BSAM STL 2018 #BSAMstl2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 11am - 6pm
Missouri History Museum,
Saint Louis, MO - Black Speculative Arts Movement, aka BSAM, is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, independent film, and arts convention held at multiple colleges and universities thruought the United States and abroad.
Black Speculative Arts Movement, aka BSAM, is a year long Afrofuturism, black comics, film, and arts convention held at multiple colleges, universities, and other venues across the United States and abroad. Co-founded in 2016 by afrofuturism scholar, Dr Reynaldo Anderson, and Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts - MECCA founde, Maia Crown Williams, the events include presentations and vending from a vast amount of comic creators, scholars, activists, business owners, artists, science fiction creators, musicians, and artisans, as well as the MECCAconIFF. Students are also welcome to submit proposals to participate as well. We also heavily encourage schools to attend in groups
BSAM STL is honored to be hosting our event this year at the Missouri History Museum. Guests include MECCAcon International Film Festival,Afrofuturism 2.0, Tommy J Curry, Stacey Robinson, John Jennings, Sheree Renée Thomas, Amber Johnson, Ryan Tenney, Les Izmore Music, JoAnn J. McNeil, No Justice No Profit, Johnson Lancaster, +
Film submissions must be in by December 15, 2017.
Our official program for #BSAMatl2018 is now being lined up. If you are interested in moderating a panel, workshop, and/or lecture, please contact us today. $75/table. Split tables start at only $100. For more info, please contact BSAM co-founder, Maia Crown Williams, BSAMstaff@gmail.com, 3134510297.
"Building the Black Utopia", Stacey Robinson, 2015.
*** SCHEDULE ***
11a – Doors open
11a-5p - ART INSTALLATION – curated by Tiffany Barber
12p-5p – MECCAcon International Film Festival – curated by Maia Crown Williams – AT&T
11a- #noJUSTICEnoPROFIT :: Reverend Dinah Tatman
11a- LIBERATION :: JoAnn McNeil (performance)
12p- YOUTH ART WORKSHOP :: Amber Johnson
12p- AGRO-ART/ SANKARA FARM- Ryan Tenney, Les Izmore
1p- LUNCH / BREAK
2p- AFROFUTURISM 2.0 :: Reynaldo Anderson
2p- MECCAconIFF Official Selections
3p- HAIL TO THE QUEENS: Black Women in Sci-Fi & Speculative Arts :: John Jennings
3p- MECCAconIFF Official Selections
4p- RETHINKING BLACK MASCULINITY BEFORE THE AFROFUTURE- A Visual Aesthetic :: Stacey Robinson
4p- CRYPTOCURRENCY/BITCOIN :: Johnson Lancaster
5-7pm- DINNER / BREAK
7p- THE MAN-NOT :: Tommy J Curry, keynote speaker
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BSAM STL 2018 #BSAMstl2018