Get Ready: SkepchickCon 2012 is On!

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July 5-8, join tons of Skepchick writers plus many of your favorite skeptical personalities in beautiful Minneapolis for SkepchickCon, the Skepchick Track at CONvergence! To gain entry to the panels, you just need to pick up a CONvergence badge (only $60 until May 15!) and then hang out in our track room, which is even bigger and better than the previous three years!

Special guests include Maggie Koerth-Baker of BoingBoing, Desiree Schell of Skeptically Speaking,  ZOMGItsCriss of YouTube, and SkepchickCon teammates Freethought Bloggers like PZ Myers of Pharyngula, Greg Laden of X-Blog, Stephanie Zvan of Almost Diamonds, Jason Thibeault of Lousy Canuck, Natalie Reed of Sincerely, Natalie Reed. As usual, we’ll also have many Skepchick Network contributors, including Rebecca Watson, Surly Amy Roth, Maria Walters, Heina Dadabhoy, Bug Girl, Felicia Gilljam, Kammy Lyon, “Smashley” Hammer, Emily Finke, Melissa Kaercher, Anne Sauer, Ryan Consell, Mindy Townsend, Melanie Mallon, and more!

Here’s how you can help us out:

Like last year, we need money to put on a great show. We don’t charge admission to the panels or get any cut of ticket sales from CONvergence, so 100% of the cost of flying in guests and putting them up in the hotel is covered by those of you with a few bucks laying around that you’d like to contribute. We also use the funds we raise to print up informational flyers and host the nightly after-hours Skepchick room where all CONvergence attendees can stop by and find out more about science and skepticism.

This year, our goal is to raise $2,500. We are very lucky to have an anonymous donor who has pledged to match all donations up to a total of $1,000, so donate now to have twice the effect! You can paypal your donation to [email protected], or better yet click the link in the widget to the right so we can keep tabs on our progress. Thanks!

About the Author:

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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  1. […] SkepchickCon at Convergence 2012 in Minneapolis, MN is coming up next week from July 5-8!  For those who don’t know, Convergence is a big science fiction and fantasy convention which takes place annually in the upper Midwest, catering to all manner of sci-fi/fantasy fans, as well as those who just like to dress up and have a good time […]

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