Cory Doctorow to be ORGCon guest

Cory Doctorow. Photo by Jonathan Worth (

The digital rights event ORGCon is back in London on Saturday 24th March 2012, at the University of Westminster. It’s packed with exciting speakers, including author and comic creator Cory Doctorow, challenging debates, and workshops that will leave your mind exploding with ideas!

Here’s your chance catch up with everything digital rights related, while meeting the brilliant minds of Lawrence LessigCory DoctorowWendy Seltzer, Ross Anderson, Tom Lowenthal, and many more. From the government snooping on your data to default internet blocking and monitoring to the corporate capture of state and democratic institutions – they’ll be covering vast regions of the digital rights sphere. And there may even be a competition or two.

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing ( and the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novels like For the Win and the bestselling Little Brother. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

His forthcoming books include Rapture of Nerds (a novel for adults, written with Charles Stross) and Anda’s Game (a graphic novel from FirstSecond).

• For a taster of what you’ll be coming to take part in, have a look at these videos taken at the last ORGCon.

• Book your tickets here by joining the Open Rights Group now and get a free Ticket, and a free copy of Heather Brooke’s The Revolution Will Be Digitised.

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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