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Dr. LaWana on Afrofuturism

Dr. LaWana uses Afrofuturism as a framework that leverages history as well as the present to inform visions of the future (as well as the past and the present)  and encourage us to reverse engineer our way toward actions that lead us most closely to desired future states. I am so passionate about Afrofuturism because I see it as a way forward for us all. Afrofuturism is inclusive futurism.

$10,000

ART CONTEST

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Afrofuturism Lounge w/ Inclusive Language Art Contest featuring Walter Greason and Tim Fielder

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Afro Future Con

Educational Cultural Complex

4343 Oceanview Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92114

August 31, 2024 and September 1, 2024

  • Inclusive Art Contest Finals

  • Vendors/Exhibitors

  • Cosplay Competition

  • Workshops

  • Food Tables/Trucks

  • And More!

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Come meet and learn from comic universe builders, animation industry professionals as well as visionaries who are working every day to make the world better for us today and in the future. 

We will be visited by local heroes and visionaries as well as special guests from near and far. 

Come purchase collectibles and refresh yourself with food and beverages from local vendors. 

This is a celebration of art, culture, and community along with a few calls to action if you are up for the challenge. 

Afro Future Con (all ages) exists to bring individuals together and expose them to art and innovation that expands consciousness to include possibilities that are equitable and sustainable. We also uplift and elevate joy, the antithesis of negativity.  All proceeds benefit Grioneers, Inc. a San Diego-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to engineering our future through storytelling.

Presenters, Vendors, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Advertisers, Volunteers, or merely curious?

Complete contact form at bottom of page and indicate your interest. 

Special Thanks to Past Sponsors and Supporters!

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Look who was at Afro Con 3.0: Extending Reality!

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Niketa Calame,
Vocie Actor, Acting Coach,
Mompreneur
Voice of Young Nala in Lion King

Tony Washington
Artist/Music Producer
Tony Washington Art

Keithan Jones
Creator/Publisher
KID Comics

Prof. Ajani Brown
Artist/Professor
SDSU 

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Aubree T. Rose,
Artist/Animator/Cosplayer
Broken Chalice Studios

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Tendayi Nyeke,
Executive Producter
Kizazi Moto, Disney+

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Kahlil Nash
Artist/Musician/Composer

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Giovonnie Samuels
Actor/Voice Artist

 

Marcello Thedford
Actor/Producer

 

Trina McGee
Actor
Boy Meets World

Norm Golden II
Actor

 

Let's Keep In Touch

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The Afrofuturism Lounge,

Afro Future Con,

and the Afrofuturism Dream Tank

are creations and programs of Firyali, Inc., by Dr.LaWana Richmond.

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Dr. LaWana Richmond

Futurist, Afrofuturist, Engineer, Producer, Writer, and Artist

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