The AfroFuturist Affair is a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black Scifi culture through creative events and creative writing.
The Afrofuturist Affair has a correlative mission of using the proceeds from our events to fund a $500 community grant. The grant, known as The Futurist Fund will be dedicated to serving the needs of members of an under-served community annually.


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Part of the story of black music has been this - that losing everything except basic dignity and decency is a potentially survivable disaster. The other part is that staying true to the best in yourself may mean talking in dark, crazed, visionary tongues for a season. By Mark Sinker, “Loving the Alien: Black Science Fiction” The Wire, 1992. (via purposefulthoughts)

The AfroFuturist Affair is a proud community partner of the 2014 BlackStar Film Festival, a celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of African descent in a global context. This year #BlackStarFest will feature several experimental/afrofuturistic films and a conversation with experimental filmmakers Terrance Nance and Kahlil Joseph on Aug 1. We have a festival pass discount code for 20% for our networks, so hit us up!
The Next Movement: Experimental Shorts: FRI. AUG 1, 1:30PM, Int’l House

and
In Conversation: Terence Nance and Kahlil Joseph: FRI. AUG 1, 7:00PM, Int’l House (FREE, with RSVP required to guarantee a seat)

The AfroFuturist Affair is a proud community partner of the 2014 BlackStar Film Festival, a celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of African descent in a global context. This year #BlackStarFest will feature several experimental/afrofuturistic films and a conversation with experimental filmmakers Terrance Nance and Kahlil Joseph on Aug 1. We have a festival pass discount code for 20% for our networks, so hit us up!

The Next Movement: Experimental ShortsFRI. AUG 1, 1:30PM, Int’l House

and


In Conversation: Terence Nance and Kahlil JosephFRI. AUG 1, 7:00PM, Int’l House (FREE, with RSVP required to guarantee a seat)

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metropolarity:

RECURRENCE PLOT: AND OTHER TIME TRAVEL TALES

the debut book from @afrofuturistaffair creative director & metropolarity founding member, Rasheedah Phillips  ++++++ ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

The interweaving stories in Recurrence Plot and Other Time Travel Tales present characters whose stories challenge the notion that time flows in only one direction. If you want to understand what is happening at any given point in time, you cannot only look to the past for clues. You must consider the future.

A journalist races against time itself to expose the entity preying on young male teens in Philadelphia. A crystal, memory-storing bracelet transports a young mother back to the day of her own mother’s traumatic death. An unknown force of nature causes time to start flowing backwards…

Using quantum physics as an imaginative landscape, Phillips’ debut speculative collection Recurrence Plot attempts to walk the fine line between fiction and reality, fate and free will, and past, present, and future.

230 pages.

I finally bought this today!!!!!!

thank yooouuuu

Hmmmm I’ll check this out!

<3

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afrofuturistaffair:

Recurrence Plot #TimeTravel Tour with author/creator of The AfroFuturist Affair Rasheedah Phillips | discussions, readings, tabling at various space-times with other visionaries:
July 12 - Afro Futurism, Sci-Fi and Cultural Myths: A Dialogue Among Visionary Writers @ Harlem Book Fair Urban Arts &amp; Literary Festival
In this dialogue, writers of Afro-Futurism will explore the possibilities and cultural gems within our own “afro-mythology” juxtaposed to a sci-fi landscape and its ensuing cultural implication. Featuring Dja Dja N MedJay (Renpet, N Eternity Reclaimed); Rasheedah Phillips (Recurrence Plot); Cerece Rennie Murphy, (Order of the Seers)
July 26 - Visionary Literature: Two New Indie Books Claim Space  w/ Dismantle Anthology @Bluestockings Bookstore
Presenting Recurrence Plot alongside Thread Makes Blanket Press and writers and editors from Dismantle VONA Anthology for a reading and panel discussion exploring how two small, independent presses in Philadelphia are exploring issues of race, gender, literature, and a better future.
August 2 - RIPEXPO w/ Metropolarity 
The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo) is a summer weekend devoted to small-press and self-published comics, zines and books. 
August 5 - IMPRINT: Independent Publishing Panel
Leeway Foundation presents IMPRINT, a skill share and panel discussion featuring Lillian Dunn of Apiary Magazine, Lovella Calica of Warrior Writers, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela of Thread Makes Blanket Press and Dismantle Anthology, Rasheedah Phillips of The AfroFuturist Affair and Metropolarity and Dr. Yaba Blay of BLACKprint Press.
August 9 - Reading at Penn Bookstore feat. Alex Smith of Metropolarity/Laser Life/ARKDUST
For more info, visit our events page at www.afrofuturistaffair.com

TOMORROW catch us at the Harlem Book Fair!

The tour continues TONIGHT at 7pm! Visionary Literature with The AfroFuturist Affair presenting Recurrence Plot: And Other Time Travel Tales + Thread Makes Blanket Press presenting #Dismantle VONA Anthology at Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, &amp; Activist Center

afrofuturistaffair:

afrofuturistaffair:

Recurrence Plot #TimeTravel Tour with author/creator of The AfroFuturist Affair Rasheedah Phillips | discussions, readings, tabling at various space-times with other visionaries:

July 12 - Afro Futurism, Sci-Fi and Cultural Myths: A Dialogue Among Visionary Writers @ Harlem Book Fair Urban Arts & Literary Festival

In this dialogue, writers of Afro-Futurism will explore the possibilities and cultural gems within our own “afro-mythology” juxtaposed to a sci-fi landscape and its ensuing cultural implication. Featuring Dja Dja N MedJay (Renpet, N Eternity Reclaimed); Rasheedah Phillips (Recurrence Plot); Cerece Rennie Murphy, (Order of the Seers)

July 26 - Visionary Literature: Two New Indie Books Claim Space  w/ Dismantle Anthology @Bluestockings Bookstore

Presenting Recurrence Plot alongside Thread Makes Blanket Press and writers and editors from Dismantle VONA Anthology for a reading and panel discussion exploring how two small, independent presses in Philadelphia are exploring issues of race, gender, literature, and a better future.

August 2 - RIPEXPO w/ Metropolarity 

The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo) is a summer weekend devoted to small-press and self-published comics, zines and books. 

August 5 - IMPRINT: Independent Publishing Panel

Leeway Foundation presents IMPRINT, a skill share and panel discussion featuring Lillian Dunn of Apiary Magazine, Lovella Calica of Warrior Writers, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela of Thread Makes Blanket Press and Dismantle Anthology, Rasheedah Phillips of The AfroFuturist Affair and Metropolarity and Dr. Yaba Blay of BLACKprint Press.

August 9 - Reading at Penn Bookstore feat. Alex Smith of Metropolarity/Laser Life/ARKDUST

For more info, visit our events page at www.afrofuturistaffair.com

TOMORROW catch us at the Harlem Book Fair!

The tour continues TONIGHT at 7pm! Visionary Literature with The AfroFuturist Affair presenting Recurrence Plot: And Other Time Travel Tales + Thread Makes Blanket Press presenting #Dismantle VONA Anthology at Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center