Asian American Culture Con

Asian American Culture Con

A day of Asian American Content hosted and curated by Jeff Yang and Phil Yu, the hosts of the Podcast “They Call Us Bruce”

In partnership with Jeff Yang — author, cultural critic and celebrity dad — and Phil Yu — the blogger behind Angry Asian Man, who co-host the popular podcast THEY CALL US BRUCE, PMX is proud to announce the ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURE CON, a full day of Asian American programming on Sunday, October 28 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

All panels are FREE with PMX registration (full weekend or Sunday only)!

More guests are being announced every week so be sure to follow the AACC Facebook Event or @TheyCallUsBruce on Twitter for continual updates.

The AACC will feature six sessions recorded LIVE for the THEY CALL US BRUCE podcast:

Time Session Description Featuring
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
Welcome Introductions by THEY CALL US BRUCE – Jeff Yang
– Phil Yu
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
FALL TV PREVIEW: Asian Americans on TV A talk with Asian American stars of the new fall TV season Jake Choi (ABC’s SINGLE PARENTS)
Keiko Agena (Hulu’s THE FIRST)
Ryan Potter (DCU’s TITANS)
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
LIFE IN COLORS: Asian Americans in Animation A talk with standout creators from the world of animation Daniel Chong (WE BARE BEAR)
Vic Cook (show runner for STRETCH ARMSTRONG)
Dan Santat (THE REPLACEMENTS)
Fawn Veerasunthorn
(story editor for RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET)
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
UP NEXT: Finding Next-Gen Asian American Talent Looking for the next-generation of Asian American stars Will S. Choi (ASIAN AF)
Snehal Desai (EAST WEST PLAYERS)
Linda Lamontagne (casting director of BOJACK HORSEMAN)
Kaitlyn Yang (founder of Alpha Studios)
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
BACK WHEN: Classics of Asian American Cinema Looking back at three of the movies that have defined our Asian American pop culture experience Parry Shen (BETTER LUCK TOMORROW)
Lynn Chen (SAVING FACE)
Tamlyn Tomita (THE JOY LUCK CLUB)
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
LP1, GLENDALE BALLROOM 1-3
WRITING THE FUTURE: Asian Americans in Science Fiction Taking a leap into the (Asian) Future with science fiction standouts Wesley Chu (THE LIVES OF TAO)
S. Qiouyi Lu (UNCANNY & ISAAC ASIMOV’S)
Peter Tieryas (THE UNITED STATES OF JAPAN)
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
MAIN EVENTS, BRAND BALLROOM
STEVEN UNIVERSE: The Most Asian American Show on TV Talking with the stars of the epic animated series Steven Universe — the most Asian American show on TV! Shelby Rabara (“Peridot”)
Michaela Dietz (“Amethyst”)
Jennifer Paz (“Lapis Lazuli”)
Grace Rolek (“Connie”)


industry-guests

AACC Guest: Kaitlyn Yang

At nine, Yang emigrated to the U.S. from China and was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, which leaves her wheelchair-bound ...
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AACC Guest: Tamlyn Tomita

Just as she’s graced the screen, Tamlyn graces Pacific Media Expo as a guest of Asian American Culture Con. As ...
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AACC Guest: Ryan Potter

Who is Ryan Potter? Harry Potter’s distant cousin? No! He is “Beast Boy” on Titans. He is “Hiro” on Big ...
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AACC Guest: Shelby Rabara

As a Filipina American Actress, Shelby Rabara is best known for her roles in Steven Universe, Me and My Grandma, ...
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AACC Guest: Peter Tieryas

Peter Tieryas is an Asian-American writer. He is the author of Watering Heaven, Bald New World, and United States of ...
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AACC: Linda Lamontagne

Everyone at one point or another has known a work by Linda Lamontagne! As a casting director of over 70 ...
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AACC Guest: Will S. Choi

This man is Asian AF. Just kidding! Will is the creator of the hit comedy shows “Asian AF” and “Scarlett ...
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AACC Guest: Lynn Chen

The talented actress is most famously known for her roles in Saving Face, Growing Nowhere, Silicon Valley, Nice Girls Crew, ...
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AACC Guest: Snehal Desai

Desai is currently East West Players’ Associate Artistic Director. Director of “A Nice Indian Boy,” and the “U.S. v. Bhagat ...
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AACC Guest: Parry Shen

You know him: Better Luck Tomorrow, General Hospital, The New Guy, and as various characters in the Hatchet Trilogy. Born ...
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AACC Guest: Keiko Agena

The Hawaii-born native is recognized for her roles on Gilmore Girls, Better Call Saul, and The First. The women I ...
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AACC Guest: Wesley Chu

Winner of the John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award, the Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Award and a ...
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AACC Guest: S. Qiouyi Lu

Writer, editor narrator, and translator; S. Qiouyi Lu is a literary powerhouse whose work has appeared in Uncanny, and their ...
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AACC Guest: Michaela Dietz

Michaela Dietz is an actress, singer and voice actress whose professional career started in 2005. She is known for playing ...
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AACC Guest: Jennifer Paz

Jennifer Paz is currently known for her role in Steven Universe and As Told by Ginger. The talented actress has ...
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AACC Guest: Grace Rolek

Grace Rolek is best known for her work on Steven Universe, Lou and Lou: Safety Patrol , Final Fantasy VII: ...
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AACC Guest: Jake Choi

The New York-native Jake Choi is an Asian American actor, best known for his roles in Single Parents, Front Cover, ...
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AACC Guest: Vic Cook

Victor Cook is an American television director, writer, and producer. Cook is perhaps best known for producing and developing for ...
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AACC Guest: Daniel Chong

Daniel Chong (born November 19, 1978) is an American artist best known as the creator of the Cartoon Network show ...
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AACC Guest: Dan Santat

Dan Santat is the author/illustrator of Sidekicks and the winner of the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for ...
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