I recently interviewed Lao American actress Sydney Viengluang from The Letter and Z Nation for Little Laos on the Prairie. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we see a Dr. Sun Mei spinoff show or at least a comic book looking at her life before the zombie apocalypse.
I’ve used Sydney’s work as an example in numerous workshops and presentations of late as a case for where Lao Americans can find themselves in speculative literature and art. Sydney Viengluang holds the distinction of being the first recurring Lao character in an American television show besides Kahn from King of the Hill. Keep an eye out for more of her work in the future!