We're just days away from celebrating EFF's 25th anniversary in San Francisco on Thursday, July 16. We'll be starting with an afternoon minicon, and then having a rocking party in the evening. We hope you can join us!

The party kicks off at DNA Lounge at 8 pm. We're excited to have special guest co-emcees for the evening, Cory Doctorow and Wil Wheaton! Cory is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger. He's the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of many books, most recently: In Real Life, a graphic novel in collaboration with illustrator Jen Wang; Information Doesn't Want to be Free, an examination of earning a living in the Internet age; and Homeland, the award-winning, best-selling sequel to the 2008 young adult novel Little Brother. Wil is an actor, activist, writer, and all-around champion of geekdom. He is the creator, producer, and host of the popular web series Tabletop, which pits him against celebrity guests playing their favorite board games, and Titansgrave, a role-playing game serial show.

Our lineup of guest musicians—Midtown Social, Dual Core, and A Plus D—promise to make this party extra memorable. Midtown Social is a high-energy, 9-piece ensemble blending soul, funk, and rock, and we're excited to start our celebrating with their distinct style and spirit. We'll also enjoy a performance from hip hop duo Dual Core, pioneers of the nerdcore genre, fiendishly clever lyricists, and long-time EFF supporters. A Plus D, also known as DJs Adrian and Mysterious D, will close off the evening with masterful mash-ups. A Plus D are the creators, producers, and DJs of Bootie, the the world's biggest bootleg mashup club night. As tireless torchbearers of the mashup artform, the colorful duo spin a bootlegged blend of pop, electro, indie, hip-hop, rock, '80s & '90s retro, and whatever else moves a dance floor. We know from experience—they know how to bring the party.

In addition to special toasts, live music, and dancing, we have a few other fun surprises for our guests. You can, at your discretion, commemorate the evening with a opt-in photo at our photobooth. We'll also have art by Sustainable Magic, who bring creativity into the world by inspiring, creating, and educating with interactive art. Keep your eyes peeled throughout the night for their work around DNA Lounge, including welded flowers with motion-activated petals that bloom to reveal rainbow LED light shows amid clusters of fiber optic stalks.

Minicon-only tickets are $25, and party-only tickets are $40. A ticket good for both events is available for $50, or $45 for current EFF members. Get your ticket today!

If you can’t make it and still want to help commemorate this milestone, please consider giving to the EFF25 membership drive, our campaign to add 2,500 new and renewing members before our anniversary celebration, ensuring digital rights have an advocate for years to come.

For more information, email membership@eff.org. We're looking forward to celebrating with you!

Special thanks to Automattic for their sponsorship and support!