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News  Published 11/14/11 4:55pm

Coming This Week: Cory Doctorow

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In continuation of the whole, "Hey we're Penn, and hot celebrities love us" phase, Canadian-British blogger and sexting connoisseur Cory Doctorow will be here this Thursday for some good ol' Q & A. As the author of several science fiction novels and other short stories, it'd be easy to assume this talk is Trekkies-only, but--trust us--there's more to Doctorow than meets the Eye of Sauron. Here are five factoids about this co-editor of Boing Boing you may not know already:

  •  He was born in Toronto and raised in a Jewish activist household.
  • One of his novels, titled For The Win, centers around video games and economics (please refrain from all "Econ majors FTW!!!" jokes).
  • He was listed as one of Forbes' top Web Celebs from 2007-2010. That's like, forever in Internet years (aka this dude is internet famous FOR REAL).
  • He can tell you whether or not your search history is actually anonymous (that one time we got high and googled how to make a nuclear weapon totally doesn't count, right?) and what it takes to be an "uber blogger." Yay, technology!
  • He has a three-year-old daughter named Poesy Emmeline Fibonacci Nautilus Taylor Doctorow.
The event will be held in JMHH 245 at 5 p.m. and is 100% open to the public. Let us know if you end up going and, more importantly, if his daughter has a nickname.

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