Moving on the Wires: URB ALT, MUV, Mahogany Masquerade, Anthologies, Alien Race Bodies

URB ALT Festival 2012 featuring Leon Ware accompanied by MuthaWit Orchestra*This Saturday, Muthawit Orchestra will be performing with legend Leon Ware at the 7th annual URB ALT Festival at BAMCafe in Brooklyn, New York City. The show starts at 8:00 pm.

*Also, this Saturday, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute will be presenting a dance event, Moving with MUV in Brooklyn, New York. The event will be a workshop and a previewing of their new work, Calling Names. “Calling Names explores issues of identity, lineage, the journey from personhood to spirithood and the role of ancestors in our personal evolution through life.” To rsvp, click here.

*If you are in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 26th, Balogun Ojetade will be hosting the Mahogany Masquerade, featuring films, a bazaar for shopping, a panel discussion on the Steamfunk Movement and costume prizes. For more information, click on the link above.

Possibilities1 300x200* Alicia McCalla edited together a State of Black Science Fiction anthology, called Possibilities. It will be available in October for free digital download!

*Laser Life, The AfroFuturist Affair, Locust Moon Comics, and The Apiary Corp.  are working together for a new Philadelphia speculative fiction anthology, Metropolarity. It will be “composed of guidelines for surviving the inevitable multiple futures of the Philly metropolis…They are currently seeking fiction, experimental prose, or multimedia work (including comics) with a science or speculative fiction theme from contributors connected to the Philadelphia community.” The deadline is December 12th and click here for more information.

*Alien Bodies Conference finally has their new logo, which was created by Atlanta artist, Corinne Stevie. I like that the logo looks as if a cross between an alien, a spacesuit and a carnival costume. Also, submit abstracts of papers, panel discussions and presentations to by October 15, 2012.

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