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Skepticon wants more money

They need more donations. And they remind me that some of the people participating are providing incentives to coax cash out of your pocket.

Dogma Debate is trying to get Aron Ra to dress as a Jedi!

Shelly is going to write an amazing song that we choose!

Deep Fried Freethinkers is making dinosaur shaped chocolates!

Registrants who donate $100 or more receive a totally sweet gift!

Hmmm. Maybe you can make some suggestions in the comments for what I should possibly do to encourage more donations. What could I do to entice moolah out of you?

Comments

  1. dianne says

    Or, in another Scalzi inspired move, you could film yourself being covered in butter cream frosting. I’d insist on homemade, though. That stuff from a can Scalzi used looked unappetizing.

  2. Jackie: The COLOSSAL TOWERING VAGINA! says

    True, tis a mighty beard of mightiness. I wouldn’t part with it.

  3. Jackie: The COLOSSAL TOWERING VAGINA! says

    Why that beard is worthy of Odin…which would be an awesome cosplay for you to consider, PZ.

  4. Jackie: The COLOSSAL TOWERING VAGINA! says

    You have to admit, the irony alone would be priceless.

  5. dianne says

    How much for PZ to dress up as slave Leia? And pose in the traditional female superhero pose?

  6. chigau (違う) says

    so the fundraising suggestions are now for PZ to replicate in meatspace some of the photoshopping?
    interesting…

  7. says

    @Dianne – People already fundraised with that idea in mind for me. We can’t both show up dressed the same. The sexy would destroy the planet….

  8. chigau (違う) says

    Avicenna #20

    We can’t both show up dressed the same.

    Why ever not?
    Imagine, if you will, 2408 people at a Con all dressed as Slave Liea Leia Laei (whatever).

  9. F [is for failure to emerge] says

    Or a machine-gun toting Mystery Woman with that Awesome Sweater. Train tunnel backdrop optional.

  10. eclipsse, very happy kitten says

    If you really want to go with the ‘alteration of beard’ idea – how about a Bill Nighy-esque type of thing (Pirates of the Carribean 2).

    at least a little appropriate to our host’s interests (although might be a bit itchy over a real beard)

  11. dianne says

    We can’t both show up dressed the same. The sexy would destroy the planet….

    True, but it’s a risk worth taking. At least we’d all die happy.

  12. says

    What could I do to entice moolah out of you?

    Find a way to make it so I have enough to live on. Then I could consider giving some away. :)

  13. dianne says

    Find a way to make it so I have enough to live on.

    Social revolution. Make sure everyone has adequate money and other resources. I’d definitely fund you if you can get that done. Especially if you can do it without violence but with just the slightest hint of humiliating a few of the more obnoxious super rich in the process.

  14. yazikus says

    You should do a cooking show style video, of whatever dish the donor chooses. It could be called Baked with PZ, or …. I know the horde could come up with an awesome name. Brain not working right now. I’ll go reboot.

  15. says

    LOL – dianne, I’ll be first in line when they hand out the Genuine Official Historical Spanish Civil War Messkits (in Internationalist and Fascist editions, with corresponding songs for your iPod so you can sing along!) and call for volunteers to put the plutocrats against a wall for a short time. Slight hints of disapproval are probably outside my range. :)

    The revolution will be commercialized. Or something.

  16. swbarnes2 says

    Is Skepitcon one of the good guys?

    Do they have (and enforce) a sexual harassment policy? Do they have a record of getting a diverse panel of speakers?