THE GENESIS SPECULATIVE FICTION AWARDS GROUP

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THE GENESIS SPECULATIVE FICTION AWARDS GROUP

This group is for those interested in The Genesis Speculative Fiction Awards. 

This event is made by, for, and about people of color to recognize the best works of speculative fiction.

Members: 21
Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2015

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The genesis Speculative Fiction Awards Group

Started by Ms. Regina Owens. Last reply by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin Jul 13, 2014. 1 Reply

This awards group, is sort of long overdue, however I am grateful one day some authors of science fiction writing will at last reap their harvest of writing, by gaining one of these awards. All the…Continue

Call for Volunteers and the opening list of categories

Started by William Hayashi. Last reply by Alicia McCalla Jul 8, 2014. 5 Replies

Jarvis, could you post the list of categories you came up with for the awards. I would also like to put out an appeal to the membership to start to gather those who will be interested in helping out…Continue

Tags: Categories, Awards, Volunteers

THE GENESIS SPECULATIVE FICTION AWARDS OPEN DISCUSSION.

Started by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin. Last reply by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin Jun 3, 2014. 1 Reply

We have been kicking the idea around for a while now and thought it was time to put things into action to recognize black science fiction and fantasy creators.  It was originally written into our…Continue

Tags: OPEN, DISCUSSION., AWARDS, FICTION, GENESIS

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Comment by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on September 14, 2014 at 10:56pm

No offence Jeff, we are doing this on our own thanks. 

Black people have to learn to do stand on our own and be willing to build and work for things not instant gratification and handouts even if that means starting small.

Comment by Yo Jeff on September 14, 2014 at 7:42pm

We could present the awards at New York Comic Con. I'm sure they would give us a room.

Also we could have nominees submit a detailed synopsis with the manuscript. That would make the reading go faster.

Comment by Yo Jeff on September 14, 2014 at 7:37pm

I say we add music video to the categories. Best use of Scifi in a music video.

Comment by Tyrone Jackson (Tyr) on July 29, 2014 at 8:57am

I can read, score and Judge as well. I know that comics may be a category and if that is so, I can help with setting that area up. Mainly because in comics there are more genres than superhero and I believe that a lot of those different genres are represented here on BSFS.

Comment by Nicole Givens Kurtz on July 27, 2014 at 6:52pm

I can help read, score, and judge. We definitely need to know categories, how are we going to fund the awards event, etc. Is this an online thing, an in person thing, etc.

We should have some sort of initial meeting to lay the groundwork for what it is we want to accomplish here.

Comment by William Hayashi on July 27, 2014 at 4:35pm

I think it's about time for those who are going to truly be on board with making these awards happen to seriously think about what role they are willing to play.

Obviously we need administrative people/organizers, a tonne of readers, and people willing to seriously critique artwork, video presentations, etc.

I'm willing to help develop the scoring criteria for the various categories of awards, and to publish the forms, etc. I'll also be happy to keep the database of who's judging what.

I have access to a telephone conference call bridge so we can start hashing out the details of the process together.

What say you all?

Comment by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on July 8, 2014 at 12:06pm

GREAT! We will need judges/readers to get this done properly. Thanks you all for your show of support. Keep supporting us and we will do our personal best to do the same!

Comment by H. Wolfgang Porter on July 7, 2014 at 4:56pm

Looks interesting. I'd be happy to lend a hand where I can.

Comment by Nicole Givens Kurtz on July 6, 2014 at 7:11pm

I'd like to help out with this. I apologize for responding to it so late.

Comment by Winston Blakely on May 30, 2014 at 10:31pm

  this is a great idea... time for us to acknowledge ourselves. Not to mention great fun as well.

 

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