From sushi to cinema to street art, Giant Robot magazine has documented, dissected, unearthed, and grown Asian and Asian American popular culture for the last 15 years. Editors Martin Wong and Eric Nakamura will discuss a range of topics, including the publication’s evolution from handmade zine into a glossy publication with a worldwide following, the infiltration of Asian aesthetics and entertainment into mainstream America, and what’s coming next—whether you like it or not. Moderating the casual-but-loaded discussion will be the bass player of the legendary punk rock band The Vandals, owner of Kung Fu Records, popular DJ on Indie 103.1, and part-time Judge Pro Tem for the county of Los Angeles, Joe Escalante.
THE OPEN BOOK PAVILION on “The Field” at 1:45pm.
Giant Robot’s booth is located in the “Comics, SciFi & Horror Scene” at the Book Fair. It’s booth #D13.
10AM to 6PM • West Hollywood Park • 647 N. San Vicente Blvd • West Hollywood