Updated: Oct 16, 2019
This month the Reel Culture Queens Assia and Kait sit down with Aiesha Little and Renée Tecco of the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance (MBSFA) to discuss scary movies and how speculative fiction is evolving the genre.
Aiesha Little is a writer, cosplayer and co-founder of the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance, an organization that connects fans of, and champions speculative works by African-American and African diasporic creators working in genres of sci-fi, comics, Afrofuturism, steampunk and sword & soul. She is a member of the steampunk cosplay group Airship Ashanti, which promotes multiculturalism and diversity within the steampunk and cosplay communities and supports numerous non-profit and philanthropic causes including Relay for Life, WordPlay Cincinnati and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In 2018, she was a featured speaker at Miami University's second Marianne D. McComb Biennial Conference on Creative Writing. Her articles and interviews on steampunk, cosplay and nerd/geek culture have appeared in such venues as Cincinnati Magazine, BLKBOARD and New World Comics’ “Comics Empower” project. Renée Tecco is a writer, blogger, and avid reader. She is also a cofounder of Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance.
They'll cover a bit of everything in this episode, including their favorite scary movies and what foods NOT to eat in theaters if you're the jumpy type. Tune in and keep the lights on...or don't. Do you, boo.