William Jones, the founder of Afrofuturism Network, will be appearing at several events throughout the month of October.
The first event is Capclave where a collection of authors, editors, artists, and fans of fiction will gather on Saturday, October 7th at the Hilton Washington DC/North Gaithersburg located at 620 Perry Parkway in Gaithersburg, MD, 20877. William will be a panelist at their literary convention. The name of the panel is “What’s the Future of Afrofuturism” and features a discussion around the meaning of Afrofuturism, its purpose, and its future.
The second event, held on Saturday, October 21st, is Afro Comic-Con. Afro Comic-Con is a comic book convention in Oakland that focuses on increasing diversity and awareness in the comic book industry. William will be speaking will also on the topic of Afrofuturism and will also sign copies of his book, The Ex-Con, Voodoo Priest, Goddess, and the African King. Afro Comic Con will be held at SAE Expression College located at 6601 Shellmound St. in Emeryville, CA 94608.
The third and final event is a book signing at Columbia University Bookstore located at 2922 Broadway in New York, NY 10027 on Saturday, October 28th. Here, William will be discussing his book and signing copies.
“I am looking forward to the month of October. I am pleased and excited to see the growth of the Afrofuturism Network. And I am really happy and humbled by the response to my book.” — William Jones, Founder of Afrofuturism Network
About Afrofuturism Network
AFN seeks to support the ever-growing community of black writers, artists, and thinkers in the realms of sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, and film. Here, we analyze the contributions and portrayal of black characters in these mediums. AFN will examine the role and place of black people in the past present and future and serve as a hub for black creativity and thought.
Read more at afrofuturismnet.com
About William Jones
William Jones, the founder of Afrofuturism Network, is a historian, “comic book geek”, writer, and educator. He is a sought-after public speaker on the subjects of the history of black people in America, the image of black people in various forms of media, pop culture and hip-hop music, to name just a few. He has spoken on various college campuses and at conferences both nationally and abroad.