The promise of access to censored stuff certainly clinched my presence at the KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.
I didn't stay for the entire session, but I certainly wasn't disappointed with the offering either.
It confirmed a lot of things which I had suspected about government censorship - the whole harassment and banning routine which is the hallmark of a dictatorship government.
Young talents like Sharon Chin told their side of the story. She had researched it in depth and she knew her stuff.
More info on her exhibitions and the government shenanigans can be found at her blog.
To date, about 1446 books have been banned in Malaysia.
But it's not just the books that get banned - movies aren't spared either.
I did a series on the morality police in 2007 and touched briefly on Amir Muhammad's latest offering then, a movie called The Last Communist, which loosely depicted the life of Chin Peng, the Malayan communist leader post WWII.
What was notoriously spectacular is that the movie was banned for having insufficient violence. I credit the civil servant who had that brainwave.
Only in Malaysia, folks. Only in Malaysia.
There are legitimate reasons why you should not wash down your morning packet of nasi lemak with a substantial mug of milo-ais-kao-kurang-manis, even if that routine conjures up a gastronomic delight.
This is one of them, especially if you're a civil servant.
But I digress.
The excuses may seem funny and we may dismiss it as standard government stupidity.
But at some point, our rights to have access to those books and movies are being violated by those who deem themselves as the guardians of our minds and morality.