Lauren Lane is the co-founder of Skepticon, the Midwest's largest skeptic student-run conference and remains a lead organizer today. She has not one, but TWO fancy art degrees and is not afraid to use them.
Skepticon is how we mark our year. For it was Skepticon 3 that brought us into this movement. Now, two years later… we own AtheismResource.com, WeAreAtheism.com, AllThingsAtheism.com, and offer discount printing for atheists at VossVisuals.com/atheism/. My wife, Amanda Brown, and myself have been able to travel around the country attending events and serving as local, regional, and national activists. My wife has appeared in the “Nude Revolutionaries” calendar with Greta Christina and Emily Dietle, and even won the Secular Student Alliance’s top award “Individual Activist of… Read more
Hey all! Lauren here. I’m sure you have been thinking to yourself “where the crapsticks is my awesomness?!” HAVE NO FEAR! I have found some for you. This past week has been particularly stressful for me as, well, Skepticon is happening this weekend so I’ve digging deep to keep going. It’s times like these that I turn to my constant resource of awesomeness, my brother Mike (also known as Apeman, Apeface, Apey Ape, Sir Apesalot, and sometimes Pookie). He likes… Read more
Hey gang. JT Eberhard here… You’ve heard me and Lauren talk about what Skepticon means to us a million times. I’d like to take a moment to talk about what it means to atheism. It means students and poor people getting access to their heroes. All Skepticon speakers know there is no green room: they sit in the audience with everyone else and socialize with everyone else. Sometimes it’s not ideas that inspire people, it’s feeling like you are at… Read more
The Left Coast too far away for you to get to the Atheist Film Festival in San Francisco (the world’s first and oldest and best, incidentally) this summer? Well, if you can manage a trip through the Bible Belt to get to Skepticon this weekend, rejoice! One of the many features of this year’s Skepticon is a whole day of I-can’t-believe-it’s-not the Atheist Film Festival, just for you and your fellow heretics, and absolutely free, too! AFF Co-Founder and Festival… Read more
From the BBC: “The girl, known only as Anusha, was found to have burns over 60% of her body. Her father Muhammad Zafar told the BBC what happened: “There was a boy who came by on a motorcycle. She (Anusha) turned to look at him twice. I told her before not to do that, it’s wrong. People talk about us because our older daughter was the same way,” he said. Her mother Zaheen described the aftermath: “She said ‘I didn’t… Read more