By Eugene Hung
This post is the last of a series that has introduced 8Asians readers to some of this year’s V3 Digital Media Conference (V3con) honorees, speakers, panelists, and performers. The V3con Opening Awards Reception will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 and the V3 Digital Media Conference will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles.
What’s your security clearance level?
You’ll need a pretty high one, because each of the sessions we preview here will be held at S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy, in the great hall where the Wall of Valor sits! You know, the Wall of Valor to which Agent Ward (that creepy, two-faced HYDRA sleeper scum) took Skye (the Hapa Hacker from Hunan) to see the names of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents killed in the line of duty?
Oops, that was on TV. You won’t actually need a security clearance, but each of these sessions will indeed take place in the Japanese American National Museum’s Aratani Central Hall, which doubled as the setting for that scene in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. These featured programs include:
What more do you need to hear? That there will be entertainment by hip-hop artist Dan Matthews, folk electronic musicians Magic Giant, and Japanese drummers Kokoro Taiko Kai? That there will be all manner of opportunities to renew old friendships and make new connections? That you could win an Apple iPad with Retina Display? Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera?
Online sign-up is closed, but you can still register in person! Visit V3con.com/registration/registration-rates for more info.
And finally, 8Asians will be live-tweeting the conference. Follow us on Twitter via @8Asians as we join in the V3con-versation!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A feminist dad, Eugene Hung is the new SoCal organizer for the Man Up Campaign, which advocates globally for gender equality and against gender-based violence. He writes for Asiance Magazine, which also hosts his blog, Raising Asian American Daughters.