Cowboy Bebop Concert Personnel – Umvikeli G. Scott Jones

G. Scott JonesUmvikeli G. Scott Jones will join the big band as a trombone player for the Cowboy Bebop jazz tribute concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Withrow High School!  Read More

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I Got Five On It: Marvel’s Black Panther

Thoughts on Black Panther from Troy Wiggins!

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For those unfamiliar, The “I Got Five on It” series consists of posts where I give my five thoughts–right or wrong—on a book, graphic novel/comic, film, or TV show. This is a very off the dome, stream of consciousness type of analysis and NOT a review. At its worst, it can be categorized as a Hot Take, but it’s really just a collection of the things I bang with–and don’t bang with–about a media property that is of import to me and the culture.
(also, and I can’t believe I never actually said this, “I Got Five On It” is both the title of this series and a twenty something year old rap song from West Coast rap duo Luniz. It’s probably their most well known cut.)
What a time to be a Wakandan. Marvel’s Black Panther, the eighteenth film set…

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Midwest BSFA Fundraiser: Hogwarts House Scarves!

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CALLING ALL MEMBERS OF HOUSE RAVENCLAW: The fourth set of scarves Hogwarts house colors made by Midwest BSFA member Alexandra (in blue and bronze) are now available for purchase! We’re raising money for our Cowboy Bebop concert in September so get your scarf at the special fundraiser rate of $30 each! Proceeds from the concert will go to Melodic Connections, a local nonprofit that offer music therapy lessons to individuals with special needs. Email midwestbsfa@gmail.com if you’d like to buy one!

Midwest BSFA Fundraiser: Hogwarts House Scarves!

26805104_2034611796781573_1766435874043696475_nCALLING ALL MEMBERS OF HOUSE GRYFFINDOR: The third set of scarves Hogwarts house colors made by Midwest BSFA member Alexandra (in gold and red) are now available for purchase! We’re raising money for our Cowboy Bebop concert in September so get your scarf at the special fundraiser rate of $30 each! Proceeds from the concert will go to Melodic Connections, a local nonprofit that offer music therapy lessons to individuals with special needs. Email midwestbsfa@gmail.com if you’d like to buy one!

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.