The House of Afros. Capes & Curls Presents AfroCon 2021

October 9-10th 2021

About Our Event

AfroCon is a community building event that includes curated conversations about the issues and themes that impact Black lives and Black Futures; consumerism and economic development of the black dollar; nerd culture and vehicles for k-12 educational achievement. It is an opportunity to support an ethnically diverse range of independent artists and businesses with an emphasis on organizations led by people of color.  Most importantly AfroCon is a safe space for the celebration of nerd culture and black culture.

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New T-Shirt in Teepublic (on sale for 2 days!)

Our Mission​

The House of Afros, Capes & Curls is an organization whose goal is to connect people from diverse backgrounds and build a community based on a shared love of science fiction, fantasy, gaming, and Afrofuturism, while providing a safe space to explore the artistic literary and historic merits of geek culture.

Non Discrimination Policy: The House of Afros, Capes & Curls does not discriminate based on race, color, ethicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities.

 

 

8:30-9:00am
Morning Meditation Main Stage Alisha Davis

Morning Meditation presented by Alisha Davis

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9:00-10:00am
Welcome: Finding Joy in Speaking Your Truth Main Stage Lacey Lamar

Welcome:  Finding Joy n Speaking Your Truth with author Lacey Lamar

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10:00-10:45am
Omaha Public Library Storytime: Tales of Magic & Joy Presentation Mary J Mollner - Youth Services Librarian at Omaha Public Library
10:00-10:45am
Bobby Anderson + Son Presentation Bobby Anderson
11:00-11:45am
Meetup: Teen Anime & Fantasy Session The Young History Detectives
10:00-10:45am
Meetup: Star Trek Session Julia Parker
10:00-10:45am
Board Game Design with Eric Slauson Session Eric Slauson
10:00-10:45am
Dasia Taylor Presentation Session Dasia Taylor
11:00-11:45am
Gaming for Girls: STEAM centering Black Girls Session Mukami Kinoti Kimotho

Mukami Kinoti Kimotho, Founder, CEO & Chief Girl Crusader at Royelles Inc, was raised by parents whose lives revolved around STEM (a pharmacist and a doctor) and who reminded her that she could do anything she put her mind to. Still, never in her wildest dreams did she imagine that she would become the CEO of a technology company! Mukami’s degree in management information systems paved the way for her incredible career where gets to do work that makes a difference in the lives of others.

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11:00-11:45am
Meetup: Power Rangers Session Aaron Gregory
11:00-11:45am
Modern Tabletop Game Publishing Explained Presentation Marcus Ross

An explanation and practical instruction of taking an original game design from prototype to commercial product.

 

https://creativemornings.com/talks/marcus-ross/1

https://waterbeargames.com/

 

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11:00-11:45am
Meetup: Magic & Fantasy Session Stephani Tyrance
11:00-11:45am
Meetup: Star Wars Session TBD
11:00-11:45am
The Magical Rhythm of Joy Workshop Oba William King

Interactive storytelling to encourage unity, collective work, responsibility, courage, & faith.

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AfroCon Film Fest: Lamanche Films Interview & Showing Session Lend Frison

Finding Bigfoot + Civil

Finding Bigfoot - https://youtu.be/N8KtH1IVm4Y

https://www.lamanchafilmco.com/

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Blerd Meet Session TBD

Networking Sessions 15-30 minutes

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12:00-1:00pm
Our Family Plays Games Main Stage Mik & Starla Fitch

Presentation by Mik & Starla Fitch from OFPG

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1:00-2:00pm
Magic, Mysticism & Religion Main Stage Jamilah Henson, JoAnna Leflore Ejikke, Doriette Jordan
1:00-1:45pm
Meetup: New to Table Top Gaming Session TBD
1:00-1:45pm
Workshop: Withlove Felicia Session Withlove Felicia
1:00-1:45pm
Meetup: Comics + Graphic Novels Session Alex Bridgman
1:00-3:00pm
Game: Camp Clearwater Massacre (D&D 5E) Session +Roll20 Dungeon Master Dre

Game Title: Camp Clearwater Massacre (D&D 5E)
Description: There’s someone out there. Lurking in the woods. Hacksaw in hand. Eager to draw the blood of those who dare tread within its lair. Its lair: Camp Clearwater.

Any other summer, Camp Clearwater is a haven for young, aspiring adventurers to hone their skills and relax with others like them. But this year it’s different. Bodies are turning up. Teenagers are running for their lives. There’s blood on the water.

Can the characters save the counselors and campers from the Camp Clearwater Massacre?

The Camp Clearwater Massacre is a Fifth Edition adventure designed for four 3rd-level characters but can be adjusted for three to five characters of 2nd to 4th level. The adventure works particularly well in horror-themed Fifth Edition games, especially those involving shadowy realms where a single evil presence acts as the domain’s dark lord or lady.

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1:00-1:45pm
Workshop: Drawing & Design w/Painted Wolf/Michaela Bradley Session Michaela Bradley

This Workshop is designed for the aspiring artist, the writer with original characters, the board game maker who needs characters, Etc. Will cover things like ideation, color considerations, poses, storytelling, Etc. Basic drawing tips and ideas will be fleshed out. If willing, the participant can provide their OC and we can work together on it. By the end of it, either the participants should have a fully fleshed-out sketch of their OC, or the panel will end with a fully fleshed-out character designed by committee.

 

Www.paintedwolfstudio.com
https://www.instagram.com/painted__wolf/
https://ko-fi.com/paintedwolf

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2:00-3:00pm
The History of Black Joy Main Stage Carla Stillwell
3:00-3:45pm
The House Book Club: Children of Blood & Bone Session Stephani Tyrance
3:00-3:45pm
Meet Up: Anime Session Edem Garro

Can Goku beat Saitama?

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3:00-3:45pm
Finding your Joy in Gaming w/ Zoe Charlton Session Zoe Charlton

Zoe Loves the Sims & modding the game

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3:00-5:00pm
Game: Original Game, Powered by the Apocalypse System Session Dungeon Master Nick

Game Description: A game of ragged-edged fantasy adventure, followed by a discussion of GM best practices and opportunities.
Beginner to Intermediate (Who hopefully wants to be a GM!)
Up to 8

 

The game system will be VERY easy to pick up and play, but our focus will be on meeting players who are just starting out as GMs, or who want to be GMs in the future. Folks who meet that description should consider themselves doubly-invited!

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3:00-3:45pm
Interview with the African Board Game Convention Session Kenechukwu Ogbuagu KC
4:00-5:00pm
Creating Spaces for Black People: Panel Discussion Main Stage Judy, Marcy Yates, Katrina Adams
5:00-5:45pm
Evening Meditation Main Stage Reggie Hubbard, Active Peace Yoga
5:00-5:45pm
Blerd Meet Networking Sessions 15-30 minutes
6:00-7:00pm
Cocoa Butter Happy Hour & Open Mic w/Withlove Felicia Main Stage Withlove Felicia
7:00-8:00pm
Performance: DJ Ness Main Stage DJ Ness
8:00-9:00pm
Performance: Conrad Clifton Main Stage Conrad Clifton
9:00-9:30pm
Trivia + The House Recap + Preview of Day Two Main Stage TBD
9:30-10:30pm
Performance: Mesonjixx Main Stage Mesonjixx
9:00-9:30am
Morning Yoga Movement Main Stage Reggie Hubbard, Active Peace Yoga
9:31-10:00am
LXN! The League Returns Main Stage The League

Presentation featuring Jade, Steph, Nik, Marcus, and Mik

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10:00-11:00am
Creative Counselling... Main Stage Creative Counseling Studio

Moderated by Doriette

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11:00-11:45am
Interview w/ Cel Cottrell, founder of Blacktober Session Cel Cottrell
11:00-11:45am
Withove Felicia: Workshop Session Withlove Felicia
11:00-11:45am
Workshop: How to Start and Continue Writing Session Christopher McLucas

By using a writing prompt I will demonstration how to outline, research, write, edit and continue on all creative projects. Proposed event name: The name of the workshop is, "You'll Start Writing After This."

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11:00-11:45am
Meetup: Book Nerd Session
11:00-11:45am
Meetup: Sims & VR Gaming Session
12:00-1:00pm
Finding Joy in Math & Science (What does a Black Scientist or Mathematician Look Like?) Main Stage Black Women in Science and Medicine

 Jessica Host / Noni Williams

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1:00-1:45pm
Workshop: Alex Bridgman Session
1:00-1:45pm
Meetup: Marvel vs DC Session
1:00-1:45pm
Meetup: RPG/D&D Session
1:00-3:00pm
Game: D&D Mini Campaign Session Desmond Miller
1:00-1:45pm
Black Women in Gaming Session Tori Jones, Terra Taylor, Verta Maloney
2:00-2:45pm
MeetUp: Help! I want to quit my job! Session Judy Kiagiri
3:00-3:30pm
Closing Meditation Main Stage Ashley Salem
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Featured Guests

Justina Ireland
Bestselling author, professor, and activist
Papa Bear
Co-founder of Chicago P.O.C. Cosplayers (People of Color)
Nerd Soul
HIP HOP + NERD + SOUL

Event Speakers

Alex Bridgman
Presenter
Alisha Davis
Meditation
Ashley Salem
CBT Practitioner & Meditation Guide
Eric Slauson
Board Game Designer
Marcus Ross
Panelist
Mukami Kinoti Kimotho
Founder, CEO & Chief Girl Crusader at Royelles Inc

After Party Lineup

Conrad Clifton
Performing Artist
Mesonjixx
Performing Artist

Upcoming Events

  • AfroCon 2022 – In person!
  • Steampunk Tea Party – June 18th 2022
  • Black to the Future Ball – November 2022

General Admission

$ 10
  • For solo admission

General Admission Household

$ 15
  • For those joining as a group

Generous Admission

$ 20
  • General admission plus donation

*a ticket rate that shows you care about the art--and then some

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The House of Afros, Capes & Curls Inc. P.O. Box 11123, Omaha, NE 68111 402.834.1119
info@afrocapescurls.org