Michael from the UK Open Rights Group sez,
Neil Gaiman, prolific creator of prose, poetry, film, journalism,
comics, song lyrics, and drama, is known as one of the world's top ten
living post-modern writers. He is also patron of the Open Rights Group
(ORG). On October 24th at the first public appearance of his Graveyard Book UK
tour, he invites fans and ORG supporters to discuss piracy from the
perspective of a creator, what it means to be one of the tribe of
readers, and why most people discover their favourite authors for
Piracy vs Obscurity - An audience with Neil Gaiman
Entry to this special event is free to new supporters of ORG who join
between now and the event. Existing ORG supporters will be charged a
discount rate of £5 and the general public will be asked for the full
price of £10.
Attendees will receive an A3 poster celebrating the publication of
Neil's latest work, The Graveyard Book, and a chance to win a signed
copy of the book.
(Disclosure: I co-founded ORG and serve on its advisory board)
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