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The AfroFuturist Affair

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What Is AfroFuturism? on Black Girl Nerds podcast, 4/20/14 at 7pm

The show will answer the question what exactly is AfroFuturism from the founder and creator of The AfroFuturist Affair.

The AfroFuturist Affair is a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black sci-fi culture through creative events, community workshops, blogging, and creative writing. The Afrofuturist Affair uses proceeds from events to fund the Futurist Fund Community Grant.  The AfroFuturist Affair is a founding member of Metropolarity.net, a 215 Speculative Fiction Collective. 

R. Phillips is a Philadelphia public interested attorney, speculative fiction writer, the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, and a founding member of Metropolarity.net. She recently independently published her first speculative fiction collection, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales).

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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.

Available for purchase  at:

AfroFuturist Affair

Metropolarity

Recurrence Plot

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The Time Travel Convention was an exhibition that explored 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 featured 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.

In this temporal-spatial instance, AfroFuturist Affair Creator Rasheedah Phillips debuted her speculative fiction collection, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)

More photos at: https://www.facebook.com/AfroFuturistAffair

Featuring Time Machines from:

MMGzPsychoAcoustics & Memory 
Black ShesusThe Pyramid of Shesus
R.PhillipsRecurrence Plot (RP)
Kameelah Janan RasheedNo Instructions of Assembly, Activation II
Alisha B. Wormsleythere are black people in the future
Mourl FerrymanThe Shadow and the Substance 2014
Melissa MooreAn Infinitygram: Diasporan Object Design For A New Future

Noni Red - everything begins within

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Books on Science Fiction and Black Speculative Critical Analysis

1. The Black Imagination: Science Fiction, Futurism and the Speculative (Black Studies and Critical Thinking) (2011) by Sandra Jackson - This critical collection covers a broad spectrum of works, both literary and cinematic, and issues from writers, directors, and artists who claim the science fiction, speculative fiction, and Afro-futurist genres.

2. Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film (2008) by Adilifu Nama - The first book-length study of African American representation in science fiction film, Black Space demonstrates that SF cinema has become an important field of racial analysis, a site where definitions of race can be contested and post-civil rights race relations (re)imagined.

3. Race in American Science Fiction (2011) by Isiah Lavender III - Race in American Science Fiction offers a systematic classification of ways that race appears and how it is silenced in science fiction, while developing a critical vocabulary designed to focus attention on often-overlooked racial implications. These focused readings of science fiction contextualize race within the genre’s better-known master narratives and agendas.

4. Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from 1890s to Present (2011) by Robin Means Coleman - Horror Noire presents a unique social history of blacks in America through changing images in horror films. Throughout the text, the reader is encouraged to unpack the genre’s racialized imagery, as well as the narratives that make up popular culture’s commentary on race. Offering a comprehensive chronological survey of the genre, this book addresses a full range of black horror films, including mainstream Hollywood fare, as well as art-house films, Blaxploitation films, direct-to-DVD films, and the emerging U.S./hip-hop culture-inspired Nigerian “Nollywood” Black horror films.

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Black Tribbles take another ride thru space and time with Andromeda Tribble herself, author and Creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, RASHEEDAH PHILLIPS, and her latest release ‘Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)' on BLACK TRIBBLES radio Thursday April 3rd 9pm LIVE on www.gtownradio.com 

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE
The Tribbles welcome author and AfroFuturist Affair Creator Rasheedah Phillips in to talk about space, science and the minutes beyond documented in her new book of short stories ‘Recurrence Plot’ 
RECURRENCE PLOT (and Other Time Travel Tales) by Rasheedah Phillips is available at AfroFuturist Affair.com, Amazon, Metropolarity.net, Smashwords and other online book retailers

afrofuturistaffair:

Black Tribbles take another ride thru space and time with Andromeda Tribble herself, author and Creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, RASHEEDAH PHILLIPS, and her latest release ‘Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)' on BLACK TRIBBLES radio Thursday April 3rd 9pm LIVE on www.gtownradio.com

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE

The Tribbles welcome author and AfroFuturist Affair Creator Rasheedah Phillips in to talk about space, science and the minutes beyond documented in her new book of short stories ‘Recurrence Plot’ 

RECURRENCE PLOT (and Other Time Travel Tales) by Rasheedah Phillips is available at AfroFuturist Affair.com, Amazon, Metropolarity.net, Smashwords and other online book retailers

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Black Tribbles take another ride thru space and time with Andromeda Tribble herself, author and Creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, RASHEEDAH PHILLIPS, and her latest release ‘Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)' on BLACK TRIBBLES radio Thursday April 3rd 9pm LIVE on www.gtownradio.com

Black Tribbles take another ride thru space and time with Andromeda Tribble herself, author and Creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, RASHEEDAH PHILLIPS, and her latest release ‘Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)' on BLACK TRIBBLES radio Thursday April 3rd 9pm LIVE on www.gtownradio.com

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Don't Blame Science Fiction for Hollywood's Race Problem

(thanks for the love, flavorwire!)

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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

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Time Travel Convention | Pt. 2 - Activation * Recurrence Plot Book Release features a sound installation built by Moor Mother Goddess w/ a 7-track collection corresponding to Recurrence Plot novel debuting April 5 at Yell Gallery. You can hear the tracks now at https://soundcloud.com/AfroFuturist-affair/sets/recurrence-plot and be sure to listen again with the book in hand.

Time Travel Convention | Pt. 2 - Activation * Recurrence Plot Book Release features a sound installation built by Moor Mother Goddess w/ a 7-track collection corresponding to Recurrence Plot novel debuting April 5 at Yell Gallery. You can hear the tracks now at https://soundcloud.com/AfroFuturist-affair/sets/recurrence-plot and be sure to listen again with the book in hand.

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We truly appreciate everyone who came out to Time Travel Convention | Pt. 1 - Preparation yesterday! The day featured an open studio and interaction with some of the creators in the exhibition, a time travel workshop with a great open discussion on everyday time traveling, quantum physics, afrofuturism, race, memory, and healing, and previews of what’s in store for Pt. 2 - Activation! Thank you so much for sharing, experiencing, and for being open-minded, respectful, and communal. We hope to see you again on April 5 for Time Travel Convention | Pt. 2 - Activation * Recurrence Plot Book Release (and dont forget to write in your dream journals!).

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THE BLACK SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY YOUTH SYMPOSIUM: Inspiring Black Children to Imagine and Create Better Worlds and Brighter Futures

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THE BLACK SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY YOUTH SYMPOSIUM: Inspiring Black Children to Imagine and Create Better Worlds and Brighter Futures

Black Science Fiction Youth Symposium

Black Science FictionRecently, I put out the call for Black creators of Speculative works to join me in putting on the 2nd Annual Black Science Fiction and Fantasy…

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fhlostonparadigm:

I am proud to announce an event that has been in the works for a while!
Sunday April 13 we present MoonDance at @momaps1 sponsored by Red Bull Studios and curated by King Britt.
Pre-sales start tomorrow for $15
Live performances by
Shabazz Palaces Fhloston Paradigm Ras G Ursula Rucker HPrizm Hank Shocklee
Lecture w/ Dr Alondra Nelson, Ytasha Womack and Hank Shocklee
Outerspace dance performance by D. Sabela Grimes
Live visuals by Mike Todd
12noon to 6pm
Tickets will sell out quickly.
Hope to see you all there!
http://momaps1.org/calendar/view/498/

fhlostonparadigm:

I am proud to announce an event that has been in the works for a while!

Sunday April 13 we present MoonDance at @momaps1 sponsored by Red Bull Studios and curated by King Britt.

Pre-sales start tomorrow for $15

Live performances by

Shabazz Palaces
Fhloston Paradigm
Ras G
Ursula Rucker
HPrizm
Hank Shocklee

Lecture w/ Dr Alondra Nelson, Ytasha Womack and Hank Shocklee

Outerspace dance performance by D. Sabela Grimes

Live visuals by Mike Todd

12noon to 6pm

Tickets will sell out quickly.

Hope to see you all there!

http://momaps1.org/calendar/view/498/

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RECURRENCE PLOT (and Other Time Travel Tales) by 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.
Published 2014 by AfroFuturist Affair/House of Future Sciences Books
Premiering April 5, 2014 @ Yell Gallery
Order info soon come. 

RECURRENCE PLOT (and Other Time Travel Tales) by 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.

Published 2014 by AfroFuturist Affair/House of Future Sciences Books

Premiering April 5, 2014 @ Yell Gallery

Order info soon come. 

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Afrofuturism in Baltimore! MERDJ Group Presents: From Niggas to Gods - An AfroFuturism Multi-Media Performance Art Show
Bridging AfroFuturism elements that are based in music, art, and technology with philosophies written in “From Niggas to Gods” this event will explore the transformative idea of discovering and identifying with one’s “God-self”.This creative celebration is designed to connect attendees to their personal Divine Source through music and art. There will be a beat showcase from Moor Mother Goddess, performances from, Yo Slick, Eze Jackson, Greenspan, Voice, Jamal Loving aka Blaqstarr, Lotus Song and The Black Light Asylum. In addition to the performances, we will be featuring a large scale interactive art installation by BlackShesus and a bevy of original art by Cleatress. Soundtrack of the night by Dj Shawn Smallwood.We encourage Afro-Futurism enthusiasts to come dressed as their God-self and others to come with an open mind with the intention of being inspired. This event will be covered by invited bloggers, videographers, photographers.Doors open at 7pm Show starts at 8pm Price of admission $10.00Spread the word about this event on your social networksusing the #FNTG 
Facebook Invite
Sponsor by MERDJ Media Group, AfroFuturist Affair, City of Gods, and WPB Radio Networks

Afrofuturism in Baltimore! MERDJ Group Presents: From Niggas to Gods - An AfroFuturism Multi-Media Performance Art Show

Bridging AfroFuturism elements that are based in music, art, and technology with philosophies written in “From Niggas to Gods” this event will explore the transformative idea of discovering and identifying with one’s “God-self”.

This creative celebration is designed to connect attendees to their personal Divine Source through music and art. There will be a beat showcase from Moor Mother Goddess, performances from, Yo Slick, Eze Jackson, Greenspan, Voice, Jamal Loving aka Blaqstarr, Lotus Song and The Black Light Asylum. In addition to the performances, we will be featuring a large scale interactive art installation by BlackShesus and a bevy of original art by Cleatress. Soundtrack of the night by Dj Shawn Smallwood.

We encourage Afro-Futurism enthusiasts to come dressed as their God-self and others to come with an open mind with the intention of being inspired. This event will be covered by invited bloggers, videographers, photographers.

Doors open at 7pm 
Show starts at 8pm 
Price of admission $10.00
Spread the word about this event on your social networks
using the #FNTG 

Facebook Invite


Sponsor by MERDJ Media Group, AfroFuturist Affair, City of Gods, and WPB Radio Networks

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