A Whole Lot of Banging Going On

Reporting From Glendale, California.

Tonight is the launch of the first ever Asian-American theater conference, curiously titled "Next Big Bang." Everybody who's somebody in the world of Asian-American theater will be in downtown Los Angeles, so, naturally, I will be there too, double-fisting hors d'oeuvres and walking through crowds of people, declaring, "I'm part of the next big bang! I love being a part of the banging!"

Philip Kan Gotanda is giving the keynote address, and maybe I can corner him in the lobby afterward to ask him what I should do with the rest of my life. I've met Philip on several occasions and had coffee with him once, but I don't remember him ever telling me what I should do with the rest of my life. I suppose you have to ask these types of things directly so that there's no mistaking that that's what you're asking. "Hi, Philip, great keynote speech, but for the love of god, what the hell should I do with the rest of my life?! Tell me, goddammit, tell me!"

I'll let you know what he says as soon as he says it. Will it be shocking? Revelatory? Mundane? The world waits with baited breath.

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