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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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Change to SK9 Speaker Lineup!

Skepticontownville, We have news! Due to coming down sick with a nasty virus, Carrie Poppy will have to cancel her appearance this weekend with us at Skepticon 9. OH NO! (Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.) We will greatly miss Carrie and want her to get better, SOON!...

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Food Trucks at SK9! (Vegan included!!)

Hey Skepti-foodies! We know our conference is a little off the beaten path when it comes to food. The Fire & Ice Restaurant is available at the hotel, Walmart is next door, and there are a few restaurants around the hotel. But we like for things to be easy for...

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How to find help at SK9

Hey Skepti-tendees, We work to make Skepticon a safe place for everyone, but we also know things can happen outside our control or despite our best efforts. Here are ways to find help: Call 911 if someone requires immediate medical attention or if there is immediate...

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Red Lanyard Policy

Hi Skepti-friends! We know not all of you can be out in your community, whatever "out" means for you -- atheism, skepticism, gender, sexuality, whatever. Skepticon strives to be a safe place for everyone, and we want everyone feel secure in expressing themselves...

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Communication Stickers & Fidgets!

Hi Skepticoneers! We just wanted to let you know that the communication stickers and fidgets will be back for SK9! We upgraded the communication stickers this year by adding a shape component. So, we have blue circles for communication desired; yellow triangles for...

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Gender Neutral Bathrooms at SK9!

Greetings Skepti-peeps! We are very pleased to announce that there will be gender neutral bathrooms available again at Skepticon! The gender neutral bathrooms will be in the main hall, about halfway between the glass atrium and the registration area. Menstrual hygiene...

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SK9 Blood Drive!

Howdy Skepti-donors! We will once again be having Community Blood Center of the Ozarks come out for our blood drive! It will be Friday, November 11 from 1 to 5 pm in the parking lot outside the Grand Ballroom. If you would like to make an appointment, click here!...

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Closed Captioning at SK9!

Hey Skepticoners! We are proud to have White Coat Captioning returning to do the captioning for Skepticon 9! We had so much fun with them last year, and they were fantastic! The closed captioning will be available in several formats: On screen in the Grand Ballroom;...

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Community Spaces at SK9!

Hey Skepticonites! Skepticon attendees are all one big community of dino love, and we want to encourage even more! This year, we are introducing the Community Room and the Community Board. The Community Room will be available for groups who want a place to meet but a...

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Skepticon 9 Speaker Topics!

Skepticoners! GUESS WHAT WE HAVE! Speaker talk titles and descriptions for this year! By Thor, we've done it. Without further ado, here is what our amazing lineup will be speaking about next weekend: Laura Thomas: A Skeptic's Guide to the War on Drugs Why are some...

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