On June 27, author Zig Zag Claybourne will join Midwest BSFA on Twitter for the bi-monthly #blackscibookclub discussion of his story, “Revolver.” We asked him about his background, his love of writing and his upcoming projects. Read More
Join us on Twitter for the next Black Sci-Fi Book Club from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, June 27! We’ll be discussing Zig Zag Claybourne’s “Revolver” in his anthology of short stories Historical Inaccuracies. Click here to read the story and use the hashtag #blackscifibookclub to give your thoughts!
We’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! Read More
Midwest 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
…ADRIENNE MELAN! Adrienne will represent the House of Diamonds in the Pandoracon games during the convention next month! Here’s what she had to say: “I want to attend this year’s Pandoracon because I like to go to events where I can meet new people, make new memories with my friends and to especially see my friend, Aiesha.”
There’s still time to buy a ticket to Pandoracon! Get them soon! Nov. 11-13. Crowne Plaza, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, http://thepandorasociety.com/pandoracon/pc2016-tickets/
In honor of Black Speculative Fiction Month, Midwest BSFA is having two black sci-fi short film nights in October! Read More
Read about what House Diamond will have to offer at Pandoracon in November. And don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a free weekend badge to the event! Read More
In August, members of Midwest BSFA participated in a music video for rEVOLUTION Cincy’s newest song and the team is having a viewing party on Oct. 1. rEVOLUTION Cincy is a movement to encourage citizens to think about the issues that are important to them, to communicate those issues, and then to take personal action. The motto: Be the Change You Wish to See. Read More
The Mercantile Library’s graphic novel reading group on Saturday, October 8, to discuss March. The black and white graphic novel trilogy about the U.S. Civil Rights Movement is told through the perspective of civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis. The first volume, March: Book One, was published in August 2013, and the second volume, March: Book Two, was published in January 2015, with both volumes receiving positive reviews. March: Book Three was published in August 2016. Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m., Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street, 11th floor, downtown Cincinnati, (513) 621-0717, http://new.mercantilelibrary.com/.