Fundraising: Where we are

Hey Skepticoners!

Can you believe it’s only 42 days left until Skepticon starts? We are SO EXCITED!!! But we’re also having a cash crisis.

We post our financial reports, but we also know that most people don’t want to read those boring reports. So we thought we would give you a glimpse at the budget for this year:

Accessibility 2,650
Attendee Expenses 2,500
Fees & Insurance 700
Printing 1,000
Speaker Hotel Rooms 3,700
Speaker Travel 3,600
Supplies 500
Venue 9,000
Videography 1,200
Subtotal $24,850
Activities 2,000
Merchandise 4,500
Speaker Gifts 1,000
Total $32,350

The subtotal is the estimated amount that we must receive in order to just put on the conference — no extras. We might be able to pinch a few more pennies, but $24,850 is pretty much the minimum we need.

The items under the subtotal are the things that will be cut or eliminated if we don’t reach our full fundraising goal. This would mean no Prom, no t-shirts or shot glasses, and no way to say thank you to our generous speakers.

So where are we now? We’re at $12,556. That’s right, we are only halfway to the basic, bare bones conference. It would still be awesome, because Skepticon always is, but don’t we want it to be awesomer?

We have had some fantastically generous donors give us large sums of money, but a big portion of our donations are $5-100. When we say every dollar counts, we mean it!

How can you help? We’re glad you asked!

We here at Skepticon Headquarters will do our best to pinch all the pennies and squeeze all the dollars, but we need your help to bring that moolah in. Thank you for your help, no matter how you do it!

Love,
Team Skepticon

Donations = Conference

Team Skepticon would like to remind everyone that ALL donations go to the conference and ONLY to the conference. If Skepticon ever needs funds for anything else, our team will work to obtain them in another way, or will be very up front about where those particular donations go.

We thank everyone for their support to keep Skepticon the largest FREE skeptic conference in the nation!

Love,
Team Skepticon

PROM!! prompromprompromprom

Well, Skepticondlers, the rumors are true… SkeptiProm is on again!

Saturday, November 12 at 9 pm, we are gonna get our groove on and boogie the night away!

There will be a photo booth for your requisite prom photos — with better lighting this time!

There will be a cash bar, and we’re going to work with the bar staff to whip up a greater selection of non-alcoholic libations!

There will be music and dancing and talking and just having a great old time!

Stay tuned for more Prom announcements in the coming weeks… we have some fantastic secret things in the works!

 

The SkeptiProm is amazing, but it can only happen if the conference as a whole happens, and we need donations to make that a reality! Please click here to donate!

SKEPTICON 9 HOTEL INFO

Hey Skepticoners!

SK9 is once again being held at the beautiful Ramada Oasis — home of the glittery teal floors!

The Ramada is all set to take your room reservations. Rates are $83 for a regular room and $93 for a room by the pool.

You must call them at 888-532-4338 to make a reservation with the SK9 rate. Just mention Skepticon 9 when making the reservation and you’ll be all set!

Reservations made through the website won’t receive the discounted rate, but you can go here http://www.ramadaoasis.com/ to check out the property and maybe answer any questions you have.

Team Skepticon is looking forward to another fantastic year at the Ramada Oasis, and hope to see you there!

 

Love, Skepticon

 

PS – The Ramada has a fantastic convention center, but it’s not free. Donate here to help us with venue expenses!

SK8 Video Released: Sam Kean

Hello Skepticontown!

We’re excited to announce that another video from Skepticon 8 is ready for your viewing pleasure, here is Sam Kean “Neuroscience, Genetics and the Wonders of the Periodic Table”:

We just have one word to say: ELEMENTARY! (In a good way!) See you soon with another video!

Love,

Skepticon

P.S.-Show us some Skepticon love and help us make next year a reality by donating today!

SK8 Video Released: Jamie DeWolf

Hello Skepticontown!

We’re excited to announce that another video from Skepticon 8 is ready for your viewing pleasure, here is Jamie DeWolf “In the Blood”:

We just have one word to say: LRHNEGATIVE! See you soon with another video!

Love,

Skepticon

P.S.-Show us some Skepticon love and help us make next year a reality by donating today!

SK8 Video Released: Hiba Krisht

Hello Skepticontown!

We’re excited to announce that another video from Skepticon 8 is ready for your viewing pleasure, here is Hiba Krisht “Veils, Virginity, and (In)Visibility”:

We just have one word to say: EYEOPENATORY! See you soon with another video!

Love,

Skepticon

P.S.-Show us some Skepticon love and help us make next year a reality by donating today!

SK8 Video Released: Niki Massey

Hello Skepticontown!

We’re excited to announce that another video from Skepticon 8 is ready for your viewing pleasure, here is Niki Massey “Reproductive Justice: Activisim on the Sidewalk”:

We just have one word to say: WERENOTWORTHY! See you soon with another video!

Love,

Skepticon

P.S.-Show us some Skepticon love and help us make next year a reality by donating today!