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2019 fan photos for #MECCAconDSA2019

MECCAcon for all things 2019 is OFFICIALLY a wrap, family!

I want to take time to officially thank everyone for participating and attending my events yesterday, both 6th annual MECCAcon Detroit #MECCAconDSA2019, the 5th annual MECCAcon IFF 2019 #MECCAconIFF2019, and the 4th annual MECCAcon Vault book/art signings. It takes a lot of work and even more so dedication to get done what I get done, be it good or bad. I’ve been throwing events locally, nationally, and globally for over 15years, and I’m always amazed at the range of support that I get.

I had my FRIENDS doing the absolute most for me, from promoting, to marketing, to official artwork, to keeping me SANE, lol. Special love going out to N Steven Harris, Jason Reeves, Greg Anderson Elysée, and Dedren Snead.

And then, there were my vendors, filmmakers, panelists, and workshop instructors. From those who had a packed gym for hours with sistas crying in the hallways, to those who didn’t have anyone in their audience and did their shit anyways, nah no one complained one drop to me. I also appreciate Dr. Mayowa Reynolds finding a new space for this year, via Detroit School of Arts, aka DSA.

It takes a LOT to do what I do, even when folks are doing all that they can to see that I can’t. (I gotta whole army of haters, and I’m kinda impressed at how systematic some are, while I chuckle at the sloppiness of others’ executions.) I’m so absolutely grateful for all of you who not only stayed across the block and pulled up to participate JUST as much as those who took planes, trains, and automobiles (LITERALLY) on their OWN dimes.

MASSIVE amounts of love to Tene Dismuke and House of Bastet for transferring a gym into a spiritual oasis! REFLECTIONS ETERNAL : Relaxation Suite was a HUGE success this year. Yoga, Reiki, Massages, and SOOO much more was to be had. ALL that I heard was elevated feedback about Tene and her ENTIRE crew. Thank you SO much for participating in my event. Thank you SO much for doing this SO many times. From belly dancing and more, all I get from Tene is undivided love. She’s believed in me since before day one, and it doesn’t go unnoticed in the least bit. I invite… They pull TF up. EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Super mad I didn’t get all of House Of Kofi’s annual wardrobe changes. Apple needs to invent an emoji JUST for you, love.

Panels, panels, and more panels were held this year. There were TEN, lol. Yes… TEN FULL PANELS, from our standard multiple BACK2BLACK, multiple BLACK FILMMAKERS, and BLACK FINE ARTISTS series, to new ones like BACK GIRLS ARE THE GAME, BLACK RESTAURANTEURS, and ENTREPRENOIR, there were MANY, lol.

I wanna thank ALL of you, family. Each and every last panelist and moderator did a wonderful job! Shout out to the moderators who kept me from having to moderate ALL of them this year 🤣🤣 Thanks to both  Lumumba and  Mayowa Reynolds who made sure my film festival went off without a single hitch on Saturday.

At the end of the day, the youth are why I do exactly what I do, each and every year. Mrs Hall of DSA did SO much to prepare these students for , and did it for a year. The students were SUPER excited that their artwork would be seen by so many people from across the country, and were very proud. These babies not only did an artist installation, but many of them also vended. They sold comic and anime illustrations, art, food, and more. They attended and supported the visiting guests, as well as supported both days of the film festival. They promoted MECCACON on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Some passed out flyers & sent mass texts. Some brought their parents AND grandparents, who all also supported our guests. Words cannot properly express how grateful I am to the STUDENTS of DSA.

We are constantly grateful for the authentic love that Curtis Sullivan and Vault of Midnight Detroit has shown us since they opened their doors 4 years ago. Each and every single year, they have let me pull up whenever however, and I love them for that. Thank you to your entire team who since day one have treated me like family. MASSIVELY MASSIVELY MASSIVELY appreciated.

HUGE shot out to Colibri Harris’s ENTIRE family reunion for ALL that they did for MECCAcon, cuz good grief! Videography, photography, promotion, vending, AND live painting workshops for children.

EXTRAAAA special thanks to Xavier Jones, Omega Mallory, and David Chill for being PROLIFICCCC volunteers for me ALL WEEKEND LONG.Words canNOTTT express my gratitude cuz good grief, y’all are amazing. How much we had to do was overwhelming to say the least. I appreciate y’all dedication to my mission. Xavier dealt with HEAVY glitches, and came back like ain’ nuthn’ happen, lolol. David signed up for volunteering like 100000%, & came lookin’ like a Khemtic snack, lololol. Omega has been riding hard for me for YEARS years, lol. We ALL consider this brotha our MECCAcon mascot, lol!

MASSIVELY appreciated in FULL to each and every last person who made this ENTIRE  weekend a success. Videos of panels will be coming severely soon!

 

All love, All light, All progression,

  • Maia “Crown” Williams, MECCAcon founder

 

*** rest in solidarity to baba Lite Shineth and baba Camera El, whom I lost right before and directly after this year’s convention. I love you both, and shall honor your names. Ase oooo ***

 

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4th annual MECCAcon Book/Art Signings #MECCAconVAULT2019

Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA and Vault of Midnight Detroit present::

MECCAcon Book/Art Signings #MECCAconVAULT2019
bit.ly/meccaconvault2019 /                                        https://www.vaultofmidnight.com/events-add/meccacon-bookart-signings 

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FRIDAY, September 20th, 2019
Vault of Midnight – DETROIT
1226 Library Street
Detroit, MI 48226

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rest in SOLID peace to the HUGE supporter and my brother, Dr. Chris Parks!

Participants this year include::

Jahni Kwatre

Nick/Troy Allen

Ezra Daniels

Newton Vilavois

Greg Anderson Elysee 

N Steven Harris 

Dedren Snead 

 

4pm –
Jahni Kwatre
Nick/Troy Allen
5pm –
Ezra Daniels
Newton Vilavois
6pm –
Greg Anderson Elysee
N Steven Harris
Dedren Snead

The Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA is a large comic book convention and international film festival held annually in Detroit, MI. MECCA was initially established to instill knowledge in the youth art culture, and mostly focuses on promoting comics, film, and art from black and other indigenous indie creators.

Now in its 6th year, MECCAcon is stronger than ever, and will once again have a special pre-show signing at Vault of Midnight Detroit featuring some of MECCAcon’s stars! This is our 4th year doing signings at VoM!

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Vault Of Midnight’s Prime Directive

To provide our customers with a unique and remarkable shopping experience that confounds the expectations of what is typically associated with a comic shop;

To act as ambassadors for all things geeky and to present our wares as the awesome, fun, and universally accessible pieces of entertainment that they are.

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2010 Eisner Award Winners

In 2010, Vault of Midnight was honored to receive the Will Eisner “Spirit of Comics” Award at the San Diego Comic-Con.  It was really cool.

* Don’t forget that Vault of Midnight Detroit validates parking at the Z Parking Garage (located right above VoM!!) for up to two hours with any purchase!

THURSDAY:::
5th annual MECCAcon IFF #meccaconiff2019 Day ONE of the MECCAcon International Film Festival

FRIDAY:::
MECCAcon Book/Art Signings #MECCAconVAULT2019

FRIDAY:::
#MECCACONandCHILL – tba

SATURDAY:::
6th annual MECCAcon Detroit #MECCAconDSA2019

SUNDAY:::
13th Annual D-Town Farm Harvest Festival – because we ALWAYS Support baba Malik!

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For all info on all things MECCAcon, please contact founder Maia Crown Williams, AmonyetEnterprises@gmail.com.

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6th annual MECCAcon #MECCAconDSA2019

6th annual MECCAcon Detroit #MECCAconDSA2019 & 5th annual MECCAcon IFF 2019 #MECCAconIFF2019 is SATURDAY, September 21st at DSA – Detroit School of Arts!! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

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bit.ly/meccaaconvault2019 :: annual BOOK/ART signings @ Vault of Midnight Detroit

HUGE lineup and program! Get your tickets TODAY!

Comic books, Live art, MECCAcon IFF, Panels, Workshops, Presentations!
Celebrate the HERU in YOU, Detroit!
ALL ages welcome!

DSA Rooms/Floor::::: 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th ONLY
(AH) AALIYAH HALL – 4th flr : MECCAcon International Film Festival screenings
(FT) FORD AUDITORIUM – 1st flr : all panels
(TL) THEATER LOBBY- 1st flr : Comic Book / Art / Various vendors
(SA) STUDIO A – 1st flr : food vendors
(CR) CONFERENCE ROOM – Rm 140, 1st flr, across from studio A : food demos
(AG) ART GALLERY- 5th floor : DSA Art Department’s installation
(G) GYMNASIUM- 2nd flr : yoga & belly dancing workshops
(BB) BLACK BOX THEATER – 1st flr : ENTREPRENOIR ROOM
(C106) CLASSROOM, 1st flr : various
(C107) CLASSROOM, flr : all day chill out room, phone charging, eating, etc.

THURSDAY – MECCAcon IFF 2019 (day 1)

600p Queen of Kings – Yasmin Neal – 11m
615p The Adulterer – Gian Francisco Smith, Bobby Yan – 14m
635p Almost Home – George Simon – 12m
650p 705p The Camera Loves Kaila – Michael Lindsey – 15m
710p Girl Icon – Sadah Espii Proctor – 8m
725p Lucid – Jumai Yusuf – 5m
735p Wildflower – Jumai Yusuf – 6m
745p How To Power A City: Highland Park – Melanie La Rosa – 10m
800p Parallel Lines: Exploring the Intersection of Comics & Hip-Hop – Mike Davis – 7m
810p Bakoso: Afrobeats of Cuba – Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi – 48m

FRIDAY – BOOK Signings, Vault Of Midnight Detroit

4pm- Jahni Kwatre, Nick/Troy Allen
5pm, Ezra Daniels, Newton Vilavois
6pm- Greg Anderson Elysee, N Steven Harris, Dedren Snead

SATURDAY – MECCAcon International Film Festival (day 2)

1100a Wildflower – Jumai Yusuf – 6m
1110a T.E.C.H. Dream Sweet – Brandon Dean Johnson – 11m
1125a Training Wheels – Sanicole – 14m
1145a Malika: Warrior Queen – YouNeek Studios – 15m
1205p Sela – Rafieka Davis – 25m
1235p Enoch – Yasmin Neal – 3m
1240p The Refugee Restauranteurs – Michael Steves/ Mamba Hamissi – 6m
1245p – 1255p BREAK
100p Ballet After Dark – Brittany B Monét Fennell – 17m
120p If There Is Light – Hales Elizabeth Anderson – 22m
145p – Cold Sweat: Chapter 1 WHAM! – Wi-Moto Nyoka 17m
205p Something for Cyitra – Jahni Kwatrae – 25m
230p – 300p BREAK
305p Right On – Zachary Cornell Cunningham – 13m
320p Love Tap – Gian Francisco Smith – 14m
340p Manhood – Rodney Stringfellow – 12m
355p Knock Knock – Kennikki Jones-Jones – 14m
415p Showtime – Shawn Antoine II – 15m
435p Loreen’s Gotta Boogie – Bobby Yan – 12m
450p K.I.N.G. – Rashad Frett – 13ms
505pm A Dark Foe – Maria Gabriela Cardenas – 1h55m

SATURDAY – CONVENTION SCHEDULE – DSA

11a – 7p (AG) ::: ARTIST INSTALLATION. DSA’s Art Department. Curated by Mrs. Hall
11a 12p
(TL) Artist Alley opens
(G) WOOSAH: A lesson in Satya and Tapas (yoga)
12p – 7p :: (TL) FIYAH TV presentations (all day at their table in the Theatre Lobby)
12p – 1p
(FA) BACK2BLACK : Accuracy vs Acceptance in Today’s Comics panel, pt1
Troy-Jeffrey Allen
Jahni Kwatre
Newton Lilavois
Greg Anderson Elysee
Devon Camel
JM Hunter
(C106) SETTING UP YOUR TWITCH workshop
Asia Animenesia
1p – 4p :: REFLECTION ETERNAL – Relaxation suite w/ House of Bastet
Relaxation & Stretching Techniques
Belly Dancing Workshop
Movement Meditation
1p – 2p
(FA) BLACK FILMMAKERS panel, pt1
Jahni Kwatre
Zachery Cunningham
Kennikki Jones-Jones
Wi-moto Nyoka
Gian Francisco Smith
(SA) COOKING WITH QUE – vegan food demo
Quiana Broden/ The Kitchen
(C106) THE ART OF STORYTELLIN’
N Steven Harris (DC Comics, AJALA: A Series of Adventures)
2p – 3p
(FA) FINE ARTS PANEL – moderated by Nic Notion
M Saffell Gardner
Judy Bowman
Darius Baber
Nic Notion
BNICK (Brian Nickson)
Ijania Cortez
BLACK GIRLS ARE THE GAME – Gaming round table discussion
@Asia Animenesia
@BlackGirlGamerCode/ Brandi JABIYA
@Kikyo_Bri
3pm – 7pm :: (BB) ENTREPRENOIR Room – presented by Black Business Finder
$50 Professional Headshots to the public
FREE Photo Shoots/ Headshots for MECCAcon Participants
Interviews w/ MECCAcon Participants
ENTREPRENOIR Panel – see below, 6pm
3p – 4p
(FA) BLACK RESTAURANTEURS panel
Cooking w/ Que/ Quiana Broden
Baobab Fare / Mamba Hamissi
Yumvillage/ Godwin Ihentuge
Paradise Natural Foods/ Mama Nezaa
(C106) HEAD WRAPPING Workshop w/ MY ROYALTY WRAPS
Ya Ya Abdulah
4p – 5p
(FA) BACK2BLACK: Accuracy vs Acceptance in Today’s Comics panel, pt2
N Steven Harris
Nick Allen
Kofi Brown
TJ Sterling
Dedren Snead
Horacio Hall
5p – 6p
(FA) BLACK FILMMAKERS Panel, pt2 :: 500pm – 600pm
Shawn Antoine II
Bobby Yan
Yasmin Neal
Sanicole
Rashad Frett
(C106) ELEMENTAL : BLACK SCI-FI READING/AUTHOR SESSION
M. Haynes
6p – 7p
(FA) BLACK GIRLS ARE THE GAME – panel
@Asia Animenesia
@BlackGirlGamerCode/ Brandi JABIYA
@Kikyo_Bri
(BB) ENTREPRENOIR panel w/ Black Business Finder/ Cartiar Matlock
Sheila Patrick / Flo’s Boutique
Nefertiti Harris / Textures Natural Hair Salon
Jamii/ Kan Bookstore
Fiyah TV / Aigbe Idahosa
7p – EVENT CLOSES
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ART PANEL 2019

THURSDAY :: 5th annual MECCAcon IFF 2019 #MECCAconIFF2019, day 1
FRIDAY :: MECCAcon Book/Art Signings #MECCAconVAULT2019
SATURDAY :: 6th annual MECCAcon Detroit #MECCAconDSA2019 AND 5th annual MECCAcon IFF 2019 #MECCAconIFF2019 (day 2)

What meccacon

$10…
TOTAL…
… for an ENTIRE DAY.

Get your tickets, family.
filmfreeway.com/meccaconiff/tickets

40 vendors from across the country.
8 panels.
26 MECCAcon IFF films. (some will also be on Thursday)
11 workshops.
Food demos.
Vegan & African/Caribbean food vendors.
11 multi award winning, heavily credited filmmaker panelists and film talks.
6 floor arts high school.

Black box theater.
800 seat, 3 floor theater.
Aaliyah Hall.
Multiple classrooms.
Large breakout room.
Large multipurpose room.
Theatre lobby.
Ticket box.
Gymnasium.
Art gallery.

 

 


AmonyetEnterprises@gmail.com (volunteering and participating)
bit.ly/meccacondsa2019 (full convention info)
FilmFreeway.com/MECCAconIFF/tickets (film fest info & ALL tickets for EVERYTHING including CONVENTION)

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MECCAcon IFF 2019 Schedule

The 5th annual MECCAcon IFF 2019 at the 6th annual MECCAcon Detroit #MECCAconDSA2019 is September 19 & 21. Get your all inclusive tickets TODAY!

VOLUNTEER APP ::
https://forms.gle/t6U7e4ZZjJXEt8T79

THURSDAY, September 19 – 6pm-9pm
SATURDAY, September 21 – 11am-7pm

 

5th annual MECCAcon IFF 2019 #MECCAconIFF2019 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE
** times subject to change **
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! Scroll down below for film descriptions!

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THURSDAY – (day 1)

600p Queen of Kings – Yasmin Neal – 11m
615p The Adulterer – Gian Francisco SmithBobby Yan – 14m
635p Almost Home – George Simon – 12m
650p 705p The Camera Loves Kaila – Michael Lindsey – 15m
710p Girl Icon – Sadah Espii Proctor – 8m
725p Lucid – Jumai Yusuf – 5m
735p Wildflower – Jumai Yusuf – 6m
745p How To Power A City: Highland Park – Melanie La Rosa – 10m
800p Parallel Lines: Exploring the Intersection of Comics & Hip-Hop – Mike Davis – 7m
810p Bakoso: Afrobeats of Cuba – Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi – 48m

 

 

 

SATURDAY – (day 2)

1100a Wildflower – Jumai Yusuf – 6m
1110a T.E.C.H. Dream Sweet – Brandon Dean Johnson – 11m
1125a Training Wheels – Sanicole – 14m
1145a Malika: Warrior Queen – YouNeek Studios – 15m
1205p Sela – Rafieka Davis – 25m
1235p Enoch – Yasmin Neal – 3m
1240p The Refugee Restauranteurs – Michael Steves/ Mamba Hamissi – 6m

1245p – 1255p BREAK

100p Ballet After Dark – Brittany B Monét Fennell – 17m
120p If There Is Light – Hales Elizabeth Anderson – 22m
145p – Cold Sweat: Chapter 1 WHAM! – Wi-Moto Nyoka 17m
205p Something for Cyitra – Jahni Kwatrae – 25m

230p – 300p BREAK

 

305p Right On – Zachary Cornell Cunningham – 13m
320p Love Tap – Gian Francisco Smith – 14m
340p Manhood – Rodney Stringfellow – 12m
355p Knock Knock – Kennikki Jones-Jones – 14m
415p Showtime – Shawn Antoine II – 15m
435p Lorraine’s Gotta Boogie – Bobby Yan – 15m
450p K.I.N.G. – Rashad Frett – 13ms

500pm A Dark Foe – Maria Gabriela Cardenas  – 1h55m

 

Black Filmmakers Panel, pt1 :: 100pm – 200pm
Jahni Kwatre
Zachery Cunningham
Kennikki Jones-Jones
Wi-moto Nyoka
Gian Francisco Smith

Black Filmmakers Panel, pt2 :: 500pm – 600pm
Shawn Antoine iii
Bobby Yan
Yasmin Neal
Sanicole
Rashad Frett
Rodney Stringfellow

 

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CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

** 6th annual MECCAcon Detroit #MECCAconDSA2019 schedule coming soon.

Illustration and colors by multi award winning comic artist, N Steven Harris.

 

MECCAcon IFF at and during the 6th annual MECCAcon Detroit #MECCAconDSA2019/ Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA will be fully held at DSA Detroit School Of Arts High School.

Times are length of film. schedule will be posted at a later date.
Submissions/Tickets/Info — bit.ly/meccaconiff2019

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MECCAcon International Film Festival, aka MECCAcon IFF, founded in 2014 and registered under Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY, highlights independent films starring & from creators of the African diaspora. Short films are primary, but feature films have been added as well. We always have some of the best filmmakers in our festivals. We believe in showcasing GREATNESS to the public eye! Filmmakers in the past have included but aren’t limited to: Jackie JJ Stone, Yolonda Ross, Evita Castine, Bobby Yan, Stefon Bristol, Nadia Sasso, Jay Woo, Mariama Diallo, Darius Clark Monroe, James Bland, Xavier Burgin, Derek Dow, Ka’ramuu Kush, dream hampton, Donnie Leapheart, Gabrielle Tesfaye, Eliciana Nascimento, Nosa Igbideon, Korstiaan Vandiver, Daye Rogers, and many more.

 

 

 

MECCAcon is elated to announce that we will be holding the film festival (as well as the convention it coincides with) at DSA Detroit School Of Arts High School. DSA is a nationally renowned Arts and Academic high school that offers a strong college preparatory Academic and Arts Curriculum, with pre-professional study in Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Music Technology, Dance, Theater, Speech, Radio/Television production, Visual Arts and Visual Communications. The Detroit School of Arts is one of four magnet schools in Detroit, where the others are Renaissance High School, Cass Technical High School and Communication & Media Arts High School. Entrance to Detroit School of Arts is based on an audition that takes place at the end of a student’s eighth grade year. Students are required to declare a major of study i.e. Dance, Theatre, Instrumental Music, etc.

For all volunteer inquiries, please contact us at AmonyetEnterprises@gmail.com.

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FEATURED FILMS: click photo to watch trailers:

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K.I.N.G.  by Rashad Frett :: A troubled teen ventures into an unfamiliar city seeking a bond with his estranged father.

 

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BAKOSO- AFROBEATS OF CUBA by Ali Jacobs-Fantauzzi :: What does “Está Rico” by Marc Anthony, Will Smith & Bad Bunny have in common with “Made For Now” by Janet Jackson x Daddy Yankee? They both high-jacked AfroBeats and did not give the genre’s origin props. Bakosó is a film that does the opposite, following DJ Jigüe to his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find inspiration from the new sounds. He finds Afrobeats has helped create a new genre called Bakosó, which itself is beautiful proof that the exchange between Cuba and Africa did not end with the Transatlantic slave trade. Through stunning visuals and a score created by the founders of the genre, the film shows the technology, culture and landscape that shape this African-Caribbean fusion.

 

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RIGHT ON by Zachary Cunningham :: Set in Detroit during 1968, an aspiring writer looks to change the narrative of the ’67 rebellion with his words. Everything is going according to plan until he and his family hear on the radio that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has just been shot.

 

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MALIKA- WARRIOR QUEEN by Uneek Studios :: Set in fifteenth-century West Africa, Malika: Warrior Queen follows the exploits of Queen and military commander, Malika, who struggles to keep the peace in her ever-expanding empire. Growing up as a prodigy, Malika inherited the crown from her father in the most unusual of circumstances, splitting the Kingdom of Azzaz in half. After years of civil war, Malika was able to unite all of Azzaz, expanding it into one of the largest empires in all of West Africa.

 

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HOW TO POWER A CITY by Melanie La Rosa :: When the utility repossesses over 1,000 streetlights in Highland Park, Michigan, the community unites to restore them. But this town is not willing to return to something that wasn’t working in the first place — instead, a group of community activists create wifi enabled solar powered streetlights and start holding energy trainings.

 

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SHOWTIME by Shawn Antoine II :: Darius and Hakeem dance on New York City trains to earn honest money and escape the crime-riddled streets of Harlem. A woman sees Darius dancing on the train and offers him an opportunity to audition for a Juilliard travel dance team. Hakeem is jealous that Darius may pursue this opportunity. Hakeem begins to sell drugs with the neighborhood goon TJ and succumb to the crime in Harlem. Darius is faced with the decision to pursue this life-changing opportunity or help keep Hakeem out of trouble.

 

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TRAINING WHEELS by Sanicole :: An incredibly gifted little girl uses her telepathic powers to bring her wayward father home.

 

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LOREEN’S GOTTA BOOGIE by Bobby Yan :: It’s 1978. Loreen is torn between her dreams of being a Soul Train Dancer & honoring her traditional Filipino heritage.

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#MECCAconSSU2018 Registration, Info

***** PLEASE SHARE ******
MECCAconSSU2018.eventbrite.com (tickets)

*** MECCAcon Savannah 2018 #MECCAconSSU2018 ***
presented by
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA

SATURDAY, November 3, 2018
Savannah State University
Savannah, GA

GEORGIA- Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA, aka MECCAcon, is a large comic book/literacy convention and international film festival held nationally and globally, and established in Detroit, MI. The primary reason M.E.C.C.A was established was to instill knowledge primarily in the younger art culture.


Along with the comic book convention, we also have a full international film festival, MECCAcon IFF registered under Ava DuVernay‘s company ARRAY, that runs all day along with the comic con. Since we introduced the film festival to MECCAcon in 2015, we have had award winning filmmaker Ka’ramuu Kush curate, as well as prominent indie filmmakers such as Jackie “J.J.” Stone, Evita Castine, dream hampton, Nosa Igbinedion, Omar DISTRKT Jones, Daye Flowers, Korstiaan Vandiver, Abdul Ndadi, Peter Tukei Muhumuza, Donnie Leapheart, Tony Patrick, Pete Chatmon, Yolonda Ross, Abdul Nnadi, Jay Sweet, Pete Tekei Muhumuza, Roye Okupe, Zwelesizwe Ntui, and many more.
https://meccacon.wordpress.com/indiefilmfest for film applications

Bring the ENTIRE family!
Celebrate the HERU in YOU!

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COMIC BOOKS
FINE ART
INDIE FILM FEST
ILLUSTRATION
AFROFUTURISM
SPECULATIVE FICTION
SCIENCE FICTION
GAMING
SCI-FI
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Comic Artist Alley/ vendors
MECCAcon International Film festival
#BACK2BLACK Creators panel
MEDIA OF THE FUTURE panel
BLACK PUBLISHERS panel
THE NERDS OF COLOR panel
SOUTHERN FRIED ASIAN live podcast
and MUCH more!!

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We are proud to announce that we are being sponsored by the Confucius Institute. The Confucius Institute at Savannah State University (CISSU) is committed to promoting intercultural understanding; knowledge of China and its cultural traditions and providing resources to facilitate the learning of Chinese language and culture. The mission of the Confucius Institute at Savannah State University To serve as a platform that promotes intercultural understanding in the U.S., as well as the study of Chinese language and culture (including art, music and literature), and to enhance educational exchange between the US and China.
 


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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.

https://meccacon.wordpress.com/
Http://MECCAcon.tumblr.com/
Http://twitter.com/MECCAcon
Http://Facebook.com/midwestethnicconventionforcomicsandarts
http://facebook.com/meccaconinternationalfilmfestival


For vending, paneling/presenting, film submissions, volunteering, and info, please contact founder, Maia Crown Williams,
CEO, MECCAcon and MECCAcon International Film Festival, co-founder, Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM)​.

http://MECCAcon.wordpress.com/
313-451-0297, AmonyetEnterprises@gmail.com

 


Art from a page from the award winning comic book series, Ajala: A Series of Adventures, created by writer Robert Garrett and artist N Steven Harris. Harris is available for commission.

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OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS

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5th annual #MECCAcon2018 / #MECCAconSSU2018

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS ::

Want to hold an educational class workshop for college, high school, and/or middle school students?

Would you love to be a featured vendor at Detroit Public Library?? Savannah State University??

Wanna try your hand at holding a panel, workshop, seminar?

Would you like to do a QnA with your comics, afrofuturist, or speculative music video?

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Looking to have your film as an official selection for MECCAcon International Film Festival?

Are you an author who’d like to have a book signing at Vault of Midnight Detroit or Source Booksellers?

Interested in holding a cypher? Drum circle?

THE LIST GOES ON… we CONTINUE to cover it ALL at Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA!!
We believe that ART has MANY mediums, family!

REACH OUT TODAY!! We are celebrating FIVE YEARS!

For more info, please contact founder, Maia Crown Williams, at AmonyetEnterprises@gmail.com, 3134510297.

 

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Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA, aka MECCAcon, is a large comic book/literacy convention and international film festival 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.

Along with the comic book convention, we also have a full international film festival, MECCAcon International Film Festival, registered under Ava DuVernay’s company ARRAY, that runs all day along with the comic con. Since we introduced the film festival to MECCAcon in 2015, we have had award winning filmmaker Ka’ramuu Kush curate, as well as prominent indie filmmakers such as Jackie “J.J.” Stone, Evita Castine, dream hampton, Nosa Igbinedion, Omar DISTRKT Jones, Daye Flowers, Korstiaan Vandiver, Abdul Ndadi, Peter Tukei Muhumuza, Donnie Leapheart, Tony Patrick, Pete Chatmon, Yolonda Ross, Abdul Nnadi, Jay Sweet, Pete Tekei Muhumuza, Roye Okupe, Zwelesizwe Ntui, and many more.
https://meccacon.wordpress.com/indiefilmfest for applications/info

Bring the ENTIRE family!
Celebrate the HERU in YOU!

2018 Guests include:

Jason Reeves
N Steven Harris
Shawn Martinbrough
Shawna MIlls
Mad Twiinz Mike Davis
Chuck Collins
Jonathan Gayles
The Art Of Ed Watson
Greg Anderson Elysée
Kim Eggleston
Jen Slotterback
Karl Bollers
Kurt Bollers
Brian Johnson
SoveReign Comics LLC
Bill Campbell
Cherie Ann Turpin
Mike Davis
Jermaine Curtis Dickerson
Aiesha Little
Tony Patrick
Artist Jason Phillips
Deon Howard
Kofi Brown/ HOUSE OF KOFI
The Ghetto Nerd
Nick Allen
Miguel Blanco
B Van Randall
Matthew Mcr Ellison II
Eileen Kaur Alden
Giallo Gumbo
Kenya Moss-Dyme
Mya Lairis
Devon Camel
Gil Ashby
and MORE!

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COMIC BOOKS
FINE ART
INDIE FILM FEST
ILLUSTRATION
AFROFUTURISM
STEAMPUNK DEVELOPMENT CLASS,
GAMING
SCI-FI

 

Comic Artist Alley/ vendors
MECCAcon International Film festival
STEAMPUNKMECCAcon BLACK HOLLYWOOD panels (series)
MECCAcon BLACK ANIMATION panel (series)
MECCAcon BLACK SHORT FILM panel (series)
SCREENWRITING workshops
STORYBOARDING workshops
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT workshops
BLACK MEDIA OF THE FUTURE panels (series)
#BACK2BLACK COMIC CREATORS panel (series)
MECCAcon Signings at Vault of Midnight
MECCAcon Concert at Detroit Orchestra Hall
Live art workshop w/ Gil Ashby
and MUCH more!!

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MECCAcon BOOK/ART SIGNINGS at both Vault of Midnight Detroit and Source Booksellers take place each year, the days before! Check event page for all details to come!

CONVENTION, MECCACON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, 9/15/2018, 10a-5p, Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward, Detroit, MI

STROHAM HALL (3rd floor, vendors)
(A/L) arts/literature room
(OFA) Old fine arts room (iron gate)

(FA) FRIENDS AUDITORIUM (theatre) – Film Festival

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click here for photos from past MECCAcon/BSAM events!
https://www.facebook.com/blackSpeculativ…/…/1791341041159281

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FIFTH annual #MECCAcon2018 !!

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illustration by Jason Reeves. Colors by Luis Guerrero, both of 133art.com

***** PLEASE SHARE ******
MECCAcon2018.eventbrite.com (tickets)

*** 5th annual #MECCAcon2018 ***
presented by
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA

THURSDAY, September 13, 2018
Source Booksellers

FRIDAY, September 14, 2018
Vault of Midnight Detroit

SATURDAY, September 15, 2018
Detroit Public Library – MAIN branch

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DETROIT- Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA, aka MECCAcon, is a large comic book/literacy convention and international film festival 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.

Along with the comic book convention, we also have a full international film festival, MECCAcon International Film Festival, registered under Ava DuVernay’s company ARRAY, that runs all day along with the comic con. Since we introduced the film festival to MECCAcon in 2015, we have had award winning filmmaker Ka’ramuu Kush curate, as well as prominent indie filmmakers such as Jackie “J.J.” Stone, Evita Castine, dream hampton, Nosa Igbinedion, Omar DISTRKT Jones, Daye Flowers, Korstiaan Vandiver, Abdul Ndadi, Peter Tukei Muhumuza, Donnie Leapheart, Tony Patrick, Pete Chatmon, Yolonda Ross, Abdul Nnadi, Jay Sweet, Pete Tekei Muhumuza, Roye Okupe, Zwelesizwe Ntui, and many more.
https://meccacon.wordpress.com/indiefilmfest for film applications

Bring the ENTIRE family!
Celebrate the HERU in YOU!

click here for photos from past MECCAcon/BSAM events!
https://www.facebook.com/blackSpeculativeArtsMovement/posts/1791341041159281

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2018 Guests include:

Jason Reeves
N Steven Harris
Shawn Martinbrough
Shawna MIlls
Mad Twiinz Mike Davis
Chuck Collins
Jonathan Gayles
The Art Of Ed Watson
Shawn Alleyne
Miguel Blanco
Greg Anderson Elysée
Kim Eggleston
Jen Slotterback
Karl Bollers
Kurt Bollers
Brian Johnson
SoveReign Comics LLC
Bill Campbell
Cherie Ann Turpin
Mike Davis
Amber Johnson
Jermaine Curtis Dickerson
Aiesha Little
Tony Patrick
Artist Jason Phillips
Deon Howard
Kofi Brown/ HOUSE OF KOFI
The Ghetto Nerd
Nick Allen
Miguel Blanco
B Van Randall
Matthew Mcr Ellison II
Eileen Kaur Alden
Giallo Gumbo
Kenya Moss-Dyme
Mya Lairis
Devon Camel
Gil Ashby
and MORE!

COMIC BOOKS
FINE ART
INDIE FILM FEST
ILLUSTRATION
AFROFUTURISM
STEAMPUNK DEVELOPMENT CLASS,
GAMING
SCI-FI

Comic Artist Alley/ vendors
MECCAcon International Film festival
STEAMPUNK workshop w/ Aiesha Little
#BACK2BLACK Creators panel
MECCAcon Signings at Vault of Midnight
Live art workshop w/ Gil Ashby
MEDIA OF THE FUTURE panel
BLACK PUBLISHERS panel
and MUCH more!!

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MECCAcon Signings at Source Booksellers and Vault of Midnight Detroit​ take place each year, the days before! Check event page for all details to come!

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CONVENTION, MECCACON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, 9/15/2018, 10a-5p, Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward, Detroit, MI

STROHAM HALL (3rd floor, vendors)
(A/L) arts/literature room
(OFA) Old fine arts room (iron gate)

(FA) FRIENDS AUDITORIUM (theatre) – Film Festival

___________________________________

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.

https://meccacon.wordpress.com
Http://MECCAcon.tumblr.com/
Http://twitter.com/MECCAcon
Http://Facebook.com/midwestethnicconventionforcomicsandarts

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSALS IN NOW for all things 5th annual #MECCAcon2018!! PANELS | WORKSHOPS | PRESENTATIONS | ++

GO HERE FOR ALL INFO —>> https://wp.me/p5ETR1-Wu

 

for vending, paneling/presenting, film submissions, volunteering, and info, please contact founder, Maia Crown Williams,
CEO, MECCAcon and MECCAcon International Film Festival, CO-CEO, Black Speculative Arts Movement​.
http://MECCAcon.wordpress.com/
313-451-0297, AmonyetEnterprises@gmail.com
Official illustration and colors by 133art– Jason Reeves, Luis Guerrero.

click here for photos from past MECCAcon/BSAM events!
https://www.facebook.com/blackSpeculativeArtsMovement/posts/1791341041159281

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED… like… NEEDED needed, tho.

Peace, family! As you know, DSA (Detroit School of Arts), is a 6 floor, VERY large, VERY long high school. Being that this wonderful school (founded by a BLACK woman, Dr. Cotton) is the official home to our convention and film festival this year:

 

We are in absolute need of volunteers for both #MECCAconDSA2019 and #MECCAconIFF2019!!

apply HERE:: https://www.facebook.com/job_opening/1722580254436196 

or HERE::  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIb4Z4nT72b1sAahX03G9tJ5DEkooaNtbHIyaJQfPenfrg4Q/viewform 

 

 

We will need volunteers for setup, room directing, our film festival, and break down!  We also are taking donations of water, fruit, and snacks for our participants and fellow volunteers!

 

MULTIPLE SHIFTS TO CHOOSE FROM!

  • THURSDAY, Sept 19th
    • 5pm – 10pm
    • 5pm – 8pm
    • 7pm – 10pm
  • SATURDAY, Sept 21st
    • 9am – 2pm
    • 12pm – 5pm
    • 3pm – 8pm
    • 11am -7pm

 

Please help us spread the word so this event, our 6th year in Detroit AND widely across the U.S. and abroad, can be as successful as possible!

– Crown

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For TICKETS, click HERE!

West Village Comics, a New Manhattan Comic Store from Kurt Bollers – Bleeding Cool News And Rumors

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My big brother, and HEAVVVVVY MECCAcon alum, Kurt Bollers, is opening his very own comic book shop in NYC!! Check out the full story below via Bleeding Cool!! Kurt is also is the brother of Valiant editor Karl Bollers.

Source: West Village Comics, a New Manhattan Comic Store from Kurt Bollers – Bleeding Cool News And Rumors

THIS HORROR GRAPHIC NOVEL WITH BLACK BISEXUAL PROTAGONIST CHALLENGES STEREOTYPES

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“Written by Greg Anderson Elysée in partnership with editor and creator Marcel Dupree, this latest creation is breaking boundaries left and right as it not only features a BLACK male lead… but a BISEXUAL BLACK male lead at that. The story follows Oliver Solomon, a private investigator who’s ‘haunted by a hereditary curse in which his heart serves as a lock and vessel to an ancient evil called the Void, who is bent on the destruction of life and conflicting chaos’, and as he stands outsider to his peers- “a femme fatale comes into his life and gets him tangled into a strange and dangerous case”, Elysée explains…”

 

Check out the FULL STORY BELOW via Afropunk!

http://afropunk.com/2018/05/this-horror-graphic-novel-with-black-bisexual-protagonist-challenges-stereotypes/

A Brand New Funk: Biofunk comes to Afrofuturism! — Chronicles of Harriet

It all started with Steamfunk – a style of writing and visual aesthetic that combines the culture and approach to life of people of African descent with that of the Steampunk aesthetic. Next came Dieselfunk – fiction, film and fashion that combine the style and mood of Dieselpunk – Steampunk’s grittier sibling – with African […]

Check out the FULL STORY BELOW via

A Brand New Funk: Biofunk comes to Afrofuturism! — Chronicles of Harriet

Emmy-Nominated Producer James Bland Shares The Blueprint For Building A Digital Giant

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“Nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards, Giants is an acclaimed scripted drama created by 32-year-old producer James Bland. Launched in 2017, the series chronicles the journey of three friends who share a firm commitment to living life on their own terms. But, when unable to escape conflicts of identity, sexuality and circumstance — each character reaches a sobering turning point that forces them to either give up or fight for their lives….”

 

READ ENTIRE STORY BELOW on MECCAcon International Film Festival alumni, James Bland, via FORBES! 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianmitchell/2018/05/11/emmy-nominated-producer-james-bland-shares-the-blueprint-for-building-a-digital-giant/#694f8a8420f0

Midwest BSFA Member Napoleon Maddox Runs Down His Top Afrofuturistic Tracks — Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance

After years of touring and discovering music from all parts of the world, Napoleon Maddox came home with a longing for cultivation and fearless celebration of what musicians here have to offer the world. “It’s important that the connection be understood, stated and restated. This music came from the beak of Paul Lawrence Dunbar and […]

CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY!  Midwest BSFA Member Napoleon Maddox Runs Down His Top Afrofuturistic Tracks — Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance

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