Are you interested in contributing to our #MECCAcon2016 RAFFLE? NOW is the time to send them in! Contact us today! AmonyetEnterprises@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
This will be our 3rd year doing the raffle, and it gets bigger every year. Last year we had a MASSIVE amount of OUTSTANDING donations! Donors included Denys Cowan, Regine Sawyer/ Women In Comics International, JG Jones, John Jennings, N Steven Harris, Anthony Piper, Charles H WRIGHT Museum, SuperSikh Comics, 5E Gallery, and many, many, MANY more!
Raffle donations are an excellent way to help contribute financially to Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts (MECCAcon). All proceeds from the raffle tickets go towards the funding of our organization, and are very much needed and appreciated.
Tickets are sold $2 -$5 each, and are only sold the day of. The raffle is held near the end of the convention. Whatever is left will be sold at other events with proceeds still going to MECCAcon.
Comics, books, fine art, supplies, journals, toys, and more have been donated in the past. We have always received ASTOUNDING donations, and every year is even more impressive. All donations are to be shipped to founder, Maia “Crown” Williams.
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA presents
MECCAcon 2016 #MECCAcon2016
September 17:: 10a-5p:: Detroit Public Library
(COMIC BOOK CONVENTION, INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL)
5201 Woodward, Detroit, MI
2016 Guests include:
N Steven Harris/ SOLARMAN, AJALA, WATSON AND HOLMES
Jason Reeves/ 133ART/ AFROPUNK
Regine Sawyer/ WOMEN IN COMICS INTERNATIONAL, EATING VAMPIRES
Brandon Thomas/ MIRANDA MERCURY/ VOLTRON
Reynaldo Anderson/ AFROFUTURISM 2.0
Kim Eggleston, Jen Slotterback/ DEAD BY WEDNESDAY/ WOMEN CREATE COMICS
Marcus Williams/ Greg Burnham/ TUSKEGEE HEIRS, SUPERNATURAL
Thomas Johnson II/ RAXON UNIVERSAL DOMINION
Keithan Jones / KID COMICS
Eileen Kaur Alden/ SUPERSIKH COMICS
Anthony Brown/ SECOND SIGHT STUDIOS
Aiesha Little/ MIDWEST BLACK SPECULATIVE FICTION ALLIANCE
Etahn L. McCullers/E.L. McCOLORS
Matthew Mcr Ellison II/ ELECTRIC OTTO FUNK FACTORY
Tyrone Jackson/ SOVEREIGN COMICS
Kamani Tait/ KT THE ARCH DEGREE
Khamisi Benford/ BLACKFOKAPPAREL
Javier Cruz Winnik/ a reason to smile
Karl Bollers/ WATSON & HOLMES
Kurt Bollers/ MFC MEDIA HOUSE
Brian Johnson/ P DESIGNS: BRIAN THE ARTIST
Dominique Stockman/ THE MICROPHONE MISFITZ
Clarence Young / ZIGZAG CLAIBOURNE
Ed Watson/ LOCKETT DOWN PRODUCTIONS, HIDDEN NATION STUDIOS
Will Focus/ THE ONE WILL FOCUS
Clifton Jamaal Perry/ CLIFNOTE
Michael Watson/ LEGACY RISING
Rasheedah Phillips/ AFROFUTURISTIC AFFAIR/ BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM
A. M. Griffin
INDIE FILM FEST
STEAMPUNK DEVELOPMENT CLASS,
Comic book workshops,
Comic Artist Alley/ vendors
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA International Film festival
Black Speculative Arts Movement panel
Women in Comics NYC Collective International panel
Book signings at multiple comic shops n bookstores
Workshops- art, publishing, writers
Book reading w/ Clarence Young ZIGZAG CLAYBOURNE
Health n Wellness w/ Minister EnQi
Hollywood Decoded series w/ Kamani Tait
Live broadcast w/ 7Mile Radio
Interviews w/ Jermaine & Michael of BLKBOARD
Art sessions w/ Gil Ashby
#MECCAcon2016 COMIC BOOK CONVENTION
SATURDAY, 9/17/2016 10a-5p
STROHM HALL, DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY
5201 Woodward, Detroit, MI
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. 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.
#MECCAcon2016 INDEPENDENT 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. Last 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!
Get your films completed!
share YOUR artwork,
YOUR beginning stages to
YOUR characters, share YOUR storylines, share YOUR concepts!
cuz it will be at YOUR “home”,
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 info, please contact
** Maia Crown Williams
CEO and Executive Assistant, M.E.C.C.A.