Congratulations to doctoral candidates Ashley P. Jones and Michael S. Bass whose academic papers were selected for the Cinematic Sci-Fi panel and presented at the 76th annual Worldcon in San Jose, CA. Their presentation examined the afrofuturist film “Les Saignantes” from Cameroon. Worldcon (the World Science Fiction Convention) is the annual gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans, writers, artists, musicians and other creators, first held in New York City in 1939. Worldcon is held in a different city and organized by a different volunteer organization each year. This year’s conference was organized by a committee sponsored by San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc., a California public benefit corporation and featured several academic panel discussions.