REMINDER!!! IUFSFC 2006!!! THIS SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2006!!!
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DAMNED!!! PANEL!!! SCREENING!!! RAFFLE!!! RECEPTION!!!
IUF Holds Its First Annual Conference 2006
Exploring African American Speculative Fiction
New York, NY. ---- (IUF) The Invisible Universe Foundation, an
organization that researches and promotes the history of African
Americans in speculative fiction literature, cinema and related media
will hold its first annual conference during Black history month on
February 18, 2006 at The City College of New York. The Invisible
Universe Foundation is a first of its kind conference examining a
broad variety of works in African American fantasy, horror and science
fiction or speculative fiction.
The conference theme will be devoted to "Black Vampirism in Literature
and Film," The special guest is L.A. Banks, a prominent African
American writer of "The Vampire Huntress Legends Series" and author of
over 17 novels. Admission to the IUF conference is twenty-five
dollars. It will be held from 1pm to 6pm in the Media and
Communication Arts Department, rooms 290/291 at 139 Street and Convent
Ms. Dukan, founder of the IUF asserts "other events have been held
around the country featuring black speculative fiction authors and
filmmakers, but what differentiates the IUF conference is that we
bring together cinema, literature, animation, comics and video games
to an open channel of communication."
With an increase in popularity of Black roles in speculative fiction
movies and books from Catwoman and X-Men featuring Halle Berry, to
Wesley Snipes' "Blade trilogy" and as well as the work of Octavia
Butler, the event is geared to generate an exciting atmosphere that
will bring together a variety of creative minds discussing African
American portrayals in speculative fiction. The panel will include
filmmakers Mike Sargent and Jason Scott Jones, Professors Frances
Gateward and Kara Lynch and others in the field.
The conference opening speaker, Ms. Dukan, a graduate from CUNY with a
Master's Degree in media and communication arts will also screen a 15
minute segment from her documentary work-in-progress "Invisible
Universe: a history of blackness in speculative fiction." This event
will include a raffle drawing with collector's prizes and an
entertaining closing reception.
The Invisible Universe Foundation was founded in November of 2005 in
New York City.
For further information please contact M. Asli Dukan, Executive
Director at Tel: (212) 368-8095 or E-mail:
info@... and visit the website
Subway: A,B,C,D to 145th, walk up hill to Convent and back to 139th
St. or 1 to 137th, walk up hill to campus.
SEATING IS LIMITED, PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!!!