first annual asian american comicon, july 11

Last weekend, I had the chance to hang out briefly with the editors and some of the creators of Secret Identities, the Asian American superhero comic book anthology. Jeff Yang informed me of something very cool they've organized next month, the First Annual Asian American ComiCon.

Yes, our very own comic con. Because, heck, why not? It's happening July 11 at the new Maya Lin-designed Museum of Chinese in America in New York City. Some details:

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July 11th 2009, 10am - 5pm
Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St., New York City

The brand-new home of New York's premier Asian American cultural and historic archive -- designed by acclaimed architect Maya Lin.

Presented by:
Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology
Museum of Chinese in America
Asian American Writers Workshop

- Top Asian American comics creators from DC, Marvel, indie comics and the graphic novel movement
-Plenary and Keynote
- Three concurrent Workshop Tracks: Reading Comics, Making Comics, Creator Spotlight
- "Artists Alley": Autographs and sketches from fan-favorite Asian American illustrators!
- Special Award Presentation
If you're in New York, or can make to New York on July 11, come on out and hang with your fellow comic book geeks. Registration is limited; proceeds go to benefit the museum, a wonderful and worthy nonprofit cause. For more information about the event, visit aacomicon.com.

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