This has been a great week for Atlanta’s Black Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror scene and it will get a WHOLE LOT better come Saturday when the State of Black Science Fiction Convention kicks off.

In the meantime, enjoy some of the press SOBSF Con is getting – both real and imagined – you figure out which is which.

First, we have a radio interview from Georgia Public Broadcasting, or GPB, that features author, filmmaker, dancer and futurist, Ytasha L. Womack and SOBSF Con Co-Chairs, author and publisher, Milton Davis and author, filmmaker and publisher, Balogun Ojetade.

Next we have a newspaper article from Atlanta Black News:


Next, Balogun Ojetade was named ATLRetro’s Kool Kat of the Week!

And finally, THIS happened:



Join us THIS WEEKEND, for two days of Black Speculative Fiction, Film, Fashion, Fabrication and FUN!

#SOBSFCon #SOBSFCon2016 #StateofBlackScienceFiction

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

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