Highlights from the 2016 Black Speculative Arts Movement– Philly

November 14, 2016

Yesterday, Black Sci-Fi was in great company as we proudly participated in Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) , an event held at Temple University in Philly on Saturday November 12th. Our team had a great time and we appreciate everyone who was able to come out to support. Special thanks to Reynaldo Anderson and Maia “Crown” Williams for putting together such an awesome event. Check out a few highlights below. 

[img via: Kenesha Williams]

[img via: Kenesha Williams]

The Panel

During the event, Black Sci-Fi moderated a panel called ‘Our Voices, Our Imagination’ featuring panelists Maurice Waters (President, Black Sci-Fi), Kenesha Williams (Founder/Editor in Chief, Black Girl Magic Literary Magazine), Shawn Alleyne ( Artist/Owner, Pyroglyphics Studio), Stacey Robinson (Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, University of Illinois), N. Steven Harris (Artist, Scout Comics & Xmoor Studios/Illustrator, Dynamite) and Tim Fielder (Diesel Funk and Animation Director at Bighead Scientists /Adjunct at New York Film Academy).  The panel discussed the experience of being a Black Sci-Fi writer/artist/publisher.

Some of the topics covered during the panel included the creative process and what it means to project one’s creativity into the future, the challenges one faces as a minority in the industry and ways for getting our voices heard anyway, and showcased current projects shaping the future of Black Sci-Fi. Check out some pictures from the event below.







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