APIQWTC Banquet 2017 - Save the date - April 22, 2017

Ticket Info & Location To Be Announced
We will sell out, so don’t delay once tickets go on sale : )

Submission Deadline – Sun. 2/19

Banquet- 2017 Call for Entertainer
Hello Community!

The Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community is looking for talent of all types to perform at our annual Lunar New Year banquet to be held in April 22, 2017 (San Francisco).

Each year we showcase a variety of performers from within our community to a supportive crowd of hundreds of community members, including families, partners, and allies. Some examples of past performances include: Taiko and Korean drumming groups, singer/songwriters and other musicians, drag, comedy and improv skits, martial arts displays, lion dancing, K-POP and South Asian dancers, etc. We like to mix it up from year to year, so please help us spread the word and please submit your work using the link below.

In addition to individuals performers and group numbers, we are also seeking:
…an extroverted MC, or dynamic duo of presenters, and a skilled audio technician/DJ to run the show’s sound and keep the party popping!

What better way to give back to our remarkable community than to contribute your special skills to our milestone celebration and annual fundraiser?

Extended Deadline for Submission is February 19, 2017

Please fill out this form here: https://goo.gl/forms/aKbNJvYH0XRbVPAv2

Submission guidelines: Please provide an internet link to documentation of previous performances (or audio/video files smaller than 300 MB).  Please indicate the start/end point for viewing/listing, 2-5 min. max.  The banquet is an all-ages event, so please keep in mind that the proposed performance should be family-friendly. Groups and youth performers are especially encouraged. Priority consideration is given to local trans and/or queer API, but all are welcome to submit. Each performer(s) will receive a free ticket to the banquet and recognition in the program. A $50 honorarium will be given to each performing group. If you have any questions about submissions, please e-mail:

We look forward to your submissions and inquiries!
APIQWTC 2017 Banquet Entertainment Committee​

Due 3/5/2017

2017 Mug Design

Calling all artists!!! APIQWTC is looking for artwork for the 30th Lunar New Year Banquet mug (given to every person attending the event)! Poster artists, street artists, illustrators, graphic designers, painters, woodblock artists, screen printers, etc. You know who you are!!

Show your talent! Make multiple submissions, let your artistic friends know!

Mug artwork must meet the following criteria:

  1. Original artwork
  2. FOR MUG: include date (4/22/17), “APIQWTC Lunar New Year Banquet”, “Year of the Rooster”
  3. FOR MUG: artwork dimension – 8.5″ x 3″ – http://www.apiqwtc.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/productattachments-files-8-_-8.5×3-mug-11oz.jpgmug design specification
  4. Artists should self-identify as a queer woman/trans person of Asian or Pacific Islander heritage
  5. Submission must be made by 3/5/17
  6. Same artist can make multiple submissions

Chosen Mug Artists Will Receive:

  1. Free ticket to the banquet
  2. $50 Honorarium
  3. Recognition in the program

Thank you and feel free to distribute to those who may qualify and be interested
Please email Vanessa Shen at with submissions or questions