imagined futures conference

Okay, if you're in the Los Angeles, you might be interested in marking your calendar for this cool event happening next month for artistically-inclined folks...

The Aratani Endowed Chair, UCLA, and JANM present Imagined Futures, a special one day free conference for aspiring and up-and-coming APA artists, on Saturday May 2 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. The basics:
Imagined Futures

Saturday, May 2, 2009
1-5 pm

Free! Pre-Registration is required.

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles CA 90012

To register or for more information about the program join the Imagined Futures Conference Facebook page, email ImaginedFutures2009@gmail.com, or call the museum at 213-625-0414.
The conference will feature two-hour workshops on a variety of topics, including filmmaking, anime/comics, blogs/new media, spoken word/hip hop, fiction, and the art and business of clothing, led by folks who are creating, producing and working in these fields.

Guest speakers/facilitators will include actor George Takei of Star Trek fame; Eric Nakamura, publisher of Giant Robot; filmmaker Quentin Lee; Jeff Yang and Parry shen, the co-editors of Secret Identities; hip hop artist Shin-B; novelist Naomi Hirahara; and Ryan Suda of clothing company Blacklava. I'll also be there to lead the workshop on blogs/new media.

Best of all, the entire event is free! But pre-registration is required. To sign up, go here. I'm told that spots are filling up fast, so make your plans now. To learn more about the event, go to the Facebook group page here.

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