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Wakanda Dream Lab: Worldbuilding for Abolitionist Futures

At Wakanda Dream Lab, we believe that worldbuilders harvest the abundant, radical imaginations to manifest what once seemed impossible into an irresistible inevitability. These are the times for new dreams, dreamers and immersive dream experiences to emerge. Since 2018, we’ve produced those dreams of the future into immersive storytelling experiences through an augmented anthology series …

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Keeping it Real: Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Fandom in Fiction for Young Readers

In this conversation, award-winning authors Aya de Leon and Torrey Maldonado will discuss the role of magic, fantasy, science fiction and comic book fandom in their young adult, middle grade and children’s chapter books. How do supernatural elements and storylines bring stories to life, whether it’s sci-fi or more realistic fiction? In particular, how do …

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Publishing Diverse Children’s Picture Books

An award winning African-American children’s book author and an independent illustrator will discuss the benefits and challenges of sending your children’s picture book into the world. Discussions will include: Best practices for creating and completing a picture book (Writing, editing, & illustrating) as well as Social Media Marketing, and selling independently on Amazon.