Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts
MECCA - Saturday, September 19, 2015–11am-6pm
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts presents this year's
September 18:: 5p-10p:: Mbad/aba African Bead Museum (DJ workshops/performances)
6559 Grand River, Detroit, MI
September 19:: 11am-6p:: Detroit Public Library (MAIN DAY)
5201 Woodward, Detroit, MI
INDIE FILM FEST
STEAMPUNK DEVELOPMENT CLASS,
Comic book workshops,
DJ workshops for children and adults!
Join us this year for our 1st annual Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts, aka #MECCAcon2015! This year is like a THREE in ONE, and we are VERY excited!!
MECCAcon/5E Gallery's DJ & ENTERTAINMENT Night
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, DH HEAD, MICROPHONE MISFITZ, DAN Z, MAHOGANY JONES, VALID, ONE SINGLE ROSE, and many more from across the U.S. Vending spaces for that will be only $40! (Must provide own tables/chairs). DJ Workshops, LIve dj sets, spoken word, hip hop, african language wall tours with Olayami Dabls, and more!
MECCAcon COMICS & ART CONVENTION
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, animation, and more.
MECCAcon INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL & PANELS
This year will be our first year that we will be doing our official INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, co-curated by famed and award winning filmmaker, Ka'ramuu Kush! This is an all day event, which will feature 9 short films. Films range from animation, kemetic gods, deities, dealing with mental illness in relationships, claiming your divine feminine, and so much more.
We have been working on this film festival for almost a year now
We also will be having two very prominent panels in the theatre:
WOMEN IN COMICS, and COMPLEXIONS OF THE INDUSTRY.
A $6 Donation is suggested--> http://wp.me/p5ETR1-7P
only $75 for dealer/vendor tables until JULY 31st, 2015!!
As August 1st, 2015, tables are only $125!!
*Prices go up August 1st, NO EXCEPTIONS!*
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts - MECCA, aka MECCAcon, is a large comic book and artist convention held annually in Detroit, MI. The primary reason M.E.C.C.A was established was to instill knowledge primarily in the younger art culture. It is my mission to make sure that children know that all "heroes" do not look the same, that many actually look just like THEM. It is also important to learn the origin of comic books, what the historical facts come from, and what the word "hero" actually derives from.
Unlike many "comic cons", we don't just focus only on comic books. Art has several mediums, and we want to highlight them all. MECCAcon will highlight comics, science fiction, steampunk, fine art, music, graffiti, dj artists, handmade artisans, african belly dance, 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.
So get YOUR drawings ready!!!
share YOUR artwork,
YOUR beginning stages to
YOUR characters, share YOUR storylines, share YOUR concepts!
cuz it will be at YOUR "home",
on YOUR terms.
this is for ALL AGES.
This convention highlights CULTURE and DIVERSITY.
No need to pass by 100 booths before you find a character that looks like YOU.
Bring the ENTIRE family!
Celebrate the HERU in YOU!
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
CEO and Executive Assistant, M.E.C.C.A.
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