Earlier, we gave you a sneak peek at our tracks for SOBSFic Con, the epic Black Speculative Fiction convention coming June 11-12, 2016. Then, we presented the Youth Track.

Now, we give you a look at the Programming. And yes, it is a Blacktastic, fun-filled two days packed with all the Steamfunk, Sword and Soul, Afrofuturism, Afroretroism, Rococoa and Black Speculative Fition you can stand…and then some!

Check it out:

Saturday, June 11, 2016 [Vending starts at 10am]

12pm

Media – SF&F Shorts

Screening Room

2pm

Media – SF&F Feature #1

Screening Room

2pm

Children – Afrikan Music and Movement

Panel Room 1

Teens – Video Games We Love

Panel Room 2

We Want the Funk: Afrofuturism in Music

Panel Room 3

Reading Octavia Butler and LA Banks

Panel Room 4

4pm

Children – Create Your Own Comic Book

Panel Room 1

Teens – Teens Talk to Authors

Panel Room 2

Media–SF&F Shorts

Screening Room

Black Southern Folklore in Horror Literature

Panel Room 3

The Pinnacles and Pitfalls of Self Publishing

Panel Room 4

6pm

Teens – Steamfunk Style

Panel Room 1

African-Centered Worldbuilding

Panel Room 2

Afrofuturism and Literature

Panel Room 3

Black Craft and Consciousness in Comic Books

Panel Room 4

8pm

The Mahogany Masquerade

Sunday, June 12, 2016 [Vending starts at 10am]

10am

Children and Teens – Hair Braiding

Panel Room 1

Horror on the Black Hand Side

Screening Room

Traditional Arms, Armor and Martial Arts of Africa

Panel Room 2

Author Interviews and Readings #1 (4 authors; 30 minutes each)

Panel Room 3

Marketing Black Speculative Media to the Masses

Panel Room 4

12pm

Dark and Stormy: Black Horror Film Screening

Screening Room

Children – Story Time

Panel Room 1

Teens – We Love Anime

Panel Room 4

Indigenous African Martial Arts Workshop

Panel Rooms 2 and 3

2pm

Ki-Khanga: The Sword and Soul Roleplaying Game Tournament

Screening Room

Children – Black Speculative Trivial Pursuit

Panel Room 1

Teens Talk to Authors

Panel Room 2

Author Interviews and Readings #2 (4 authors; 30 minutes each)

Panel Room 3

Steamfunk, Dieselfunk and Rococoa: The Remixing of Black Histories and Heroes

Panel Room 4

4pm

Children and Teens – Magic Show

Screening Room

The Big, Beautiful, Black Roundtable!

Panel Room 1

6pm

Closing Ceremonies

Screening Room

7:00pm: Vending Room Closes

Check back often for more updates and check out the SOBSFic Con Website for more details.

SOBSFic Con

 

About Balogun

Balogun is the author of the bestselling Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within and screenwriter / producer / director of the films, A Single Link, Rite of Passage: Initiation and Rite of Passage: The Dentist of Westminster. He is one of the leading authorities on Steamfunk – a philosophy or style of writing that combines the African and / or African American culture and approach to life with that of the steampunk philosophy and / or steampunk fiction – and writes about it, the craft of writing, Sword & Soul and Steampunk in general, at https://chroniclesofharriet.com/. He is author of eight novels – the Steamfunk bestseller, MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2); the Urban Science Fiction saga, Redeemer; the Sword & Soul epic, Once Upon A Time In Afrika; a Fight Fiction, New Pulp novella, Fist of Afrika; the gritty, Urban Superhero series, A Single Link and Wrath of the Siafu; the two-fisted Dieselfunk tale, The Scythe and the “Choose-Your-Own-Destiny”-style Young Adult novel, The Keys. Balogun is also contributing co-editor of two anthologies: Ki: Khanga: The Anthology and Steamfunk. Finally, Balogun is the Director and Fight Choreographer of the Steamfunk feature film, Rite of Passage, which he wrote based on the short story, Rite of Passage, by author Milton Davis and co-author of the award winning screenplay, Ngolo. You can reach him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Afrikan.Martial.Arts; on Twitter @Baba_Balogun and on Tumblr at www.tumblr.com/blog/blackspeculativefiction.

7 responses »

  1. midwestbsfa says:

    Reblogged this on Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance and commented:
    We’re hype for the State of Black SciFi Con in Atlanta next June! Here’s the programming schedule.

  2. Chuck says:

    Is this SOBSFic Con friendly to those of us who are not children or teens or no longer young adults. There are many folks 30+ who would probably interested but the emphasis seems to be on a younger crowd. I am a huge fan of Steampunk and was thrilled to learn about Afrofuturism. Just curious.

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