Presenting FluxCon, a mini convention celebrating all that’s good in comics, indie games, animation and speculative fiction!
Highlighting the work of creatives focusing on the black and PoC experience, the con will cover everything from afrofuturist fiction and steamfunk to cosplay and LARP.
Inspired by the amazing work of the Black Speculative Arts Movement and MECCACon by our sci fi loving fam across the pond, as part of the B-side Hip Hop festival, we’ve collaborated with the crew from AfroFlux to produce our very own mini con, complete with screenings, cosplay competitions and more.
We still have some spaces available so get in touch if you’d like to get a table.
For updates, follow #fluxcon on twitter or like the event on Facebook.
11:00 – Doors open
11:15 – 12:00 Opening Panel on Music and Comics
Join Yomi Ayeni, Peter Kalu and Mark Anton as we discuss the way music and comics inspire and influence each other.
12:00 Comic making workshop
Join us for a two hour workshop led by Charlotte Bailey as you learn how to create narratives through the medium of comics.
12:05 – 2:00 Screenings
12:05 Lucid the Dreamwalker
The talented team behind Themis Creative open our screenings with an introduction to Lucid, a brand new Birmingham based black superhero.
12:15 – 2:00 Screenings
All day screenings of Bleach, Michiko to Hatchin, Afro Samurai and more.
12:30 – 13:30 Cosplay Sketch-off
A fun sketching event where cosplayers get to model for artists… and choose the winning sketch!
2:30 Cosplay Catwalk
The category is… whatever you want it to be! Get a cosplayer’s ticket or sign up on the day to strut your stuff and win special prizes…!
Yomi Ayeni is an award winning London based transmedia producer, author and film maker. He specialises in crafting interactive and engaging narratives across multiple platforms. Co creator of the award winning Clockwork Watch a transmedia story told through graphic novels, live events, online, and film, Yomi’s work explores alternate histories and how technologies can both … Continue reading Yomi Ayeni
Illustrator, comic artist and zinemaker extraordinaire, Sammy Boras has had her work featured in a wide range of publications from magazines to anthologies and is well known for her prodigious output of wonderfully crafted music zines and as the creator of ‘Giant Rhinos in Space‘ webcomic. She is a member of Laydeez do Comics, Birmingham.
Birmingham based Laydeez Do Comics group – an affirming group where artists can share their work and experiences to inspire and connect with other fans of graphic novels. The Laydeez Do Comics also host regular events in Birmingham and are frequently found discussing comics over cocktails and real ales. They will be exhibiting prints and zines … Continue reading Laydeez Do Comics (Birmingham)
The mind behind Chromatouch, Leon Trimble is a audio visual artist who specialises in creating highly engaging interactive experiences combining music and sound in a synesthesian explosion. Currently a BOM fellow, Leon will be showcasing his selfie synth, a pocket synth that reads your face to change the sound…
Rees Finlay is a comic creator from Coventry, England. Having a short successful run on the indie comics circuit in 2015 with horror comic ‘Damnation’ and his superhero series ‘High Priestess. He dropped out of comics in 2016 after a car accident. He is now back for one last hoorah with his critically acclaimed autobiography … Continue reading Rees Finlay
Poet, fiction writer and playwright, Peter Kalu is a Manchester based writer and winner of Kodak/Liverpool Film Festival and the BBC/Contact threate Dangrous Comedy Script awards. With eight novels, two film scripts and three theatre plays produced to date, Kalu is known for his seamless integration of diverse characters into realistic and futuristic settings. He … Continue reading Peter Kalu
Creators of Dirty Angel and KAMO, David and Danica are a writer and artist duo who take inspirations from Japanese Manga and Superhero genre comics to produce work that blends clean lines and movement with writing filled with suspense, intrigue and adventure. At the centre of their exciting narratives are strong black female characters, complex, fascinating but … Continue reading Dark Core Comics
Nikky Norton Shafau is a bit strange she wants to become a Storybook. Become part of the journey and choose your own adventure http://www.herstorybook.co.uk When she is not doing strange things she is doing kooky things like storytelling in secret gardens, magical festivals, city canals and rustic living rooms. Nikky Norton will be selling copies … Continue reading Nikky Norton Shafau
Anton Marks is a London based author of Urban Fantastic thrillers which combine adventure, horror, sword, soul and sci fi into action packed novels highlighting the black experience. His novels include Dancehall, a thriller set in his mother island of Jamaica; a futuristic thriller titled In the Days of Dread a futuristic thriller, Bushman and 69 many of which draw upon his … Continue reading Anton Marks
Illustrator and designer Ian Bobb will be selling prints. His work has been featured in a range of anthologies and publications, including the 2016 ILÉ LA WÀ exhibition.
Themis Creative is a creative group made up of professional individuals working in the entertainment industry, coming together to bridge the gap of diversity on mainstream television. Their aim is to create new and exciting stories that represent a modern day multicultural society battling stereotypes and the typical status-quo. As working professionals in the industry … Continue reading Lucid the Dreamwalker