First Speaker Names Revealed For SK6!





It’s June! You know what that means? Each week we are going to release the names of the speakers that will be coming to Springfield, MO to rock your frickin’ socks off. Without further ado:



aronraAron Ra

Mere words cannot describe the man that is Aron Ra. Sent from an unknown Vulcan/Cowboy/Badass Mofo clan of people, Aron Ra lays down the law of evolution with his amazeballs yurturbes videos and immaculate facial hair. He is also the Texas State Director of the American Atheists and has a show about magic sandwiches. We couldn’t be happier to have him coming to speak this year, so check out Aron’s (pronounced ar-ron for you noobs out there) blorg and twitters to find out more.


Amanda Knief

Amanda Knief is the Administrative Director at the American Atheists, author, dog lover, giver of amazing hugs, and absolute workhorse for the secular movement through her lobbying and tireless activism. In the past, she has been the Government Relations Manager at the Secular Coalition for America, board member of the American Humanist Association, and has cultivated an army of secular lobbyists across the country with her speeches and workshops. Here is her twittar so you can know more about this truly amazing lady.


amandamarcotteAmanda Marcotte

Amanda Marcotte is a journalist, blogger, and overall BAMF feminist/skeptic superhero. She has written articles for SLATE, The Guardian, and a whole host of other super impressive places on top of being the executive editor of Pandagon, writing a couple of books and she still finds the time to hit us up daily with all of the knowledges. We’re pretty sure she never sleeps, so check out her awesome twittery thing and get readin’.



Yes, all those names start in A for AWESOME! Til’ next week!
Love, Skepticon


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After reading about some recent events, we here at Skepticon HQ want to make sure that our event is as accessible as possible to any and all that want to come. After doing some brainstorming on what we can do, it finally hit us that we should ask all of you (our most favorite people ever) how we can make this event a better experience. What kinds of things can we do to make this event as accessible and awesome as humanly possible?

Here are some things we are brainstorming to help kick off the conversation:

  • Ginormous signage
  • ASL Interpreters for as many talks as we can manage (Anyone know of awesome volunteers for this?)
  • Braille printed programs

It’s important to us here at Skepticon that everyone have the best experience possible over our convention weekend, so let us know what we can do to increase the amazeballness.



TGIF! SK6 Hotel Information Released!

Happy Friday everyone!

I am happy to announce the hotel information for Skepticon 6!

Accommodations will be at the University Plaza Hotel Center that is across from the Expo Center. You can follow this link to reserve your hotel rooms or use the code SKPT13 when you reserve online or over the phone.

We here at Skepticon HQ hope that you all have a great weekend full of skepticism and awesomeness. And donuts. Aaaaand bacon.




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A Very Skepticon Christmas Released!

Our latest and greatest children’s book has finally been released for charity, A Very Skepticon Christmas!

This one is available through, which will not only allow it to get into your hands pretty-darn fast, but also gives us a sizeable percentage of the profits after the manufacturering cost.

All of the profits are being split 50/50 with Camp Quest and the St Louis Children’s Hospital. Why? Because Skepticon skepti-hearts the shorties. Later today the ebook will be available for purchase on this very page.

This one will be available as tip jar. Donate what you can, even if it’s $0.01. You may even decide to look at it first before tipping, that’s cool too.

My goal is to have it available as a mobi (Kindle), epub (Nook) and pdf (Everything/Print). In all honesty, if you hate all those options, just shoot me a line via twitter @FloydZamarripa and we’ll work something out. Maybe you can only view it as an rtf, or you just want the content pasted into an email, or mailed to you as a handwritten letter, I don’t care.

A fucking deerstalker! I know, right?!

Please spread this around like a fun, family friendly, pro-children STD wildfire via all of your preferred social media outlets!

Buy the full color printed version here at lulu: A Very Skepticon Christmas

Hurry up and five star our book so that we can take down that pretentious CL Fails and his uppity “The Christmas Cookie” from the top of the Children’s sales charts!

Click the donate button below to pick your price for the PDF version of the ebook!
Note: Due to filesize, this is distributed as a torrent, through our friends-of-Skepticon Piratebay program.