FESTIVAL WEBSITE: www.blackfuturesfest.strikingly.com
VOLUNTEERS: Email NOLAWildseeds@gmail.com if interested in being a volunteer 🙂

Save the date for the Wildseeds #BlackFuturesFest going on in New Orleans from May 28th-31st!

The Black Futures Fest is a celebration of the Black fantastic and will showcase the creative praxis of artists, writers, and cultural workers of color in New Orleans whose work engages around issues of Afrofuturism, Black science fiction, and the Black radical and speculative imagination—work exploring race, gender, class, social change, and the future of Black and Brown bodies and communities.

Open to the public, the weekend of festivities will feature film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, literary readings, and art and music by local artists and musicians. More than anything, the festival will provide a space to celebrate Black and Brown artists, writers, teachers, librarians, readers, and publishers engaged in shaping the future of Black people at the intersections of futurism, arts, and social change.

CHECK THIS PAGE REGULARLY FOR EVENT UPDATES OR VISIT www.blackfuturesfest.strikingly.com!

 

FESTIVAL WEBSITE: www.blackfuturesfest.strikingly.com
VOLUNTEERS: Email NOLAWildseeds@gmail.com if interested in being a volunteer 🙂

Save the date for the Wildseeds #BlackFuturesFest going on in New Orleans from May 28th-31st!

The Black Futures Fest is a celebration of the Black fantastic and will showcase the creative praxis of artists, writers, and cultural workers of color in New Orleans whose work engages around issues of Afrofuturism, Black science fiction, and the Black radical and speculative imagination—work exploring race, gender, class, social change, and the future of Black and Brown bodies and communities.

Open to the public, the weekend of festivities will feature film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, literary readings, and art and music by local artists and musicians. More than anything, the festival will provide a space to celebrate Black and Brown artists, writers, teachers, librarians, readers, and publishers engaged in shaping the future of Black people at the intersections of futurism, arts, and social change.

CHECK THIS PAGE REGULARLY FOR EVENT UPDATES OR VISIT www.blackfuturesfest.strikingly.com!

 

We realized that we should attempt to broadcast this past Laser Life (26 APR 2013), queer empowered sci-fi reading series, via Google Hangout, which permits audio and video chat in the nostalgic format of a chatroom. But on top of that, we soon discovered the frightening option to turn that Hangout into a live YouTube stream. Eighteen tested out the possibilities and the following was produced and posted to their YouTube channel in a matter of moments the evening prior:

So that when it was time for Friday night’s delights to occur, we were successfully live…

The lineup is as follows:
Alex Smith (Laser Life founder) opens.
R. Phillips of the Afrofuturist Affair at 8:21
Shane Jenkins at 19:50
Maggie Eighteen at 32:18
Alex Smith’s A R K D U S T intro & closing piece at 50:00


See past LASER LIFE videos here.
Get your very own copy of Alex’s A R K D U S T, send an inquiry to theyarebirds@hotmail.com