Every year, I raise money to buy tickets to QEDcon for those who cannot afford them because the conference is educational, fun, and engaging and I think everyone should have a chance to go. So far this year, people have donated over £600 towards this effort (AMAZING) but I want to get at least 10 people to QEDcon through this scheme, which is the average number of tickets bought through fundraising year on year so far, and so I need to raise more money.
So, here’s an incentive:
If you donate £30 or more you will be in with a chance of winning one of the following:
- An American First Edition of Trick or Treatment signed by Simon Singh
- A signed copy of Kat Arney’s Herding Hemmingway’s Cats
- A signed copy of Alom Shaha’s The Young Atheist’s Handbook
If you donate £20 or more you will be in with a chance of winning unsigned-but-new copies of:
The Night Sessions by Ken MacLeod
Higgs by Jim Baggott
Religion for Athetists by Alain de Botton
Street Magic by Paul Zeanon
Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre
Time Warped by Claudia Hammond
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension by Matt Parker,
If you have already donated enough to qualify for the draw you will be automatically included. If you’ve previously donated less than £20 or £30 you can make a second donation and the overall total you donated will be counted. Those who donate £30+ will still be in with a chance of winning the unsigned books, too.
Simply click here to make a donation and be sure to use an email address you have access to as this is how I will get in touch should you win! Let’s get people to QEDcon and let’s get awesome books to you!
This couldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for the generosity of Stephen and Ben of the Edinburgh Skeptics Society who have donated all but one of the books listed. They help to organise Skeptics on the Fringe, bringing Science, Reason and Critical Thinking to the world’s biggest Arts Festival by presenting a different free talk every night on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.