ANGELA ROA, LATINO SCIENCE FICTION, CHICANOS FROM THE CONQUEST TO NOW, AND MORE ON LATINOPIA THIS WEEK.
Mis queridos, your Tia Tenopia has two new videos for you this week on Latinopia. And fun videos they are! In music we visit again with Chilean songster Angela Roa. She performs an original composition,”Mi Vidalita,” (My Vidalita) accompanied by guitarist Fernando Losada. Check out this riveting performance!
Our other video this week is a report from the first conference on Latino Science Fiction held at the University of California at Riverside. Why Latino Science Fiction and why UC Riverside you might ask? Well, UC Riverside is the home of the largest collection of publicly accessible science fiction and fantasy books and memorabilia in the world! Yep! Housed right there at the Tómas Rivera Library. It also has arguably the only Ph.D. program in science fiction in the United States. So the University, under the leadership of Professor Sherryl Vint, organized this first encuentro which brought together five Latino science fiction writers to talk about their craft and the future of Latino Science Fiction. This video is the first of several Latinopia will be posting on the encuentro in weeks to come.
Our monthly blogger Don Felípe Ortego returns with Brave Road with Don Felípe. This month he takes a look at the “long and winding road” we have all collectively come from the time of the Conquest to the present. Thoughtful and erudite, as always from Don Felípe.
Angela Ortiz returns with this week’s Photo of the Week, “In the Gardern” and Sergio Hernández regales us with the final installment in his Great Cucaracha escapade of the primos Arnie and Porfi. Zombie Mex Diarries is off this week but will return next week.
Enjoy this week on Latinopia!