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.


The AfroFuturist Affair tumblr provides friends, supporters, historians, and aliens with archives on the first event, updates on Afro-future events, present goings-ons, and to exchange language, images, memories, notes, and energies with other Futurists across cyberspace/time. We practice and revere Ancient Wisdom, Mythology, Liberation, History, Future, Metaphysics, Sacred Math, Prophecy, Science, Trippy, Music, Gods, Art. Anything that one could use as a tool to survive yesterday, today, and tomorrow.


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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:

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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)

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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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experimentaltimeorder:

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.

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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

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

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

Reblogged from quantumfuturism  290 notes

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

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cyborgmemoirs:

PHILADELPHIA FRIDAY NIGHT + LIVE STREAM
LASER LIFE they shredded their anti-manifestos and their futurist-hate manuals and their tracts and lit them on fire. the ash rained down for days and days; the edicts spewed against them were heavy and voluminous. but they soon celebrated on the salt-like dust of their detractors words, stomping a mad ritual with leaden, though tattered, boot, soon returning speckling confetti of the Grand Nayser back to the earth. they hooked up wires to their souls and downloaded spirits, uploaded ancient lwa, and disc-burned orishas into their retinas. “scan this”, they told them in their jack-boot and hazmat suits. they watched the thing of it all become the dance, the word become the deed, and launched themselves, defiantly, into deepest, darkest void, into space itself, piloting a starship through time. their life was lived in laserYour queer sci-fi reading, where members of the LGBT community express their visions, projections, wars, romances, speculations, fears, battles, and dreams in glorious, mystifying tales inspired by the griots of old, informing the future. It is called LASER LIFE.featuring Imogen Binnie , critically acclaimed writer of the powerful, darkly comedic novel of trans discovery, “NEVADA”. Pauline Darkstar of nervy and kinetic prog-punk band SGNLS, providing his strange wordscape.as well as readings from the Laser Life founders:Maggie Eighteen / cyborgmemoirsRas Mashramani / rasmashramaniRasheedah Phillips / afrofuturistaffairShane Jenkins / razedbywolvesAlex Smith / theafterv3rse
7PM FRIDAY APRIL 11, 2014
https://www.facebook.com/events/1401482516780369/1412663188995635/
live stream details will be posted @ the above FB event page night of & on this tumblr riiiight here

cyborgmemoirs:

PHILADELPHIA FRIDAY NIGHT + LIVE STREAM

LASER LIFE 

they shredded their anti-manifestos and their futurist-hate manuals and their tracts and lit them on fire. the ash rained down for days and days; the edicts spewed against them were heavy and voluminous. but they soon celebrated on the salt-like dust of their detractors words, stomping a mad ritual with leaden, though tattered, boot, soon returning speckling confetti of the Grand Nayser back to the earth. 

they hooked up wires to their souls and downloaded spirits, uploaded ancient lwa, and disc-burned orishas into their retinas. “scan this”, they told them in their jack-boot and hazmat suits. they watched the thing of it all become the dance, the word become the deed, and launched themselves, defiantly, into deepest, darkest void, into space itself, piloting a starship through time. 

their life was lived in laser

Your queer sci-fi reading, where members of the LGBT community express their visions, projections, wars, romances, speculations, fears, battles, and dreams in glorious, mystifying tales inspired by the griots of old, informing the future. It is called LASER LIFE.

featuring Imogen Binnie , critically acclaimed writer of the powerful, darkly comedic novel of trans discovery, “NEVADA”. 

Pauline Darkstar of nervy and kinetic prog-punk band SGNLS, providing his strange wordscape.

as well as readings from the Laser Life founders:
Maggie Eighteen / cyborgmemoirs
Ras Mashramani / rasmashramani
Rasheedah Phillips / afrofuturistaffair
Shane Jenkins / razedbywolves
Alex Smith / theafterv3rse

7PM FRIDAY APRIL 11, 2014

https://www.facebook.com/events/1401482516780369/1412663188995635/

live stream details will be posted @ the above FB event page night of & on this tumblr riiiight here

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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

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