Geek Reading with Cory Doctorow, Rudy Rucker, Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders
Join EFF on Monday, March 23rd, for a fundraising event featuring award-winning writer Cory Doctorow. Cory will be reading from his novel, "Little Brother," a story of high-tech teenage rebellion set in the familiar world of San Francisco. As he currently calls the UK home, this is a rare opportunity to to hear Cory read from his work in person. He will be joined by fellow writers Rudy Rucker, Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders reading from their latest works.
7pm on Monday March 23, at the 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. RSVP to: email@example.com
Admission is $25. No one turned away for lack of funds. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing, and a contributor to Wired, Popular Science, Make, the New York Times, and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. Cory is an EFF fellow and the former Director of European Affairs at EFF. He has won the Locusand Sunburst Awards and been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards. His latest novel, New York Times Bestseller "Little Brother," was published in May 2008, and his latest short story collection is "Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present."
Rudy Rucker is a writer and a mathematician who worked for twenty years as a Silicon Valley computer science professor. He is regarded as contemporary master of science-fiction, and received the Philip K. Dick award twice. His thirty published books include both novels and non-fiction books. His most recent pair of novels depict a near-future Earth in which every object becomes conscious. The first, Postsingular, appeared from Tor Books in 2007, and the second, Hylozoic, will appear from Tor in June, 2009. See his blog for current information.
Annalee Newitz is a journalist who covers the cultural impact of science and technology, covering such topics as open source software and hacker subcultures. Annalee writes for many periodicals, including Popular Science and Wired, and since 1999 has had a syndicated weekly column called Techsploitation. From 2004-2005, Annalee was a policy analyst for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She is the editor of io9, a Gawker-owned science fiction blog.
Charlie Jane Anders blogs about science fiction at io9.com. She organizes the Writers With Drinks reading series and is starting a weekly podcast called "I Am So Smart." Her writing has appeared most recently in "The McSweeney's Joke Book Of Book Jokes," Mother Jones magazine, and the upcoming "Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2009 Edition." Charlie wrote a novel called "Choir Boy" and co-edited an anthology called "She's Such a Geek." Find her on Twitter as "charliejane."
111 Minna Gallery is accessible via BART. Get off at the Montgomery station and use the exit marked 2nd and Market. Walk south on 2nd Street until you reach 111 Minna Gallery on the right. It's also walking distance from the Caltrain station.