The State of Black Science Fiction Convention, or SOBSF Con (“SOBSFic Con”) began with a telephone conversation between authors, event collaborators and friends, Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade. After attending dozens of geek conventions as guests, attending professionals and Guests of Honor, they both wanted to see a fan convention highlighting Black Speculative Fiction; a safe space for Black cosplayers and Black fans of geek culture in all its expressions: literature, film, fashion, art, comic books, theater and television.
Milton and Balogun presented the idea to their 6000+ member Black Speculative Fiction, Film and Art collective, The State of Black Science Fiction and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Milton and Balogun then went about procuring a venue to host the convention and putting together a great team to organize this Blacktastic event.
That team is:
Balogun Ojetade, Con-Chair
Milton Davis, Con-Chair
Daniel Flores, Operations Coordinator / Media Track Manager [Graphics and Forms; Meetings; Art, Film and Media Panels]
Lorèn Nikki Anthony, Marketing and Hospitality Coordinator [Advertising; Marketing; Outreach; Parties; Social Media; Guest Services]
Akinbobola Donaldson, Event Services Coordinator [Volunteers; Vendors; Security]
Aisha Flores, IT & Technical Services Coordinator [IT & Tech Services; Website; Logistics]
If you want to be part of the team, join us. We need volunteers in all areas of the con. For high school and college students, SOBSF Con is a fun way to earn volunteer hours and intern experience.
We look forward to giving you – and US – a Blacktastic and unforgettable convention experience!