I'm making the final(ish*) stop of my Walkaway tour at Defcon this weekend in Las Vegas, giving a speech on Saturday in Track 2 at 10AM called $BIGNUM steps forward, $TRUMPNUM steps back: how can we tell if we're winning?, followed by a book-signing at the No Starch Press table in the exhibitors' hall. Read the rest
Are you a security researcher planning to present at Black Hat, Defcon, B-Sides or any of this summer's security events? Are you worried a big corporation or the government might attack you for revealing true facts about the defects in the security systems we entrust with our safety, privacy and health? Read the rest
I just checked in for my o-dark-hundred flight to Denver tomorrow morning for this weekend's Denver Comic-Con, where I'm appearing for several hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including panels with some of my favorite writers, like John Scalzi, Richard Kadrey, Catherynne Valente and Scott Sigler: Read the rest
I'm on stage tomorrow at 11:30 with Mary Robinette Kowal (free tickets here) -- we'll be talking about my new novel, Walkaway. Can't wait to see you! Read the rest
If you live in Los Angeles, here's an art opening that's worth checking out. It's called Looks Like Chicken and takes place at the Castelli Art Space tonight and tomorrow.
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What you’ll be seeing is the brilliant work of Los Angeles Pop Artists Pat Riot, David Buckingham, and Matt Aston: Three well-established artists with chops, intelligence, and razor- sharp wit. These artists are uniquely distinct from one another, and now together, their Pop Art points a collective finger at the fractured culture of modern America…and it does so in Technicolor.
In his series Crystal Lies, Pat Riot reassembles used puzzles of America at its iconic, serene, and fluffy white best, then seamlessly fuses them with hand-crafted resin commentary that is so clear, it’s almost too clear.
Pat Riot will also be unfurling his masterful, large scale, multi-media collages, each of which bears thousands of hand-cut and applied details-- each applique integral to the grand, critical theme.
David "Kook" Buckingham combs the deserts of California and her junk yards in search of abandoned metal tractors, cars, 55-gallon metal drums, car doors, etc. After he’s carted them back to his studio, sparks fly as he welds and muscles the scrap into beautifully outrageous robots, giants, designs, over-sized objects, and his signature array of metallic linguistics. Each letter is expertly hand cut and used in wall-mounted quotes, slogans or just simple expletives that re-enforce the fact that David Buckingham has no filter...as in none.
Matt Aston will be exhibiting his large-scale figurative paintings showcasing a technique that combines the mediums of epoxy, resin, and acrylic which culminate in powerful, direct and unapologetic work.
The Walkaway tour is in its literary festival phase now, and my next stop is an appearance this Sunday at the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, where I'll be talking Walkaway with the incredible Mary Robinette Kowal at 11:30 (free tickets here). Read the rest
Please join me, Brewster Kahle and our special guests for a big Access To Knowledge event about India on June 14th at the Internet Archive. Here's why you should come if you're in town: Read the rest
I just got to NYC for Bookcon, where I'm Read the rest
Thanks to everyone who came out for last night's final London event on the UK Walkaway tour, at Pages of Hackney with Olivia Sudjic; today I'm heading to Waterstones Liverpool One for an event with Dr Chris Pak, followed by a stop tomorrow at Waterstones in Birmingham and then wrapping up in the UK with an event with Adam Rutherford at the Hay Festival. Read the rest
Last night's sold-out Walkaway tour event with Laurie Penny at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road was spectacular (and not just because they had some really good whisky behind the bar), and the action continues today with a conversation with Olivia Sudjic tonight at Pages of Hackney, where we'll be discussing her novel Sympathy as well as Walkaway. Read the rest
Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly reading series hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. They are looking to fund several more years of their popular reading series via a Kickstarter fundraiser, running from May 17th through June 14th, 2017. Read the rest