Big change for Skepticon V! This year’s event has been moved one week earlier to November 9th -11th.
Please spread the word and stay tuned for more updates.
Richard at the Friendly Atheist recently posted his suggestions for ‘soft sell’ pro-atheist billboards, including:
To which we at the Skepticon team say:
We’ve priced billboards in the Springfield area and think it can be done for as little as $2,000 – and if we end with more? We’ll put it on buses in St. Louis and Kansas City. Here’s our concept template:
(Note that this is an updated version of our first concept, altered based on your comments and suggestions.)
But, internet – we need a star. And there are so many deserving candidates! Like these kittens punching holes in their known universe:
And these bulldog puppies:
Help us decide, internet!
And please, please help us pay for it.
Tons of local businesses went out of their way to serve HUGE Skepticon crowds on short notice. Farmer’s Gastropub was AMAZING! Jimmy John’s and Pickleman’s showed us lots of love! Trolley’s opened early for us & made us a special express menu! If you had a positive experience with a local restaurant, please give a nice review!
A lot of people ask about the books that our speakers write and talk about in their speeches. Here is where you can find all of those books
by David Fitzgerald
Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a purely mythic Christ.
by Andrea Moore Emmett
The subtitle says it all: The Extortion of Sex for Salvation in Contemporary Mormon and Christian Fundamentalist Polygamy and the Stories of 18 Women Who Escaped
By His Own Hand Upon Papyrus: A New Look at the Joseph Smith Papyri
by Charles M. Larson
Exposes the Egyptian burial papyri that Joseph Smith claimed was “The Book of Abraham.”
The Complete Heretic’s Guide To Western Religion: the Mormons
by David Fitzgerald
Under The Kilt
by Kilt Kilpatrick
A dozen brilliant, sexy stories of love, lust, wonder and suspense in several genres (contemporary, historical, paranormal, science fiction, steampunk, horror and fantasy)