Last night, xkcd creator Randall Munroe celebrated the release of his first book by answering fan questions about everything from writing about his sex life to explaining his fame to non-geeks to how he keeps his ball pit clean.
Munroe, who just released xkcd: volume 0 last week, appeared at last night's Electronic Frontier Foundation's Geek Reading fundraiser. Munroe talked a bit about the experience of publishing the book, which contains strips from the site as well as annotations, the centerpiece of the event was a question and answer session. Users on Reddit submitted and voted on questions to ask Munroe to create a sort of crowd-sourced interview. Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian (who also founded breadpig, the company that published xkcd: volume 0.
We were at the event and took video of the ten questions (plus one non-question) Munroe answered over the course of the evening, questions ranging from topics he won't write about to one fan's take on the Traveling Salesman Problem: