Rockin’ out with my new banner at Table #36 in the SacAnime artist alley. This will e my last big show for a long while, so come say hi! #SacAnime #sacramento #convention #comiccon #anime #artistalley #sketchykraft
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts - MECCA presents this year’s
MECCAcon 2015 #MECCAcon2015
September 18:: 5p-10p:: Mbad/aba African Bead Museum
6559 Grand River, Detroit, MI
September 19:: 11am-6p:: Detroit Public Library
(COMIC BOOK CONVENTION, INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL)
5201 Woodward, Detroit, MI
INDIE FILM FEST
STEAMPUNK DEVELOPMENT CLASS,
Comic book workshops,
DJ workshops for children and adults!
Join us this year for our 1st annual Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts, aka #MECCAcon2015! This year is like a THREE in ONE, and we are VERY excited!!
Our entertainment for the weekend will be held at MBAD/ABA AFRICAN BEAD MUSEUM, aka DABLS”. This event will be hosted by @5e gallery’s founder, DJ SICARI, along with special guests DJ LOS, DH HEAD, MICROPHONE MISFITZ, DAN Z, MAHOGANY JONES, VALID, ONE SINGLE ROSE, and many more from across the U.S.this will be sponsored by DIME and Spin Inc., who will also be participating! Vending spaces for that will be only $40! (Must provide own tables/chairs). DJ Workshops, LIve dj sets, spoken word, hip hop, african language wall tours with Olayami Dabls, and more!
Our “dealer room” will be located in Stroham Hall (3rd floor), where creators and publishers from all over the United States will be showcasing and selling their works, as well as handmade artisans and small businesses. We also will be holding classes and workshops on the 3rd floor, as well. Classes include illustration, steampunk character development, children’s drawing, animation, and more.
This year will be our first year that we will be doing our official INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, co-curated by famed and award winning filmmaker, Ka'ramuu Kush! This is an all day event, which will feature 9 short films. Films range from animation, kemetic gods, deities, dealing with mental illness in relationships, claiming your divine feminine, and so much more.
We have been working on this film festival for almost a year now
We also will be having two very prominent panels in the theatre:
WOMEN IN COMICS, and COMPLEXIONS OF THE INDUSTRY.
#MECCAcon2015’s HIP HOP NIGHT
FRIDAY, 9/18/15, 5p-10p http://wp.me/p5ETR1-gi
MBAD/ABA African Bead Museum (aka Dabls)
6559 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48208
5:30-7:00 DJ & BEAT MAKING STATIONS-
w/ DAN Z & DJ JUNGLE (dj stations), DJ HEAD & NICK SPEED (beat making stations)
6:00-8:00 SPOKEN WORD
8:00-10:00 HIP HOP PERFORMANCES
500 opening DJ set w/ MEL WONDER
610 Shaun Moore-Bey
620 Detroit Bleu
630 One Single Rose
650 Shah Blacq
700 Black, Ju, Mental, KnowledgeBorn
730 Black Tie Collective
800 MAHOGANY JONES
820 THE MICROPHONE MISFITZ
840 5 ELA
900 FATT FATHER
920 NICK SPEED & SEVEN THE GENERAL
940 DJ LOS closing DJ set
#MECCAcon2015’s COMIC BOOK CONVENTION & WORKSHOPS
SATURDAY, 9/19/15, 11a-6p
DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY, 5201 Woodward, Detroit, MI
STROHAM HALL (third floor)
11a-6p::: DEALER/VENDOR FLOOR
11a- 2p PEEP GAME COMIX registration/sign up
11:30-12:15 Eric Holman:: Comic Book Script Writing
12:30-1:15- N Steven Harris, THE ART OF STORYTELLING workshop
1:30-2:10- DYNAMIC ANATOMY
2:30-3:15- Lloyd Cheatham, Jr:: Manga Studios EX6 workshop
3:30-6p- PEEP GAME COMIX registration/sign up
3:30-4:15- Aisha Little:: STEAMPUNK WORKSHOP
4:30-5:15- SHAWN ALLEYNE, illustration workshop
#MECCAcon2015’s INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY, 5201 Woodward, Detroit, MI
(library’s theatre, basement floor)
11a-6p::: INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL & PANELS
11:15- INTRO/ WELCOME, Ka'ramuu Kush Detroit
11:30a- OYA: RISE OF THE ORISHAS, Nosa Igbinedion, Nigeria/UK (12min)
11:45- BOOK OF RHYMES, omar jones aka Distrakt (7min)
12p- OSIRIS, Donnie Leapheart, Detroit, (8min)
12:15 I AM ALI, dream hampton, Detroit, (19m)
12:40 NICK SPEED: A DAY IN THE LIFE, Nick Speed, Detroit (22m)
1:15p -3:15pm PANELS
1:15p- WOMEN IN COMICS panel, nationwide, curated by Regine Sawyer NY (45min)
2:15p- COMPLEXION OF COMICS panel (45mins), curated by Jiba Moleli Anderson Detroit
4p- INTRODUCTION by Ka'ramuu Kush
4:20 - 6:00pm
4:20p- BRICK AND LULU, Evita Castine, L.A., (8min)
4:35p- SWEET, SWEET COUNTRY, Dehanza “Daye” Rogers, Georgia, (19min)
5p- IF I LEAP, J.J. Stone, NY, (20min)
5:30- AND THEN, Ka'ramuu Kush, Detroit (30min)
only $75 for dealer/vendor tables until JULY 31st, 2015!!
As August 1st, 2015, tables are only $125!!
*Prices go up August 1st, NO EXCEPTIONS!*
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.
So get YOUR drawings ready!!!
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. http://amonyet.weebly.com/
I adore comic cons. They’re amazing and a celebration of all the things geeks, nerds and fans love. If you’ve been to as many cons as I have, you start to see a pattern in the kinds of people who go to con. Here’s 24 con goers you’ll see at every comic con:
1. The Autograph Hound.
They usually have THE thing they need their favorite celebs to sign. Posters, DVD/BluRays, framed photos, toys, or t-shirts. They usually spend a lot of time at the autograph alley.
2. The Parent There For Their Kid.
Mostly because I’ll be finding a chair to sit in for the next four hours…
3. The Cosplay Photographer.
This con-goer has spendt most of the con looking through his/her lens. Pro-tip, you’re an excellent photographer if you ask the cosplayer first!
While they usually are the ones to complain that conventions are no longer about comics, there still are these awesome comic fans at most every con.
LOTS of Deadpools…
6. The Newbie.
The newbie is the fan who finally gets to con and is excited by EVERYTHING.
7. The Professional.
The professional geek is usually easy to spot, they’re a bit more dressed up and handing out business cards like they’re candy.
8. The Helicopter Fan Who Is Always At That One Booth.
9. The Swag Addict.
Must have everything free. Even that bookmark with just a website URL printed on it.
10. The Hardcore Collector.
These guys are why exhibit halls were invited. They must finish their collection. They must have every variant. They love it all.
11. Harley Quinn.
Lots of Harleys.
12. The Badgeless Hotel Patron.
There’s always muggles at the Con Hotel who are pretty confused when all these Deadpool cosplayers enter the elevator.
13. The Supportive Muggle Significant Other.
They’ve got no idea why this con thing is happening, but they do love their wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend a lot and will walk around with them no matter where they are.
14. ALWAYS at Panels Goer.
They must be at all the panels because THEY MAY MISS THE THING. The thing that happens. Thankfully, they get to sit a lot more than everyone else.
15. The Socialite.
Cons are a chance to hang out with all their friends, especially the ones that live out of state. This friend is often the person asked to host about fifty people in their one bedroom apartment for the local con.
16. The Overworked Staff.
Make sure to tell them thank you! They work so so hard.
17. The Reporter.
They write for your favorite niche geek or nerd site and are interviewing EVERYONE in sight.
18. The Volunteer.
They either a) love comic cons, b) love a certain celeb and are hoping to be a bit closer to them, c) are smart and are saving some $ on the con or d) were convinced to sign up by a friend.
19. The Gamer.
They only know the gaming section of the con. And that’s cool.
20. The Extra Mile Cosplayer.
This guy or gal always makes me feel like I need to devote more time to my cosplay. Something usually moves mechanically…
21. The “One Fandom” Fan.
They’re at the con for ONLY ONE THING, and when they see their fandom represented they go a bit nuts. Everything else has no effect on them.
22. The Over-Planner.
They have the program printed out, color-coded, a backpack full of emergency food and supplies, and they know all the alternative panels or activities for all the days.
23. The Disappearing Friend.
That one guy you can’t find during the con, but always seems to show up at the end of the day… like Perry Platypus.
24. Desperate to Be Sitting Geek.
They’ll literally sit ANYWHERE. Tables, the hallway, they’ll even go to the bathroom for about an hour if it means sitting…
The best thing about all the con goers though? They’re family. It wouldn’t be a con without them. Comic conventions are like going home for a weekend with your tribe. So be awesome to each other.
#deadpool #military #commission
An awesome Mom commissioned this
Piece for her son (who’s an enormous #marvel/#deadpool fan) currently serving in the US #army anyone who’s ever experienced #bootcamp can relate to the phrase #morepushups!
#camo #weapon #barret #marvel #marvelcomics #robliefeld #illustration #inks #comiccon #comicbooks #artist #animedrawing #animeart #videogame #comicbook #manga #illustration #pencil #art #illustrator #kevlengoodner