Gaming Around the World

Mandisa Njeri, captain of Her Royal Airship Ashanti, hosted a lively panel on parlor games during the symposium’s first day of programming. She said she was inspired to research more games after attending a parlor game night at the home of Sir Ernest Octave Suszczynski and Gintia Peaseblossom last year. Parlor games are meant to […]

Airship Ashanti Touts Multicultural Steampunk Calendar

This fall, Airship Ashanti is selling copies of its new 2017 multicultural steampunk calendar at local events. The calendar features members of the Cincinnati/Dayton steampunk community as well as holidays from cultures and religions around the world. HRA Ashanti Captain Mandisa Njeri says the group created the calendar to be more inclusive of the various beliefs, religions, and backgrounds […]

MECCACon Draws Independent Comics Creators and Their Supporters

The Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA, aka MECCACon, a large independent comic book and artist convention, took place on Sept. 17th, 2016 at the Detroit Public Library, showcasing comics creators and drawing supporters from all over the country. It was the second year that I represented Airship Ashanti and the Midwest Black […]

Queen Ofeibea Loveless of the House Diamond

As we draw closer to Pandoracon 2016, it is time to introduce this year’s Crowns of Pandoracon who will lead the four houses in contest over the weekend. Today we meet Queen Ofeibea Loveless of the House Diamond!

Pandoracon Session – CyberFunk!

Cyberfunk: Cyberpunk From An African-American Perspective Presented by Ofeibea Loveless, Valjeanne Jeffers, & K. Ceres Wright During this Pandoracon panel, Ofeibea Loveless – Airship Ashanti, Midwest BSFA, Queen of Diamonds – will lead a Q&A with writers from the cyberfunk anthology, The City, who will discuss the similarities and differences between cyberfunk and cyberpunk.

“Steampunk Hands Around the World” Event Enters Its Third Year

Ofeibea Loveless recently talked to Kevin Steil, aka the Airship Ambassador, about his annual “Steampunk Hands Around the World” event, which celebrates steampunk worldwide during month of February.

Interview with Steampunk Writer/Editor Brandon Black

Cairo By Gaslight is the second anthology of steampunk poetry and fiction brought to you by Louisiana-based writer Brandon Black. Ofeibea Loveless talked to Black about his steamy origins, setting expectations for multicultural steampunk stories and the importance of feedback. Loveless: Tell us about yourself. Black: I’m a SBM, age 47, Libra. I’m looking for an educated, […]

What is Afrofuturism?

October is Black Speculative Fiction Month and it’s perfect time to talk about Afrofuturism. Ofeibea Loveless gives you a primer.

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