FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 5, 2017
Maia Crown Williams
Black Speculative Arts Movement co-founder
(313) 451-0297, BSAMstaff@gmail.com
Black Speculative Arts Movement #BSAMatl2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303
Atlanta, GA –
Black Speculative Arts Movement, aka BSAM, is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, and arts convention held at multiple colleges and universities thruought the United States and abroad.
Our annual conventions, co-founded in 2016 by associate professor and chair of the Humanities department at Harris-Stowe State University, DrReynaldo Anderson, and founder of Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA, Maia Crown Williams. They include vending from a vast amount of comics, art, science fiction, and artisan creators and vendors, as well as live performances, MECCAcon International Film Festival aka MECCAconIFF, afrofuturism, social activism, and comic centered seminars, classes, hand on workshops, plays, and much more. Students are also welcome to submit proposals to participate as well. We also heavily encourage schools to attend in groups.
Anchoring the west end of the Sweet Auburn historic district, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History opened May 1994 in Atlanta. A special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (A-FPLS), it is the first public library in the Southeast to offer specialized reference and archival collections dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history and of other peoples of African descent. In 2001 the library received a Governor’s Award in the Humanities.
Our official program for #BSAMatl2018 is now being lined up. The purpose of this event mainly will center on the science fiction community, and will be heavily focused upon, but not limited to. We also will center it heavily on afrofuturism, black comics, and black independent film, as well.
Other upcoming BSAM/MECCAcon events include::
BSAM TORONTO 2017
BSAM STL 2018
If you are interested in moderating a panel, workshop, and/or lecture, please contact us today. Vending (limited) is also available, starting at only $75/table. Split tables start at only $100.
For more information, please contact co-founder Maia Crown Williams at BSAMstaff@gmail.com, 3134510297.
Vending/Exhibition tables are limited.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Absolutely not! ALL AGES ARE WELCOME AND HEAVILY ENCOURAGED.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
BSAMstaff@gmail.com, 313-451-0297. Also find us on Facebook!
What’s the refund policy?
We don’t refund any tickets and/or donations. All funds go towared the functioning of the event, and are very appreciated.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! You can print the ticket, or just show it to us on your mobile device, and that is just as good.