Welcome to the first episode of Blacktastic: The Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Podcast!

Here, the Airship Sweet Chariot will take you on a journey where you will experience short stories by and about people of African descent. These stories are in the genres of Black speculative fiction – science fiction, horror, Sword and Soul, Steamfunk, Rococoa, Cyberfunk, Cybertrap and much more!

Blacktastic would not be possible without backing from fellow creators, fans, family and friends. Here are the many who have helped make Blacktastic a reality:

Imani Gross, Tasha Turner Lennhoff, Gilbert Nedi, Bill, Cam Rob, Dinthe Abary, the Science Fiction Writers’ Association, Ofeibea Loveless, DeVante Abean Smith-Lee, Benjamin Ellefson, charge5photo, Kenesha Williams, Lori Hendricks, Kelvin Gumbs, Jon Jebus, Kalvin Chinyere, G-Boney, Bundt, TTT, Elise Bowditch, Iyalogun Ojetade, Dwayne Wyatt, Tanisha Rashid, Craig “Flux” Singleton, Eden Royce, Brittany Jones, Steven “Fujimoto” Workman, Denise A. Smith, Derek J. Semsick, Travis Cummings, Morganne Lamberth, Miria, Mikey A, Gary Poulson, Scott Evans, Mike Street, Martin Reese, Jamal Narcisse, David King, Valjeanne Jeffers, Ronald T. Jones, Gerald Coleman, Rick Smathers, Vincent Stoessel, Tammie Snowden, Yunique, Elizabeth Underwood, Laura Pearlman, Kacky Andrews, Jakub Poniatowski, Marc Cox, William Matross, Rose Fortune, Max O. Ornstein, Karoz Norman, Daniel Flores, Sarah Macklin, Mia, Brandon Moss, Jeanne Poremba, heymeeshi, Cheryl Boudreaux, Chris Kimpton, Gary Simmons, David Krouse and Edwin Jones.

Thank you all, so, so much!

Now sit back, relax and enjoy the Blacknificent ride!

This first episode features the Rococoa (pronounced ro-KO-ko) story, An Omnibus Ride in Scarlet, by Balogun Ojetade, from the Rococoa Anthology!

CREDITS – Director: Balogun Ojetade; Producers: Balogun Ojetade and Parris Starchia; Voice Actors: Balogun Ojetade (Intro; Driver), Akinbobola Donaldson (Narrator), Kalonji Jama Changa (Leroy), Tauheedah Abdullah (Claudia)