Upcoming Events

2024

ConCarolinas

May 31-June 2, 2024

 

ConGregate 10

July 12-14, 2024

 

Dragon Con

Aug 29-Sept 2, 2024

 

DeepSouthCon

October 11-13

Unicoi State Park & Lodge

Helen, GA 

 

Multiverse

October 18-20

Hilton Peachtree City

Peachtree City, GA

 

Past Events

2024

Subsume Speculative Book Fair 2024

Saturday, April 13th 12pm-7pm

50 Lower Alabama Street Atlanta, Ga 30303

 

JordonCon

April 19-21, 2024

 

The Outer Dark Presents: The Call of the Weird & Speculative Fiction Roundtable & Readings

2-5 PM, Saturday, March 23, 2024

Eagle Eye Books

2076 N. Decatur Rd

Decatur, GA 30033

 

TigerCon

5036 LaVista Rd

Tucker, GA 30084

Friday, March 1, 2024 12-4pm

 

Blacklisted
February 24-25, 2024 
12 PM - 6 PM

FREE, but you must register

Loudermilk Conference Center
40 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

I'll be speaking on this panel:
Afro-Futurism: Black Imagination as a Tool for Liberation” and is scheduled to take place at 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 24th.

2023

DragonCon

Aug 31-Sept 4, 2023

Multiverse 2023

Oct 20-22, 2023

Day of Weird Speclit Community

2 pm, Sat., Aug 5, 2023

On Panel at Eagle Eye Books

2076 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033

2022

Black Speculative Fiction & Fantasy Book Fair

10:00 AM, Sat, Nov 5, 2022

504 Fair Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Multiverse 2022

October 14-16, 2022

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North,

7 Concourse Parkway

Sandy Springs, GA

Book Signing

Sunday, September 25, 2-4 pm

Early Literacy Development Agency-Bookstore in the Black Wallstreet Market

8109 Mall Pkwy, Stonecrest, GA 30038

Sat, August 13, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Jubilee of Reading Book Club Conference Stonecrest Library

3123 Klondike Road Lithonia, Ga 30038 

Fri – Sun, July 22 – 24

ConGregate

Marriott Downtown 425 North Cherry Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Fri – Sun, July 29 – 31

Urban Nerd Con

1037 Pelham St, Montgomery, AL 36104

Thurs, June 23, 6 – 8 pm

Book Release Party for ‘Oracles’

Kat’s Cafe

970 Piedmont Ave NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

Podcast interview – Books & Coffee

https://anchor.fm/shika8

Sat, March 12, 12 – 4 pm

Newton Ani-Day Newton High School Covington, Ga

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Subsume Summit 

February 4-6, 2022

Black Futures Month (Virtual)

2021

DragonCon 2021

Sept. 2-6, 2021

2020

Multiverse 2020
October 16-18, 2020
Virtual

DragonCon 2020
Sep. 3-7 2020
Virtual

The Outer Dark Symposium 2020
August 14-16
Virtual

Planet Deep South ATL
Feb 20, 4pm
Georgia Institute of Technology-Student Center Ballroom
350 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm – Session VI – The Black Fantastic in Young Adult Fiction
Panelists: Matthew Teutsch (Piedmont College), Marcus Haynes (Clark Atlanta University), Violette Meier (Independent Author & Publisher), RaShell Smith-Spears (Jackson State University)

Feb 8, 12-4 pm Sights and Sounds Black Cultural Expo Museum
North Dekalb Mall
2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur GA

Subsume Sessions: The State of Black Science Fiction
Sat, Jan 25, 3-5 pm
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
101 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

2019

Subsume Summit 2019 Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History 101 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Saturday, November 9, 2019

Alien Encounters – A Celebration of the Speculative and Imaginative Arts Clayton County Library-Main Branch 865 Battle Creek Road Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:30 am – 3 pm

Multiverse Science-Fiction & Fantasy Convention Hilton Atlanta Airport – Atlanta, GA Friday, October 18, 2019, 2:30 – 3:30 pm “Science Fiction Has Always Been Political” Location: GEEK: Sci-Fi (Rabun) 10:00 – 11:00 pm “Monster Mash” Location: GEEK: Horror (Ogeechee)

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 2:30 – 3:30 pm “Fractured Fairytales: Do Classic Fairy-tale Adaptations Have a Place in YA Horror?” Location: GEEK: Horror (Ogeechee)
4:00 – 5:00 pm “Advanced Craft: Worldbuilding: Creating Culture” Location: WRITE (Sinclair Amphitheater)

5:30 -6:30 pm – Violette L. Meier Book signing
Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:30 – 12:30 pm “Craft of Writing: Characterization” Location: WRITE (Sinclair Amphitheater)

Interview on A Closer Look w/ Rose Scott on NPR 90.1 FM, WABE Friday, August 30, 2019, 1 – 2 PM

Dragon*Con A Writer’s Perspective Hyatt Regency Atlanta 265 Peachtree Street NE, LL3 Inman Room Atlanta, GA 30303 Friday, August 30, 2019, 2:30 PM

Decatur Book Festival Downtown Decatur

State of Black Science Fiction – Booth 720
Saturday & Sunday, August 31 & September 1, 2019, 10 AM – 6 PM

Dragon*Con Women of Color in Sci-Fi TV Hyatt Regency Atlanta 265 Peachtree Street NE, LL3 Inman Room Atlanta, GA 30303 Saturday, August 31, 2019, 1 PM

Dragon*Con How to Manage It All? Hyatt Regency Atlanta 265 Peachtree Street NE, LL3 Inman Room Atlanta, GA 30303 Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7 PM

Congregate 6 Red Lion Hotel, 135 S. Main St High Point, NC 27260 July 12-14, 2019
Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo 2019 North DeKalb Mall, 2042 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, GA 30033 Saturday, March 9, 10 AM – March 10, 6 PM

2018

Reading at Medu Books w/Terminus Crew Greenbriar Mall – 2841 Greenbriar Pkwy. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1 PM – 6 PM

Book Release Party for Archfiend (Book 3 Of Angel Crush Saga) Kat’s Cafe 970 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Atlanta African American Book Festival Georgia State University Student Center East – 55 Gilmer St SE Atlanta, GA 30303 Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm

Blacktasticon (the State of Black Science Fiction Convention 2018) Saturday, June 16, 10:30 am – 7:30 pm & Sunday, June 17, 2018, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech 349 Ferst Drive NW Atlanta GA 30332

StoneFest (Spring festival at Atlanta Sports City at Stonecrest Resorts) 8010 Mall Pkwy Stonecrest, GA 30038 Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10 am – 6 pm

Dekalb County Public Library Author Expo Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10 am-2 pm
Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library, 5234 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084 Violette and other authors will be on hand to discuss their work, sell and autograph books and talk about their personal journeys as writers. Featured genres will include fiction, non-fiction, inspirational, self-help, children’s, science fiction and more.

Atlanta State of Black Science Fiction writers of Terminus Anthology Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6-8 pm, Thomas W. Cole Research Center for Science & Technology 223 James P Brawley Dr. SW Atlanta, GA 30314 Description: If you love all things Atlanta, and speculative fiction, come meet the writers of the Terminus Anthology. It will be located in Exhibition Hall in the Thomas Cole Building. Saturday, March 3, 2-2:50 pm

Atlanta Science Fiction and Fantasy Expo North DeKalb Mall Panel: Blending the Secular and Sacred in Speculative Fiction Room: Paris Book Signing, March 3, 2018

2017

October 14, 2017, 10 am-2 pm Clayton County Library 865 Battle Creek Rd., Jonesboro, GA 30236

Book Signing April 15th, 2017 from 2 pm-4 pm Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore 5531 Roswell Road NE Atlanta, GA 30342

Atlanta Science Fiction and Fantasy Expo North DeKalb Mall March 12, 2017, Noon Panel: “Writers in the Age of Social Media”

Book Vending Free Promo Party for “I’m Still My Sister’s Keeper” Fashion Show March 11th, 2017, 8 pm-12 am Ellaboo’s Den Dance Studio and Event Hall 2475 Delowe Dr. East Point, GA 30344

Book reading & signing at CalaBar & Grill February 18th, 2017, 8:30 pm 4144 Redan Rd #102 Stone Mountain, GA 30083

2016

Interviews 3/25/2016: Interview on Genesis

2014

Sci-Fi Radio 2/9/2014: Violette Meier

2013

Interviewed on a Natural Hair Blog 3/13/2013: The Conversation with Klarque Garrison 3/6/2013: Delicious Talk with Gayle Johnson