Fresh off the heels of last month’s excellent 2014 Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival, Norwescon is proud to announce that our partner organization, the EMP Museum, will have two Science Fiction and Fantasy themed events during their celebration of Black History Month. Details on these events follow; for more information on other events, please see the EMP Museum’s website!
EMP MUSEUM CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Film screenings, live music, workshops, and more throughout February
SEATTLE— Throughout the month of February, EMP Museum is partnering with local community organizations to celebrate the wide-ranging achievements of African-American artists, filmmakers, musicians, and authors.
Featured events include:
FANTASTIC VOYAGE: BLACK PRESENCE IN SCI-FI, FANTASY, AND TECHNOLOGY
Sunday, February 16, 1pm-3pm
Langston Hughes African American Film Festival and EMP bring you a selection of short films and the animated French feature Kirikou and the Sorceress. Curated by local filmmaker Zola Mumford. Included with museum admission. Seating is first-come, first-served.
AN EVENING WITH OCTAVIA’S BROOD
Friday, February 28, 6pm-10pm
Attend a tribute to Octavia Butler, member of EMP’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. Enjoy film footage of the prolific sci-fi writer; special tribute performances by Gabriel Teodros and Felicia Loud; an interactive reading presented by Walidah Imarisha and Adrienne Maree Brown, co-editors of Octavia’s Brood – an anthology of science fiction inspired by social justice movements. Music provided by DJ Sassy Black (aka Cat of THEESatisfaction).
Tickets – Advance: $10 ($5 seniors/students), Doors: $15 ($10 seniors/students)
For complete details, including ticket info visit the EMP Museum’s website.