SkepchickCon 2014

SkepchickCON is the science and skepticism track of CONvergence, a four-day science fiction and fantasy conference held every summer in the beautiful Minneapolis area. This year, in addition to more science panels and Sandboxes (interactive workshops) than ever before, we are opening up our track room all day every day for ongoing small group and individual science and art activities and salons with the Skepchicks, Freethought Bloggers, and special guests.

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 the Skepchicks and other scientists and skeptics in the Skepchick Space Lab party room, where we’ll have more info on science and skepticism as well as delicious chemistry demonstrations by mixologist Anne Sauer.

You get four days of science, skepticism, and all-around geektasticness for the cost of a CONvergence badge—$120 online or at the door for all four days (the early registration discount is over, sadly). 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 workshops, and we don’t get a 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 donations. We also 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 and skepticism. If you can spare even one dollar, click on the image below or Paypal your donation to skepchick (at) You can also help us by spreading the word!

Donate to SkepchickCon