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The Continuum

The Continuum is a celebration of science-fiction, fantasy, hard science, music, gaming, animation, film and cosplay.

The Continuum is not your typical convention! We stand out with our well-supplied Convention Hospitality Suite, a Saturday Night Costume Ball, a merchandise area with a wide variety of offerings, several tracks of programming of interest to members and a loyal following of staff and panel participants. Our programming includes literature/sci-fi/fantasy, science/space, music and gaming. There is always something of interest to everyone going on! We also have a video room that screens rare anime and fan-created offerings not seen elsewhere. For NaNoWriMo participants, we offer prep workshops and panels focused on writing.

At The Continuum, you can have the type of day where you attend a tea tasting and history lesson before learning to swordfight, take a breather in a panel where your favorite author discusses world building, then end the day by painting miniatures and listening to someone sing about Star Wars.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://continuumcon.org/

Events for the Week Oct 9th-15th

Dolls, Steampunk, Fantasy, Comics and Spookiness are in store for you this week. Enjoy.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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MECCAcon 2017

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For more info, check out:
https://meccacon.wordpress.com/2016/12/02/meccacon2017-tickets-registration/
https://www.facebook.com/events/219088445183461/

Events for the Week Sept 11th-17th

Gaming, Comic Cons and LARPing are in store for you this week.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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MECCAcon 2016

COMIC BOOK CONVENTION, INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
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.

Along with the comic book convention, we also have a full independent film festival that runs all day along with the comic con. This 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”,
once AGAIN,
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.

COMIC BOOKS
FINE ART
INDIE FILM FEST
ILLUSTRATION
AFROFUTURISM
ASTROBLACKNESS
STEAMPUNK DEVELOPMENT CLASS,
INDEPENDENT FILM
GAMING
HANDCRAFTED ARTISANS
CLOTHING DESIGNERS
SCI-FI
YOUTH LITERATURE
and MORE!!

Dealer tables,
Live performances,
Panels,
Steampunk Workshops,
Illustration Classes,
Comic book workshops,
and MORE!

Bring the ENTIRE family!
Celebrate the HERU in YOU!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/826319067480841/
https://www.facebook.com/MidwestEthnicConventionforComicsandArts/
https://meccacon.wordpress.com/

ConClave 40 Interview

I talk with Sue about the upcoming (and long running) Sci-Fi and Fantasy convention called ConClave. ConClave is also an amalgam of different fandoms in one place.

http://conclavesf.net/