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This month's theme focuses on the role PoC characters have in the products of our fandom -- as accessories, as absences, and as convenient plot devices. This issue of absence is particularly important -- what does it do to fic to have the "real" experiences of PoC constantly referred to but never there? What does it mean that series like Xmen or HP draw on specific histories of race and violence, but do this without themselves referring to racism or anti-Semitism in text? Here, we're focusing will be on science-fiction and fantasy, speculative fiction, and other types of mediated imagery, including webcomics and movies.

I know you want to write something! Send your slinky linkies to mvelazqu AT umd DOT edu by 2/27/09, or post them here:

http://thehathorlegacy.com/books/poc-carnival-yay/
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We skipped March, so this Carnival, our ninth, incorporates some discussions from last month as well as this.

'What I heard about you, and what that meant for me' )
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The theme: "What I heard about you, and what that meant for me."

This carnival focuses on the relationships poc/nonwhites have with characters and actors that are of color-nonwhite as well as aliens and magical creatures.

If you're planning to contribute, please send your submissions to skywardprodigal [at] gmail [dot] com.

Original Announcement

x-posted.
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The People of Color in SF Carnival #9: "What I heard about you, and what that meant for me."

The theme, "What I heard about you, and what that meant for me" further addresses the theme of intra-poc/nonwhites relations as touched upon in the PoC in SF Carnival #8. This carnival focuses on the relationships poc and nonwhites have with characters and actors that are of color-nonwhite as well as aliens and magical creatures. The focus will be on science-fiction and fantasy, as well as speculative fiction and all the visual and media arts. Why the visual and other media arts? Because historically, even when the topic wasn't aliens in outer space or magical-and-mysterious creatures, foreigners and strangers decided to call different foreigners and strangers that are poc and nonwhite, aliens. And mysterious. And sometimes magical.

As in the POC in SF Carnival #8, as the phrases People/Fen of Color are not universally used terms, especially by fans living in Africa, the Caribbean, Central, Latin and South America, Asia, Oceania, and any other place I've missed/that's not in Canada or the United States, I encourage those who honor themselves according to their histories and cultures by defining themselves according to those realities to contribute.

Please post this notice far and wide if so inclined. And hosts are needed for subsequent Carnivals. Please volunteer!

Send your links to: skywardprodigal at gmail dot com

Deadline: April 27th
Host: skywardprodigal
Location: Soaring (aka skywardprodigal's LiveJournal)
Questions: skywardprodigal at gmail dot com

(With thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ladyjax for her PoC in SF #8 announcements)

x-posted
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Submissions for PoC* in SF Carnival #8: What Lies Between Us - Intraracial Dialogs are due on February 24th (Sunday).

If you have any questions, drop [livejournal.com profile] ladyjax a line at ladyj dot 965 at gmail dot com.

*PoC refers to people of color in the American vernacular. It can also be used interchangeably with non-white if you're non-white and prefer that as an actual term.
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5th POC SF Carnival

Fantasy from around the world figures in this one, right off the bat. There is Krrish! Anime! Wuxia!

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