Emmanuel from 2600 Magazine sez, "HOPE X (the tenth Hackers On Planet Earth conference) is set for July 18-20, 2014 at the not-to-be-torn-down Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. More details at http://xxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx/ and - for those who have the .xxx domain blocked - http://x.hope.net. Speaker submissions will be opening soon, along with preregistration and other ways to participate."
Also, approximately 100 hours of hacker history have just been released. All 102 videos from The Last HOPE in 2008 are now online at 2600. Featured speakers include "Hackers" author Steven Levy, Adam Savage, Jello Biafra, and Kevin Mitnick with talks ranging from the rise of Anonymous to lockpicking, safecracking, phone phreaking, and electronic voting.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.