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The State of Black Science Fiction Convention, or SOBSF Con (SOBSFic Con) is just one month away! Get your tickets and reserve those accommodations because you do NOT want to miss this!

Tell your friends; tell your neighbors; tell your children, spouses, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and even your play cousins.

Join us for a Blacktastic weekend and meet, greet, talk to and learn from cosplayers, fabricators, filmmakers, authors, actors, celebrity guests and other fans of Black Speculative works – Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror fiction, fashion, films, puppet shows and comic books created by and about people of African descent.


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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 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; on Twitter @Baba_Balogun and on Tumblr at

3 responses »

  1. Fujimoto says:

    I wish the best for SOBSF Con. I wish I could attend or knew someone in the area I could suggest it too.

    Related though is this article on writers N. K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okorafor, and Ibi Zoboi discussing black SF.

  2. WHY!!!! I am out of the country for the summer!!!! I hope to catch more events in he future!

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