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Sat Mar 23, 2019, 10:25 PM

Fellow Blerds: Wakandacon 2019! An Afrofuturistic Celebration of Art. Community. Technology.

Self-Expression.

It's an inclusive place where you can be a nerd about anything pop culture, gaming, tech, womanhood, politics, or your own beautiful Blackness. Wakandacon is a fan-driven convention made to celebrate Black nerds and all of their creativity and passions.

In creating Wakandacon we imagined a place free and unshackled from the ravages of racism; of exploitation; of discrimination; of emotional, physical, and sexual violence. In a place where our histories are no longer narrowly delineated, we are no longer weighed down by what has been done to us. In a place where we are no longer defined by the expectations of others, we are released from preordained behaviors and predetermined futures.

While our event is targeted towards establishing a positive and supportive space for black people, Wakandacon is inclusive and all are welcome to come celebrate together.
Visit the site https://wakandaconforever.com/about/our-philosophy



And just for fun, a couple of favorite Black Panther Challenges of last year.






Can't help myself, one more. And, of course, the title Africans Around the World is about people of the Diaspora in love with the representation in the Black Panther movie.





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Reply Fellow Blerds: Wakandacon 2019! An Afrofuturistic Celebration of Art. Community. Technology. (Original post)
Kind of Blue Mar 2019 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2019 #1
Kind of Blue Mar 2019 #2
brer cat Mar 2019 #3
Kind of Blue Mar 2019 #4
spicysista Mar 2019 #5
Kind of Blue Mar 2019 #6
spicysista Mar 2019 #7
Kind of Blue Mar 2019 #8
spicysista Mar 2019 #9

Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 10:29 PM

1. Wow.

Thank you for posting.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 10:32 PM

2. Aww...My Pleasure!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 06:45 AM

3. Thank you for the post, Kind of Blue!

Wakandacon seems long overdue. The BP challenge videos are joyful and upbeat; something we need to see more often.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 08:34 AM

4. You're so welcome, brer cat!

Really good to see you!

Yes, indeed, so joyful I had to learn those steps myself! Ugh! my aching knees

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 03:36 PM

5. Love this, so much!

Wakanda...forever! Taught my kids the choreography from the 2nd video. Loads of fun! Great post, Kind of Blue. You've brightened my day!

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Response to spicysista (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 24, 2019, 07:09 PM

6. Thank You, spicysista! There's so much joy

and love in our homes and out there that needs to be seen.

Goodness, I particularly love seeing children do the dance. They just instantly connect and want to do it! Yes! the second video really set the standard for the BP Challenge! And was my go-to, as well.

Thank You for sharing your slice of life. Now, that brightened my day

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:03 AM

7. It was so much fun,.....

My mom and grandmother also tried to get into it, too. It was all kinds of multi-generational fun!
Your post was a welcomed ray of black sunshine, Kind of Blue. Thanks, again.

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Response to spicysista (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:09 PM

8. Oh, spicysista, I had to let this sink in for a few days.

Too many memories you've conjured up. I wish my parents were alive to hear of your multi-generational fun. It seems like a small thing but something we enjoyed like magic almost on a daily basis. I remember the grand kids saying to their African grandapa, "You killed it but why do you make those crazy faces when you're dancing?" He said, "There's nothing pretty about killing something." And "You better dance like Everybody is watching! How are you going to get any good at it???" Or my mom, on her doctor trips butt dancing to old school rap, always saying I grew up with you kids. "Thank God for hip-hop!"

They were the two grooviest people I've ever known and I thank you, again, for sharing your mom and grand-mom with me because I can experience the laughter and be right there in joy as if it was happening now. And that's a blessing. Thank you so much

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:47 PM

9. "Dance like everybody is watching!"

This, so much! Thanks for sharing with me, Kind of Blue. Your family sounds very familiar, Lol!
There's so much pain and hurt throughout the diaspora. Trauma from the past passed down through our DNA. We need to be able to smile more often. Your posts, not just this thread, always make me smile or think.
I see you, Kind of Blue.

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