Alright, so that’s not actually the name of the conference, but that’s how I felt about it.
It was amazing to be surrounded by Octavia E. Butler scholars and her society (Yes, OEB has her own society).My brain couldn’t even handle all the ways of looking at Butler’s work. It exploded and mended itself together and then exploded again. Boom.
The added bonus was that during the luncheon, people who had the opportunity of meeting Butler, shared those stories. I was happy and jealous at the same time.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend both days of the conference, but each session was recorded, so at some point it will be shared online for all to enjoy.
I was also able to participate in creating a Wikipedia page for Mind of My Mind that didn’t exist before the conference. My little nerd heart almost couldn’t take it. I have a feeling I’m going to go back and add more to it later. I got a chance to do a quick self-guided tour around Spelman College during one of our breaks.