A community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black Scifi culture through creative events and creative writing www.afrofuturistaffair.com
Recurrence Plot  by Rasheedah Phillips
Image by Fabiola JL Photography
Prints ($10) + Books ($12.95) available for sale at www.afrofuturistaffair.com

Recurrence Plot  by Rasheedah Phillips

Image by Fabiola JL Photography

Prints ($10) + Books ($12.95) available for sale at www.afrofuturistaffair.com

This year, The AfroFuturist Affair Annual Charity & Costume Ball has expanded space-time from one evening to a month-long celebration of Afrofuturism.  In addition to the 4th Annual Costume Ball on Saturday, November 8 2014, we will have events throughout November, including workshops, dance party, readings, book club, film screenings, art exhibit, and more. We are seeking self-identified AfroFuturists to perform or display their Black sci-fi, spec-fic, and Afrofuturistic themed work at the Ball. We are also seeking submissions for workshops and presentations.
We need: Authors, Poets, Inventors, Vocalists, Rappers, Visual artists, Performance artists, Filmmakers, Dancers, Designers, Musicians, Magicians, Producers, Metaphysicians, other creatives/creators

Deadline to submit: Sunday, October 5 2014
This month we will explore the theme of Black Holographic Memory, the collective unconscious memory of Black folk through all permutations of space-time. Like a hologram, each individual contains the whole of the collective memory - we must simply learn how to access it.  We appreciate afrofuturistic and speculative works that incorporate this theme or hints at ways to access the memory hologram (however you interpret it). 
To share your ideas, talents, and proposed performances for inclusion in this year’s celebrations, please email afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com by October 5, 2014 with the below info, and “Charity Ball” in the subject line.
Name or Organization:
Contact info (email/phone):
Title of proposed performance/display/workshop:
Brief description of proposed performance/display/workshop:

If available, attach at least one image or video URL illustrating what you do. It can be a past example or a sketch of the proposed idea.
Website (if available):

If you are interested in sponsoring, vending, or volunteering, please submit an email to afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com. We are able to offer promotion and advertisement space to all sponsors. Vendors will be charged a low registration fee.
 
Photos of Past Charity Balls:
The AfroFuturist Affair Charity & Costume Ball
The Museum of Time
Dark Phase Space

This year, The AfroFuturist Affair Annual Charity & Costume Ball has expanded space-time from one evening to a month-long celebration of Afrofuturism.  In addition to the 4th Annual Costume Ball on Saturday, November 8 2014, we will have events throughout November, including workshops, dance party, readings, book club, film screenings, art exhibit, and more. We are seeking self-identified AfroFuturists to perform or display their Black sci-fi, spec-fic, and Afrofuturistic themed work at the Ball. We are also seeking submissions for workshops and presentations.

We need: Authors, Poets, Inventors, Vocalists, Rappers, Visual artists, Performance artists, Filmmakers, Dancers, Designers, Musicians, Magicians, Producers, Metaphysicians, other creatives/creators

Deadline to submit: Sunday, October 5 2014

This month we will explore the theme of Black Holographic Memory, the collective unconscious memory of Black folk through all permutations of space-time. Like a hologram, each individual contains the whole of the collective memory - we must simply learn how to access it.  We appreciate afrofuturistic and speculative works that incorporate this theme or hints at ways to access the memory hologram (however you interpret it).

To share your ideas, talents, and proposed performances for inclusion in this year’s celebrations, please email afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com by October 5, 2014 with the below info, and “Charity Ball” in the subject line.

Name or Organization:

Contact info (email/phone):

Title of proposed performance/display/workshop:

Brief description of proposed performance/display/workshop:

If available, attach at least one image or video URL illustrating what you do. It can be a past example or a sketch of the proposed idea.

Website (if available):

If you are interested in sponsoring, vending, or volunteering, please submit an email to afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com. We are able to offer promotion and advertisement space to all sponsors. Vendors will be charged a low registration fee.

Photos of Past Charity Balls:

The AfroFuturist Affair Charity & Costume Ball

The Museum of Time

Dark Phase Space

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.

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👓📚 

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)

airhornoftruthandlove:

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

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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:)

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metropolarity:

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.

240 pages.

In Cassandra Medley’s Relativity, a brilliant young biogeneticist named Kalima is up for a prestigious fellowship – but in doing so, she runs the risk of alienating her mother, a leading proponent of melanin theory. Melanin theory argues that blacks are inherently superior due to a higher concentration of melanin in their genes. Kalima’s research puts her at increasing odds with her mother’s beliefs, and she must ultimately decide whether to side with her family or her findings.

Relativity stars Deidrie Henry as Kalima, Judyann Elder as Claire, and Jason Ritter as Dan, with James Pickens Jr., Terrell Tilford, and Lorraine Toussaint. Associate producers: Christina Montano and Jennifer Brooks. Stage manager and live sound effects: Tracy Pattin. Original music composed and performed by Stuart K. Robinson. Recording, editing, and mixing engineer: Mark Holden for Video Box Studios. Our director is Stuart K. Robinson.

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Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales) Book Trailer, Pt. 1 

Published by The AfroFuturist Affair/House of Future Sciences Books

Book available for purchase here.

Soundtrack by Moor Mother Goddess 

Video produced by D1L0

Copyright © 2014 D1L0. All rights reserved. dilodemille

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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

SATURDAY - THE FUTURE WEIRD TAKES OVER WEST PHILLY

afrofuturistaffair:

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

SATURDAY - THE FUTURE WEIRD TAKES OVER WEST PHILLY