Tonight at 7PM, I'll be appearing on a panel at the Last Bookstore in downtown LA, with the title "Truth to Power: Genre Fiction in Post-Fact America," alongside of Gretchen McNeil, Jennifer Brody, Christina Cigala, Bobby Goldstein, CB Lee, Michael Paul Gonzalez, Kate Maruyama and Samuel Sattin. Read the rest
Emmanuel from 2600 writes, "It should come as no surprise that dissent is playing a prominent role at the HOPE X conference this July in New York. Read the rest
Last night my wife, daughter, and I went to the Magic Castle in Hollywood to see magician Rudy Coby's high energy and exciting "Magic vs. Science" show, which combines magic, music, and dance. Read the rest
Toby Barlow says: "Attention music lovers, designers, art directors, this is a very fun project we have just launched. We're going to create a record shop of fictional albums, and we would like you to be a part of it. Read the rest
2600 Magazine's Emmanuel Goldstein writes, "Acclaimed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg will be keynoting at this summer's HOPE X conference in New York City. Ellsberg leaked the infamous Pentagon Papers, 7,000 pages of documents that wound up changing American history forever. Read the rest
Emmanuel Goldstein from 2600 Magazine writes, "This summer's HOPE X conference is having a special EFF fundraiser for the entire month of April. Ten percent of every ticket sale will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation as recognition of the essential work they're doing for the entire online community. Read the rest
Sumana is helping put on a new kind of hacker conference in NYC, !!Con (pronounced "Bang bang con"). Unlike other hacker cons, !!Con has no ranking, no winners, and no dominance displays: "Whenever possible, Hacker School culture assumes abundance rather than scarcity; attempts to rank projects or people would defile our ecology." Read the rest
Jeffrey writes, "Bay area flyers, come talk and fly drones over pizza and beer in our massive 17 foot tall ceiling warehouse!
Amateur and professionals are welcome to come and talk drones and show off their airframes in action. Read the rest
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Obscura Society LA is privileged to invite members to attend what is believed to be the city's longest-running closed society dedicated to exploring the mysteries of the Trickster Coyote, hitherto barred to non-initiates.
Scott sez, "Privacy and security has been a huge problem since the Snowden revelations, and midwest SF/open source software convention Penguicon [ed: near Detroit!] wants to be part of the solution. Read the rest