SPECIAL INVITATION FROM
CHANNEL APA



DISCOUNT ADMISSION TO THE FIRST-EVER ASIAN AMERICAN COMICON
(REGISTER BEFORE JULY 4 USING DISCOUNT CODE: CAPANY)

ONLY 250 TOTAL TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE--
ADVANCE SELLOUT IS LIKELY!

On July 11, 2009, the biggest Asian American creators in manga, mainstream and indie comics are gathering for a unique one-day event, featuring interactive workshops, intimate interviews, and hands-on opportunities to learn from the top talents in the trade. Meet and mingle with the masters. Get autographed copies of your favorite graphic novels and original sketches. And take part in provocative panels like:
  • Nerdpop: The rise of the nerds, and why geek chic is changing the game
  • Every Comic Is Asian American: An all-star lineup of novelists and poets reimagine their favorite comic book characters as Asian American
  • Pop Goes East: How the Asianification of American pop culture has reshaped the graphic novel
  • The New Villains: Muslim insurgents, North Korean dictators, and Chinese spies, oh my!
  • Writers' Bloc: Leading comics writers discuss the craft of writing in panels, and show how graphical narratives allow for stories impossible to tell in any other medium (with FRED CHAO, LARRY HAMA, CHRISTINE NORRIE, and TAK TOYOSHIMA; moderated by GREG PAK)
  • Visual Storytelling A--Hands On!: A diverse group of acclaimed artists sketch in real time as they discuss their different approaches in making creative choices
  • Visual Storytelling B--The Art of Collaboration: Comic book artists share their experiences and tips for making the most of the challenges and opportunities of collaboration between pencillers, inkers, colorists, and writers
  • Can Comics Pay the Rent?: Is there a future for the comics industry? And do you belong in it? (with BERNARD CHANG, FLETCHER CHU-FONG, CHRISTINE NORRIE, and TAK TOYOSHIMA; moderated by GREG PAK)
  • Similar Differences: A one-on-one interview with alt-comics wunderkind DEREK KIRK KIM
  • Asians in Boxes--From Chop-Chop to Silver Samurai: A guided tour with science fiction legend William F. Wu, as he shares samples from his collection of thousands of comics depicting Asian images...good, bad, and definitely ugly
  • Hama Time!: A spotlight interview with comics pioneer Larry Hama, creator of the G.I. Joe universe and winner of this year's KIYAMA AWARD celebrating the achievements of Asians in comics!

WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 2009, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Invitation-only VIP reception begins at 6 p.m.)

WHERE: The new Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street in Lower Manhattan

VIP Pass*: $75 $65
Adults: $25 $20
Student (age 11 to 18), Senior (65 and over), MOCA or AAWW Member: $15
Child (age 10 and under): Free with Adult
*includes signed graphic novel, original sketch, preferred seating, VIP reception


TO REGISTER AT DISCOUNTED RATES, CALL BEATRICE CHEN at MoCA, 212.619.4785 x104 and give the DISCOUNT CODE above

REGISTER ONLINE HERE: Registration Link

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Larry Hama
(writer, GI JOE)

Bernard Chang
(artist, WONDER WOMAN)

Cliff Chiang
(artist, GREEN ARROW)

Sean Chen
(artist, IRON MAN)

Christina Strain
(colorist, RUNAWAYS)

Fred Chao
(writer/artist, JOHNNY HIRO)

Derek Kirk Kim
(writer/artist, SAME DIFFERENCE)

Christine Norrie
(artist, BREAKING UP)

Greg Pak
(writer, INCREDIBLE HULK)

Khoi Pham
(artist, MIGHTY AVENGERS)

Tak Toyoshima
(writer/artist, SECRET ASIAN MAN)

Misako Rocks!
(writer/artist, BIKER GIRL)

Kuo-Yu Liang
(VP Sales & Marketing, DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS)

Sharad Devarajan
(CEO, Liquid Comics)

Fletcher
Chu-Fong

(Manager, Events & Retailer Services,
DC COMICS)

William F. Wu
(writer, HONG ON THE RANGE)