I am back, and this time with spectacular news! We are doing so, so very well thanks to the generosity of this community. Skepticon put out the call for help and all of you answered. If I could give everyone a hug in person, I certainly would and I hope to do that as much as possible at the convention this weekend!
I want to specifically thank our speakers and bloggers who stepped up to the plate and helped us spread the word. I especially want to thank JT Eberhard, who has helped us these past two days more than we could possibly know.
As for our financial situation–at this moment we are just about set. While we still have a bit to go–I don’t have any concrete numbers to give you all. And why is this? Because our contract has as of yet to be finalized with our venue/hotel people so we’re in a financial limbo until that gets worked out tomorrow afternooon. What I can tell you is that we have raised about 6,000 dollars in the past two days. HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS. That is so amazing!
I want to assure everyone that Skeptcon is NOT CANCELLED. We WILL go on as usual.
In the meantime, tomorrow we are going to be doing some blogging on Hemant’s Mehta’s Friendly Atheist Blog (thanks Hemant for being so amazingly awesome!) in order to raise the final amount of funds. (Donate here!)
Thank you all for be so darned awesome and supportive. With your help, we are going to make this our most fifth year yet. Our community rocks socks.
Love as always,
Phil Monroe · November 5, 2012 at 12:24 am
Thanks for the update, keep us posted.