#MEECCAcon2016 Applications/Tickets are now available!
Saturday, September 17, 2016 10am-5pm
DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY (COMIC BOOK CONVENTION, panels, workshops, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
5201 Woodward, Detroit MI For
For the FULL SCHEDULE and VENDOR LIST, CLICK HERE
This will be our 3rd year, and we are more than excited. 2015 was a beautiful success all across the board, and we are still climbing!
Join in us in 2016. Be a part of CHANGE! Register TODAY!
INDIE FILM FEST
STEAMPUNK DEVELOPMENT CLASS,
Comic book workshops,
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.
paypal @firstname.lastname@example.org , or cash ONLY.
Vending payment includes:: one 6ft table, and two chairs.
One vendor per table per company, or there will be a slight up-charge if splitting with another company/vendor.
EARLY BIRD Payment:: $50, October 1 2015- first 20 are sold
PREVIOUS VENDOR Early Bird:: $50 until December 31, 2015
Vendor Regular Payment:: $75, now – July 31, 2015
Vendor Late Payment:: $125, August 1- September 10, 2015 (final deadline)
** $30 upcharge for a split table ***
**For more information: AmonyetEnterprises@gmail.com, (313)451-0297.
**For donations via paypal: Crown7176
#MECCAcon2016 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SaturdaY, 9/17/2016, 10a-5p
FRIENDS AUDITORIUM, DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY,
5201 Woodward, Detroit, MI
Along with the comic book convention, we also have a full independent film festival that runs all day along with the comic con. This year was a huge success and I am already lining up our official selections for next year. In 2015, our inductors year for the films. we had award winning filmmaker Ka’ramuu Kush curate. We had 9 films from 9 filmmakers, including Jackie “J.J.” Stone, Evita Castine, dream hampton, Omar DISTRKT Jones, Daye Flowers, Donnie Leapheart, ka’, and Nosa Igbinedion.
While comic books are the main focus, we want to make sure that ALL forms of art are highlighted. Our international independent film festival is also a huge part of this event. Here, we highlight independent films from creators of the African diaspora. Short films are primary, but feature films have been added as well. Each year is centered around a different theme.
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, YOUR films with YOUR culture, share YOUR storylines, share YOUR concepts!
It will be at YOUR “home”, once AGAIN, 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 further info, please contact ** Maia Crown Williams ** CEO and Executive Assistant, M.E.C.C.A. http://amonyet.weebly.com/ 313-451-0297
MECCACON WEEKLY IS A WEEKLY SERIES OF FEATURES, INTERVIEWS, AND HIGHLIGHTS, ALL FOCUSED AROUND COMICS AND ART, MAINLY CENTERED AROUND THE AFRIKAAN DIASPORA COMMUNITY. WE FOCUS ON THE UPLIFTMENT AND ADVANCEMENT OF ARTS THRU VARIOUS MEDIUMS. #MECCACONWEEKLY CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR SISTER SITE, DARK MATTERS.
MECCACONWEEKLY IS ALSO A DIVISION OF MIDWEST ETHNIC CONVENTION FOR COMICS AND ARTS – MECCACON. MECCACON IS AN ANNUAL CONVENTION EVERY SEPTEMBER, LOCATED IN DETROIT, MI.
“BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED” …THIS IS MY MOTTO. WHATEVER ENVIRONMENT YOU COME FROM, WHATEVER YOUR SURROUNDINGS OR FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCE, THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM TO GROW, FLOURISH, AND BLOOM.
MAIA WILLIAMS, ALSO KNOWN AS “CROWN”, IS EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO MANY DIFFERENT BUSINESSES, ARTISTS, AND EVENTS IN THE METRO DETROIT AREA. CROWN IS ALSO CEO AND FOUNDER OF
AMONYET ENTERPRISES, COOKING CIPHERS, MECCACON, AND CROWN’S ROYALTIES.