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Fundraising: And suddenly, a matching challenge!

Howdy again, Skepti-mons! Yesterday I posted about how we need money, pleeeease… and suddenly we got a fund matching pledge from an anonymous donor! You have been challenged to donate $1,000 by Friday, October 7. That’s right, $1,000 in a week....

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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...

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Watch the Skepticon Video Game Marathon!

Skepticoners! It’s time for Jason’s 12 hour megaman challenge! Okay. So. Here’s the deal. I’m playing Megaman for twelve straight hours. The original NES series first, then 7 on SNES, 8 on PSX, 9 and 10 on “Wii”, then the Megaman X...

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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...

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Join Us Tomorrow for The Video Game Marathon!

Skepticoners! Tomorrow, we’ll be doing our video game marathon to raise money for this year’s con. Here’s a message from poor sap, er, video gamer Jason who has volunteered his time: Okay. So. Here’s the deal. I’m playing Megaman for...

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Video Game Marathon to Raise $ for #SK9!

Team Skepticon interrupts your regularly scheduled blogs to bring you this message: On Sunday, September 25th, tune in to THIS! VERY! WEBSITE! Via the magic of the intertubes, join Jason Thibeault as he live-streams a Megaman Marathon to raise funds for...

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#SK9 Schedule is HERE!

Hello Skepticonverse! We have the Skepticon 9 Schedule ready for you to see!  You can view the schedule on our Laynrd page here! This year, Team Skepticon is happy to announce that we will have not one, but TWO PANELS! That’s right, we’re bringing them...

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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...

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Why Skepticon?: Skepticon is Run By Volunteers

That’s right! While Skepticon may look like a giant fancy pantsy conglomeration, we’re actually entirely run by a small team of volunteers. People who have lives and families of their own dedicate their free time to making this convention happen....

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Why Skepticon?: Skepticon is Silly Dinosaurs

These are serious times, and serious times call for a bunch of silly dinosaurs. Our silly dinosaurs are the finest available, and we love them. This message has been brought to you by the Skepticon Team–if you like what you see, please consider...

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Why Skepticon?: Skepticon is Speakers & Workshops

Every conference has speakers. Not every conference can have speakers as awesome as Skepticon’s speakers! What makes our speakers so great? First, Skepticon asks everyone we know and their moms who we should be listening to this year. (There’s also a speaker...

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How to Support Skepticon 9!

Hello Skepticoneers, It’s September! Which means we’re only a couple of months away from the universe’s largest (and totally FREE to attend) skeptic convention: Skepticon! However, we need to ask for your help–we’re only halfway to our...

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Why Skepticon?: Skepticon is Accessible

Our goal is to allow as many people to participate in Skepticon goodness as safely and comfortably as we can manage. We will never be perfect, but we will keep learning and trying every year. We welcome your ideas on how to make Skepticon better. We challenge...

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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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