Some of our favorites local authors and supporters will be on panels at the Books by the Banks: Cincinnati Regional Book Festival this Saturday afternoon! Check out Roger Collins, Jay Kalagayan, Jeremy Spencer, and Cassandra Wilson on the the festival’s fantasy/science fiction and writing and publishing panels!
The Fae of the Shade Meetup at ORen
A few weekends ago, we had the pleasure of attending the Black Fae Day meetup at the Ohio Renaissance Festival during Fantasy Weekend as the BFD founders Jasmine and Carlos introduced their official ren faire guild, Fae of the Shade! Check out the photos from the meetup, courtesy of NyteVisions Photography.Continue reading “The Fae of the Shade Meetup at ORen”
Interview with The Seelie Crow’s LaKase Cousino
LaKase Cousino, the founder and editor-in-chief of the quarterly multicultural fantasy magazine The Seelie Crow, is an author and filmmaker who also runs Cous Cous Media, a multimedia company dedicated to uplifting voices in fantasy. We talked to Cousino about her favorite fantasy properties, her inspirations, and what the magazine has to offer.Continue reading “Interview with The Seelie Crow’s LaKase Cousino”
Meetup for Black Fae Day 2022
Thanks to everyone who came out for the Black Fae Day meetup! The rain held off and we were able to frolic in Mt. Airy Arboretum without worrying about getting soaked. 🧚🏾🧚🏾♀️🧚🏾♂️ We looked around for a different place to hold this year’s meetup but ultimately decided to go back to the Arboretum – it really is the PERFECT place for this kind of event. Thanks to our amazing photographers Teddie Parker of Teddie P, Co., Salim Williams of NyteVisions Photography, Brittney Johnson of Happy Bubbles Images and Aren Hageman-Johnson! (Note: Photos will be posted here as we receive them.)Continue reading “Meetup for Black Fae Day 2022”
Black Fae Day Creator Talks Sankofa Solstice (Sept. 25)
We talked to Jasmine La Fleur (aka Halcyon Crowe), the creator of Black Fae Day! This weekend, she and her fae following are celebrating the Sankofa Solstice, the virtual wrap-up event for the 2021 Black Fae Day season.
Midwest BSFA: How did you come up with the idea for #BlackFaeDay and the Sankofa Solstice?
La Fleur: I was scrolling through all the cosplays from #28DaysOfBlackCosplay in February and didn’t want the magic to end. For the last couple of birthdays, I’ve done something special for myself. Over quarantine lockdown I had a “costzoom” party with my family and wanted to replicate that fun. I knew Twitter had the potential to send my dream to many different people, but I had little social media presence. I only knew that the best case scenario would be social media flooding with positive images of Black people in fantasy and fairytale cosplay.
Interview with Author/Artist Sarah A. Macklin
We recently spoke with author/artist Sarah A. Macklin about her forthcoming sword & soul novel, The Royal Heretic, which drops in July. We discussed her future plans, her favorite authors and following your dreams. Continue reading “Interview with Author/Artist Sarah A. Macklin”
Interview with Writer/Editor Troy L. Wiggins of Fiyah Magazine
Midwest BSFA recently spoke with Troy Wiggins, co-editor of Fiyah Magazine, about his publication, the “Voices On Fiyah” project and the general brilliance of black speculative fiction writers. Continue reading “Interview with Writer/Editor Troy L. Wiggins of Fiyah Magazine”