Events

ScienceOnlineTeen Uses the Web to Communicate Science

ScienceOnlineTeen Uses the Web to Communicate Science

If you’ll be in or around New York City in mid-April and are super into science, there’s a new conference you might be interested in. ScienceOnlineTeen isn’t really like a lot of the other conferences out there. The goal is to explore using online tools to communicate science. (Full Disclosure: The organizer of this conference asked Skepchick and Teen Skepchick to participate, wh... »

Darwin Day is Tomorrow!

Darwin Day is Tomorrow!

Since most of our readers are science nerds (or at least know something about science and evolution), I’m sure it’s not news to you that tomorrow is International Darwin Day! If you’re not familiar with the celebration, I guess I’ll take the several minutes to explain what’s going on. Because I love you guys. Charles Darwin was born on February 12 in 1809, which is wh... »

Branching Out

Branching Out

I have recently become a part of the Skepchick Events team (huzzah!) and as part of my duties I spent a good chunk of my day going through meetup.com and finding what events are available for atheists and skeptics so that we can pass that list on to you, dear readers. I was somewhat dismayed, I have to say. First of all, the vast majority of events involved drinking. Now I have nothing against dri... »

Blaming the Mentally Ill

Blaming the Mentally Ill

There have been many, many blog articles written about the shootings in Connecticut, addressing all sorts of questions. However I’ve been deeply upset by a number of the ideas and thoughts expressed in my facebook feed and to my face about what this tragedy should teach us. “We need to deal with the problem of mental illness in this country” “He must have been crazy” “He definitely was menta... »

Fan Expo and the Nerdy Stripper

Fan Expo and the Nerdy Stripper

This past weekend I attended Toronto’s Fan Expo. Over 80 000 visitors went out to see their favorite nerdy stars like John Barrowman, Jamie Bamber and Christopher Lloyd. While I had a pretty good time one thing put a damper on the whole weekend for me. On Friday night the Expo held their “Official Launch Party” at the Tattoo Rock Parlour in downtown Toronto (yes, it is a bar AND ... »

Being Present

Being Present

This last weekend I was extremely lucky to be able to go to CONvergence, part of which is SkepchickCON. Part of this included meeting, talking to, hanging out with, and being on a panel with, some of my fellow writers here at Teen Skepchick, and even Rebecca Watson (our great and fearless leader). It was FANTASTIC. And as all of you are young people getting involved in various movements (or such i... »

Teen Skepchick at SkepchickCON!

Teen Skepchick at SkepchickCON!

It’s that time again. SkepchickCON. Woo hoo! You’re going to be there, right? RIGHT?!? There be bunches and bunches of panels on art, science, and skepticism, complete with Skepchicks, Mad Art Labbers, and Freethought Blogs contributors. It’s also a big year for Teen Skepchick because for the first time WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A PANEL. We’ll discuss what it’s like b... »

Don’t Panic! Unless You’ve Forgotten Your Towel

Don’t Panic! Unless You’ve Forgotten Your Towel

…and why you shouldn’t need to be told. Yes, don’t panic, it’s just towel day, the yearly celebration in which the world recognizes the genius of Douglas Adams and his hilarious series of books. Yes, that series of books. »

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