Black Speculative Fiction Month Starts Oct. 1

This month, our writer and artist friends are hitting the streets of Ohio in support of their projects. Here’s where you can find them:

Author/playwright Roger Collins will be signing copies of his debut novel Cities of Glass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Norwood.

Comic book writer Aziza The Graphic Novelist will be selling print copies of her webcomics The Kaaiman’s Cry and Locket of Devise on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. You can also catch her at Zinecinnati 2022 on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Clifton.

Musician/artist (and Midwest BSFA member) Napoleon Maddox presents L’ouverture de Toussaint, featuring the Burnt Sugar Arkestra, during the annual UnderWorld Black Arts Festival on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine.

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.

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