#BSAM2016 Applications, apply today!

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-speculative-arts-movement-2016-bsam2016-tickets-22583994335 (CONVENTION/FILM FESTIVAL tix)

http://wp.me/p7iULR-2z (COSMIC COSPLAY JAM tix)

 

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BLACK SPECULATIVE ART MOVEMENT, aka BsaM, is an annual comics and art convention held at the historic Harris-Stowe State University, an in St Louis, MO.

Our annual convention, founded by associate professor and chair of the Humanities department at HSSU, Reynaldo Anderson, 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 aka MECCAcon, seminars, classes, hand on workshops, plays, step shows, and much more. Students are also welcome to submit proposals to participate as well.

Afrofuturism and astro blackness has been practiced in our community for years, especially thru literature, visual arts, and music. Artists like Sun Ra, Octavia Butler, Basquiat, Fela Kuti, George Clinton, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Samuel Delaney, Jimi Hendrix, Paschal B. Randolph, Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka,Tananarive Due, Afrika Bambaataa and the ZULU NATION are excellent examples.

#BsaM2016 is a loose umbrella term represented for 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. Although these positions may be incompatible in some instances they overlap around the term speculative and design; and interact around the nexus of technology and ethics.

BsaM is a continuation of the historical behavior within the Veil to engage the ideas of Dubois, Wright, Everett and others to pierce the Color Line, the Color Curtain, and understand the Digital Divide in the face of the challenges of the 21st century.
Applications for participation are now being accepted. If interested in vending, holding workshops, seminars, classes, performing, or volunteering, please email BSAMstaff@gmail.com

Sponsors and Organizations:
MECCAcon
H.S.S.U. Humanities Department
Saint Louis Pan Afrikan Movement
H.S.S.U. Players
H.S.S.U. N.A.A.C.P.
Word Up!

Tickets and proposals are now available. Register TODAY!

For more information, email us at: bsamStaff@gmail.com.

click here to APPLY!

 

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE::

Friday, May 6, 2016
CLAY EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 9:00a-5:00p

9:00a-9:45a meet n greet
10:00a-11:15 BLACK SPECULATIVE ART: Amber Johnson
10:00a-11:15 B.A.G BLACK ARTIST GROUP w/ Ron Nichols
11:30a- 1:00p AFROFUTURISM & THE BLACK STUDIES CURRICULUM: Stefan Bradley, Reynaldo Anderson, Quintin VerCetty
11:30a-1:00p HOLISTIC HERBAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURISTIC MIND: KT The Arch Degree (son of Dr. Sebi)

1:00p-2:00p NETWORKING hour

2:00p-3:15p BLACK COMICS w/ Tim Fielder
2:00p-3:15p Sequential art and literacy w/ Sharnez Givens
2:00p-3:15p UAPO – UNITED AFRICAN PEOPLES ORGANIZATION
3:30p-4:45p MILLENNIAL STREAK ACTIVISM
3:30p-4:45p BLACK THOUGHT Poetry Workshop
3:30p-4:45p CONFLATE seminar, Nyfolt

EMERSON BUILDING 7:00p-9:00p
Nyfolt performance
Spoken Word Performances
Watch Night (play): Greg Carr
Hip Hop Metaphysics: Xolani & Coco
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Saturday, May 7, 2016
CLAY EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 9:00a-5:00p

9:00a-9:45a meet n greet

10:00a-5:00p MECCAcon International Film Festival curated by founder, Maia “Crown” Williams
10:00a-11:15a IMAGINEERING MENTAL HEALTH THRU AFROFUTURISM w/ Quintin VerCetty
10:00a-11:15a BLACK ART AND THE BODY, Dacia Polk
11:30a-1:00p BLACK SPECULATIVE UTOPIAS w/ Stacey Robinson , Sheree Thomas, Ytasha Womack, Stanford Carpenter
11:30a-1:00p DARK POLITICS AND CULTURE w/ Ryan Branson, Andrew Rollins

1:00p-2:00p NETWORKING hour
1:00p-2:00p BLACK ART AND THE BODY, Dacia Polk

2:00p-3:15p BLACK FUTURE TINGS: VIEWS FROM THE6ix – Quintin VerCetty
2:00p-3:15p THE BROTHERS JETSTREAM reading/lecture w/ Zig Zag Claybourne

3:30p-4:45p THE FIRST AND FORGOTTEN ELEMENT art lecture/workshop w/ Aaron “VISUAL GOODIES” Sutton
3:30p-4:45p CHAIRMAN FRED HAMPTON, JR
3:30p-4:45p ELECTRONIC CURRENCY AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA w/ Johnson Landcaster, Kingdom Gould

HGA AUDITORIUM, 9:00p-12:00a
**COSMIC COSPLAY JAM**
w/ special guests Sa-Roc & Sol Messiah
and MORE!
Only $20 in advance!

 

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