Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts and Amonyet Enterprises presents the 5th annual MECCAcon 2018. 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 MECCAcon was established was to instill knowledge primarily in the younger art culture.
DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY- MAIN Branch, day 1 of film festival, 4-8pm
TWO JAMES SPIRITS, gallery closing and art talk, 6-9pm
VAULT OF MIDNIGHT- DETROIT, multiple comic creators from across the country doing signings and live art, 4-7pm
DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY- MAIN Branch, MAIN EVENT. Vendors, 2nd day of film festival (ALL films), panel, presentations, workshops
::: WEDNESDAY, Sept 12th :::
4:00-5:30 The Possibility of Her William Feagins Jr., 1hr30 5:40 See You Yesterday Stefon Bristol- 16min 6:00 Hair Wolf Mamajama Diallo - 12min 6:15 The Water Will Carry Us Home Gabrielle Tesfaye - 6min 6:30-8:00 ANIMATOR Roberta Jones 1hr30min
::: SATURDAY, Sept 15th ::::
FRIENDS AUDITORIUM (Basement Floor)
10:00 Bullet, Antoine Allen- 15min 10:20 Living, Marcellus Cox - 15min 10:40 The Battle Of Philadelphia, M Asli Dukan - 34min 11:15 The Water Will Carry Us Home Gabrielle Tesfaye - 6min 11:30 Nomfundo Sihle Hlophe - 15min 11:50 Marz Bobby Yan - 12min
12:00 - 12:25 *** BREAK ***
12:30 Anumasa: Inexhaustible Water, Adam Thomason - 30min
1:00 *** BACK2BLACK: ACCURACY vs ACCEPTANCE IN TODAY'S COMICS Panel Series - N Steven Harris, Dedren Snead, J.m. Hunter, Devon Camel, Tyrone C. Harge, Archie A Cunningham
2:00 Little Church Zachary Cornell Cunningham - 15min 2:20 Existential Donut Jason Pierre - 14min 2:40 Hair Wolf Mamajama Diallo - 12min 3:00: See You Yesterday Stefon Bristol - 16min 3:15: Rolling In The Deep Marcellus Cox - 12min
3:30 - 5:00 ANIMATOR Roberta Jones - 90min
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. http://meccacon.wordpress.com/indiefilmfest
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. For info, please contact founder, Maia Crown Williams, CEO, MECCAcon and MECCAcon International Film Festival. http://MECCAcon.wordpress.com/ 313-451-0297, AmonyetEnterprises@gmail.com
illustration and colors by 133art- Jason Reeves, Luis Guerrero.