Creative Geeks Unite

I guess I’ve been somewhat timid to mention this, but I suppose I should.

I’ll be tabling for my first time at the Alternative Press Expo (commonly referred to as APE), taking up a small space at tables 348-349, graciously hosted by The Geekout & Entropy Comics. I’ll also be sharing the space with fellow geek and friend Kevin Cheng, who’ll be pimping out a graphic novel he worked on with MJ as well as reprahzentin’ Off Panel.

Slightly Irregular

I’ll be showing and selling my first (real) zine entitled Slightly Irregular, which I hope to expand in the future to found photos/objects and others’ contributions. I will also probably be hawking zines & wares from Robert as well as our friend Ben Claassen (Bendependent).

Now I just have to finish production on my own stuff. Ergh. I’m sure I’ll work it out just fine.

Lots of outta town friends are gonna be here for APE and beyond, so it’s gonna be a busy next week or so. I’ve been a bit sick for the past few days, so that’s been a damper, but hopefully it’ll clear up by the time Lap-POP 2.0 comes around!

It’s a month of crazy creative geekiness. Ain’t it grand?

Lap-POP 2.0!

Much excitement! Last time was so much fun, we’re doing it again…

Lap-POP! 2.0 – OMFG IRL STFU LOL
An APA Arts Night Inspired by Blogging

Presenting a night of performance & readings & photography from notable APA bloggers and artists. Lap-POP! will be an intersection between geekery, personal expression, and pop culture. Wifi a plenty. BYOG = Bring Your Own Geekery. (laptop,digital camera, camphones,etc etc)

Guest MC & Curator of Lap-POP! is Min Jung Kim
Visual/Showcase Artists – Curated by Courtney Patubo

Performing Artists:

Visual/Showcase Artists

Musical Performance:

SPACE180
180 Capp Street, 3rd Floor (@17th Street), San Francisco

Saturday, April 15th, 2006
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Performances start at 8:00 PM
Intermission at 9:00 PM
Entry: $7-$10 Sliding Scale

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If you’re in the Bay Area, you have no excuse. Come and see us asian nerds be arty and stuff.

sanfransocialite?

You probably wouldn’t have recognized me just a few years ago.

I’m not speaking in a physical sense, although my appearance has changed only slightly, I speak in terms of some personality changes that I have gone through in recent years.

I used to be fairly introverted… the in a sense, the typical weird, quirky and eccentric artist type. Okay, well, even more so, the weird, quirky and eccentric geek type. I was definitely more quiet, soft-spoken, and sometimes even bordered on anti-social.

I took it upon myself when I moved back to CA from HI to meet new people, going to meetups as well as attending cultural and art events. Blogs and blogging became a big driving force in my social life, introducing me to all sorts of fun and interesting people, both OL and IRL. Face to face meetings slowly replaced these mostly online interactions, until it got to the point that I was meeting people in meatspace before getting to know their blogs and other online incarnations. I kinda like it this way, because I really like people. I like meeting new people and getting to know them, getting past the acquaintance stage and feeling like I can genuinely call someone a friend.

Moving to SF was definitely a huge boost, naturally. With most of my friends living within The City, and with the amazing amount of interesting things going on, it was like a feast the day I moved in, and hasn’t really slowed down.

Of course, once can’t deny their geeky tendencies. Technology continues to be a big part of my social life, with Dodgeball playing a huge part (it works as advertised: “See your friends more”), as well as Upcoming.org for keeping up on events, Plazes for keeping up with where your OL friends are physically, and also connecting with others over SMS, IM and IRC. I’m also hopeful for the newly revamped tribe.net to contribute to the already long list of things to do in SF. All of these are useful tools that I used in my socializing here in The City.

So like that, suddenly I was strangely labeled as “the popular girl” with her own effing fan club. It’s kinda surreal, and the attention is definitely something I am *not* used to at all. My friends that are not within the circle I socialize with regularly are amazed at how many people we know. I really like how small this city is, and that I know enough people to regularly bump into them, randomly on the streets and in our favorite places.

Aynne recently tagged me with Sanfransocialite. I guess it sticks.

January Meetup Report

It’s been a long time since I posted one of these, and Ealasaid reminded me that we needed someone to do it, so here it is, the Third Wednesday South Bay Bloggers Meetup Report

Regulars in attendance:

And our newest newcomer:

  • Hank

MIA (expressed intention on attending, but were abducted by aliens or something):

Good coffee, good company, good times… as always, really. Topics ranged from DVD movie commentaries and George Lucas’ apparent senility, to cartoons and TV series. As always, conversations quicky degraded into the strangest tangents (Wookiees in lederhosen?).

Did we talk about blogs and blogging? A little, I suppose.

A few links that were discussed (although they are not blogs):
Weebl’s Stuff for all things badger and more fun animations
Rathergood.com for all things with singing kittens