MECCAcon2015

EXCELLENT feature in #NerdsOfColor @theNerdsOfColor today for #MECCAcon2015

Thanks so much, Shawn!

The Nerds of Color

MECCAcon

Comic conventions are like traditional meals. They are either wonderful and make you feel like you’re at home, or they are so terrible they induce nightmares and have you screaming, “You had the ingredients and the recipe. How did you screw up so badly?” From what I’ve been told, MECCAcon is home for a whole lot of people.

This September, Maia Crown Williams—the founder of #MECCAcon2015 and all around comic-culture badass—is making Detroit, Michigan the center of the universe for comic-culture for and by folks of color. While there has been some geeklash about how events like this, BCAF, OnyxCon and others are “exclusive” events; the overwhelming majority of people see the necessity of these events.

If we are honest with our nerdselves, comic-culture is overwhelmingly white, male, and let’s face it, mostly banal. Same adolescent white boy power fantasies retouched like pigment deficient cave paintings. What MECCAcon and its…

View original post 511 more words

Published by MECCAcon

Maia CROWN Williams is the founder of MECCAcon (Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts) and MECCAcon IFF (International Film Festival). She also is the founder of AMONYET ENTERPRISES, an executive management company. AMONYET ENTERPRISES is an executive assistant and event coordinating company, as well as mass promotion. We manage small Businesses, Events, Marketing, Authors, Activists, Illustrators, Animators, Chefs, Restaurants, Filmmakers, Actors, Bloggers, Musicians, Producers, Poets, Public Figures, Muralists, Spiritual Leaders, and more. AMONYET ENTERPRISES is also the parent company to: Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts (MECCAcon), SPIRIT OF A PORCUPINE (#SOAPhats), CROWN'S ROYALTIES and COOKING CIPHERS. "My main objective of everything i do is to strengthen, build, protect, and grow. I instill those in each and every business, event, and project that i sign my name next to. Our people will only rise when we learn to stand up. In order for our community to grow, we must BE a community."

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: