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

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

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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!

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Philadelphia Printworks Rockers BBQ Wknd Giveaway

Rockers BBQ Wknd invite

Z1NE Brunch invite

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👓📚 

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August 9 - #RecurrencePlot Reading and #afrofuturism discussion at Penn Book Center feat. Alex Smith @theyarebirds of #Metropolarity/Laser Life/ARKDUST scifi #afrofuturism #diytimetravel

SATURDAY at Penn Book Center. Join Authors Rasheedah Phillips ( afrofuturistaffair recurrenceplot blackquantumfuturism metropolarity) and Alex Smith ( metropolarity, theafterv3rse) for a reading of their respective works and a discussion on scifi and afrofuturism

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August 9 - #RecurrencePlot Reading and #afrofuturism discussion at Penn Book Center feat. Alex Smith @theyarebirds of #Metropolarity/Laser Life/ARKDUST scifi #afrofuturism #diytimetravel

SATURDAY at Penn Book Center. Join Authors Rasheedah Phillips ( afrofuturistaffair recurrenceplot blackquantumfuturism metropolarity) and Alex Smith ( metropolarity, theafterv3rse) for a reading of their respective works and a discussion on scifi and afrofuturism

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Visionary Literature: with Thread Makes Blanket Press and The AfroFuturist Affair

Saturday, May 17 2014 @ Wooden Shoe Books and Records, 7 to 9pm

We know the literary world is not immune to the racism and inequality all around us. And we know we can do better. This reading and panel discussion will explore how two small, independent presses in Philadelphia are exploring issues of race, gender, literature, and a better future. 
Rasheedah Phillips of The AfroFuturist Affair /House of Future Sciences Books will present her book, Reccurence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales), an independently-published novel set in Philly that uses time travel to explore issues of race, gender, trauma, and agency. Author Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela of Thread Makes Blanket Press will be presenting Dismantle, a contemporary collection of work from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop, a national workshop that nurtures writers of color. She will be joined by Andrea Walls, one of Dismantle’s editors, and Seve Torres, one of the writers included in the anthology. Join us for a short reading and a discussion about new visions for literature today and into the future, and to celebrate the release of these two new books.

TONIGHT at 7PM!

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Saturday, May 17 2014 @ Wooden Shoe Books and Records, 7 to 9pm
We know the literary world is not immune to the racism and inequality all around us. And we know we can do better. This reading and panel discussion will explore how two small, independent presses in Philadelphia are exploring issues of race, gender, literature, and a better future. 


Rasheedah Phillips of The AfroFuturist Affair /House of Future Sciences Books will present her book, Reccurence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales), an independently-published novel set in Philly that uses time travel to explore issues of race, gender, trauma, and agency. 

Author Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela of Thread Makes Blanket Press will be presenting Dismantle, a contemporary collection of work from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop, a national workshop that nurtures writers of color. She will be joined by Andrea Walls, one of Dismantle’s editors, and Seve Torres, one of the writers included in the anthology. 

Join us for a short reading and a discussion about new visions for literature today and into the future, and to celebrate the release of these two new books.

TONIGHT at 7PM!

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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.

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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.

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.

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SPACES: Spacemaking Artist-in-Residence Program Request for Proposals! 
Beginning January 15, 2014, The Village of Arts and Humanities (based in North Philadelphia) requests proposals from individuals and collectives, for two, four-month artist residencies in cycle one of SPACES: Artist Residency at The Village.
Through SPACES, youth and families in North Central Philadelphia collaborate with resident artists to explore how the process of sharing artistic practice and engaging in meaningful exchanges of information within a community, can nurture the creation of SPACE—space to create, to dream, to build, and to transform physical landscapes.
SPACES artists will live in creatively renovated row homes in The Village Heart, a four square block area consisting of 14 art parks and nine program buildings, all woven into the existing residential and commercial fabric of the neighborhood. During each residency, artists will engage with community members through informal and Village facilitated dialogue, programs, apprenticeships, or workshops, to design and execute an original, transformative project rooted in art, born from the artists’ relationships with the community, and realized in partnership with community members.
Residency is for emerging and mid-career individual artists and collectives across a wide discipline of arts.  Artists will also be rewarded $10,000 as part of the residency. For more information, visit Village Arts and email artsresidency@villagearts.org. Proposals due Feb. 28. 

There’s still time (approximately 9.5 hours!) to apply to SPACES: Artist Residency at Village of Arts & Humanities. This is a prestigious, paid (10k!) opportunity for East Coast emerging and mid-career artists to explore art making, relationship building, and emergent strategies within the context of a community-based artist residency. Please pass along! http://eepurl.com/Oc26L

afrofuturistaffair:

SPACES: Spacemaking Artist-in-Residence Program Request for Proposals! 

Beginning January 15, 2014, The Village of Arts and Humanities (based in North Philadelphia) requests proposals from individuals and collectives, for two, four-month artist residencies in cycle one of SPACES: Artist Residency at The Village.

Through SPACES, youth and families in North Central Philadelphia collaborate with resident artists to explore how the process of sharing artistic practice and engaging in meaningful exchanges of information within a community, can nurture the creation of SPACE—space to create, to dream, to build, and to transform physical landscapes.

SPACES artists will live in creatively renovated row homes in The Village Heart, a four square block area consisting of 14 art parks and nine program buildings, all woven into the existing residential and commercial fabric of the neighborhood. During each residency, artists will engage with community members through informal and Village facilitated dialogue, programs, apprenticeships, or workshops, to design and execute an original, transformative project rooted in art, born from the artists’ relationships with the community, and realized in partnership with community members.

Residency is for emerging and mid-career individual artists and collectives across a wide discipline of arts.  Artists will also be rewarded $10,000 as part of the residency. For more information, visit Village Arts and email artsresidency@villagearts.org. Proposals due Feb. 28. 

There’s still time (approximately 9.5 hours!) to apply to SPACES: Artist Residency at Village of Arts & Humanities. This is a prestigious, paid (10k!) opportunity for East Coast emerging and mid-career artists to explore art making, relationship building, and emergent strategies within the context of a community-based artist residency. Please pass along! http://eepurl.com/Oc26L

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GriotWorks Archive: AfroFuturism: Black Myth, Media and Culture

Presented with community partners ReelBlack and Vivant Art Collection

What does the future look like for Black movies and media? How will the stories we tell today impact our culture? What methods will be used to distribute those stories? How does ‘Afrofuturism’ contribute to shaping ideas, beyond oppression? With 7 slavery themed movies released in 2013, to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, this conversation focused on exploring the role of history through a futuristic lens.

Moderator:
Rasheedah Phillips is an attorney and the creator of the AfroFuturist Affair, a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic culture. She is the author of several published science fiction works and essays. She is currently completing her first speculative fiction novel, Recurrence Plot.

Panelists:

Yumy Odom
Yumy Odom is an award-winning educator, BlogTalkRadio host and Founder of The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC, Inc.) which focuses on sharing new ideas and technologies, combating illiteracy, creating ennobling images of Black superheroes / super-powered characters and promoting professionalism in the comic book industry. Mr. Odom’s latest work is a 250-page web document (2010) entitled “A Public Resource & Guide to the Epic Myth Continuum” that outlines and contextualizes 10,000 years of ancient, modern and neo-mythology.

Li Sumpter
Ph.D. candidate in Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Sumpter’s research applies archetypal, aesthetic and quantum theories toward understanding humankind’s existential condition in the 21st century. She believes our future trajectory through the multi-verse is fundamentally shaped by collective participation in a mythic paradigm that supports a corresponding reality. In her dissertation, Apocalyptic Soul: Seeing through Image in the Age of End Time Sumpter examines the impact of apocalyptic art and media on psyche and the phenomenological world.

Ozzie Jones
Mr. Jones is a writer and director of stage and film, and a musician and composer who has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Mr. Jones co -wrote, dramaturgy, and performed in the Bessie Award winning, Olivier award nominated Rome and Jewels for Rennie Harris Pure Movement. Mr. Jones has directed or performed with Patti Labelle, Ruby Dee, Ntozake Shange, Sonja Sanchez, Jill Scott, Guy Davis, The Roots, Wu Tang Clan, Schooly D, Public Enemy, Poor Righteous Teachers, to name a few. Mr. Jones developed and directed staged readings of his new plays, Chasin’ the Bird at Penumbra Theater and an African Continuum production of Kind of Blue at Arena Stage in DC, both of these new works are a part of a larger series of plays on Jazz called, The Real Book.

Caroliese Frink Reed
Caroliese is a doctoral candidate, educator, storyteller and librarian who has done extensive research on traditional and contemporary storytelling and the timelessness of African oral traditions. She has performed at libraries, schools and festivals across the United States, South America and South Africa. She is a co-editor of Sayin’ Something’:Stories from the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. and is a founding member of Keepers of the Culture, Inc, Philadelphia’s oldest storytelling organization.

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Find your equilibrium at the 2014 East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention! Bring your costume, your artwork, your story ideas, or your passion to the Enterprise Center at 4548 Market St., Philadelphia, PA on May 17, 11 am to 7 pm, to get your yearly fix of positive vibes! via ECBACC

Philly Comic Convention Celebrates the Black Experience, Black Women in the Industry

afrofuturistaffair:

Find your equilibrium at the 2014 East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention! Bring your costume, your artwork, your story ideas, or your passion to the Enterprise Center at 4548 Market St., Philadelphia, PA on May 17, 11 am to 7 pm, to get your yearly fix of positive vibes! via ECBACC

Philly Comic Convention Celebrates the Black Experience, Black Women in the Industry

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ROCKERS! AND PHILLY PRINTWORKS PRESENT MOVIE NIGHT: 

 ”IT IS WHAT IT IS” EDITION

"It Is What It Is" (Black Punk Documentary) is the story behind the Chicago based band The Breathing Light. Recorded over various periods in it’s short period of 5 years, it gives viewers insight into the personalities and ideals that make up the band. Race, Rock N’ Roll and Reality make “It Is What It Is” the source for truth and possibility for Black Youth World Wide.

☠ Discussion with band following film
☠ Free snacks
☠ Donations accepted


House of Future Sciences
3213 Turner St
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Brought to you by ROCKERS!, The AfroFuturist Affair and Philadelphia Printworks.

our first event of the year

Philly Anti-Cap Presents: Let the Fire Burn - Free Screening @ LAVA
This documentary film follows Philadelphia’s MOVE Organization & their heated relationship (and conflict) with the Philadelphia Police Department, using archival footage. MOVE is a radical black liberation group with strong environmental leanings. (95 mins)7pmfree snacksshow up early/on time for rowdy music videos before the filmstay later for discussionLava space (lancaster avenue autonomous space)4134 Lancaster Ave(43 bus or 10 trolley to 41st street)

Philly Anti-Cap Presents: Let the Fire Burn - Free Screening @ LAVA

This documentary film follows Philadelphia’s MOVE Organization & their heated relationship (and conflict) with the Philadelphia Police Department, using archival footage. MOVE is a radical black liberation group with strong environmental leanings. (95 mins)

7pm
free snacks
show up early/on time for rowdy music videos before the film
stay later for discussion
Lava space (lancaster avenue autonomous space)
4134 Lancaster Ave
(43 bus or 10 trolley to 41st street)

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

The Bombing of Osage Avenue (1986)