27 August 2005

Maryland Trip, Dr. Gregory Hampton

Just came back from Maryland where my crew and I interviewed Dr. Gregory Hampton, the professor from Howard University who put together the first event that I videotaped for the documentary in 2003. A New Frontier: Blacks in Science Fiction brought in Octavia Butler, Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due and Nalo Hopkinson. There were also a number of papers read from different academics during the two-day event where the focus was on Blacks, Literature and Science/Speculative Fiction. Dr. Hampton is currently publishing two works, one on Octavia Butler and the other a review of his 2003 conference. Good Interview, nice long drive.