September 10, 2009 | By Hugh D'Andrade

EFF's Geek Reading: xkcd Webcomic Author Randall Munroe

Monday, September 21st will be the second Geek Reading event to benefit EFF, at 111 Minna in downtown San Francisco. This time, the author in question is Randall Munroe, otherwise known as the writer and cartoonist behind the brilliant webcomic xkcd.

For those not yet part of the xkcd cult, the cartoon with the strange name consistently brings some of the sharpest satire to the world of the Internet and digital culture. Randall describes the strip as "a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language," and the New York Times calls it "wildly popular among techies the world over for its witty use of programming code in its gags." It is currently translated into three languages and receives between 60 and 70 million page views per month.

Reddit and Breadpig founder Alexis Ohanian will be emceeing the event, which will include a visual presentation as well as an interview portion, with questions culled from the top-voted comments on Reddit. Randall's new book "xkcd: Volume 0" will be available for purchase and signings as well.

The main event starts at 7 and tickets are $30. But you can also join the VIP reception ($100 donation) a bit earlier, at 6, for some extra face time with the man behind the most complex stick figures ever drawn. Numbers are limited, so get your tickets now!

Geek Reading: xkcd creator Randall Munroe
Monday, September 21, 2009
VIP Reception: 6:00
Reading: 7:00

111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco


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