Something like 10 years ago my adventure in blogging started. I blame Ernie mostly and other regular writers in the APA linkrings (remember those?) who, at the time, encouraged my willingness to rant about things stupid, have occasional anthropomorphic conversations with body parts, eviscerate the previous night’s date, or wax giddy and silly about the latest ridiculous conversation I’d had with my Daddy.
It was this experience in blogging and learning my voice that I started writing more regularly and secured myself even a few regular writing gigs where I got to rant about things stupid to a larger audience. This confidence in writing encouraged me to submit some writing several years ago to Kearny Street Workshop and their APAture festival.
Well shut my mouth, I was selected to participate and read for the very first time in front of a live audience.
This was in 2001 and immediately after the insanity that was my European adventure and short term stay with Parisian Nuns following 9/11. It was a crazy nervous thrill to be in front of an audience. Something that I still get shivers up and down my spine over.
And it’s happening again. This Sunday.
You see, not too long after I’d started blogging, I attended and helped out with my friend Derek‘s Fray Day performances in both San Francisco & Austin as part of SXSW. I thought it was pretty cool.
And then, invited by Locus Arts to brainstorm on an event that focused on new media/digital media and bloggers, I melded what I knew and enjoyed from the blogosphere and the APA arts community and started up LapPOP.
LapPOP! was created in October 2005 as a way to get great Asian American bloggers and the APA arts community to mash it up, in that “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter. You got your peanut butter on my chocolate” kind of way. You know, two great tastes that taste great together.
An intersection between geekery, personal expression, and pop culture. We’ve had some fabulous folks perform in the past and have brought a few veterans and some new folks to perform at this 4th LapPOP! as part of APAture’s 10th year anniversary. This is my way of saying thanks for everything coming full circle and a way for me to say farewell to the APA arts community and some friends in San Francisco before my hubbycakes and I also move to Seattle next month.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
12:30pm – 3:30pm
2926 16th St, San Francisco, CA
LapPOP! – a afternoon showcase of performance, readings, film and whatnot from notable APA bloggers and artists. An intersection between geekery, personal expression, and pop culture.
Guest MC & Curator of Lap-POP! is Min Jung Kim of www.minjungkim.com
Eric Nakagawa Co-Founder http://www.icanhascheezburger.com
Kari Unebasami Co-Founder http://www.icanhascheezburger.com
Ernie Hsiung, Writer http://www.littleyellowdifferent.com
Dino Ignacio, Artist http://www.dinoignacio.com
Annie Koh Writer http://www.undisclosedassociation.org
Hasan Minhaj, Comedian http://www.hasanminhaj.com
(Photo of Min Jung at a 2006 LapPOP Event by Courtney Patubo.)