In 2009, the Asian American ComiCon was held in New York City, bringing together Asian indie and mainstream comics creators for a historic gathering to celebrate the unique and flourishing graphic storytelling of our community. Now, eight years later, AACC is hosting its second event: a Summit on Art, Action and the Future. In a time where diversity and creativity are both under attack, the Summit will feature diverse creators talking about where we’re going next.

Featuring established and emerging voices like Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man, They Call Us Bruce), Jeff Yang (CNN, They Call Us Bruce), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), LaToya Morgan (writer, Into the Badlands), Lewis Tan (Marvel’s Iron Fist), Keith Chow (The Nerds of Color) and a special keynote conversation with George Takei!

The summit will also see the WORLD PREMIERE UNVEILING of NEW FRONTIERS, a brand new graphic anthology of original stories by Asian, black, Hispanic and Native American; lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans creators, telling original stories inspired by George Takei’s life and legacy about incarceration and exclusion, representation and resistance, the digital world and the struggle in the streets. All-day events will include an Artists Alley where leading comics creators, such as MariNaomi and Martin Hsu, will be available for commissions and signings!

RSVP to the event on Facebook. Tickets are available for purchase here (and receive a discount by getting your tickets in advance!)

Date and Time
Saturday, July 15, 2017
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Location
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For more information about the AACC Summit or the New Frontiers graphic novel anthology, contact Jeff Yang at jeff@secretidentities.org or Keith Chow at keith@secretidentities.org.

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