Victor Dandridge Joins Queen City Black Comix Day Virtual Comics Creators Panel, Part Two

Victor Dandridge of Vantage:Inhouse Productions

We were lucky to snag “the hardest working man in comics,” Victor Dandridge, for part two of our Queen City Black Comix Day virtual comics creators panel at 2:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, July 31, on the Midwest BSFA YouTube channel! We’ll be choppin’ it up with him and Juice Lee so join us if you can! Below, Victor tells us about his start in comics, what he’s currently working on and the legacy he hopes will endure for years to come.

Midwest BSFA: How did you get into comics?
Dandridge:
This is one of my FAVORITE stories: I HATED reading as a child. You couldn’t pay me to read a book. But I was a big fan of pop culture, so all of that changed the day they announced on the news that Superman was going to die! How do you kill Superman? WHO could even do it?? Immediately, my mind was abuzz with all the intrigue such an announcement was supposed to bring. I had no choice but to admit that I wanted to read that. Luckily, my mother overheard me, and the very next day, she started my comic collection with a stack of random books she picked up. I’ve been a fan ever since.

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Midwest BSFA Co-Founder to Participate in Miami University’s “Nerd Lit” Conference on March 3

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Midwest BSFA co-founder Aiesha Little will participate in a panel called “Nerd Lit: Creativity, Community, and Culture,” which will explore the craft and cultural reach of these fantastic genres, during Miami University’s second Marianne D. McComb Biennial Conference on Creative Writing on March 3! She will share the stage with Ben Percy (author of the novels The Dark Net and Red Moon, and writer of DC Comics’ Teen Titans and Green Arrow), Tiffany Knoell (Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University) and Geoffrey Girard (author of the speculative dark fiction novels Mary Rose and Truthers). She will also do her steampunk character building workshop as a breakout panel.  Visit http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/english/academics/majors/creative-writing/mccomb-conference/ for more information.

Check Out Midwest BSFA at Pandoracon This Fall!

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Midwest BSFA is participating in a panel on cyberfunk at Pandoracon this fall! What is cyberfunk? Like the genre from which it gains inspiration, cyberpunk, cyberfunk is a genre of speculative fiction centered on the transformative effects of advanced science, information technology, computers and networks (“cyber”) coupled with a breakdown or radical change in the social order. Unlike cyberpunk, however, cyberfunk is expressed through an African/Black lens (“funk”). The “Cyberfunk: Cyberpunk from an African-American Perspective” panel will feature Milton Davis, the editor of the cyberfunk anthology The City, via Skype. Pandoracon, Nov. 11-13, Blue Ash, OH, http://thepandorasociety.com/pandoracon/