5/19: EFF Geek Reading with Cory Doctorow

May 19, 2010 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join EFF for a fundraising event featuring award-winning writer Cory Doctorow. Cory will be reading from his newly released novel, For the Win. This is his first visit to the Bay Area in over a year, so don't miss your opportunity to hear him read from his ground-breaking new work.

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. He was formerly EFF's Director of European Affairs and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group (ORG). Cory's novels are published by Tor Books and HarperCollins UK and simultaneously released on the Internet under Creative Commons licenses that encourage their re-use and sharing. He has won the Locus and Sunburst Awards and has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and British Science Fiction Awards. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

About For the Win:
Cory Doctorow unveils a sprawling international cast of young characters in For the Win, a young adult (YA) novel about the global economy and the meteoric rise and power of the online gaming community.

Mala is a brilliant 15-year-old from rural India whose leadership skills in virtual combat have earned her the title of “General Robotwalla.” In Shenzen, heart of China’s industrial boom, Matthew is defying his former bosses to build his own successful gold-farming team. Leonard, who calls himself Wei-Dong, lives in Southern California, but spends his nights fighting virtual battles alongside his buddies in Asia, a world away. All of these young people, and more, will become entangled with the mysterious young woman called Big Sister Nor, who will use her experience, her knowledge of history, and her connections with real-world organizers to build them into a movement that can challenge the status quo.

Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. Must be 21 or older to attend. 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.

Please RSVP to events@eff.org. Geek Readings tend fill quickly. For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit EFF's website.

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