October 24, 2008 | Becky Hogge

Come see Neil Gaiman talk in London tonight

Update 3: And here's links to the recording in MP3 and Ogg

Update 2: Here's the audio recording of Neil Gaiman talking at our event last week

Update (15:00) - That's it, guys - I'm afraid all our 200 tickets are now spoken for. Anyone not lucky enough to have secured a place for tonight, placate yourselves with the knowledge that an audio recording of the event will be available just as soon as we can afterwards.

Neil Gaiman (props to Dan Morelle for the image)We've had about half a dozen returns for tonight's "Piracy vs Obscurity" event at the Crypt on the Green in Clerkenwell. If you're a Neil Gaiman fan, and you'd like to attend, email info [AT] openrightsgroup [DOT] org and we'll try and squeeze you in - sorry we're now sold out.

Tickets are £10 (or £5 for ORG supporters) payable in cash on the door. In return you'll get to hear our illustrious patron talk about piracy from the perspective of the creator, you'll get to quiz him on his views and work, and you'll even get the chance to win a copy of his new title The Graveyard Book.

Details of the event:

Comments (8)

  1. Neil Gaiman Talked about Publishing in Digital Age « Entangled:
    Nov 24, 2008 at 01:48 AM

    [...] / fantasy writer Neil Gaiman gave a talk at a session for the Open Rights Group on Oct. 28, 2008: Privacy vs Obscurity. You can download the full talk (about one hour long) in MP3 [...]

  2. Mr Neil on piracy, obscurity and slash — Chocolate and Vodka:
    Oct 29, 2008 at 10:30 PM

    [...] Mr Neil, Patron of the Open Rights Group, gave a talk to 200 fans and ORG supporters entitled Piracy vs. Obscurity (a reference to Tim O’Reilly’s quote, “Obscurity is a far greater threat to [...]

  3. Amy:
    Oct 25, 2008 at 09:13 PM

    Just wanted to say that you for hosting a wonderful event. I really enjoyed getting to see Neil and it was the best night out I've had for a while!

  4. Transcribed: some choice quotes from the talk:
    Nov 28, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    By the way, I've transcribed some of the best quotes from the session to text (as I prefer text to audio, myself) - at http://www.consumingexperience.com/2008/11/neil-gaiman-on-piracy-vs-obscurity.html


  5. Becky:
    Oct 24, 2008 at 01:07 PM


    We're planning on getting an audio recording of the event, will post on the blog as soon as we have it.

  6. Neil Gaiman speaking on piracy tonight in London | BitterWallet:
    Oct 24, 2008 at 01:56 PM

    [...] Quick heads up for any readers which happen to be in London. Open Rights Group patron and cult author Neil Gaiman is speaking on “Piracy vs. Obscurity” tonight in London (Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell). This should be an interesting talk and presumably Q&A not only because it comes from someone on the “other” side of piracy but also because of Gaiman’s publicised copyright spat with Todd McFarlane over Spawn. [...]

  7. Stuart Langridge:
    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Will there be audio/video? Would be really cool for those of us not there...

  8. Zinegeek » Heroes - the best headcold treatment! and seeing Neil Gaiman talk on Piracy Vs Obscurity:
    Oct 24, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    [...] and I are going to hear Neil Gaiman talk at an Open Rights Group fundraiser. The talk is called Piracy Vs Obscurity. It should be cool. There will be a Q&A session and I’m tempted to ask him about his [...]

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