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Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts (MECCA)

 

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MECCAcon 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Detroit Public Library  - Main Library 

The Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts (Mecca), is an annual tradition in the city the breakdown the origin of comic books, their historical background and so much more.

 

But unlike many “comic cons,” MECCACon is much more than just comic books.  Art has so many different mediums and at MECCACon you will experience them for yourself.  From the international/independent film festival to afrofutururism, science fiction, steampunk, handmade artisans and graffiti … MeccaCon highlights them all!

 

While comic books are the main focus, MECCACon also features a full international film festival that runs the entire day.  The festival showcases short films primarily, but many feature films have also been added centered around different themes.

 

Activities and Panel Discussions Include: 

STEAMPUNK workshop w/ Aiesha Little
Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) panel
Women in Comics NYC Collective International panel
#BACK2BLACK Creators panel
THE ART OF STORYTELLING w/ N Steven Harris
Interview sessions w/ Jermaine & Michael of BLKBOARD
Live art workshop w/ Gil Ashby
Cosplay workshop
MEDIA OF THE FUTURE panel
BLACK PUBLISHERS panel

 

Guests Include:


Jason Reeves
N Steven Harris
Women in Comics NYC Collective International
TheOneWillFocus
Taji Mag
The Art Of Ed Watson
Greg Anderson Elysée
Kim/Jen Slotterback
Karl Bollers
Kurt Bollers
Brian Johnson
SoveReign Comics LLC
Chris Ward
Jermaine Curtis Dickerson
Michael Tré Randall
Aiesha Little 
Tony Patrick
Artist Jason Phillips
Deon Howard
Author A. M. Griffin
The Ghetto Nerd
Nick Allen
Miguel Blanco
B Van Randall
Matthew Mcr Ellison II 
Eileen Kaur Alden
Giallo Gumbo
Kenya Moss-Dyme
Mya Lairis
Matthew Thornton
Devon Camel
Keith Gaskin

 

 

#MECCAcon2017

 

Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts - MECCA, or "MECCAcon", is a division of Amonyet Enterprises. The organization was founded October 2013.

 

For vending applications and info, please contact founder:
Maia Crown Williams
313-451-0297
BSAMstaff@gmail.com

Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts - MECCA
AmonyetEnterprises@gmail.com
twitter/instagram/tumblr: @MECCAcon

 

Illustration Title: MILESTONE COMICS legendary characters, Icon and Rocket, with child, in front of Comerica Park.
Illustration by 133art's Jason Reeves and Luis Guerrero

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