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Black SF 2012 Author Panel was Standing Room Only

457399 3151607167791 218292551 oI almost turned around and walked away from Dragoncon. I waited for three hours in a line wrapped around the Sheraton Hotel. Both my husband and I were exhausted, hot, and tired.  What kept me going were the energetic people around me. They were dressed in costumes, laughed loudly, and were there to have a great time. 

 

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Dragoncon Here We Come!

The State of Black Science Fiction authors will be participating in a panel discussion at Dragoncon this year.  It’s a great start to bringing the discussion to a large venue.  The author panel includes LM Davis, Milton Davis, Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Wendy Raven McNair, and Balogun Ojetale.   We’re a part of the Science […]

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State of Black SciFi 2012 Youth Symposium Coming May 5,2012

On Saturday, May 5, the Atlanta Black Speculative Fiction Cafe will host a day-long symposium spotlighting science fiction and fantasy as a signature intersection of science, history, technology, and humanistic studies. The symposium will feature scholarly panel discussions involving authors and artists of African descent who will showcase their involvement in their respective genres and […]

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The State of Black SciFi 2012: I heart Onyx Con!

black_scifi_logo_4In the late 1990s, I remember attending a panel discussion of African-American SF authors at Robert W. Woodruff Library in the Atlanta University Center. The panel included my favorites like Octavia Butler and Brandon Massey. It was the first time that I’d ever participated in an event that highlighted a variety of African-American authors in SF. I was elated.

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Alien Encounters: Panelists Tackle Tough Issues That Impact YA Black Speculative Fiction

Alien_Encounters_PanelI was pleased to attend the authors’ discussion and book signing at Auburn Avenue Research library. This Alien Encounters topic was “Beyond Twilight and Harry Potter: Speculative Fiction for Young Adults of Color.” The dicussion was timely, interesting, and important. I’m sad that I missed the other sessions, I was knee deep in finishing Breaking Free. Sadness. But what I heard at this panel was awesome.