Cross-posted with Skepchick.

This week we have two very different but equally awesome items up for auction to raise money for science education and outreach at SkepchickCon.

Daniela, the managing editor of Escéptica, has donated an adorable, beautifully handmade pendant, a tiny little T-Rex in a sterling silver cage.

T-Rexpendant

Anne Sauer, who writes about the science of food and drink over at Mad Art Lab, is donating a custom blog post on the culinary science topic of your choice, complete with a relevant recipe! (See the posts she wrote for last year’s winner here!)

BlogResearch

Both auctions will end next Sunday, February 9, starting at around 9:00 pm Eastern time. Click here to bid anytime this week.

For those of you new to the purpose of these auctions and/or SkepchickCon, here’s the rundown:

SkepchickCon is the science and skepticism track at CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy conference held in the Minneapolis area every July 4th weekend (this year’s dates are July 3-7). For SkepchickCon 2014, not only will we have the usual panels and workshops, we’ll also be hosting all-day science and art activities and salons in our track room. Plus, we’ll have Roving Science, science experiments we can do throughout the con, such as with people waiting in lines.

But we need your help. We do not get a cut of the con ticket sales, so all expenses are completely covered by Skepchick. We do not profit at all from this con. If you can spare even five bucks, you can donate directly through Paypal to [email protected] (skepchick [at] skepchick.org).

Can’t afford to donate but still want to help out? Contact me at [email protected] (skepchickevents [at] gmail.com) for information on volunteer opportunities (from things you can do from the comfort of your own home to helping out at the con itself).

We also accept donations for future auctions. Have a quirky item you’re willing to part with that the Skepchick audience might like? Will to create or donate a handmade item? Have ideas for auctions you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments or by email.

Thanks so much for your support!