Issue 04 Launch Party

2020 has been the year of surprises, strength, and solidarity—and we at Slant’d have been focused on sparking as many moments of joy as possible.

So while we can’t be together this year, we’re celebrating the publication of Issue 04: Revolution by hosting our 1st ever virtual launch party on Saturday, October 24, 2020 and Sunday, October 25, 2020! 

It's our biggest and most anticipated event of the year — and definitely not one to be missed. Come connect and be merry with the Slant'd family (in the comfort of your own home!) as we celebrate our most incredible issue to date. Grab your tickets today!

What's going down
DAY 1 - Saturday, October 24
10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET: Opening ceremony
11:30pm PT / 2:30pm ET: Elemental Nourishment: A Micro-Revolution
2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET: Sexperience: Destigmatizing Sex in AAPI Communities
5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET: Afterparty with HAI*LIFE, DREAMDRIVER, and DJ Teddy Rockspin

DAY 2 - Sunday, October 25
10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET: Breakfast Club (complimentary, Slant’d members-only)
1:00pm PT / 4:00pm ET: If It’s Easier: The Hard Work of Owning Who You Are
3:00pm PT / 6:00pm ET: Filling the Page: A Visual Exploration on Making Space
5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET: Closing ceremony

About each session

Elemental Nourishment: A Micro-Revolution
Join us for Self-Care Saturday — an hour of acupressure, meditation, & breath play with Anna Lee of Mee Ra Rituals

Sexperience: Destigmatizing Sex in AAPI Communities
Let’s talk about sex — join us as we dare to discuss sexual desire and pleasure with Issue 04 contributor Kim Pham and Anna Lee of Lioness

If It's Easier: The Hard Work of Owning Who You Are
Join Slant’d and Issue 04 contributor Kayako Ono as we bring her screenplay to life and reflect on our own experiences with identity and self-love

Filling the Page: A Visual Exploration on Making Space
Join us for a foundational demo and look into illustrator & Issue 04 contributor Felicia Chiao’s process

Silent Auction

As part of the launch party, we’re also celebrating our fellow creatives by hosting an online silent auction featuring swag from AAPI artists, makers, and brands! 

All proceeds from the silent auction will go towards compensating our AAPI creative partners and future Slant’d programming! Auction will be live from 10/19-29.

Items include:

  • Lucky 88 bundle from Fly by Jing
  • Gong Fu tea set from Three Gems Tea
  • Exclusive stationery from Paper Please
  • Wine subscription from maivino
  • Sampler & swag from Omsom
  • Boba kit & cookbook from Hello Boba Friends
  • "Slant'd x PRM" Friendship Box from Pearl River Mart
  • Handmade bowl from Wednesday Ceramics
  • 3-week online journey from Yogaliese
  • Porcelain dumpling from Stephanie Shih
  • Tote bag & swag by From Here to Sunday
  • Swag bag from SALO Series
  • Subscription from Radical History Club

A special thank you to our event sponsors

More TBA!

Interested in sponsoring the Issue 04 Launch Party? See FAQs below for more details! 


General Event

I’m a Slant’d Member - does that mean anything?

Yes! All Slant’d Members will receive an email with information for:

  • One (1) free ticket to a session of your choice - (check your inbox!)
  • 20% discount to upgrade for VIP access
  • A special invitation to “Breakfast Club with SALO series” — a free, Members-only brunch to kick off Day 2!

What is the afterparty?

A live-streamed multi-DJ set, featuring HAI*LIFE, DREAMDRIVER, and DJ Teddy Rockspin! Think of this as the mini music festival you wish you could've gone to this year! (And don't forget to join us on IG beforehand to learn how to make special Slant'd cocktails

All GA tickets include access to the afterparty. See below for afterparty-only tickets.

I can’t make the event —can I go to the afterparty?

Yes! Afterparty only suggests a $10 donation cover to attend. "Cover" donations can be made here.

Can I attend multiple sessions? Do I need to pay $20-30 each time?

We'd love to see you more than once! Additional entries can be purchased for only $10 per session - just forward the confirmation email of your original purchase to for your promo code.


What do I get with a GA ticket?

  • Access to the specific event session, event opening & closing ceremonies, and our afterparty on Saturday, 10/24!
  • Live readings from Slant'd Issue 04 contributors 
  • Conversation and connection with a community of artists, creators, and changemakers

What do I get with a VIP upgrade?

For a one-time additional upgrade of $50*, VIP access includes everything from GA, plus:

  • One (1) copy of Slant'd Issue 04
  • One (1) Issue 04 mini print
  • Surprise gifts from our amazing sponsors 

*Full retail value = $75+
**Limited VIP upgrades

Does the VIP upgrade include a GA ticket?

Yes! The VIP upgrade is an additional add-on to a GA ticket purchase.

How much does it cost to attend?

Admission to the launch party is on a “pay what you can” scale and each session requires its own ticket. Proceeds will go towards compensating AAPI creatives & collaborators, as well as future Slant’d programming.

  • GA tickets range from $20-30 per session.
  • VIP upgrades are an additional one time purchase of $50.

Why pay what you can? Equitable payment options let us meet you where you’re at. We trust that you will select the option most appropriate given your current financial situation.

Where can I purchase tickets?

You must purchase a ticket for each session that you want to attend.

Below are links to individual event sessions:

When do ticket sales end?

Tickets will close on Thursday, 10/22. Please check your inbox for Zoom details for your session(s)!


What kinds of sponsors are you looking for?

  • In-kind sponsors for our silent auction and VIP swag bags (think: cool branded products and/or unique experiences!)
  • Financial sponsors to help us compensate our creative collaborators

How can I become a sponsor?

Email our Director of Community at