Tuskegee Heirs

Marcus Williams and Greg Burnham, the geniuses behind the Tuskegee Heirs comic book and animation projects we are ALL looking forward to, came to SOBSF Con Co-Chair, Milton Davis with a proposal:

“How about a Cosplay Contest? We’ll put in half the money for it.”

SOBSF ConAnd thus it happened. So now, along will all the other Blacktastic happenings at the State of Black Science Fiction Convention, we have added the YOU are the Hero Cosplay Contest.

There will be cash prizes and awards, so cosplayers and aspiring cosplayers wear your coolest costumes, sign up at SOBSF Con and strut your stuff!

Here are the rules:

The YOU are the Hero Cosplay Contest has two categories: Adult & Youth.

Adults are contestants who are 16 years old or older. Youth are those contestants who are under 16 years of age.

Contestants will be judged on:

  • Craft – Contestants are judged on both the overall appearance of their cosplay, and the quality of the construction of the costume.
  • Coolness – Contestants are judged on their acting, presentation and presence.
  • Creativity – Contestants are judged on their originality and/or their personal spin on existing characters.

SOBSF ConEach contestant will walk down the center aisle of the theater, up the stairs and then pause at center stage to pose. Contestants will have the walk to the stage, the ascension onto the stage and the pose time to wow the judges and the crowd.

Please remember, this is a family event, so costumes that are too revealing or overly sexually suggestive will not be allowed.

No real weapons are allowed and no pyrotechnics can be used.

THIS is going to be EPIC, inDEED!


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.

One response »

  1. My God. I love African American music and literature to death, but, living up here in Canada, we don’t always get to see all of what’s going on with you guys. That “Tuskegee Heirs” looks like something else indeed. I’m going to have to find myself a copy ’cause there’s still a lot I need to learn from you guys, by the looks of it.

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