The compilation of our first two zines spanning 2013 was called the 2013 Archive. We printed 100 official copies with NEON covers and sold it all over east coast zine fests, readings, and from our shop section. You can read bits and pieces from it here on the site under tag zine #3. Now you can download it. We offer two formats: one for printing and folding yourself, and one for reading on a screen.

click for link to download single page screen format of our 2013 archive zine      click for link to download double sided print format of our 2013 archive zine

CONTAINS:

1) Our pilot episode from March 2013.
CONTENTS
+ Hello Hello by Shane Jenkins
+ SCIFI || POLITICS essays from the Metropolarity crew [also here]
+ The PTSD by R.Phillips
+ Redundancies by Warren Longmire
+ Culling the Herd by C. Renee Stephens
+ Cyborg Apocalypse by Maggie Eighteen [also here]
+ Networks
+ Resource Spotlight
+ Crew Love
Designed & laid out by Ras Mashramani

2) The weapons of perception (media literacy jawn from our free brochure) [also here]

3) Our season premier episode from July 2013.
CONTENTS
+ Yolanda by Suzy Subways [also here]
+ The Adhesion of the Eyelids by Patrokolos
+ Gentry by Maggie Eighteen [also here]
+ A 21st Century Mind Revolution by Melissa Moore
+ Creating New Space-Times by R. Phillips
+ two-page comic spread by Pyroglyphics/Shawn Alleyne
+ Networks
+ Resource Spotlight
+ Excerpt from the Great Collapse and Our New Community by John Morrison [here in full]
+ DIY Wormhole by Daniel Richter
+ Crew Love
+ Contributors
Cover design collab by KellyAnne Mifflin & Chaska Sofia. The rest designed & laid out by Ras Mashramani

4) Our 2013 media dump/selections/reading list [also here with links]

5)
Bonus story from Alex Smith [also here]

Enjoy.

If you want to distro the 2013 archive, send us a message first at metroplarity @ gmail.

This post’s photo is of Eighteen and Rasheedah having a great time during their hour long sci-fi spot on Really Rad Radio, which ran for the duration of the 2014 Allied Media Conference in Detroit. Thanks MMGZ and everyone else.

This year, The AfroFuturist Affair Annual Charity & Costume Ball has expanded space-time from one evening to a month-long celebration of Afrofuturism. In addition to the 4th Annual Costume Ball on Saturday, November 8 2014, we will have events throughout November, including workshops, dance party, readings, book club, film screenings, art exhibit, and more, all exploring the theme of Black Holographic Memory.

This year, The AfroFuturist Affair Annual Charity & Costume Ball has expanded space-time from one evening to a month-long celebration of Afrofuturism. In addition to the 4th Annual Costume Ball on Saturday, November 8 2014, we will have events throughout November, including workshops, dance party, readings, book club, film screenings, art exhibit, and more, all exploring the theme of Black Holographic Memory.

NOV. 8 – Charity and Costume Ball – $10 donation
Please join us at Impact Hub Philly as we celebrate and bring awareness to Afrofuturism and Black SciFi culture with feature visual and performance artists, authors, and presenters whose creations use Afrofuturism and Black Sci-Fi as vehicles for expression and agency. Costumes and theme-wear strongly encouraged (check our past photos)!

Sounds Provided by:
Visibly Inflight (ATL)
Ganja Goons (SC)
Violet Marley
MMGZ and the BHM Band
Warren C. Longmire
Marlo Reynolds
Nyfolt
John Wesley Moon
DJ Willy Wino

Live Art with:
Omi Urban Gypsy

Month-long Afrofuturist Art Gallery featuring:
Dezz Archie
Nyfolt
Noni Red
Omi Urban Gypsy
+BQF Private art collection

Indigenous Techniques Afterparty at House of Future Sciences. Details TBA

Nov 13 – MultiMedia Night
– $3-5 donation
Join us at Impact Hub for an evening of Afrofuturist, Black Scifi, and Horror documentary and films
Featuring:
Habesha Undefined by Selam Films: Prince of Nowhere
A Dangerous Cure: the Movie by Kevin Jarvis
Last Man Standing by Stan West
NOISEGATE by Donovan Vim Crony
Walk With Me by Art Punch Studio
+ other shorts

Nov. 15 – Workshops/Readings – $3-5 donation
Details TBA soon

Sponsored by
Philadelphia Printworks
Metropolarity
ROCKERS!
Fanbros.com
Lissa Alicia Independent Media and Marketing

All proceeds benefit The Futurist Fund Community Grant, which provides emergency assistance to low-income community members. More info atwww.afrofuturistaffair.com.

Time Travel Convention | Pt. 2 – Activation is an opening reception for the exhibition and book release for AfroFuturist Affair Creator Rasheedah Phillips’ experimental fiction novel, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales).

The Time Travel Convention is an exhibition that explores time travel as a practical activity – something that does not necessarily require a machine, an advanced degree, or any other privileges. Using afrofuturism and the speculative as lenses, the exhibition will feature time travel devices and objects from creators who use tools such as memory, dreams, imagination, manipulation of language and perception, light, and music to craft their temporal devices.

Time Travel Convention | Pt. 2 – Activation is an opening reception for the exhibition and book release for AfroFuturist Affair Creator Rasheedah Phillips’ experimental fiction novel, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales).

Featuring Time Machines and Devices from:
MMGz — PsychoAcoustics & Memory
Black Shesus — The Pyramid of Shesus
R.Phillips — Recurrence Plot (RP)
Kameelah Janan Rasheed — No Instructions of Assembly, Activation II
Alisha Wormsley — black people in the future
Mourl Ferryman — The Shadow and the Substance 2014
Melissa Moore — An Infinitygram: Diasporan Object Design For A New Future

Readings from:
Metropolarity
Warren The poet longmire
Michael Michael Joseph O’Hara
Rasheedah Phillips
+ Special Guests

FREE

Time Travel Convention | Pt. 1 – Preparation will take place at Yell Gallery on Sunday March 23, 2014 from 3 to 6:30pm. Pt. 1 will prepare travelers for the time machine activation event with workshops, music and memory stations, and other workshops and interactive activities with contributing artists. See invite to Pt. 1 here: https://www.facebook.com/events/201554873388538/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

afrofuturistaffair@gmail.com for questions

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