Melanie Mallon

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About Melanie Mallon

Melanie is a freelance editor and writer living in a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband, two kids, dog, and two cats. When not making fun of bad charts or running the Uncensorship Project, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and putting out random dumpster fires. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

Auction: T-Rex in Birdcage Pendant; Custom Culinary Science Post

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. Anne Sauer, who writes about the

Skepchick Auctions: Choose-Your-Own Surly

Cross-posted with Skepchick. This week, as a part of our SkepchickCon fundraising, we are auctioning a Surlyramics necklace or earrings set, donated by the one and only Surly Amy. All proceeds go toward supplies and informational materials for science and art education and outreach as well as travel expenses for the experts we're bringing to

SkepchickCon Auctions: Misandry Hat and Custom Deb Goddard Voicemail

Originally posted on Skepchick. We are back with more donated items to auction for SkepchickCon fundraising. All proceeds go toward supplies and informational materials for science and art education and outreach as well as travel expenses for the experts we're bringing to the con. SkepchickCon is the science and skepticism track at CONvergence, a sci-fi/fantasy

Halloween Events This Week

Halloween is my favorite holiday by far. I have always enjoyed a good scare, and ever since becoming more skeptical, finding something that can actually scare me is an ongoing challenge. Even more, I love the costumes--the creativity, the chance to pretend to be something you're not (or, perhaps, to fully be who you really

Calendar Difficulties

You may have noticed that our calendar has not been working lately. We are having a conflict problem with the plug-in and our new server. Until that is resolved, we will do our best to highlight more events in blog posts. Those sent to us directly via our contact form will get top priority. Apologies

Rebecca on Atheists Talk

Cross-posted on Skepchick. Atheists Talk is interviewing Rebecca this Sunday, at 9 am Central time. You can listen to the live stream or on one of those old-timey devices called a radio (RAY-dee-oh), at AM 950 KTNF. You can also call in (952-946-6205) or email ([email protected]) questions for Rebecca during the live show. If you