Black Speculative Arts Movement Convention
Saturday, April 22, 10:00am to 7:00pm

The Bronx Museum of the Arts welcomes the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) 2017 Convention, #BSAMFUTURISMO2017. BSAM is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, film, and arts convention held throughout the United States and abroad.

 

BSAM encompasses different positions or basis of inquiry: Afrofuturism, Astro Blackness, Afro-Surrealism, Ethno Gothic, Black Digital Humanities, Black (Afro-future female or African Centered) Science Fiction, The Black Fantastic, Magical Realism, and The Esoteric. BSAM conventions include live performances, seminars, classes, hands on workshops, a full international film festival via MECCAcon, plays, sales of comics, art, and artisan creators, and much more. Students are welcome to submit proposals to participate.

 

BSAM annual conventions were co-founded by associate professor and chair of the Humanities department at Harris-Stowe State University, Reynaldo Anderson, and founder of Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts (MECCA), Maia Crown Williams.

 

Links:
http://blackspeculativeartsmovement.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/blackspeculativeartsmovement
http://MECCAcon.wordpress.com 

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Schedule of Events 

10:00am AFROLATINO SPIRITUALITY & ASTRONOMY: Iyawó Alicia Anabel Santos

10:00am LATINO FUTURISMO: Saudi Garcia, Kleaver Cruz, Dr  Omaris Zamora

10:00am MIDDLE GROUND: Wi-Moto Nyoka
10:30am THE BIG CHOP: Derek Dow, 15:41mins

 

11:00am FIGURE CONSTRUCTION: USING VOLUMETRIC CONCEPTS: Gil Ashby
11:00am WOMEN IN COMICS: Regine Sawyer, Micheline Hess, Sarah Litt, Vita Ayala. Moderated by Dr Shamika Mitchell

11:00am STAGES: James Bland, 11:42mins
11:30am Òrun Àiyé, Cintia Maria, 12 mins

 

12:00pm ONE IMAGE STORY workshop w/ Laura Alvarez
12:00pm 25 YEARS OF AFROFUTURISM & BLACK SPECULATIVE THOUGHT: Dr Reynaldo Anderson, Mark Dery,  Sheree Renée Thomas, moderated by Tiffany Barber.

12:00pm SEE MY DREAMS COME TRUE. Vernon A. Jordan III, 5:48mins, QnA

 

1:00pm LUNCH

 

2:00pm BLUE BLACK MAGIC WOMEN: Sheree Renee Thomas, Jennifer Brissett, Kiini Salaam, Ibi Zoboi
2:00pm MEDIA OF THE FUTURE panel: William E. Ketchum III, Jordan Calhoun, Janicia Francis, Nay Marie, Valorie Complex/ Val Grwene, moderated by Ricardo Hazell.

2:00pm LOUISIANA 1961, Bobby Huntley, 12:04mins,  QnA

 

3:00pm PUBLISHER’S PANEL: Jerome Walford, Bill Campbell, Regine Sawyer, Robert Garrett, Tim Fielder. Moderated by Reynaldo Anderson

3:00pm HEROES UNLIMITED: BLACK COSPLAY Panel: Bill Johnson, Janicia Francis, Davaughn Thomas, Michael Flood, Isake Khadiya Smith, moderated by Marc Richmond

3:00pm DIRT, Darius Clark Monroe, 6:47mins, QnA

 

4:00pm LATINX in COMICS panel:  Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Laura Alvarez, Julian Voloj, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, Miguel Blanco. Moderated by Ray Felix.

4:00pm BACK2BLACK panel: Tony Patrick, Kwanza Osajyefo, Eric Battle, Micheline Hess, Jason Scott Jones, Gil Ashby

4:00pm SWEET, SWEET COUNTRY, Dehanza Rogers, 19mins, QnA

 

5:00pm BSAM: BLACK SPECULATIVE ARTS MOVEMENT panel- Nettrice Gaskins, Reynaldo Anderson, Jason Harris, Jonathan W. Gray, Quentin Babatundé VerCetty. Moderated by Damion Scott

5:00pm MECCAcon FILM PANEL- Khalil Maasi moderator, Liza Jessie Peterson, Ka'ramuu Kush, Renzo Devia, Dehanza “Daye” Rogers, Darius Clark Monroe, Bobby Huntley

 

6:00pm BSAM: CANADA w/ Quentin VerCetty

6:00pm THE ASTRO-CARIBBEAN w/ Sherese Francis

6:00pm AFROLATINOS, Renzo Devia, 31mins, QnA

VENDORS INCLUDE 

Maia Crown Williams, co-founder
Quentin VerCetty- BSAM CANADA ambassador
Regine Sawyer
N Steven Harris
Jason Scott Jones
Will Focus
Taji Mag/ Nay Marie
Karl Bollers
Greg Anderson Elysée
Kwanza Osajyefo
Jason Harris
Laura Alvarez
Tim Fielder
Eric Battle
Gil Ashby
Ed Watson
Julian Voloj
Ray Felix
Micheline Hess
Tony Patrick
Shauna J. Grant
Clifton Jamaal Perry
Nick Allen
Miguel Blanco
Sha-Nee Williams
Derrick Charles
Sarah Litt
Jerome Walford
Bill Campbell
Robert Garrett
Maiza Sozo
and MORE

activities include 

MECCAcon INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WOMEN IN COMICS panel
25 YEARS OF AFROFUTURISM panel
BACK2BLACK: Accuracy vs Acceptance panel
BLACK SPECULATIVE ARTS MOVEMENT panel
BLUE BLACK MAGIC WOMEN panel
FIGURE CONSTRUCTION: USING VOLUMETRIC CONCEPTS
MECCAcon INDEPENDENT FILMS panel
LATINX IN COMICS panel
THE ASTRO CARIBBEAN panel
AFROLATINO SPIRITUALITY presentation
BSAM CANADA presentation
MEDIA OF THE FUTURE panel
BLACK PUBLISHERS panel
HEROES UNLIMITED cosplay panel

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