Black Fae Day on May 8 was an absolute blast! Y’all, we had a Black ass good time at our meetup. There were some familiar faces and some new folks, and the turnout was great – everyone was just vibin on some geeky fae DnD energy. While there were plenty of places around the city where we could have met, Mt. Airy Arboretum in Mt. Airy Forest was the absolute best choice for this type of shoot. We owe a HUGE thanks to all of the photographers, some of whose work is showcased in this post; they showed up and showed out! We’re just so happy with how everything turned out…and we beat the rain AND the cicadas! *does cartwheel* Enjoy these photos and start getting your costume together for next year’s event!Continue reading “Black Fae Day Photos”
Did you miss our Black speculative fiction authors panel with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County earlier this month? Well, now you can watch it at your leisure! Click here for the full discussion.
Midwest BSFA member Renee Tecco gives us her take on The Witches!
People who love the original version of The Witches are saying to skip the remake because it’s a lot like the 1990 version. They are saying to go watch the original. It makes sense that they are a lot alike because both versions follow the book. Roald Dahl, the author of the book The Witches saw the 1990 movie before he died and he didn’t like it because they changed his ending. So some prefer the book better.Continue reading “The Witches – Which Version is Better?”
Were you looking forward to participating in Inktober but because of some issues you decided to sit it out? Well, you have come to the right place! Check out our Instagram account and we will give you a creative prompt that you can use for a drawing or flash fiction. And since we are all living in a horror show we decided to excise our fears by doing a mashup with political science. Of course you can eliminate that part of you like. Tag us in your work with #mbsfahalloween and we will share it in our FB/IG story.
It’s Black Speculative Fiction Month and we’re partnering with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for a virtual program on Oct. 10 featuring some of our favorite authors!Continue reading “Black Speculative Fiction Authors Virtual Panel on Oct. 10”
The new HBO show Lovecraft Country premiered last Sunday, Aug. 16, to the delight of many. We at Midwest BSFA are fully on board and ready to see where the show takes us! Founding member Renee Tecco gives us her thoughts on it before the second episode picks up where we left off tonight. [NOTE: What follows is an in-depth review of the first episode for those who don’t have or plan on getting HBO and didn’t watch it on YouTube. Consider yourself warned!]
During the extremely long break we took from working on this blog last year and earlier this year, we were up to lots of things, including moderating a graphic novel panel at Books by the Banks and throwing a The Wiz-themed roller skating party for Halloween. One of us even served as a model for a comic book character. MeSseD revolves around Lilliput, a Filipina sewer worker who fights monsters underground while trying to keep the sewers clear. Late last year, our co-founder Aiesha was asked to be the character model for Fat Mucket, a badass Amanda Waller type who’s the manager of operations at the sewer district where Lilliput works. Dylan Speeg (the comic’s illustrator) took a bunch of reference photos of her, which he’s using to draw the scenes the Fat Mucket appears in in the comic’s third season, which drops later this year. When she asked how she should dress for the shoot, Jay Kalagayan (the writer/creator) said to wear “office clothes.” Would Fat Mucket give the girls a wide leg trouser and a peplum top with a hint of boob window while lettin’ the choppa spray? YES, SHE WOULD! If you haven’t heard of the comic, you can check out seasons 1 and 2 now at www.messedcomics.com.
We recently talked to Newton Lilavois of Dream Fury Comics about his supernatural comic Crescent City Monsters. The story follows Jonas, a blues musician and sorcerer practicing Creole Magic, who’s determined to track down who put out a bounty on him. Continue reading “Interview with Comic Book Writer Newton Lilavois”
Did you miss Aiesha on the “Finding Creative Inspiration in History” panel at Super Heroines Con? You watch it and other virtual panels from the event on the Super Heroines Etc. YouTube page!