Join us June 16 and 17 for a funky, Blacktastic time in Atlanta!

Fans and creators of Black Speculative Fiction and Cosplay are taking over the Auburn Avenue Research Library for the weekend for NubiaOne Fest!

NubiaOne Fest is the brainchild of authors and SOBSFCon/Blacktasticon Co-Chairs Balogun Ojetade and Milton Davis. This Festival is the FREE, fun, funky sister event to Blacktasticon, held during odd years.

Here is the schedule you do NOT want to miss!

 

Friday, June 16, 2017

7:00pm-9:00pm

The Mahogany Masquerade

Put on your funkiest cosplay, costume, or masquerade and come party and maybe even enter the cosplay contest and win great prizes!

Kick off NubiaOne Fest with old school music; drink; drank; hors d’oeuvres; and Steamfunk, Dieselfunk, Cyberfunk and Black Superhero cosplay!

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

1:00pm

Marketplace Opens.

 

1:00pm-2:30pm

Black Heroes Matter: Black Craft and Consciousness in Comic Books

Join Black comic book creators, publishers, store owners and collectors as they discuss the existence, importance and power of Black imagery in comic books and graphic novels.

 

2:45pm-4:15pm

Black Women In Speculative Fiction

Black women have long played a significant role in Speculative Fiction – an umbrella term encompassing the more fantastical fiction genres, specifically science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, and alternate history.

Join our sisters as they discuss the challenges and triumphs of Black women in today’s genre fiction market.

 

4:30pm-6:00pm

Afrofuturism and Afroretroism: Sword & Soul, Rococoa, Steamfunk, Dieselfunk, Cyberfunk and the Dark Universe

The untold stories of people of Afrikan descent has become a hot topic in the XYZ-punk, science fiction AND alternate history communities. How does this impact creators and their work in Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Science Fiction, Science Fantasy and Alternate History? What issues arise in moving toward a more diverse Afrofuturistic and retrofuturistic community?

 

6:15pm-7:45pm

Journey to Ki Khanga: A Sword and Soul Performance & Q&A

Authors Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade and the Afrikan Martial Arts Institute bring you an exciting and original mashup of Afrikan heroic Fantasy, traditional Afrikan Martial Arts and traditional Afrikan Dance in this Sword and Soul stage performance, set in Davis’ and Ojetade’s created world of Ki Khanga!

 

7:45pm-8:30pm

Mingle in the Marketplace

Continue to meet and greet the guests, vendors and other participants in NubiaOne Fest.

 

8:30pm

Marketplace Closes.

 

8:30pm-9:00pm

Closing Remarks / Networking.

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.

3 responses »

  1. […] NubiaOne Fest – Jun 16-17, 2017 […]

  2. Aaron-Michael Hall says:

    I always see sections for Urban and similar genres. Do you have a category for Epic/High Fantasy? I would love to meet other authors of color who write this type of fantasy. Being a black female author of Epic Fantasy, I never seem to quite “fit” into any listed category. Thank you.

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