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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...

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Inside Skepticon – Speaker Fight!

Second meeting of the year, and it's time for the speaker fight! If you're imagining PZ Myers punching out Matt Dillahunty, you're seriously on the wrong track. (Plus you've clearly never met either of them. They're super awesome, and would never hurt a fly. Okay, PZ...

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Inside Skepticon – First Meeting of the Year!

Subtitled: A Committee, a Plan, a Canal, Paeettimmoca! Planning by committee can make it so hard to get what you hoped for in the end. On the other hand, doing it all yourself is a recipe for utter disaster. There's just too much work, and too many skills needed to...

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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...

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Inside Skepticon – Who’s In Charge Here?

Hiya Skepticonderites! On this episode of Inside Skepticon, I want to talk about how Skepticon makes decisions and gets work done. The structure of Skepticon is something that has changed in the last year, in ways that we hope will make life easier, and I'm going to...

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Inside Skepticon – Signin’ on the Dotted Line

For our first adventure in making a Skepticon, let's take a look at the contract with the hotel and convention center that we sign (not in blood, honest!). Exciting! After choosing a weekend to party, this is the first real step in getting this show on the road. In a...

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Legal Fundraising Update!

Hey there, Skepticondlers! As you probably have heard, Richard Carrier is suing us, and several others. Here is an update on the fundraising! As promised, the other defendants have started a Go Fund Me campaign, and they're doing great! But don't let that big number...

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Legal Fundraiser Reminder! (and update!)

Hey Skepticoneers! Over this holiday weekend, we started a fundraiser for our legal bills, as we (and several others) are getting sued. Since many of you may have had such a great weekend that you didn't make it on to your computers, we thought we would post the...

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Help Skepticon Fight the Good Fight!

Hey, you fantastic Skepticoners, As some of you may know, Skepticon is currently involved in some legal proceedings. Unlike Law & Order, this is going to allegedly take more than forty five minutes and some Jack McCoy magic to fix. In short, we need dollars to pay...

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It’s #GivingTuesday!

Skepticonsters! 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...

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Support Skepticon on Cyber Monday!

Hello Skepticonzers! If you plan on shopping online tomorrow for Cyber Monday, use Skepticon's Amazon Smile link to support the conference while you shop!  Supporting Skepticon AND shopping? AMAZEBALLS! Love (and happy shopping if you're into it), Skepticon...

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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...

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Another Schedule Switch for #SK9!

Hello Skepticonland! We have another last minute update to our schedule: Laura Thomas will be unable to attend this weekend We're moving Greta Christina to the 4pm slot on Saturday (bring tissues) Debbie Goddard will be appearing on the main stage at 3pm on Sunday...

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SK9 “Extras” Roundup!

Hey there, Skepticondlers! We have done a whole slew of blog posts on all the fun things we have going on around Skepticon that aren't workshops or talks. In case you missed them, or you want to have them all at your fingertips, here is a list with links! Art...

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Godless Perverts Story Hour at Skepticon 9!

Hello Skepticontown! The Godless Perverts Story Hour will be returning to Skepticon! Join us Friday night in the main hall as things heat up. Here's a little bit more about this amazing event to whet your appetite: The Godless Perverts Story Hour is an evening about...

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Skepticon is Here for You

Skepticon is a country that we get to visit for three days out of the year. In this land, all are welcome and our diversity is celebrated. You are so very welcome here. Come be with us. We have hugs, dinosaurs, community, love, good conversation, tissues, friends,...

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