Posted tagged ‘cons’

Readercon is Upon Us

July 17, 2008

I’m heading off to Readercon for the weekend, the best convention by far on the East coast.  If anyone happens to be in the greater Boston area this weekend and has some free time I highly recommend it.  This convention has the best ratio of pros to attendees of any con I know of, and the level of the discourse (one panel this year is entitled Consciousness, Free Will, Evolution, and Memory) is just lightyears beyond what you’d experience elsewhere.

Oh and since the guests this year are Jonathan Lethem and James Patrick Kelly (along with Stanislaw Lem as the ghost of honor) this is the must attend con this year.  I’ll be back on Monday.

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Moving with the Times

May 26, 2008

First of all, I apologize again for the title.  Moving on, Linda Braun has once again directed me to a nice geeky focused article in the New York Times, this time an interview with Randall Monroe, creator of one of my favorite webcomics, XKCD.  The Times has become pretty savvy at pinpointing key aspects of the subculture and treating them respectfully (as opposed to say comic reviews with onomatopoeia’s in the titles).

Incidentally, today’s comic throws another gibe at BoingBoing’s Cory Doctorow, who quickly points out that the two will be joint guests of honor at 3-Pi Con, which will be in my neck of the woods in August.  Can’t wait to hear what the two of them together will have to say.