[ENGLISH] CBLDF tells us: Due to an illness with of one of the people involved in the show, the event will be postponed to late August, when Cory returns to the area. Stay tuned for multimedia madness, including the live performance of one of Cory’s comics and special guests! All advance ticket holders will have their ticket donation refunded.
About the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1986 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community. They have defended dozens of Free Expression cases in courts across the United States, and led important education initiatives promoting comics literacy and free expression. For additional information, donations, and other inquiries call 800-99-CBLDF or visit http://www.cbldf.org or http://www.myspace.com/cbldf .
About Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow is an activist, teacher, public speaker, and technology expert. He is a co-editor of Boing Boing.net, one of the most popular blogs in the world and recipient of more than three million unique visitors per month, and a columnist for publications ranging from Information Week to The Guardian.
Most recently a visiting professor at the University of Southern California, Doctorow served as a Canadian Fulbright Chair in Public Diplomacy and also serves on a number of boards of directors and advisory boards, including those of the Participatory Culture Foundations, the Open Rights Group, the MetaBrainz Foundation, Technorati, Inc., Onion Networks, and others. He also served as Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation [EFF] for over four years, where he was a delegate to treaty negotiations at the United Nations in Geneva. Doctorow has won the Locus Award three times, been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula, won the Campbell Award, and was named one of the Top 25 Web Celebrities by Forbes magazine for the past two consecutive years, as well as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He also received the Pioneer Award for significant contributions to online freedom from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He is frequently invited to speak at colleges and corporations across the country.
Cory’s novels include Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, and Eastern Standard Tribe, as well as two short story collections. Cory’s written and online work has been referenced by media outlets from CBS television show « Criminal Minds » to the « The Colbert Report. »
Little Brother is his first Young Adult novel and it deals with issues of security, civil rights, censorship, and technology—but it is also an adventure story with smart teenage protagonists. The author hopes that you’ll use technology to change the world.