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Sat, Apr 22, 2017 10:00am –


The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx  New York  10456
United States
The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Black Speculative Arts Movement Convention

Photo Credit: Will Focus 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts welcomes the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) 2017 Convention, #BSAMFUTURISMO2017. BSAM is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, film, and arts convention held throughout the United States and abroad. 

BSAM encompasses different positions or basis of inquiry: Afrofuturism, Astro Blackness, Afro-Surrealism, Gothic, Black Digital Humanities, Black (Afro-future female or African Centered) Science Fiction, The Black Fantastic, Magical Realism, and The Esoteric. BSAM conventions include live performances, seminars, classes, hands on workshops, a full international film festival via MECCAcon, plays, sales of comics, art, and artisan creators, and much more. Students are welcome to submit proposals to participate.

BSAM annual conventions were co-founded by associate professor and chair of the Humanities department at Harris-Stowe State University, Reynaldo Anderson, and founder of Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts (MECCA), Maia Crown Williams.

Activities Include:
BACK2BLACK: Accuracy vs Acceptance panel
BSAM panel
Gaming/Coding Class w/ Hostos CC students
Independent Film Panel
Latinx in Comics Panel
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts - MECCA International Film Festival
The Astro Caribbean
Women in Comics NYC Collective International Panel