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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: Original Chalk & Ink Poster of Rebecca as Misandry Dragon

Cross-posted with Skepchick. One of our newest Teen Skepchicks, Kit "Grimalkin" Partin, is apparently a brilliant artist. He donated a hilarious original chalk and ink poster of Rebecca Watson as "a ferocious misandry dragon, burning down the city of Manville with her misandrist misandryfires" to help us raise money for science education and outreach at

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

MA: Boston Skeptics Book Club: Better Angels of Our Nature

Those of you who read along with Mary's Skepchick Book Club might be interested in participating in the live companion book club in Cambridge, hosted by Boston Skeptics. The next meeting is December 14, 3:00 p.m., Harvard’s Northwest Science Building, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge. You can RSVP on the Facebook event page, although this is

Skepchick Auctions: Dino Virgin Mary, Baby Pokemon Jesus & More

Cross-posted with Skepchick.org. Our planning for SkepchickCon 2014 at CONvergence is in full swing, and we have so much more in store for you. First, in addition to more full-hour interactive science and art workshops, we'll be offering science and art activities and salons all day long in our track room as well as doing

  • Lego people in costume

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

DIY Science Zone @GeekGirlCon: Halp!

One of our newest Skepchicks, Ray (aka @DrRubidium), is running a DIY Science Zone during GeekGirlCon October 19 and 20, with the help of other scientists, including Skepchick Network contributors @NoisyAstronomer and @Seelix. I’ll be there too, assisting everyone with the sciencey goodness. But we need your help! Our fundraising goal is $6,000. The money will