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Dr. LaWana on Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism uses history as well as the present to inform visions of the future that I 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. 

I see Afrofuturism as inclusive futurism.

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September 9th and 10th
@ San Diego Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

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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.


As part of this year’s Afro Future Con, world-renowned San Diego-based graffiti artist Maxx Moses will host the CosPlayers Ball, a masquerade fundraiser for the nonprofit Sat., Sept. 9, from 8 p.m. - noon, at Graffiti Gardens (6785 Imperial Ave). The ball is an after party for Afro Future Con with food, beverages, live DJ, entertainment and a CosPlay contest. Ticket available for a $75 donation, with proceeds helping to make Afro Future Con available for free to the public.

Admission includes:

Live DJ: DJ Cuts

Cosplay Contest Entry ($$ Prizes)

Light Refreshments

Live Entertainment: Special Performance by Kahlil Nash

& More!

Special Thanks to Sponsors and Supporters!

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Look who was at Afro Con 3.0: Extending Reality!

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Upcoming Programs and Activities

Afrofuturism Lounge is giving out tickets to see 20th Century Studios’, THE CREATOR! 

The screening will take place on September26 at 7 p.m. at AMC MISSION VALLEY. 

Get your pass here, while supplies last:


Seating availability and ticketing availability are first-come, first-serve. These passes do not guarantee a seat.

RELEASE DATE: September 29


Joshua (John David Washington, "Tenet"), a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife (Gemma Chan, "Eternals"), is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war… and mankind itself. Joshua and his team of elite operatives journey across enemy lines, into the dark heart of AI-occupied territory… only to discover the world-ending weapon he’s been instructed to destroy is an AI in the form of a young child (newcomer Madeleine Yuna Voyles).

Twitter: @20thcentury

Instagram: @20thcenturystudios

Facebook: @20thCenturyStudios

YouTube: @20thCenturyStudios

Hashtag: #TheCreator

Watch the trailer here.


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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.


Dr. LaWana Richmond

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

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