The Sankofa Experience kicks off at People’s Liberty in Over-the-Rhine next month. The first half of the programming – Feb. 2-24 – explores the Harlem Renaissance while the second half – March 7-24 – explores the dawn of the age of hip hop. We recently talked to Jennie Wright, Chief Imagination Officer of The Sankofa Experience, about how she and her crew tie speculative fiction, African-American history and the Afrofantastic together for this imaginative programming. Read More
🚨🚨Aiesha will close out the year choppin’ it up with Ben of “Mr. Ben’s K-Pop Power Hour” at 10 pm on 12/30 on WAIF (88.3 FM)! They’ll be discussing a number of topics, including cosplay, anime, and steampunk. Tune in! 🚨🚨
With 121 votes, Nicci Sefton’s Radical Edward cosplay is the winner of our Cowboy Bebop online costume contest! She will receive a custom Funko Pop, a concert poster signed by Ed’s voice actor, Melissa Fahn, and a ticket to the concert! Congratulations, Nicci! To buy your tickets to the show, visit 321letsjam.eventzilla.net!
Our co-founder will join cosplayers TaLynn Kel and Natasha Dalton for “Cosplay: Expectations vs Reality” panel on June 16 at Blacktasticon, a celebration of black speculative fiction creators and enthusaists throughout the African diaspora!
Our co-founder was recently featured on PUNK BLACK’s website for her cosplaying! Check out the interview here!
We recently chatted with cosplayer/author TaLynn Kel about her geek journey, dealing with racism when it hits close to home, challenging allies and what she gets out of cosplaying. Read More
Cosplayer/geeklanthropist Sistah Geek, co-host of the Wakanda IV Lyfe podcast, is co-presenting a steampunk character building workshop with our fearless leader at the Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts (MECCACon) at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16! We talked to her about comics, steampunk, not letting mansplainers drain you and being a geek who gives back.
Midwest BSFA recently talked to Amaji Finnell of Unproducktive Photography about her passion for photography and her love of cosplay. She’s currently booking photo sessions for the Cincinnati Comic Expo on Sept. 23 & 24! Read More
Last month, some friends and I attended Motor City Steam Con up in Livonia, Mich. Good panels, good entertainment, seeing old acquaintances – all around great first convention. We had a great time. When I posted my photos from the event on Facebook a few days later, a friend of a friend got tagged in a picture of the two of us (I was dressed as a steampunk version of Garnet from Steven Universe), which started a thread of comments from people I don’t know. Most of them were complimentary but there always has to be one person who wants to try and ruin things, right? Read More