Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Save the Date



2nd Annual Charity & Costume Ball
Presents:
The Museum of Time

Please join us on November 3, 2012 as we celebrate and bring awareness to AfroFuturistic culture with feature artists, authors, and performers who will present works and creations that use Afrofuturism and Sci-Fi as vehicles for expression, education, agency, and liberation. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Futurist Fund, a $500 scholarship dedicated to serving the needs of an underserved or marginalized member of the Philadelphia community in need.
We invite you to dress the part of the AfroFuturist by wearing a costume that reflects the AfroFuturist or Sci-fi aesthetic.  


ADMISSION
$7 donation in advance and $10 donation at the door.

Donations can be made in advance at museumoftime.eventbrite.com, or by contacting afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com

Donation includes 1 drink and light dining. All drinks thereafter will be $1-2 donation. 

CHARITY
All proceeds from the event will be used for the Futurist Fund, a scholarship of $250 each for two members of the Philadelphia community with limited means and resources experiencing a hardship or in need. Application details will be available at www.AfrofuturistAffair.com on October 1, 2012. 


FEATURING
To Be Announced October 1, 2012

The AfroFuturist Affair is a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Sci-Fi concepts and culture through creative events and creative writing.  The organization aims to provide a space not only for further dialogue around Afrofuturistic ideas, but a space for actual, practical implementation of these ideas as they serve social progress and freedom.  The AfroFuturist Affair uses Afrofuturism and Sci-Fi as vehicles for expression, creativity, education, agency, and liberation in communities of color. 
We are still seeking vendors, volunteers, and sponsors! If you would like to donate your time or talents to the mission of this event, please contact afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com.  

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Metro-polarity.net

Laser Life, The AfroFuturist Affair, Locus Moon Comics, and Apiary Magazine have joined forces and smashed atoms together to bring you Metropolarity, a speculative fiction anthology composed of guidelines for surviving the inevitable multiple futures of the Philly metropolis.

Metropolarity is seeking fiction, experimental prose, or multimedia work (including comics) with a science or speculative fiction theme from contributors connected to the Philadelphia community. Work do not have to include Philadelphia as a setting, but should have a Philadelphian perspective or voice. Deadline is 12/12/12 by the Mayan calendar.

Submit @ metropolarity @gmail.com