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Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts presents this year’s MECCAcon 2015
September 18: 5 pm-10 pm: Mbad/aba African Bead Museum
6559 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, Michigan
September 19: 11 am-6 pm: Detroit Public Library
(Comic book convention, independent film festival)
5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan
INDIE FILM FEST
STEAMPUNK CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT CLASS
MECCAcon/5E Gallery’s DJ & ENTERTAINMENT Night
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
Our entertainment for the weekend will be held at MBAD/ABA AFRICAN BEAD MUSEUM, aka “DABLS.” This event will be hosted by 5E Gallery’s founder, DJ SICARI, along with special guests DJ LOS, DJ HEAD, MICROPHONE MISFITZ, DAN Z, MAHOGANY JONES, VALID, ONE SINGLE ROSE, and many more from across the U.S. DJ Workshops, live DJ sets, spoken word, hip hop, African language wall tours with Olayami Dabls, and more!
MECCAcon COMICS & ART CONVENTION
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
Our “dealer room” will be located in Stroham Hall (3rd floor), where creators and publishers from all over the United States will be showcasing and selling their works, as well as handmade artisans and small businesses. We also will be holding classes and workshops on the 3rd floor, as well. Classes include illustration, Steampunk character development, children’s drawing, and animation.
MECCAcon INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL & PANELS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
This year will be our first year for our official INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, co-curated by famed and award-winning filmmaker Ka’ramuu Kush! This is an all day event featuring 9 short films. Film topics range from Kemetic deities to dealing with mental illness in relationships to claiming your divine feminine.
We also will be holding two very prominent panel discussions on
WOMEN IN COMICS and COMPLEXIONS OF THE INDUSTRY.
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA, aka MECCAcon, is a large comic book and artist convention held annually in Detroit, Michigan. M.E.C.C.A was established primarily to instill knowledge about art in young people. It is our mission to make sure that children know that all “heroes” do not look the same and that many actually look just like THEM. It is also important to learn the origin of comic books and what the word “hero” actually comes from.
Unlike many “comic cons,” we don’t just focus on comic books. MECCAcon will highlight comics, science fiction, steampunk, fine art, music, graffiti, DJ artists, handmade artisans, African belly dancing, urban gardening, fashion, African martial arts, and more.
Lastly, at this convention, while comic books are the main focus, we want to make sure that ALL forms of art are highlighted. At the end of the day, art is and always will be ART — creative expression.
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA, or “MECCAcon” is a division of Amonyet Enterprises. The organization was founded October 2013 by founder and CEO, Maia “Crown” Williams.
For vending applications and info, please contact:
Maia Crown Williams
This year’s judges: Justin Gerard, Virginie Ropars, Greg Ruth, Annie Stegg Gerard, and Dice Tsutsumi.