Interview with Filmmaker Vagabond Beaumont

DIRECTINGWe recently spoke to filmmaker Vagabond Beaumont, whose short film, Aftermath: The Seeds of Armageddon, will show at our “Matinee Noir: Black Speculative Fiction Shorts” on Oct. 28! Beaumont’s short story “Kafka’s Last Laugh” was included in Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements, an anthology of stories by people influenced by science fiction writer Octavia Butler.

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Read an Excerpt from The Brothers Jetstream: Afro Puffs Are the Antennae of the Universe

tbj afro puffsIn honor of Black Speculative Fiction Month, the homie Zig Zag Claybourne of Obsidian Sky Books and the website Write On, Right On, is giving us a sneak peek at some of his next book, The Brothers Jetstream: Afro Puffs Are the Antennae of the Universe, the follow up to his 2015 novel The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan. Continue reading “Read an Excerpt from The Brothers Jetstream: Afro Puffs Are the Antennae of the Universe”

Interview with Playwright/Filmmaker Melody Cooper

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We recently talked to playwright/filmmaker Melody Cooper, whose short films THE SOUND OF DARKNESS and The Museum “No to Yesterday” will be featured in our “Matinee Noir: Black Speculative Fiction Shorts” event on Oct. 28! In the spring, Cooper did a month-long writer’s residency in the south of France (thanks to the La Napoule Arts Foundation) to develop a horror TV pilot Sundown, which made it to the second round of the Sundance Episodic Lab, is a semifinalist for the Tony Cox Showtime competition, and is in consideration by Lena Waithe and Eva Longoria’s MACRO Episodic Lab.

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Midwest BSFA Hosts “Matinee Noir: Black Speculative Fiction Shorts” on Oct.28

43079484_2058710107505084_4202272770651848704_nOctober is Black Speculative Fiction Month and we’re hosting “Matinee Noir: Black Speculative Fiction Shorts” on Oct. 28 at the Clifton branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County! Here’s the list of films we’re featuring this month.  Continue reading “Midwest BSFA Hosts “Matinee Noir: Black Speculative Fiction Shorts” on Oct.28″