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Meet Our Sponsors: Giant Robot

Meet Our Sponsors: Giant Robot

giant robot logoDC APA Film is thrilled to team up once again with Giant Robot magazine. From movie stars, musicians, and skate-boarders to toys, technology, and history, Giant Robot covers cool aspects of Asian and Asian-American pop culture.

We dig Giant Robot because they’re one of the first American publications that featured Chow Yun Fat, Jackie Chan and Jet Li years before they were mainstream in America’s movie screens. They also are a long-time supporter and most recently a producer of several Asian American films.

“It’s great to see magazines like Giant Robot thrive in a time that’s difficult for print magazines to succeed,” said DC APA Film President Anna Petrillo. “They have become leaders in bringing Asian and Asian American artists and culture into the forefront, a mission that we share.”

Born in 1994, Giant Robot was created by publisher and co-editor Eric Nakamura and co-editor Martin Wong. With no budget, the first issue was a stapled-and-folded photocopied digest with an edition of 240. Giant Robot has now grown over 100 times larger and has gained accolades as the best zines according to publications such as L.A. Weekly, L.A. New Times, Wired, and Zine Guide. Giant Robot can now be found in magazine racks around the world.

DC APA Film will be raffling off gift subscriptions of Giant Robot during our festival. Visit our site to find out the date.

Besides magazines, Giant Robot also sells artist goods, designer vinyl dolls, mini-figures, plush dolls, stationeries, art, t-shirts, and other products.

You can pick click here a copy of Giant Robot at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, Virgin, Borders and other outlets, or use their online store.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for our monumental 10th anniversary, please click here for sponsorship information or email Richard Fidler at richard[at]

DC APA Film, an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that has been recommended by the Washington Post Style Section, has had more than 20,000 in attendance during our festival since 2000.


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