| | Coulton’s avatar (Yonatan Coalcliff) warms up at a recent in-world sound check|

The time has almost come, all ye anxious avatars. Tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST, PopSci‘s contributing troubadour/podcaster/all-around pop genius Jonathan Coulton will take to the virtual stage for a concert in the online world of Second Life, brought to you by and our good friends at Creative Commons.

If you haven’t already heard, Coulton is a funny dude, whether he’s interviewing the movers and shakers of sci-tech from PopSci‘s Lunar Base One or penning touching tributes to overburdened programmers. So what are you waiting for? All the information you need to attend the show can be found on the Creative Commons wiki (if you don’t have a Second Life, you can also stream the concert live via Mad Muse Radio). Let it be known, however, that the in-world show will be full of surprises. Surprises involving squids and zombies. So get an avatar today_ _ and join us! Look for me there—I’ll be the dude with the green hair and the sweet PopSci STAFF jacket.

Also, for more on the event and an interview with Coulton, check Second Life man-about-town Wagner James Au’s blog. And if you’re still confused about this whole Second Life thing, see our recent feature, “Your Second Life is Ready.” —John Mahoney