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In-Person Event with Randall Munroe/What If? 2

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In-Person Event with Randall Munroe/What If? 2

Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person signing with #1 New York Times bestselling author Randall Munroe to celebrate the release of his new book, What If? 2, on Saturday, October 1st at 2pm CT at the CCC Yellow Box Auditorium (1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL). Randall will be in conversation with Wikipedian of the Year 2022, Annie Rauwerda. Randall will be available to personalize books and take photos with attendees after his conversation. 


Each ticket includes a pre-signed copy of the book. 


This event will be held at the CCC Yellow Box Auditorium and pre-registration is required as space is limited.

 

More about WHAT IF? 2:


The #1 New York Times bestselling author of What If? and How To answers more of the weirdest questions you never thought to ask
 
The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the Moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone’s freezer door at the same time? Maybe it’s time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics. Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade, built a billion-story building, made a lava lamp out of lava, or jumped on a geyser as it erupted? Okay, if you insist.

Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to consult this practical guide for impractical ideas. Unfazed by absurdity, Munroe consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airliner catapult–design to answer his readers’ questions, clearly and concisely, with illuminating and occasionally terrifying illustrations. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.

About the Author


Randall Munroe is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers How ToWhat If? and Thing Explainer, the science question-and-answer blog What If?, and the popular web comic xkcd. A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full time. He lives in Massachusetts.

Annie Rauwerda (conversation partner) is a writer, Wikipedian, and digital archives enthusiast. She maintains social media accounts called "Depths of Wikipedia" which have been featured in the New York Times and The New Yorker. Annie hosts Wikipedia editing workshops and Wikipedia-themed comedy shows across the country and was named Media Wikipedian of the Year 2022 by the Wikimedia Foundation. She holds a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan and writes about internet rabbit holes for publications like Slate, Vice, Boing Boing, and Input. She loves biking, her cat Pearl, and xkcd! 


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Please read these COVID protection guidelines carefully:

Anderson’s Bookshop reserves the right to change the format of this event to a virtual one at any time if it becomes necessary. Please be advised that Anderson’s Bookshop assumes no responsibility or liability for any personal injury or other loss you may incur as a result of your decision to attend an event, including the transmission of Covid-19 or related illnesses. We expect that for the protection of everyone, all applicable Covid-related protocols will be followed.  Failure to treat all participants with courtesy and respect may result in your expulsion from the event. 

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