The biggest Afrofuturistic story ever told
Get ready for a special opportunity. Afrofuturism is becoming more and more popular and it’s time everyone gets a chance to put their stamp on the genre- actually on the world! Have you ever wanted to have your stories and stories ideas told? Ever thought of a cool character but never got round to doing anything with it?
In conjunction with my collective Dark Nebula, I [Black King (AKA Kassmith)] am creating a written story which will be crowdsourced; meaning I am welcoming everyone to bring forward their ideas of characters, plots, objects, places anything you can think of.
I’ll make sure to shout out everyone who gave an idea that was used. I intend for this to be a BIG story; think of it as a 7 season TV show with 20 episodes each season. So there is plenty of time and space for ideas no matter how many books are published. I want it to feature elements of every country of Africa: tribes, languages, cultures, plants, geography. Most importantly, I want this to be about the stories and mythology of each region, the more ancient the better.
What is Afrofuturism?
Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history that explores the developing intersection of African/African Diaspora culture with technology. It combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentrism and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique the present-day dilemmas of black people and to interrogate and re-examine historical events.
So please send your ideas by submitting the form.
But wait…there are some basic rules:
- As it’s an afrofuturistic story your ideas should centre on Africa. Hey, you can surprise me and throw in a Brazilian character or a Chinese artefact, but in general Africa will be the focus.
- No spamming or hogging: You’re welcome to share multiple ideas but please don’t hijack the program. If there are 200 ideas submitted, 100 of them shouldn’t be from one person.
- Rights: Firstly please don’t input anyone else’s ideas, especially if it has already been published/produced. Secondly, if you submit an idea you will be relinquishing your rights to the idea. This is necessary as a development can remain in development hell if multiple people claim ownership of it. Of course you will get credit for any ideas used. Once again, no plagiarism.
- Creative limits: If you send in an idea of a granny with body that looks like bus, with a river on her head and expect me to work with it – there’s only so far my creativity can go. (Maybe add something about being realistic)
Here is the link to the submission form Link.