This Saturday, OCT 27 at the Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street) is the 10th annual Philly Zine Fest.
Metropolarity resident cyborg, Maggie Eighteen, will be there with their post-binary dystopian zine, ALL THAT’S LEFT. They will also have audiobook cassettes, and patches & pins for cyborgs. Rumor has it there may even be particle physicist and Central High alum (260!) to answer your questions about dark matter and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Ooooh~
This event is FREE and ALL AGES. NOON to 5 PM.
“The annual fest showcases local artists and zinesters, as well as zine distros, bringing DIY, radical, whimsical, and artistic small press publications to the public. Ranging from bike repair to poetry to crafts, the Zine Fest is a great place to go to learn new things, connect with local writers, and get involved with creating new forms of accessible media.”
For more information, visit the Philly Zine Fest website here.
FRIDAY OCT 19 • 7PM • THE A-SPACE
A reading series dedicated to giving voice to the swirl of diversity that exists in the known and unknown universe, LASER LIFE is a queer empowered reading series that serves as a gateway to the dreaming. At its core, it’s a reading of science and speculative fiction and fantasy, with the intensity of a sweaty, West Philly poetry slam on mind-altering, homemade drugs. Through a hum of chaos, this series takes the othering (read: exoticizing) aspects of our experiences and renders them in lush tapestry, placing at center stage the marginalized and forgotten. Transgendered youth battling storm troopers in dystopian futures. Pan-sexual trolls stealing into the boudoir of African princes. Ghosts of orphans hand-in-hand traversing the multi-verse. What happens when the downtrodden, exploited and ignored are suddenly given the keys to the Millennium Falcon? When those who litter the background of a crowded bazaar become more than just peppering for the scenery of the journey of the so-called every-man?
THE LASER LIFE answers those questions, but also challenges audiences to ask more. Channeling Octavia Butler, Sam Delaney and the dollar bin at the comic book shop, the assembled are some of the most talented writers, both published and unpublished, in the Philadelphia area. As empires fall and our old planet crumbles, these writers are opening portals to theirs—braver, newer and out of this world.
M. CRAIG is a freak, a queer, and a punk who writes for freaks, queers, and punks. she likes to take real things and real issues and change them, make them the same but different so it’s easier to get at the truth in them. she makes ordinary things magical and shows the magic in ordinary things. The Narrows is her first novel and she’s currently working diligently in the slums of Brooklyn, NY to scribble out its sequel. http://http://narrowsthenovel.com/
althea baird is a video, performance, & collage artist using their work for shapeshifting and geometry:: prisms of + portals to memory, identity, violence, healing, speculation and prophesy.
Ras Mashramani hovers in a digital cloud over Philadelphia, waiting. Her work can be viewed at New Wave Vomit, >kill author, and on her blog, motherWAP.blogspot.com. She is a staff member for APIARY magazine and has completed an erotica project with Carolyn DeCarlo which can be found at notupbut.tumblr.com
ALEX SMITH (writer, poet, dj, anarchist, host and curator of LASER LIFE)
SHANE JENKINS (writer and musician responsible for the Razed By Wolves project, forging new cosmology)
MAGGIE EIGHTEEN (Not everyone is good at their body. Not everyone has the skills, the specs, or the access. This is all that’s left. Post-binary dystopian smut stories. For cyborgs by cyborgs. http://cyborgmemoirs.com/left)
The AfroFuturist Affair presents THE MUSEUM OF TIME
In the spirit of Halloween and all things awesome about Autumn, the AfroFuturist Affair is throwing its annual Afrofuturist-themed COSTUME BALL! Last year’s Affair was legendary and this one promises to vibrate even more intensely as we emanate from our new venue @PhilaMOCA.
Every aspect of this year’s Affair is bigger than the last. For starters we’re happy to announce that the MUSEUM OF TIME will take place at a new space: PhilaMoCA will be hosting this year’s themed-costume event on NOVEMBER 3rd so don’t put away the Halloween spirit JUST yet. Costumes are rabidly ENCOURAGED!!!
THE MUSEUM OF TIME features:
Donyae Coles – www.defaultdaydreams.com
Ebony Malaika Collier – http://ebonymcollier.tumblr.com/
Tafi Brown – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Analogue-Transient-Capturing-the-light-within/234460939945123
Priscilla Bell – www.pbutterpaint.com
The L. Park Project – https://www.facebook.com/thelparkproject
Rell Stylez of S.W.A.G
Nit Ra Sit – http://www.nitrasit.com/
Kitakiya Dennis/Intuitive Expressions
John Morrison – www.liberationmovienight.tumblr.com
The Alien Architect – http://alienarchitect.bandcamp.com/
Napoleon Dolemite – https://www.facebook.com/NapoleonDolemite
Kenny’s Myth – http://kennysmyth.com/
Warren Longmire – http://dountiltrue.tumblr.com/
Lindo – www.lindoyes.net
Alex Smith – www.facebook.com/laserlife
Ras Masramani – http://notupbut.tumblr.com/
Dja DJa N. Medjay – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDjaDjaNMedjay
Bill Campbell – www.koontown.com
and special presentations by
PSL Presidential Candidate Peta Lindsay – http://www.pslweb.org/
Metropolarity – www.metropolarity.net
HOSTED by SxLx
Sanctuary Wholistic Arts – https://www.facebook.com/sanctuarywholisticarts
Philadelphia Printworks – http://www.philadelphiaprintworks.com/
feyasterling inc. – https://www.facebook.com/feyasterlinginc
MythMedia:21 – http://windowfactoryarts.com/node/35
and much more…. please stayed tuned as we release daily information on performers, and other surprises the closer we get to NOVEMBER 3rd!~
$10 admission donation includes refreshments gathered from the future and punch to put you out of this world…
The AfroFuturist Affair is a charity and all proceeds from the MUSEUM OF TIME will be donated to The Futurist Fund Community Grant fund. More details about the grant, who it helps, and how you may donate, as well as application details, are available at https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-afrofuturist-affair/futurist-fund-community-grant-guidelines/406115982777133. The application will be available on www.afrofuturistaffair.com after October 3, 2012.
For more info about the AfroFuturist Affair’s mission, goals, and vision please visit our website @ www.AfrofuturistAffair.com
Photos from last year’s Charity & Costume Ball by the L.ParK ProJecT can be found at:
Rock a costume or just GET FLY… Either way, DONT MISS IT…!
VENDORS: there is still space available! $15 for table space
SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS: If you or your organization would like to volunteer and/or sponsor the MUSEUM OF TIME please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.