The Fantasy and Science Fiction community has not always been a safe space for fans of color. Like many convention spaces, we are complicit in this – intentional or not.
We stand with people fighting for their right to exist. We need to hold ourselves and our community responsible for lifting Black voices, and standing to ensure their rights to health, respect, liberty, and justice. We will work harder to make Ice & Fire Con a more inclusive space and promote Black creators and fans in the community.
Fandom spaces can be a place to debate your favorite ASOIAF theories, but Black Lives are not up for debate. Black Lives Matter.
Support Black Owned Bookstores in the United States: https://aalbc.com/bookstores/list.php
PLUS1ORG’s Anti-Racism Toolkit: https://docs.google.com/…/1vMlmL9TCZJW9bDNfr_nBu8FZEc8…/edit
Support Black ASOIAF/GOT Content Creators – here are just a few amazing creators to get you started.
Please send us info on any creators you enjoy so that we at I&FC can begin enjoying them too!
ManaroGeek – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1lo_HzhE8_5Q6gxn7h4cUA
Alicia Kingston – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFINw6LLA-4NiycBCAhxxvQ
Tee Baby – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSOlQn5fok-SSyschqNbjRA
Quinn’s Ideas – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1rFmaGLYr0Ve_Y_soxZNWQ
Hype’s Watch – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMRMaprM4O5WzAIQJnvz9g