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/