There's a regular geek-up in San Francisco called Dorkbot, and a couple of the SF-based Subutai officers will be at this week's meeting on Wednesday (Facebook event listing). They'll demo The Mongoliad and engage in a little Q & A. For those of you not in SF, we've put up a YouTube video of Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear doing the talking head routine about the historical backdrop against which The Mongoliad plays out.
Historical Scope video
For those of you who've gone to the Mongoliad website, I'm sure you've noticed the header of "Foreworld." In the YouTube video, Neal--briefly--hints at why such a header exists.