Randall Munroe reading to benefit EFF, San Francisco, Sept 21

Randall Munroe, creator of the awesome XKCD webcomic, is coming to San Francisco to give a benefit appearance and reading for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Now that sounds like a kick-ass evening.

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...

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" we 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

EFF's Geek Reading: xkcd Webcomic Author Randall Munroe

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  1. Man, I remember when anyone in the Boston area could go hang out with him for free at a geohash (http://wiki.xkcd.com/geohashing). I wonder how it must strike him now that people are paying $100 just to talk to him a little easier.

    I know, I know, it’s for charity. But it’s funny if you think of it this way.

  2. @#4: Ha! Thanks for the much needed snarf. It was even funnier when clicking on the page brought all the previous posts into my RSS reader.

  3. i love xkcd, and i love watching the anti-xkcd kids get their feelings hurt. i don’t rub my mathematics in lib art kid’s faces, but it’s funny to watch them get indignant when someone affirms the importance and awesomeness of math, physics, etc. it’s like pissing off hair-trigger black nationalists or zionists. just too easy.

    BUT: i fear i would have to ask mister Munroe how (HOW?!) he could fuck up that ‘no largest prime’ haiku proof. he has never offered an explanation. people make mistakes, but he should at least go back and fix the proof.

  4. querent: lib art kid here, and I still get almost all of them, and saw the haiku proof was wrong…

    Ok, ok, so a BA in Cognitive Science and a MA in AI doesn’t match most people’s stereotypes of liberal arts, but everyone’s got to take that math class you know, even the dance majors (which I almost became…).

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