Saturday, May 30, 2009

We're in LOS ANGELES! And we're...everywhere. So join us!

REMINDER: We're in L.A.! And those of you living in Ventura County, you already know we're here in the Southland because our very own Parry Shen the front cover of the Ventura County Star's weekend magazine, Time Out, as part of a gloriously full-color four-page feature on Secret Identities! Linky here, but we'll put up pics of the dead wood edition when we can—it's amazing.

Meanwhile, the full SI editorial crew is in town for a series (and we mean series) of back to back to back events, including our official West Coast launch party, generously hosted by the Japanese American National Museum, and sponsored by Kirin Beer (which means free beer, folks) and Hakutsuru Sake (which means free sake, for heaven's sake). All events are free and open to the public—so come on out! Also, while the Kogi Taco Truck was detoured on its way to our event by heinous forces of villainy, Marked 5 will be bringing their truck to the event, selling their delicious Torakku Burgers (featuring handmade rice buns)! Check out their menu here: http://www.marked5.com/menu.html

Yesterday's events included a signing at Barnes & Noble in Thousand Oaks, and an awesome reading/signing/presentation at the awesome Skylight Books in Los Feliz—our fave lit hang in the L.A. region. Pics from the latter will be up soon—watch this space.

Today's events, meanwhile, are:

Saturday, May 30
11 to 1 pm: Barnes & Noble, Encino
16461 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436 (818) 380-1636

2:30 to 4:30 pm: Torrance Public Library
3301 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA

6:30 to 11 pm: OFFICIAL WEST COAST LAUNCH PARTY at the Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street Los Angeles , CA 90012 (213) 625-0414