A community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black Scifi culture through creative events and creative writing www.afrofuturistaffair.com

superdefstar:

Just print ur life x upcoming rockers

Summer isnt over quite yet. Z1NE Brunch w/ Scifi Book trade hosted by The AfroFuturist Affair on Aug. 16th at ROCKERS! BBQ WKND (Aug. 14-17). More info at afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com if you’d like to table your zines.

ROCKERS!

Rockers 4th Annual BBQ Wknd facebook

Philadelphia Printworks Rockers BBQ Wknd Giveaway

Rockers BBQ Wknd invite

Z1NE Brunch invite

villagespaces:

Rakeem wore these shades to our weekly project meeting. In 30 seconds, Rakeem got three new nicknames: George Clinton, Keemtron, Spaceman Stoop. We’re riding a rocketship to the future of arts in North Philly; Rakeem just came dressed appropriately.

villagespaces:

Rakeem wore these shades to our weekly project meeting. In 30 seconds, Rakeem got three new nicknames: George Clinton, Keemtron, Spaceman Stoop. We’re riding a rocketship to the future of arts in North Philly; Rakeem just came dressed appropriately.

recurrenceplot:

afrofuturistoccasion:

#Afrofuturism and Black Scifi excellence on display @PennBookCenter. reading and discussion with @afrofuturistaffair and @theyarebirds NOW! (at Penn Book Center)

Honored to sit among the greats! In the back is Nova by Samuel Delany and The Cosmo Biography of Sun Ra by Chris Raschka
Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales) is available for purchase online and at the following locations:

Sankofa Video, Books, and Cafe (Washington, DC)


Black and Nobel Bookstore (Philadelphia, PA)


Wooden Shoe Books and Records (Philadelphia, PA)


Brickbat Books (Philadelphia, PA)


Penn Book Center (Philadelphia, PA)


Free Library of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)


Bluestockings Bookstore  (NYC)

recurrenceplot:

afrofuturistoccasion:

#Afrofuturism and Black Scifi excellence on display @PennBookCenter. reading and discussion with @afrofuturistaffair and @theyarebirds NOW! (at Penn Book Center)

Honored to sit among the greats! In the back is Nova by Samuel Delany and The Cosmo Biography of Sun Ra by Chris Raschka

Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales) is available for purchase online and at the following locations:

We are SO proud to announce that #RecurrencePlot (and Other Time Travel Tales) is now available at The Free Library of Philadelphia! Go check us out, with your library card👓📚 

We are SO proud to announce that #RecurrencePlot (and Other Time Travel Tales) is now available at The Free Library of Philadelphia! Go check us out, with your library card👓📚 

afrofuturistaffair:

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)

afrofuturistaffair:

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)

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)

metropolarity:

REJOICE! RAS MASHRAMANI rasmashramani FINALLY HAS PRINT WORK

PICK IT UP HERE AT METROPOLARITY SCI-FI DISTRO

Whenever Ras reads the crowd goes quiet. Ras put in all the work designing the Metropolarity zines and our very formation, but had nothing of her own. That has finally changed. This zine is a deep dial-up nod to all of us who grew up in the strange terrain of Web 1.0… #veryrare #fullcolor

RAS MASHRAMANI is the net reared product of the caribo-bodega diaspora | coming of age in the workshop of the word | manufacturing emancipatory speculation for the urban demographic | looking for love in all the web spaces | androfemme girl army comrade.

She is currently helping curate the science fiction track for the Allied Media Conference, working on and in the NIGHTSPACE, and praying at the feet of narrative every night. She recently was a guest on the black sci-fi podcast, BlackTribbles, and has read her internet shame stories inside of a spacedome. Find her work at http://rashmasramani.tumblr.com/WORK [NOT SAFE FOR WORK], APIARY Magazine, The Painted Bride Quarterly, >killauthor, and New Wave Vomit.

experimentaltimeorder:

afrofuturistaffair:

Black Speculative Fiction Author Alicia McCalla interviews debut author Rasheedah Phillips about the Black motherhood and intergenerational poverty themes in her debut novel Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)

yay my first interview on my book is up:)

metropolarity:

Metropolarity presents a night of community building and sharing. We seek social criticism from the community—performance art, blog rants, monologues, critical sci-fi, thesis excerpts, protest songs—whatever. As long as it explores and dissects the world we live in today. We want to find out what our community feels about social issues. We don’t want theories handed down to us from the ivory tower. We want your real life STREET THEORY. Special Guests to be announced. TO CELEBRATE THE DEBUT OF THIS SERIES, A POTLUCK WILL BE HAD! FEEL FREE TO BRING TREATS TO SHARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS. :DZines will be sold and donations will be collected for this year’s Allied Media Conference’s Sci-fi Track, coordinated in part by Metropolarity.Email metropolarity@gmail.com for information on how to participate, otherwise bring your own material to present [reasonable lengths please!].NOTE: Any ableist, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, or classist performances will be interrupted promptly.

metropolarity:

Metropolarity presents a night of community building and sharing. We seek social criticism from the community—performance art, blog rants, monologues, critical sci-fi, thesis excerpts, protest songs—whatever. As long as it explores and dissects the world we live in today. We want to find out what our community feels about social issues. We don’t want theories handed down to us from the ivory tower.

We want your real life STREET THEORY.

Special Guests to be announced.

TO CELEBRATE THE DEBUT OF THIS SERIES, A POTLUCK WILL BE HAD! FEEL FREE TO BRING TREATS TO SHARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS. :D

Zines will be sold and donations will be collected for this year’s Allied Media Conference’s Sci-fi Track, coordinated in part by Metropolarity.

Email metropolarity@gmail.com for information on how to participate, otherwise bring your own material to present [reasonable lengths please!].

NOTE: Any ableist, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, or classist performances will be interrupted promptly.

Afrofuturism at the Art Sanctuary’s 30th Annual Celebration of Black Writing!
The AfroFuturist Affair is honored to present “Afrofuturism and Do-It-Yourself Time Travel" workshop at the Literary Arts Conference and Workshops as part of the month-long Celebration of Black Writing! Other workshops and panels will explore thought provoking questions on literary art forms, writing, publishing, the role of black writing in society, and more.
Join us on Saturday, May 10th from 10am-3pm at Temple University for a workshop that explores afrofuturism, time travel, quantum physics, and ancient African traditions of time, all framed by the narrative in Octavia Butler’s novel “Kindred.”  The Literary Conference is free, but you must register here. 
At part 2 of the Literary Arts Conference at University of the Arts on May 17, 2014, there will be a film screening and presentation of Last Man Standing,  a short experimental documentary by Stan West that showcases the leader of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Marshall Allen who will be 90 this month.

Afrofuturism at the Art Sanctuary’s 30th Annual Celebration of Black Writing!

The AfroFuturist Affair is honored to present “Afrofuturism and Do-It-Yourself Time Travel" workshop at the Literary Arts Conference and Workshops as part of the month-long Celebration of Black Writing! Other workshops and panels will explore thought provoking questions on literary art forms, writing, publishing, the role of black writing in society, and more.

Join us on Saturday, May 10th from 10am-3pm at Temple University for a workshop that explores afrofuturism, time travel, quantum physics, and ancient African traditions of time, all framed by the narrative in Octavia Butler’s novel “Kindred.”  The Literary Conference is free, but you must register here

At part 2 of the Literary Arts Conference at University of the Arts on May 17, 2014, there will be a film screening and presentation of Last Man Standing,  a short experimental documentary by Stan West that showcases the leader of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Marshall Allen who will be 90 this month.

Another young Black man victimized by the Philadelphia Police Department, all in a day’s work. “Plain clothes” officers at night. This young man was shot in the head after they shot at his car 14 times may be permanently blind from this incident.

The Future Weird x The AfroFuturist Affair Movie Night
The Future Weird short film screening series out of Brooklyn joins The AfroFuturist Affair in Philly for an evening of sci-fi, experimental, speculative & weird short films by directors from Africa and the Global South, with live, thematic musical interludes from experimental/electronic artists  Marlo Reynolds and Moor Mother Goddess. Join us on Saturday, May 10 at LAVA Space from 4 to 9pm to screen two of The Future Weird’s curated tracks, VISIONS OF EXCESS and IN SEARCH OF A BLACK ATLANTIS, 
 Cost: $5 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds Snacks Sponsored by:Philadelphia Printworks, GriotWorks, The Future Weird, and The AfroFuturist Affair

The Future Weird x The AfroFuturist Affair Movie Night

The Future Weird short film screening series out of Brooklyn joins The AfroFuturist Affair in Philly for an evening of sci-fi, experimental, speculative & weird short films by directors from Africa and the Global South, with live, thematic musical interludes from experimental/electronic artists Marlo Reynolds and Moor Mother Goddess.

Join us on Saturday, May 10 at LAVA Space from 4 to 9pm to screen two of The Future Weird’s curated tracks, VISIONS OF EXCESS and IN SEARCH OF A BLACK ATLANTIS,


Cost: $5 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
Snacks

Sponsored by:
Philadelphia Printworks, GriotWorks, The Future Weird, and The AfroFuturist Affair

experimentaltimeorder:

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.

Available for purchase  at:

AfroFuturist Affair

Metropolarity

Recurrence Plot

The Time Travel Convention is an exhibition that explores time travel as a practical activity – something that does not necessarily require a machine, an advanced degree, or any other privileges. Using afrofuturism and the speculative as lenses, the exhibition will feature time travel devices and objects from creators who use tools such as memory, dreams, imagination, manipulation of language and perception, light, and music to craft their temporal devices.

Time Travel Convention | Pt. 2 - Activation is an opening reception for the exhibition and book release for AfroFuturist Affair Creator Rasheedah Phillips’ experimental, independently published fiction novel, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales).

MMGz — PsychoAcoustics & Memory 
Black Shesus — The Pyramid of Shesus
R.Phillips — Recurrence Plot (RP)
Kameelah Janan Rasheed — No Instructions of Assembly, Activation II
Alisha B. Wormsley — there are black people in the future
Mourl Ferryman — The Shadow and the Substance 2014
Melissa Moore — An Infinitygram: Diasporan Object Design For A New Future

Noni Red - everything begins within

Readings from:
Metropolarity
Warren The poet longmire
Michael Michael Joseph O’Hara
Rasheedah Phillips
Rorie Still
+ Special Guests

FREE