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Inside Skepticon – This One’s All About You!

At Skepticon we have a dedicated ally, a person whose job is specifically to advocate for the needs of the lovely humans who visit us. That's you! You are coming to Skepticon this year, aren't you? Of course you are, and we can't wait to see you. You're quite a...

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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...

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Make it Rain on Skepticon: Our Legal Defense FUNd

Howdy Skeptiworld, We've talked about it before, but Skepticon is still facing down a long and difficult lawsuit. Unfortunately, this means that we need to spend time and energy on fundraising for BOTH legal fees (and our awesome con). Please consider donating to our...

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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...

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Make it Rain on Skepticon: Sponsor Us!

Helloooooo SKERPTERKERRRNNN, 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!...

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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!...

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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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