As I ponder the significance of my first science fiction festival I get excited about the possibilities. Over the past 2 years some of my dreams of seeing minorities getting a fair shake in the genre of science fiction have been realized. Particularly the creation of http://www.BlackScienceFictionSociety.com, a focal point by which our voices can be heard, connections formed and projects created. Lord willing the Black Science Fiction Anthology will at long last be completed before the event and the second phase of my master plan will begin.
Alien Encounters is scheduled for Thursday, September 2, 2010 through Sunday, September 5, 2010
The Auburn Ave Research Library on African American Culture, in Atlanta, GA and history will present an event to explore speculative fiction in novels, comics, graphic art by African American artists and writers — including book signings and readings.