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  • Writer's pictureLaWana Richmond

Welcome to Afrofuturisms

We Will Help You See Why We See Afrofuturism as The Way Forward For Us All

Afrofuturism Lounge, Afro Future Con, and Afrofuturism Dream Tank are produced by Firyali, Inc. and benefit Grio'Neers, Inc. a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a focus on Engineering the Future through Storytelling.

All programs and events are developed with an aim towards increasing awareness of and skills to envision, reverse engineer, and actualize desired future states.

September 9th and 10th 2023 marked the 3rd iteration of Afro Future Con in Southeast San Diego.

Afro Future Con 3.0: Expanding Reality was filled with critical discourse, workshops, vendors, exhibitors,

Plans for the future include pop-up activations at other events, site visits and excursions as well as hosted discussions, workshops, and screenings.

Afrofuturism "Defined"

Afrofuturism has as many definitions as it has people generating definitions. For us, Afrofuturism is a multidisciplinary framework that connect history, current events, and creativity to imagine/reimagine the future as well as the past and present.

Upcoming Screening

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.

What's Next

Our plans include field trips locally and abroad as well as hosting events and speakers at locations near and far.

As we increase our programming and events, we need to grow our team. If you would like to be part of the team that brings everything together, reach out to let us know you'd like to volunteer as part of the planning group, or even helping out on the day of.

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