On Saturday, July 15, from 12 to 5 pm, at the Japanese American National Museum, the Asian American ComiCon presents a Summit on Art, Action & the Future, bringing together diverse comics and speculative-fiction creators to talk about imagining better tomorrows. Confirmed participants include LaToya Morgan (writer, INTO THE BADLANDS; co-EP, TURN); Tananarive Due (author, THE BETWEEN & THE GOOD HOUSE); Steven Barnes (author, THE LEGACY OF HEOROT and the DREAM PARK series, both with Larry Niven); Sarah Kuhn (author, HEROINE COMPLEX); Paula Yoo (writer, SUPERGIRL); CB Lee (author, NOT YOUR SIDEKICK); Krista Suh (creator of the Pink Pussyhat Project); Samantha Jo (WONDER WOMAN); Lewis Tan (MARVEL’S IRON FIST); Rebecca Sun (senior reporter, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER); Marc Bernardin (staff writer, CASTLE ROCK); Arune Singh (VP of Marketing, BOOM! Studios), and more to come — with special guest and award recipient George Takei! Get your tickets now, while the advance ticketing discount still applies: $17 General Admission ($20 at the door) and $47 VIP (includes VIP Exhibit Tour, reserved seating and a first-run copy of the brand-new graphic anthology NEW FRONTIERS: The Many Worlds of George Takei!
Since May is officially Asian American Heritage Month, we at Secret Identities are going coast to coast to kick off the festivities. First up, SI Editor Keith Chow and legendary writer/artist Greg LaRocque (“Trinity”) will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day at Super Villains, Inc. in Nottingham, Maryland beginning at 11am.
Then, on the other side of the country, SI Editors Jeff Yang and Parry Shen, with writer Jason Sperber (“Many Masks”) will be facilitating a workshop at the Japanese American National Museum as part of the one-day “Imagined Futures” conference. The workshop will last from 2pm to 4pm.
Later that day at 5pm, Jeff, Parry, and Jason will be joined by artists Benton Jew (“Driving Steel”), Martin Hsu (“Long”), Bernard Chang (“The Citizen”), and A.L. Baroza (“A Day at CostumeCo”) for a booksigning at the Kinokuniya on 123 Astronaut E. Onizuka Street in Los Angeles.
Finally, on May 3, visit the SIUniverse Media booth at the 30th annual Asian/Pacific American Heritage Festival in NYC at the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza onEast 47th Street & 2nd Avenue. SI Editors Keith Chow and Jerry Ma will be on hand at Booth #21 signing copies of Secret Identities and hawking t-shirts.
If you’re in Maryland, Los Angeles, or New York this weekend, come check us out!
Super Villains, Inc.
4361 Ebenezer Road
Baltimore, MD 21236
Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Kinokuniya Los Angeles
123 Astronaut E. Onizuka St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012