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
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
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.
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.
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?
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!
Mingle in the Marketplace
Continue to meet and greet the guests, vendors and other participants in NubiaOne Fest.
Closing Remarks / Networking.