6th annual MECCAcon Detroit #MECCAconDSA2019 and 5th annual MECCAcon IFF,
presented by Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts - MECCAcon and Amonyet Enterprises
FRIDAY, September 19, 2019
DSA Detroit School of Arts High School
123 Selden Street, Detroit, MI
SATURDAY, September 21, 2019
DSA Detroit School Of Arts High School
123 Selden Street, Detroit, MI
10 panels. 40 comic book and other various vendors. 25+ visiting, award winning filmmakers. 30 films. All day workshops and Presentations.
*** OFFICIAL SCHEDULE ***
FILM FESTIVAL DEADLINE IS OVER!! PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR FILMS.
DSA Rooms/Floor::::: 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th floors ONLY
(AH) AALIYAH HALL - 4th flr : MECCAcon International Film Festival screenings
(FT) FORD AUDITORIUM - 1st flr : all panels
(TL) THEATER LOBBY- 1st flr : Comic Book / Art / Various vendors
(SA) STUDIO A - 1st flr : food vendors
(CR) CONFERENCE ROOM - Rm 140, 1st flr, across from studio A : food demos
(AG) ART GALLERY- 5th floor : DSA Art Department’s installation
(G) GYMNASIUM- 2nd flr : yoga & belly dancing workshops
(BB) BLACK BOX THEATER - 1st flr : ENTREPRENOIR ROOM
(C106) CLASSROOM, 1st flr : various
(C107) CLASSROOM, flr : all day chill out room, phone charging, eating, etc.
THURSDAY - MECCAcon IFF 2019 (day 1)
600p Queen of Kings - Yasmin Neal - 11m
615p The Adulterer - Gian Francisco Smith, Bobby Yan - 14m
635p Almost Home - George Simon - 12m
650p 705p The Camera Loves Kaila - Michael Lindsey - 15m
710p Girl Icon - Sadah Espii Proctor - 8m
725p Lucid - Jumai Yusuf - 5m
735p Wildflower - Jumai Yusuf - 6m
745p How To Power A City: Highland Park - Melanie La Rosa - 10m
800p Parallel Lines: Exploring the Intersection of Comics & Hip-Hop - Mike Davis - 7m
810p Bakoso: Afrobeats of Cuba - Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi - 48m
SATURDAY - MECCAcon International Film Festival (day 2)
1100a Wildflower - Jumai Yusuf - 6m
1110a T.E.C.H. Dream Sweet - Brandon Dean Johnson - 11m
1125a Training Wheels - Sanicole - 14m
1145a Malika: Warrior Queen - YouNeek Studios - 15m
1205p Sela - Rafieka Davis - 25m
1235p Enoch - Yasmin Neal - 3m
1240p The Refugee Restauranteurs - Michael Steves/ Mamba Hamissi - 6m
1245p - 1255p BREAK
100p Ballet After Dark - Brittany B Monét Fennell - 17m
120p If There Is Light - Hales Elizabeth Anderson - 22m
145p - Cold Sweat: Chapter 1 WHAM! - Wi-Moto Nyoka 17m
205p Something for Cyitra - Jahni Kwatrae - 25m
230p - 300p BREAK
305p Right On - Zachary Cornell Cunningham - 13m
320p Love Tap - Gian Francisco Smith - 14m
340p Manhood - Rodney Stringfellow - 12m
355p Knock Knock - Kennikki Jones-Jones - 14m
415p Showtime - Shawn Antoine II - 15m
435p Loreen's Gotta Boogie - Bobby Yan - 12m
450p K.I.N.G. - Rashad Frett - 13ms
505pm A Dark Foe - Maria Gabriela Cardenas - 1h55m
SATURDAY - CONVENTION SCHEDULE
11a - 7p (AG) ::: ARTIST INSTALLATION. DSA’s Art Department. Curated by Mrs. Hall
(TL) Artist Alley opens
(G) WOOSAH: A lesson in Satya and Tapas (yoga)
12p - 7p :: (TL) FIYAH TV presentations (all day at their table in the Theatre Lobby)
12p - 1p
(FA) BACK2BLACK : Accuracy vs Acceptance in Today’s Comics panel, pt1
Greg Anderson Elysee
(C106) SETTING UP YOUR TWITCH workshop
1p - 4p :: REFLECTION ETERNAL - Relaxation suite w/ House of Bastet
Relaxation & Stretching Techniques
Belly Dancing Workshop
1p - 2p
(FA) BLACK FILMMAKERS panel, pt1
Gian Francisco Smith
(SA) COOKING WITH QUE - vegan food demo
Quiana Broden/ The Kitchen
(C106) THE ART OF STORYTELLIN’
N Steven Harris (DC Comics, AJALA: A Series of Adventures)
2p - 3p
(FA) FINE ARTS PANEL - moderated by Nic Notion
M Saffell Gardner
BNICK (Brian Nickson)
BLACK GIRLS ARE THE GAME - Gaming round table discussion
@BlackGirlGamerCode/ Brandi JABIYA
3pm - 7pm :: (BB) ENTREPRENOIR Room - presented by Black Business Finder
$50 Professional Headshots to the public
FREE Photo Shoots/ Headshots for MECCAcon Participants
Interviews w/ MECCAcon Participants
ENTREPRENOIR Panel - see below, 6pm
3p - 4p
(FA) BLACK RESTAURANTEURS panel
Cooking w/ Que/ Quiana Broden
Baobab Fare / Mamba Hamissi
Yumvillage/ Godwin Ihentuge
Paradise Natural Foods/ Mama Nezaa
(C106) HEAD WRAPPING Workshop w/ MY ROYALTY WRAPS
Ya Ya Abdulah
4p - 5p
(FA) BACK2BLACK: Accuracy vs Acceptance in Today’s Comics panel, pt2
N Steven Harris
5p - 6p
(FA) BLACK FILMMAKERS Panel, pt2 :: 500pm - 600pm
Shawn Antoine II
(C106) ELEMENTAL : BLACK SCI-FI READING/AUTHOR SESSION
6p - 7p
(FA) BLACK GIRLS ARE THE GAME - panel
@BlackGirlGamerCode/ Brandi JABIYA
(BB) ENTREPRENOIR panel w/ Black Business Finder/ Cartiar Matlock
Sheila Patrick / Flo’s Boutique
Nefertiti Harris / Textures Natural Hair Salon
Jamii/ Kan Bookstore
Fiyah TV / Aigbe Idahosa
7p - EVENT CLOSES
DETROIT- 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 IFF, 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, Stefon Bristol, Pete Chatmon, Yolonda Ross, Abdul Nnadi, Jay Sweet, Pete Tekei Muhumuza, Roye Okupe, Zwelesizwe Ntui, and many more.
http://filmfreeway.com/MECCAconIFF for film applications
Bring the ENTIRE family!
Celebrate the HERU in YOU!
INDIE FILM FEST
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.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
While there is no minimum age to enter the event, please note that many of the official selections in film have adult situations. We strongly ask that you be aware of that, and not to have infants in the theater, as well.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
What can I bring into the event?
Please do not have food/drink in the theaters. Not only is that MECCAcon policy, it is very much the DSA policy, as well.
What's the refund policy?
There are no refunds on ticket purchases.