepticoners!

It’s April, that means we only have a little more than SIX MONTHS until Skepticon 10! AHHH! AHHHHHH!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! ….am I the only one freaking out?

This year will be our 10th (woah!) and we’ve got some BIG plans in store – but we can’t do them without your help! As you may know, Skepticon is run entirely by volunteers and relies upon the donations of the community to make each year happen.

Will you give this year and make Skepticon 10 the best year EVER?!

Donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated by organizers, attendees, speakers, and dinosaurs alike.

420, RAISE IT! (am I doing this right?)

Love love love,

Team Skepticon

P.S. You can also donate to our nifty legal defense fund!

It’s #GivingTuesday!


Today is #GivingTuesday, the day where we are encouraged to give back for the holiday season. This year, we’d greatly appreciate it if you’d become a monthly donor to Skepticon and join our Dino Club!

What’s our Dino Club, you ask? I’M SO GLAD YOU ASKED!

Dino Clubbers are donors who give monthly to Skepticon. In return, these dino-riffic donors are added to a special newsletter list to learn all about the latest Skepticon news before anyone else does AND they get a special gift when they attend the conference!

Click here to give monthly to Skepticon–from $1 to $50, each gift helps keep our conference running!



P.S.–One-time donations are also always appreciated. Every dollar counts!

Thank You for a GREAT #Sk9!

WOW! What an amazing conference!

Thank you to EVERYONE out there who made this weekend possible. Without our awesome speakers, workshoppers, sponsors, tablers, volunteers, venue, and most of all–this community–Skepticon just would not be possible.

Thank you so much from the bottom of our heathen hearts! <3

Get home safe and we’ll see you next year for #SK10!


All our love,

Team Skepticon

P.S. Want to help us make next year even better? Fill out this quick form to tell us how this year went and what we can do better in the future! 

P.P.S. Or donate, that also works. :D