SAVE THE DATE! Our Black Fae Day meetup for 2022 is only a month away! We’ll once again be meeting in the beautiful arboretum at Mt. Airy Forest. Have you pulled together your look yet? Are you gonna be a land fae or a sea fae? We hope you can join us! RSVP here.
Our co-founder’s two portraits for Tina Guiterrez’s coronavirus wearable art response project will be on display during its first full art show at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, starting May 7! “Selected from over 120 portraits taken over the last two years, Tina Gutierrez has amassed a visual collection of our local community during the historic moment of navigating a pandemic that has affected us all. Participants were asked to respond with clothing, costume, or other wearable art to express how they felt about the coronavirus, quarantine, and social distancing. Many displayed personal empowerment, and in many cases, gathered strength through objects, and adornments. For others, objects and garments of beauty helped them feel reconnected to the world.” For more info on the opening reception, click here. The exhibition runs through July 2.
This was such a magical experience! Give it a watch when you get a chance!
Kishonna L Gray, an associate professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky, will discuss “Intersectional Tech: Black Praxis in Digital Communities” at 2:30 p.m. EST, Friday, Feb. 25, at the University of Cincinnati’s Taft Research Center.
Midwest BSFA member Napoleon Maddox is auctioning off one of his creations at next month’s UnderWorld Black Arts Festival at Wave Pool! Click here to register for the event!
You’ve got four months to plan your outfit for Midwest BSFA’s 2022 Black Fae Day meetup on May 14! According to the BFD creator, this year’s theme is “Land vs. Sea”! Are you an elf or a mermaid? An orc or a siren? Whatever you’re choosing, you’d better get kraken! (Get it? Kraken? OK, we’ll see ourselves out.)
Here’s a submission from this week’s Midwest BSFA write-in from participant Clara N.! She calls it “Chip Jive.”Continue reading “Write-In Submission – Chip Jive”
We’re hosting a write-in session over on our Discord from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 17! See the premise [TW/CW for death] and instructions on how to participate.Continue reading “Midwest BSFA Write-In Details for Nov. 17”
If you missed our live tweet with the #SaturdayNightSciFi folks on Twitter on 10/23, click here to watch the horror shorts we talked about on YouTube!
We recently talked to Broooklynite Noa M., the creator of #BIPOCWitchDay, which takes place on Oct. 23 & 24!
Midwest BSFA: How did you come up with the idea for BIPOC Witch Day?
NM: Since I’ve seen Black Fae Day and BIPOC Vamp Day take off so well, I thought to myself, why not make my own day? I thought about it one day and asked my friends if I should do it. When they immediately said yes, BOOM, BIPOC Witch Day was born.