Thankfully Reading Weekend

Iconoclast Productions supports Thankfully Reading Weekend


(from Jenn’s Bookshelves): “Thankfully Reading Weekend, November 26-29! Want to avoid the crowds & shopping on Black Friday? Plan on spending a nice, quiet holiday at home? Join us!”

Iconoclast Productions would like to highlight “60 Black Women in Horror.” Compiled by our vice president for Black History Month and Women in Horror Month, the eBook is available for free at Smashwords:

60 Black Women in Horror

February is African American History Month here in the United States. It is also Women in Horror Month (WiHM). In 2013, as an Ambassador for Women in Horror Month. This list of black women who write horror was compiled at the intersection of the two. The booklet also includes interviews with nine of the women. The eBook version includes a bonus: an essay, and four short stories not found in the paperback.

The electronic (eBook) edition contains the following bonus materials: four short stories, and an essay, not found in the paperback.


60 Black Women in Horror
Interview with Linda Addison
Interview with Darlene Black
Interview with Valjeanne Jeffers
Interview with Jemiah Jefferson
Interview with Briana Lawrence
Interview with Nnedi Okorafor
Interview with A.L. Peck
Interview with Eden Royce
Interview with Sumiko Saulson

There is an associated print edition that does not include the following bonus materials found in the eBook:

David Watson article: On L.A. Banks and Octavia Butler
Short Story: Amber’s New Friend by Crystal Connor
Short Story: The Last by Sumiko Saulson
Short Story: Rhythm by Eden Royce
Short Story The Funeral by Annie J Penn


Iconoclast Productions connects with a broader community

Glamarama Tutu booth at the Summer Fiesta in Oakland

When Iconoclast Productions was founded in March 1993 in San Francisco’s Fillmore/Western Addition community, it had a very locally focused mission. The organizational goal was to bring media arts education and exhibition to the African American and disabled artists community and to close the digital divide that prevented these artists from fully utilizing the internet and digital media production technologies to display their works in music, film/video, and electronic arts such as animation and digitally produced or enhanced visual arts, but the served community was initially just the Fillmore/Western Addition.

Stagefright at Sunday Streets Berkeley

In 1997, the organization embarked on an initiative to expand its served public to include the BayView/Hunter’s Point area, the Tenderloin, and other places where there were large populations of African American and disabled artists. Due to the economic conditions affecting both African Americans and disabled communities, there was a lot of overlap in that the served communities quite frequently were found in large population centers in the poorest parts of San Francisco.

By 2001, due to gentrification and the rising property values and rental fees in San Francisco, the African American population was down to approximately half of what it was in 1990. With large segments of its served public forced to leave San Francisco, Iconoclast Productions needed to expand its geographic focus even further to include the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

Iconoclast Productions is currently working on projects in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Vallejo.

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