MECCAcon is going to SOL-CON 2015!

I will be reppin’ Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA​ at

Sol-Con​ 2015!!

The convention takes this weekend, at The Ohio State University​!

… Will YOU be there? MECCAcon tables for 2016 will be discounted as well!

So come thru!

Friday thru Sunday! Free admission!

For more info::
Http://go.osu.edu/SolCon

Check out this crazy line up of Brown & Black Talent in the Sol-Con Schedule:

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
EXPO
9:30 AM-3:30 PM
MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall
WELCOME
9:30 AM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall
Frederick Aldama, John Jennings, Ricardo Padilla
YOUTH CORNER WORKSHOP: So You Want to be a Comic Book Author!
10:30-11:45 AM | Room 110B Hale Hall
With Jorge Aguirre (writer) and Rafael Rosado (artist) of Giants Beware and Dragons Beware
BROWN/BLACK CREATORS IN CONVERSATION
Noon-1 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall
Rafael Rosado, Alex Olivas, Jason Gonzalez, Ashley Wood, David Walker, and John Jennings with Ricardo Padilla as facilitators
YOUTH CORNER WORKSHOP II: Digital Painting and Creating of Comic Book Stories
1 PM-2:15 PM | Room 110B Hale Hall
Tim Fielder of Matty’s Rocket and Raul Gonzalez Lowriders in Space (artist)
FEATURED PRESENTATION
2:30 PM-3:45 PM | MLK Jr, Hale Hall
Lalo Alcaraz of La Cucaracha, Migra Mouse, and the TV animation show, “Bordertown” in conversation with Eric Garcia and Bill Campbell. Moderated by Rafael Rosado.
SCREENINGS WITH TALK BACKS
4:00 PM-6:30 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall
Moderator: Damian Duffy (writer, scholar, artist)
Jonathan Gayles’s White Scripts and Black Supermen:Black Masculinity in Comic Books
Rhode Montijo – Halloween Kid
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Event
Bill Griffith in conversation with Tom Spurgeon
4:30 PM-5:30PM | Wexner Center for the Arts
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
EXPO
9:30 AM-3:30 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall
WELCOME
9:30 AM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall
Frederick Aldama, John Jennings, Ricardo Padilla
“ALTERNATIVE FUTURES IN BLACK & BROWN”
10:00 AM-11:30 AM | Room 110B Hale Hall
Daniel Parada (author), Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo, Guns A Blazin) Stacey Robinson (artist/educator), Eric Dean Seaton (author/film maker), Jonathan Gray (John Jay CUNY) Moderated by Mauricio Espinoza (Ohio State academic)
“GENDER IN BROWN & BLACK COMICS”
Noon-1:30 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall
Rocio Prado (Ohio State academic) Theresa Rojas (MIT), Liz Mayorga (author), Dana McKnight (author/creator/artist), and Kathryn Blackmer Reyes (curator, San José State University).
“ROOTS & PIONEERS”
1:45 PM-3 PM | Room 110B Hale Hall
Rafael Navarro (author), Gil Ashby (academic/artist), Christopher González (academic), Jaime Crespo, , Rochon Perry (author/scholar)
Co-moderated by Ricardo Padilla and Jonathan Gray
BLACK & BROWN FILM SHORTS & CLIPS
3:15-4:30 PM | Room 110B Hale Hall
• Javier Hernandez El Muerto
• Eric Dean Seaton of Legend of the Mantamaji
• Rafael Navarro – El Santo
• David Banner – Walking with Gods
FEATURED PRESENTATION
4:30 PM-6:30 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall
Jaime Hernandez and Conversation with Frederick Aldama
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Events
Talk And Teach One: Lalo Alcaraz and Rafael Rosado
11:30-Noon | Billy Ireland Cartoon Library And Museum Will Eisner Seminar Room
Art Spiegelman & Francoise Mouly
6:30 Reception
Artists Talk 7:30 | Columbus College of Art and Design
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
EXPO
9:00 AM-1 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall
WORKSHOP: “The Business of Indy Comics”
9:30 AM-10:30 | Room 110B Hale Hall
Terreece Clarke, Rochon Perry, Rhode Montijo, Liz Mayorga, and Jaime Hernandez
FEATURED PRESENTATION
10:45 AM-Noon | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall
David Walker, Eric Dean Seaton, and John Jennings
“BROWNS AND BLACKS UNITE – A WRAP UP”
12:15-1:15 PM | MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall
Open mic with expo participants
TOUR The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
FOR SÓL-CON PARTICIPANTS
1:30-2:30 PM | Cartoon Research Library, Sullivant Ju Hall​

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