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Why Skepticon?: Skepticon is FREE!

Why Skepticon?: Skepticon is FREE!

Skepticon is committed to being free to attend, and to providing whatever support we can so that anyone can participate. To keep Skepticon free for our attendees, we have to work hard keeping costs low. Skepticon is run entirely by volunteers. No one in the...

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#SK9 Shirts Available for Pre-Order!

Skepticonees! The Skepticon 9 Shirt is HERE! Pre-order this shirt today to ensure you get the style and size you want. Designed by Missouri based design duo Bear & Otter Co., this shirt is everything that #SK9 dreams are made of: The high quality shirt itself is...

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Why Skepticon?: Skepticon is Skeptical

Yeah, really! Says so right in the name. It’s even in Missouri – the ‘Show Me State’. Okay, so we give our skeptical side-eye to a lot of things that other skeptics groups consider to be outside the traditions of the skeptical movement. But...

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SK9 Speaker: Rebecca Watson!

Skepticonics, We’re proud to announce our next speaker for Skepticon 9: Rebecca Watson! Rebecca Watson is the founder of the Skepchick Network, a collection of sites focused on science and critical thinking. She has written for outlets such as Slate, Popular...

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SK9 Speaker: Bria Crutchfield!

Skepticonpeople, We’re proud to announce our next speaker for Skepticon 9: Bria Crutchfield! Born and raised in Los Angeles, Bridgett (known as ‘Bria’) was raised, baptized and disfellowshipped from Jehovah’s Witness faith. She segued to Pentecostal Christianity...

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SK9 Speaker: Victor Harris Jr.!

Skepticonses, We’re proud to announce our next speaker for Skepticon 9: Victor Harris Jr.! Victor Harris Jr. was a staple on the Bay Area poetry scene beginning in 1999, he featured at various venues in Oakland and Berkeley, and was on the slam finals stage for...

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SK9 Speaker: Jerry DeWitt

Skepticoners, We’re proud to announce our next speaker for Skepticon 9: Jerry DeWitt! Jerry DeWitt is an author, public speaker, secular minister, life coach, and business consultant who has been interviewed by the major news organizations numerous times in his...

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SK9 Speaker: Alix Jules!

Skepticonanzas, We’re proud to announce our next speaker for Skepticon 9: Alix Jules! Alix is a secular activist in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area commonly involved in issues and topics regarding the role of diversity in the atheist community as well as atheism in...

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SK9 Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Raff!

Skepticonzillas, We’re proud to announce our next speaker for Skepticon 9: Dr. Jennifer Raff! Jennifer Raff is an Assistant Professor of Physical Anthropology at the University of Kansas, and director and Principal Investigator of the KU Laboratory of Human...

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SK9 Speaker: Carrie Poppy!

Skepticonders, We’re proud to announce our next speaker for Skepticon 9: Carrie Poppy! Carrie Poppy is a journalist, performer, and cohost of “Oh No, Ross and Carrie,” the podcast, a show about fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the...

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SK9 Speaker: Benny Vimes!

Skepticonvilla, We’re proud to announce our next speaker for Skepticon 9: Benny Vimes! Benny is a proud Social Justice Cleric, skeptic, atheist, and transman. He lives in Chicago with his spouse, bunny, and slightly radioactive cat who yells a lot. Currently a...

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SK9 Speaker: Laura Thomas!

Skepticoners, We’re proud to announce our next speaker for Skepticon 9: Laura Thomas! Laura Thomas is the deputy state director of the Drug Policy Institute, California, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She oversees the Institute’s municipal drug...

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SK9 Speaker: Margee Kerr!

Skepticontown, We’re proud to announce our next speaker for Skepticon 9: Margee Kerr! Margee Kerr has a PhD in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she currently teaches and conducts research on fear, with a focus on how and why people engage with...

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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...

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Skepticon 9 Registration Now Open!

Ahoy, Skeptimates! The moment is finally here:CLICK THIS GIANT LINK TO BE TAKEN TO OUR REGISTRATION PAGE FOR SKEPTICON 9 OH MY THOR YES!!!!!!! Remember: Those who donate $100 when registering will receive a SUPER SECRET SURPRISE when they check-in for registration at...

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Help Fund SK9: We Have a Matching Challenge!

Hello Skepticoners! We’re kicking off ‘Mericuhs’ birthday weekend (and also Canada Day, eh?) with a matching challenge! Due to the amazing generosity of an anonymous donor (you know who you are and we’re totally in love with you), every dollar...

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Want to Know Sk9’s Theme?!

HELLO SKEPTICONERS! We here at Skepticon Headquarters are excited to announce this year’s theme: PUPPIES AND KITTENS! Get it? SK9? K-9? 9 LIVES?! Well, we think we’re funny. Stay tuned for a complete website redesign come early July. In the meantime, enjoy...

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April Fundraiser Winner: PZ MYERS!

Hello Skepticoners! We are proud to announce that the winner of our April “Pull a Prank” Fundraiser is the one and only PZ Myers! We’ve sent him his mysterious prize in the mail and we’re just SO sure he’s going to love it to pieces. Did...

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April Fundraiser: Let’s Pull a Prank!

Helloooooooooo Skepticoners! It’s April 1st, the day where we all are overly suspicious of the intentions of just about anyone we come into daily contact with. Are there really donuts in that box? Is this a bug on my lamp? Is that quarter I see in my path glued...

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