Just so it’s fresh in your mind, at 3:00 PM on June 27 Cory Doctorow is going to be crashing Red Emma’s (the anarchist collective bookstore and coffeehouse here in Baltimore) for a reading from his latest book, For the Win, and discussion. Baltimore Node is co-sponsoring the event, which pretty much means talking about it to everyone we know. In case you didn’t know, Cory is a science fiction author, blogger, and copyright thinker/speaker/writer/activist (that means do-er) with a great fondness for the internet and hackerspaces, so it should be an interesting time.
Even if you’re not down for the latest in gaming-economic-near-future-youth-rebellion lit, you should still stop by to ask your questions about copyright, the CreativeCommons, the future of the internet, creation-vs-consumption, information security, and workers rights. At the very least, you’ll meet some local folks interested in the same things. At the very very least, Red Emma’s has good coffee. If even that’s not enough, I’ve got one more for you…
Because Baltimore Node is about a mile from Red Emma’s [map] we are hosting a potluck dinner at the workshop after the reading. The folks from Red Emma’s expect the discussion to end at or around 5PM, so we’ll officially start festivities at *6PM* and probably go to whenever the last person with a key wants to go home. That’s up in the air, though, depending on how late the discussion goes. You’re [always] free to drop by the Node whenever the door’s unlocked.
So bring a plate and a spoon (forks are superfluous) and a dish or drink to share and eat with geeks. There’s no formal topic planned, but if folks wanted to talk about stuff from earlier in the day, that would rock. Cory has been officially invited, but it’ll be “schedule permitting” for him.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE POTLUCK: please fill out the form at https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dC0xUnpvYnJWc2Zmc0JzUTVvc1RsSEE6MQ .
That’s June 27, 6PM, potluck dinner at the Node, 120 W North Ave.
If this goes well, I’d love to keep a regular geek potluck/dinner running at the Node. I like food and I like people (though it’s not always obvious). I also believe potlucks are one of the most important and valuable social activities in the history of human civilization. But that’s just me.