Presenting Sponsors

The Museum of Chinese in America: Founded in 1980, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. Later this year, the greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street will continue to be a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, while striving to be a model among interactive museums. The Museum promotes dialogue and understanding among people of all cultural backgrounds, bringing 160 years of Chinese American history to vivid life through its innovative exhibitions, educational and cultural programs. In the years to come, MOCA aims to welcome diverse visitors and participants to its broad array of exhibits and programs. MOCA’s expansion will accommodate its range of visitors which include: New Yorkers, domestic and international visitors, neighborhood residents, students and school groups from local and regional schools.

Secret Identities Universe Media: Secret Identities Universe Media (SIUniverse Media) is the editorial and production team behind the pioneering Asian American superhero anthology "Secret Identities," as well as its affiliated video, online and educational resources. Committed to raising up new voices from the Asian American community and creating original, authentic and engaging stories with an organically multicultural perspective, we strive to create work pops eyes, drops jaws and opens minds, all at the same time.

Asian American Writers Workshop: Established in 1991, The Asian American Writers' Workshop, Inc., is a nonprofit literary arts organization founded in support of writers, literature and community. Operating out of our 6,000 square-foot loft, we sponsor readings, book parties and panel discussions, and offer creative writing workshops. Each winter we present The Annual Asian American Literary Awards Ceremony to recognize outstanding literary works by Americans of Asian descent. Throughout the year, we offer various youth arts programs. In our space we operate a reading room of Asian American literature through the decades. The only organization of its kind, the Workshop has become one of the most active community arts organizations in the United States. Based in New York City, we have a fast-growing membership, a list of award-winning books and have become an educational resource for Asian American literature and awareness across the nation. Edited by Greg Pak, writer of Incredible Hulk and creator of the Marvel superhero Amadeus Cho, is devoted to spreading the word about Asian American comic books, comic book characters, and comic book creators. We hope will help neophytes find interesting reading material, point existing readers towards new creators and books, and provide fans and pros a place to read all the latest news. For more about Pak's work, visit

Supporting Sponsors

Diamond Comic Distributors: Diamond Comic Distributors is the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books and related merchandise is based in Timonium, MD, with strategically located Distribution Centers servicing more than 4,000 specialty retailers worldwide.

New York University A/P/A Institute : NYU's A/P/A Institute aims to promote discourse on Asian/Pacific America defying traditional boundaries, spanning Asia, to the Americas, through the Atlantic and Pacific Worlds. It works to dispel socio-cultural and political misconceptions, provide cultural and scholarly connections, lead collections building, and encourage innovative research and interdisciplinary exploration, with the goal ofserving as an international nexus of interactive exchange and access for scholars, cultural producers, and communities from New York to beyond.

Stone Bridge Press : Stone Bridge Press was established in Berkeley, California, in 1989. The press now has some 150 titles in print, covering such Japan-related areas as language, business, literature, manga, design, and culture. We're not tea-cult dilettantes or management gurus. We simply believe that Japan offers tremendous opportunities for re-examining Western values and for connecting with an emerging global culture increasingly centered on the Pacific Rim.

AdHouse Books : AdHouse Books has been a boutique publishing juggernaut since the year of 2002. Over the years, they have won and been nominated for awards within the comic profession (Ignatz, Harvey, Eisner) and the design world (AIGA, Communication Arts, Domtar Paper). Their library of publications is an eclectic mix of sequential and illustrative arts.

Community Sponsors

Asian American Arts Alliance: Asian American Arts Alliance is dedicated to strengthening Asian American artists and arts/cultural groups in New York City through funding, promotion and community building. In 1983, more than a dozen visionary arts leaders came together to address the pressing need for a strong, collective body of Asian American arts groups to represent the interests of its talented, yet under-recognized members. The Alliance remains the only service organization for the rapidly diversifying and growing Asian American population in the New York metropolitan area. Today, we serve more than 250 artists and organizational leaders who believe that working together as a pan-ethnic, multidisciplinary community is essential to nurturing the development of artists and arts organizations, and to providing a political voice for this community.

Asian CineVision: Asian CineVision is a nonprofit media arts organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Asian and Asian American media expressions by helping to develop and support both emerging and experienced Asian American film and video makers and other media artists working in a range of genres and styles; and helping to ensure that the full spectrum of Asian and Asian American media works reach diverse audiences in Asian American communities and beyond.

AAFilmLab: The AAFilmlab is a collaborative of New York based Asian American filmmakers who meet weekly to hone their craft and to share resources. Asian American Film Lab is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Membership and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

APEX: Founded in 1992, APEX, seeks to empower youth to be well-rounded, productive members of society by helping them build their self-confidence, explore academic and career goals, develop a sense of community and service, and gain leadership skills. Through one-on one mentoring relationships, educational programs, and social services APEX helps youth overcome the multiple challenges they face, enabling them to cultivate valuable and meaningful relationships. Together, we hope to inspire our youth to create and achieve their goals.

Bank of America Asian Leadership Network: ALN is the Asian and Asian American affinity group for employees of Bank of America.

Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment: CAPE is dedicated to advancing diversity and creating social change by actively developing, promoting and positioning Asian Pacific Americans for key artistic and leadership roles in the entertainment industry and media arts. Founded in 1991, CAPE has become the leading forum for Asian Pacifics in feature film, television, video, publishing, music and other entertainment fields to share their common interests and concerns through such programs as workshops, panels, screenings and hosted conversations with notable executives and artists. CAPE established a New York Chapter in 1995.

Midtown Comics: From mainstream titles to alternative press, Midtown offers a huge collection of comics, graphic novels and trade paperbacks for readers of all ages. Browse through an impressive selection of over 500,000 back issues. And it’s not just about comics! You’ll find a vast selection of action figures, statues, movies, books posters and so much more. Courteous and knowledgeable staffers are always on hand to help.

Media Sponsors

Asians in America: In April 2002, The Asians in America Project was launched with a small roster of volunteer writers, researchers and webmasters. Now with several hundred articles, organizations listings, news links and other items, AIA celebrates 5 years and renews its mission to provide information to our community. Our goal is to become the most comprehensive source of information on Asian Pacific America. And in so doing, build community, empower ourselves and increase awareness of Asian Pacific American issues. Angry Asian Man is the center of the Asian American blogging universe. A must-read for its smart, incisive, witty and timely insights on everything important, compelling and appalling in Asian American entertainment, politics, media and news. Better Asian Man brings the modern-day Asian American Man, information on how to become self-actualized from the subjective perspective of one Asian American man. ChannelAPA believes a market still exists to broadcast Asian American Entertainment. This site is as an experiment building an Asian American "channel". While we don't have a huge war chest of funds (this site was started with less than $60), we can uncover new and exciting Asian American talent across the country with the help of the viewers of this site. The concept is simple: every day we will try to post a video of interest to Asian Americans such as music, movies, and comedy. If you know of a video or have a video you want to promote, let us know. Ningin is your home for Asian media. We cover all aspects of Asian news and entertainment—music, movies, dramas, anime, and more. That includes Asian, Asian America, and anything else Asian from all around the world. Founded in 1999, is an online magazine that guides readers through the latest news, reviews, previews and features of popular culture. Targeting the 18-35 year old male demo, prides itself on providing provocative anime, videogames, comics, movies, and culture content that speaks directly to its audience. In 2006 PopCultureShock evolved into a full-service online multimedia outlet. Our online magazine expanded with feature video content, online partnerships, and more.