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.

EVENT: Join Jamie and Nicole @ Skeptics Under the Stars THIS WEEKEND

Originally posted on It is not too late to register for Skeptics Under the Stars this weekend. In fact, you can still get half-price or even free tickets if you can't afford the registration. If you're in the Midwest, you can probably even find some ride-sharing as well to help keep costs down. Plus there are

Organizing a Regional Con: #FtBCon liveblogging by @MelMall

Organizing a Regional Con Stephanie Zvan, Ben Blanchard, Joshua Preston, JT Eberhard, Lauren Lane [Introductions] SZ: Someone wants to start a conference. What should they think about first? JE: Depends on who they are and what they are doing. Student conference? Local gathering? SZ: Let's start with student conferences. JE: A lot of universities are

What’s the Harm? Religion, Pseudoscience, and Mental Health: #FtBCon liveblog by @MelMall

What’s the Harm? Religion, Pseudoscience, and Mental Health Miri Mogilevsky, Allegra Selzer, Ania Bula, Courtney Caldwell, Niki M., Nicole Harris MM: Purpose of this panel is to talk about our experiences with mental illness and how those intersect with religion and pseudoscience. A lot of skeptics talk about intersection with physical health but not so

The Air Up There–Atheist Communities in Canada: #FtBCon liveblog by @MelMall

The Air Up There--Atheist Communities in Canada Ian Cromwell (host), Ian Bushfield, Jessie Brydle, Veronica Abbass, Donna Harris A lot of the discourse in the atheist community comes from the American perspective. Wants to explore positive and negatives of this from Canadian perspective. Similar cultures but different histories, different issues. Pan-Canadian group of panelists. Introductions.

FtBCon Liveblog, part 3: Sunday

See part 1, Friday, here, and part 2, Saturday, here. Meet the Pathfinders, blogged by Courtney Improving the Image of Atheists, blogged by Courtney The Air Up There: Atheist Communities in Canada, blogged by Melanie Female Protagonists in Video Games, blogged by Melanie What the Military Taught Me about Feminism, blogged by Atalanta Atheists in