A community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black Scifi culture through creative events and creative writing www.afrofuturistaffair.com
How do we shape minds to think outside of the boxes of the oppressive cultures in which we live and develop responsible technologies? How do we cultivate cultures and critical thinking that will foster new technologies? How do we make available access to information, spaces and tools that will help people to create new technologies? A lot of how we see technology is steeped in Western thought of efficiency, progress and making capital and not how it enriches our lives, the lives of other animals, plants and the Earth. We still have a lot of unlearning to do."

A look at the podcast scene reveals that self-described Black nerds are very active in producing all types of Internet radio shows, and in doing so, are helping to shift the image of the typical nerd to a more realistic view – that no one color, creed, culture, or gender dominates nerd culture.

metropolarity:

RECURRENCE PLOT: AND OTHER TIME TRAVEL TALES

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

http://metropolarity.storenvy.com/products/6334621-recurrence-plot-and-other-time-travel-tales

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.

afrofuturistoccasion:

Philly Authors @afrofuturistaffair and @theyarebirds discuss using #scifi as a lens to discuss issues plaguing Philadelphia and marginalized peoples @PennBookCenter (at Penn Book Center)

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:

Really cool, interactive work-in-progress historical timeline of Afrofuturism

quantumfuturism:

Profoundly excited to be a part of this experimental futurist event next week in DC #channelzero

quantumfuturism:

Profoundly excited to be a part of this experimental futurist event next week in DC #channelzero

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👓📚 

afrofuturistoccasion:

RP via @BondfireRadio: Sci-fi #Afrofuturist authors @CereceRMurphy @AfroFuturAffair @DjaDjaNMedjay discuss their influences on “Afro Futurism, Sci-Fi, and Cultural Myths: A dialogue among visionary writers” at Harlem Book Fair . #HBF16 http://t.co/DON8U6KCAf (at Countee Cullen Branch Library NYPL)

afrofuturistoccasion:

RP via @BondfireRadio: Sci-fi #Afrofuturist authors @CereceRMurphy @AfroFuturAffair @DjaDjaNMedjay discuss their influences on “Afro Futurism, Sci-Fi, and Cultural Myths: A dialogue among visionary writers” at Harlem Book Fair . #HBF16 http://t.co/DON8U6KCAf (at Countee Cullen Branch Library NYPL)

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!

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!

Modern Griots Reviews: Rasheedah Phillips’ “Recurrence Plot and Other Time Travel Tales”

afutureancient:

Modern Griots Reviews: Rasheedah Phillips’ “Recurrence Plot and Other Time Travel Tales”

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Experiment: Write a letter to your future self or past self. Try to meditate and astral project yourself into the body of one of those selves before or while you are writing to do so. Can you remember past and future memories?

(Not from the book but in the style of it)

If you study metaphysics and archetypal…

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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

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

My name is Sophia Chester. On July 1st,2014 I’m going to Kickstart my sic-fi novella “Cosmic Callisto Caprica & The Missing Rings Of Saturn” My story stars a young girl named Cosmo. She’s a space detective and for her first case she’s going to investigate a robbery that takes place on a luxury space station called The Titian.  Help me launch Cosmo into space on July 1st. If you’re passionate about having more diverse books out on the shelves than please support my project on July 1st. Follow me on Facebook and twitter for more information.

My name is Sophia Chester. On July 1st,2014 I’m going to Kickstart my sic-fi novella “Cosmic Callisto Caprica & The Missing Rings Of Saturn” My story stars a young girl named Cosmo. She’s a space detective and for her first case she’s going to investigate a robbery that takes place on a luxury space station called The Titian.  Help me launch Cosmo into space on July 1st. If you’re passionate about having more diverse books out on the shelves than please support my project on July 1st. Follow me on Facebook and twitter for more information.

theyalelit:

Bizarre - Perera Elsewhere

Afro Futurist Film “A DANGEROUS CURE” screens at the Trylon Cinema on June 26th

The sci-fi horror film A DANGEROUS CURE will be screening theatrically at the Trylon Cinema in Minneapolis on June 26th.  

A DANGEROUS CURE is about Savia, a fame obsessed news journalist; tries to find the cause and the cure of a life threatening epidemic that is ravaging New York City during the economic recession of 2001. Her journeys take her to various underworlds where she documents people’s opinion of the epidemic death, technology in the new millennium, and how the media uses the whole crisis as a platform for glamour.

The Trylon Cinema screening is part of a micro-cinema tour that A DANGEROUS CURE is currently on. Other screening venues will be in Portland and New York City. Please stay informed.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/70698335

Website: http://adangerouscure.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/a-dangerous-cure-the-movie/

IMDB Page:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3406478/

Trylon Cinema website: http://take-up.org/series/17/#931

A DANGEROUS CURE screens at:
Thursday June 26, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Trylon Cinema 3258 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406                                     (612) 424-5468

Ticket Price: $8.00

For more information or press inquiries, Please visit website for contact info.

Thanks y’all!!