Dante Basco Speaks…
March 11th: Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI
March 12th: SXSW in Austin, TX
March 26th: Hook screening at Alamo Draft House in Kansas City
April 7th-9th: Kawaii Kon in Honolulu, HI
April 13th: University of Texas in Austin, TX
April 14th: University of Chicago in Chicago, IL
April 29th: New York Asian American Student Conference in New York City
May 11th: University of Riverside in Riverside, CA
May 18th: University of Oregon in Eugene, OR
May 26th-29th: BoroughCon in Queens, NY
June 2nd-4th: ColossalCon in Sandusky, OH
June 16th-18th: Monterey Comic Con in Monterey, CA
July 30th: Koelbel Con in Centennial, CO
September 8th-10th: Colossalcon East in Poconos Mtns, PA
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Dante Basco travels throughout the country speaking at colleges and high schools.
- He tells his story, from being a breakdancer in the streets of San Francisco to becoming a veteran actor in the Entertainment industry, with a career that spans over 25 years including iconic characters such as Rufio, the leader of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg’s, “Hook,” and Prince Zuko from Nickelodeon’s, “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”
- Discusses his journey on becoming an Asian American icon. He has become one of the most recognizable actors of his generation and talks with Asian American groups and clubs about the state of the community and how to overcome adversity, especially in an industry in which Asian Americans are grossly under represented.
- Performs poetry from his book, “Dante’s Poetry Lounge“, and explains how he created one of the most popular spoken word venues in the country, “DPL-Da Poetry Lounge.” Also how he, along with his group, helps bring back the poetry scene to Los Angeles in the 1990’s.
- Explains the creation of his Asian American production Kinetic Films. A digital platform that creates and distributes Asian American/Pacific Islander movies. Its debut film, “Hang Loose,” stars Dante Basco with Kevin Wu (Youtube star KevJumba), a movie that Dante also co-wrote and produced.
Dante also travels around the world to speak at panels and make personal appearances at conventions supporting several different fandoms:
- Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Fantasy & Sci-Fi