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?
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.
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:
N Steven Harris
Mad Twiinz Mike Davis
The Art Of Ed Watson
Greg Anderson Elysée
SoveReign Comics LLC
Cherie Ann Turpin
Jermaine Curtis Dickerson
Artist Jason Phillips
Kofi Brown/ HOUSE OF KOFI
The Ghetto Nerd
B Van Randall
Matthew Mcr Ellison II
Eileen Kaur Alden
INDIE FILM FEST
STEAMPUNK DEVELOPMENT CLASS,
Comic Artist Alley/ vendors
MECCAcon International Film festival
STEAMPUNKMECCAcon BLACK HOLLYWOOD panels (series)
MECCAcon BLACK ANIMATION panel (series)
MECCAcon BLACK SHORT FILM panel (series)
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!!
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
click here for photos from past MECCAcon/BSAM events!