Get Ready For BSAM Philly 2016!

November 1, 2016

Press Release

Black Speculative Arts Movement #BSAMphilly2016
Gladfelter Hall- Temple University
November 12, 2016
10am – 5pm

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-
Black Speculative Arts Movement, aka BsaM, is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, and arts convention held at bsamphillyweb5b28555775dmultiple colleges and universities thruought the United States.

Our main annual convention, 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, will include vending from a vast amount of comics, art, and artisan creators and vendors, live performances, a full international film festival via Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA, seminars, classes, hand on workshops, plays, and much more. Students are also welcome to submit proposals to participate as well.

BSAM Philly is sponsored by Dr Molefi Kete Asante, MA, Ph.D., professor of African American Studies at Temple University, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc., and Black Tribbles.


VENDORS will include::

N Steven Harris
Will Focus
Shawn Alleyne/ Pyroglyphics Studio
Tim Fielder/ Dieselfunk
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
I Am Black Sci-Fi
Sheeba Maya
Is’nana The Were-Spider
Black Girl Magic Literary Magazine
Black August
Eric Cooper/ Knight Seeker!
Afrofuturism Network
@iam_artist_jai/ Jai James
Phoe-nix Nebula
Jabaar L. Brown/ Underground Comixxx
Darasia Selby-Adebisi

For full details on our event, check out the following links:

roadtrip-620x217As a part of the event will have a table at the event and moderate a panel called Our Voices, Our Imagination on November 12th, 2016 from 4:15p-5:00p.

This panel is a discussion on the experience of being a Black SF writer/artist/publisher. Our panel will discuss 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 we will also showcase the current projects shaping the future of Black Sci-Fi.

Moderated by Maurice Waters, Publisher of


Shawn Alleyne, Illustrator and owner of Pyroglyphic Studios

Stacey Robinson, an Assistant Professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois and He is part of the collaborative team “Black Kirby” with artist John

Kenesha Williams is the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Black Girl Magic Lit Mag.

N. Steven Harris, Artist at Scout Comics, Illustrator at Dynamite and Artist at Xmoor Studios

Tim Fielder, Diesel Funk and Animation Director at Bighead Scientists and Adjunct at New York Film Academy

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