Upcoming What Does the Future Look Like? Events

dezeen_Afrofuture-at-la-Rinascente2aMidwest BSFA is hosting/co-hosting a series of workshops in preparation for a February art showcase on Afrofuturism. We’re pegging the showcase for Black History Month because as a society, we always talk about the past experiences of African-Americans during that month, but with this event, we’d like to focus on their futures. What Does the Future Look Like? will give kids, teens and young adults the chance to show us their interpretations of what the future looks like for black people.  Read More

Queen City Black Comix Day is Back!

2016 QCBCD flier RESIZED

Join the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance for the 2nd annual Queen City Black Comix Day on June 25 at the Corryville branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County! African-American comics creators and illustrators will participate in this free half-day event for Cincinnati youth (adults welcome!). Each participating artist will decide what they want to focus on – drawing their interpretations of well-known characters, drawing their own characters, selling their comics ( D. all of the above!) – and will available to answer questions about their work. Come out and join us! Saturday, June 25, noon to 4 p.m., 2802 Vine St., Corryville (Cincinnati, OH 45219).

Cincinnati Library’s Comic Con Recap

The Comic Con at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was a major good time for the members of the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance. We stumped those who tried our “Name That Actor/Actress!” quiz on black Star Trek characters, we handed out fliers about next month’s Queen City Black Comix Day and we generally geeked out with other attendees. Make sure you check out the event when it comes back in May 2017!