Welcome!

SkepchickCon is the collection of science and critical thinking panels and activities that Skepchick hosts at CONvergence, a four-day science fiction and fantasy conference held every summer in the beautiful Minneapolis area. In addition to panels and activities in the CONvergence Sandbox room, we host science and art activities and salons (focused small-group discussions) in the Skepchick Space Lab all day long.

Mad Art Lab contributors posing behind a colored-in green paper doll of Phil Plait that says \\\\\\\\
People around a table working with petri dishes at the Bioluminescence workshop at SkepchickCon 2013. Photo by Jamie Bernstein.
Mad Art Lab panel at SkepchickCon 2013: Ashley Hamer, Emily Finke, Ryan Consell, Anne Sauer, Amy Davis Roth and a lovely woman whose name I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t remember. Photo by Jamie Bernstein.
A view of the Skepchick and Freethought Blogs balconies at CONvergence from the outside. Photo by Jamie Bernstein.
Katie Hovany as Zuul meets the Keymaster and a Ghostbuster. Photo by Jamie Bernstein.
Emily Finke and Ryan Consell in steampunk and Lincoln costumes. Photo by Jamie Bernstein.
Stacks of bioluminescent petri dishes glowing in the dark. Photo by Jamie Bernstein.
Ashley Hamer and Ryan Consell as Doctor Who and Amy Pond, in front of a TARDIS and cringing from two people in Weeping Angel costumes. Photo by Jamie Bernstein.
Anne Sauer with four etched bottles in the Skepchick party room for CONvergence 2013.  Photo by Jamie Bernstein.

Plus, every night, you can meet Skepchick Network contributors and our special guests in the Skepchick Space Lab party room, where we’ll have more info on science and critical thinking as well as ongoing games of Periodic Table Bingo, with prizes!

You get four days of science, skepticism, and all-around geektasticness for the cost of a CONvergence badge—$120 for all four days. In addition to SkepchickCON events, the badge gives you access to everything happening at CONvergence, including all panels and workshops, multiple themed parties, the costume masquerade, and more.

Donate to SkepchickCON

We don’t charge admission to the panels, activities, or salons, and we don’t get a cut of ticket sales from CONvergence, so 100% of the cost of materials, supplies, and travel is covered by donations. We use the funds we raise to print up informational flyers, purchase activity supplies, and host the nightly after-hours Skepchick room where all CONvergence attendees can stop by and find out more about science, critical thinking, and social justice issues. If you can spare even one dollar, click on the image below or Paypal your donation to skepchick [at] skepchick.org. You can also help us by spreading the word!

Donate to SkepchickCon