Friday night I will be tabling with other Hyphen staffers at Varnish Gallery in San Francisco for a fundraiser to aid victims of the tsunami. Check the details:
January 28th 2005
77 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA
There will be a $15 cover. All proceeds will be donated to the victims of the tsunami disaster in Indonesia and Sri Lanka through: oneSriLanka Foundation, Padi Nasunthara, and United Way (Tsunami Aid for Sri Lanka).
Saturday I will be tabling solo at the second annual Asian American Music Conference in Burlingame. Please drop by and say Hi and come check out performances by some great up-and-coming Asian American talent! (On the same day, you can catch my roommate/Hyphen's editor in chief, Melissa Hung, at the Defining a New Reader panel at 2 PM for the Independent Press Association's conference.)
Even better, on Thursday, February 3rd I will (play hooky from my evening class) speak at a panel for South Bay First Thursdays ( the sister organization to San Francisco's Third Thursdays). Since February is the Hallmark Month of Love and Hyphen is holding our annual speed dating fundraiser on Saturday, February 12 (have you registered yet?), it seems fitting that I drop my two cents on a panel titled "Man Jose: Dating Challenges in the South Bay." It should be an interesting discussion. I hardly feel like Carrie Bradshaw from Sex & The City, but this is a favor I owe Christine and Gracie at CATS and SBFT.
And finally, on Saturday, February 19, Chris Fan (Hyphen's Special Agent on the East Coast) and I will be in attendance at the East Coast Asian American Student Union conference in Philadelphia, at the University of Pennsylvania. Specifics are still being worked out, but Chris and I will be participating in a Q & A about Asian American media and social change. (I wonder if I'll have a Mountain Brothers sighting while I'm in Philly?)
Generally I like to be incognito--behind the scenes. But I suppose as the publisher of a magazine, that's a contradiction. I'll look at this as my "debut." I like to make new friends, so I hope to see you all in attendance at any of these upcoming events! Hyphen is friendly--we don't bite!