All throughout April, The Black Tribbles and The Afrofuturist Affair with Mythmedia Studios will celebrate the legacy of the late science fiction novelist Octavia Butler once again. Its time for OCTAVIA CITY 2015 and this year we're turning over FIVE SHOWS to the big event. Every show in April (the weekly Black Tribbles Prime on G-town Radio and Tribble Nation for WHYY/Newsworks) will feature original short stories, music, spoken word pieces and personal reflections on the influence the work of Octavia Butler has had on the artistic community.
AND SO THE CALL GOES OUT FOR 2015 for all artists, writers, screenwriters (wouldn't a cool stage reading sound great?) and music/spoken word performers interested in showcasing their craft, send an email to OctaviaCity@gmail.com letting us know what you wish to contribute to OCTAVIA CITY 2015. Submissions are due by March 20th.
Len Webb, Kennedy Allen - Black Tribbles
Rasheedah Phillips - The Afrofuturist Affiar
Li Sumpter - Mythmedia Studios
This week, the Tribbles discuss the intricacies of the television, movies, and comics industries with Hopalong Comanshii & Synaptickush creator/artist ANTHONY TYRONE HOWARD, aka ShameTribble (cuz he FORGOT his designation) and how these trends reflect the current social climate.
Join your favorite Tribbles as they introduce the nation to ARIELL JOHNSON, the first (and only, as far as we know) black female comic book shop owner in Philly. Huzzah! Plus, when is bacon truly bacon and when is it merely fakin' bacon? All this and more!
The Tribbles sit around the WHYY fireplace to take a peek into the married life of Spider-Tribble and Master Tribbles with the First Ladies of Tribble Nation before inducting the inaugural class of geek-centric luminaries into the TRIBBLES HALL OF FAME.
Your favorite Tribbles bug out with writer, producer, artist, toy maker, and voice actor CARL JONES in the first installment of Black Tribblation Month. Plus, a sneak peek at the new Daredevil series, and a serious discussion as to whether or not should the Simpsons stay on the air.