Club Vantablack is having our very own "Black Celebration" in support of Black History month. Co-hosted by Sumiko Saulson. We want to have our local/and touring black musicians, singers, and DJs have their own Club Vantablack takeover. Club Vantablack always stands by POC and will always give them a platform to be heard. We have... Continue Reading →
Pre- and Post- Conference Workshops Self Publishing – A Three Class Series three writing workshops for the month of February at the Eastmont Branch: Located in: Eastmont Town Center Address: 7200 Bancroft Ave #211, Oakland, CA 94605 February 3, February 10 and February 24. All of the workshops will occur between 5-7 pm. February 3,... Continue Reading →
2020 AAMMC Theme Announced!
“In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn.” ― Octavia Butler AAMMC 2020 Theme “In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn.” ― Octavia Butler Octavia Estelle Butler was an African-American science fiction author. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, she became in... Continue Reading →
Nisi Shawl confirmed for AAMMC 2020!
Nebula and James Tiptree Award Winning African-American science-fiction and fantasy author, editor and journalist Nisi Shawl is our honred guest at the 2020 African American Multimedia Conference! She is known as an author of science fiction and fantasy short stories who writes and teaches about how fantastic fiction might reflect real-world diversity of gender, sexual... Continue Reading →
Updated Guests List for 2020
Honored guests include Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Linda D. Addison, the first Black Stoker winner; Nebula Award Winning Sci-Fi Author Nisi Shawl, Multimedia Artist and Technologist Kevin E Myrick, Afrosurrealist Writer Award Winner Sumiko Saulson, International Book Award Finalist Crystal Connor, Kai Leakes author of a short story in the Bram Stoker nominated... Continue Reading →
Koret Auditorium Confirmed for Opening Day!
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 African American Multimedia Conference The Koret Auditorium, a state-of-the-art theater with A/V screening capacity, is confirmed for Friday, February 14 - 1pm to 6pm - Opening Day for the 2020 African American Multimedia Conference! The Koret Auditorium seats 235 Iconoclast Productions is pleased to announce the dates for the 2020 African... Continue Reading →
Films Announced for Beyond Us!
AAMMC Presents: Beyond Us: Black Minds in Horror Suffering from multitudes of negative stereotypes minorities have not traditionally fared well in horror movies. While these negative interpretations still exist things have begun to improve. Thanks to creators of color, and voices from other marginalized communities, we are now the heroes of our own stories …... Continue Reading →
Guests of Honor
Linda D. Addison - Author Guest of Honor (born September 8, 1952) is an American poet and writer of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Addison is the first African-American winner of the Bram Stoker Award, which she won four times. The first two awards were for her poetry collections Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes (2001) and Being Full of Light, Insubstantial (2007). Her poetry and... Continue Reading →
Highlights in AAMMC History
HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY: Before the World Wide Web became a topic for dinner time conversation, two women saw a need. Landmark Moments for Iconoclast Productions March 19, 1993 Iconoclast Productions is founded in San Francisco. We begin programs at the African American Art and Culture Complex (then called the then called the Center for... Continue Reading →
African American Multimedia Conference
Mission Statement To ensure that both individual artists and community arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area's Black Community in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Vallejo and other Citiesare empowered with the tools they need to tell their stories, and that San Francisco Bay Area Black Voices not be silenced. To achieve this we work... Continue Reading →