Dear Internet,

Let me start by first saying that I love ALL of your faces. I do.

So, as you may have heard, Skepticon is happening soon and I am so excited! WOOO!

But, here’s the thing. There’s a catch. I know, I know–there is always a catch, but this one is pretty important. Skepticon is in a bit of a tough spot. This year, we had to secure a bigger venue, and that means that it’s more expensive to put on.

If I had all the money in the world, I would put on Skepticon for free every year, but sadly (both for me and the world) that is not the case. We need donations to keep Skepticon running, especially now as we are faced with a larger obstacle than we had originally thought.

Every time I express my worry about Skepticon’s financial situation, I am faced with comments about we ‘should just start charging.’  I won’t lie to you all, doing that would make things much easier financially. If everyone who came to Skepticon gave us $5, we would easily be able to fund ourselves.

But we won’t start doing that. Ever. As far as I am concerned, as long as all of you continue to believe in and support us, then we are willing to put in the work to make this event free to attend. We want any and everyone who can make it out to Springfield freaking’ Missouri to be able to be here with us.

We want you here. We want this event to happen. We need your help.


Hearts and kisses,



  1. Shut up and take my money! <3

  2. i think it might be helpful for all serious supporters of skepticon how much you guys really need. could you post the $ number so we have something to shoot for?

  3. How much more does the Skepticon fundraiser need? Is there a way to keep track of how much has been given, and a goal marker? I’ve donated $10, even though I can’t go.

    Hey – since you still need to buy a venue, could you move Skepticon a state or two to the west? Then I could attend! :P

  4. If you put the call to action (i.e., the donation link) directly in your post, it would be easier on your readers than having to search the page for it…especially if they’re not familiar with your site (like me).

  5. Came here from Pharyngula and tossed a bill in the tip jar. Someday I’ll get to attend!



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