Destination: Planet Negro Screening on Feb. 23

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On Feb. 23, Midwest BSFA will screen Destination: Planet Negro in conjunction with our “What Does the Future Look Like?” programming initiative.

Movie synopsis: “In 1939, African American leaders respond to Jim Crow segregation by building a rocket to colonize Mars. The three person crew blasts off, but time travel instead, arriving in present-day America revealing much about race today.”

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Queen City Black Comix Day Participant: Matt “Sebastain” Hexx

received_1323501671116745Cincinnati cosplayer Matt “Sebastian” Hexx will attend Queen City Black Comix Day on Aug. 11!

Matt started cosplaying strictly for fun back in 2012 and has steadily built a platform to showcase the many ways that cosplay is for everyone. A big advocate of race and gender bending characters, Matt believes any gender, race, size and shape can cosplay whoever and whatever they want.
When he isn’t attending conventions, he cosplays for kids at the local children’s hospital as well as the Ronald McDonald House, and for events and parties. Matt hands also wrestled for 14 years, which adds to his arsenal of awesome.
Be sure to stop by his table!
Queen City Black Comix Day, Aug. 11, 1 to 5 p.m., Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, 6233 Montgomery Rd., Pleasant Ridge (Cincinnati, OH 45213).

Black Sci-Fi Book Club: Octavia Butler’s “Bloodchild”

bloodchildWe’re continuing our tradition of exploring the work of Octavia Butler during our next Black Sci-Fi Book Club with “Bloodchild” from her collection of science fiction stories and essays, Bloodchild and Other Stories. Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at the Groesbeck branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati Hamilton County to discuss the story!  Continue reading “Black Sci-Fi Book Club: Octavia Butler’s “Bloodchild””