COn Blog 1No, this is not the story of some con-man who meets a rich cougar, convinces her to have dinner at Spago and after that dinner, uses his charms to bed her, wed her and then move into her Beverly Hills mansion.

It ain’t that kind of con; it ain’t that kind of date; it ain’t that kind of home.

It’s way cooler than that!

The con I’m talking about is SOBSFic Con, the State of Black Science Fiction Convention, the long awaited family-friendly convention that brings together creators and fans of Black Speculative Fiction, Film, Cosplay and Comic Books and explores all of the genres through panels discussions, film screenings, gaming, workshops, masquerade balls and more.

The date is June 11-12, 2016.

SW Collage 1The home is the beautiful, Blacknificent Fulton County Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta, GA – the first facility built by Fulton County, GA solely for the arts. Located on a 27-acre campus in the quiet, upscale Cascade community, Southwest Arts Center features classroom space, a black box theater, a 375-seat auditorium and theater and the only fine art gallery in Southwest Fulton County.

Now, you can ink in the date and prepare to walk, drive, fly, swim, dimension walk or teleport here.

We guarantee, it will be the best June 11-12, 2016 of your life!

Check back here – or at the official website – often for updates and more exciting news about #SOBSFicCon!

 

 

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.

9 responses »

  1. […] following is a list of needed volunteer positions for SOBSFic Con. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact our Director of Event Services, […]

  2. Willi says:

    This sounds really awesome – can’t wait to get more details. Will look into finding a hotel now.

  3. […] State of Black Science Fiction Convention – SOBSFic Con –  is open for early […]

  4. […] them as guests, though – but it got me thinking about what celebrities I would love to see at the Southwest Arts Center on June 11-12, or even Friday, June 10, at the Mahogany […]

  5. […] a person was recently approached with the idea of being a guest (not by me, thankfully) at SOBSFic Con, the person responded by saying “Miss me with that shit! I don’t support Black anything! If […]

  6. […] a person was recently approached with the idea of being a guest (not by me, thankfully) at SOBSFic Con, the person responded by saying “Miss me with that shit! I don’t support Black anything! If […]

  7. […] a person was recently approached with the idea of being a guest (not by me, thankfully) at SOBSFic Con, the person responded by saying “Miss me with that shit! I don’t support Black anything! If […]

  8. […] a person was recently approached with the idea of being a guest (not by me, thankfully) at SOBSFic Con, the person responded by saying “Miss me with that shit! I don’t support […]

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