Mongoliad collaborators to live chat Thursday, May 16

Nerd alert! Uber-geek author Neal Stephenson — along with his collaborators on The Mongoliad Greg Bear, E.D. deBirmingham, Mark Teppo, Joseph Brassey, Erik Bear, and Cooper Moo — will be hosting a live video chat this Thursday, May 16, at 6:00 p.m. Stephenson wrote such modern sci-fi touchstones as Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and the Baroque Trilogy. For those not wanting to watch it solitarilly via the Ars Techina site, you can hang out with fellow fans in person at the Lawrence Public Library, where they’ll have the chat on in the the auditorium, along with a library staffer to pass along your questions.