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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Vault of Midnight is proud to host a roster of creators featured at Detroit’s own MECCAcon. The phenomenal writers and artists will be posting up at Vault of Midnight Detroit for an evening of signings, chats, knowledge, comic-talk on Friday, September 16, 2016.
MECCAcon is the Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts, focused on celebrating culturally diverse creators, characters, and art of every distinction. Maia Crown Williams, CEO and Founder of MECCAcon has said that “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.” MECCAcon is the Midwest’s largest ethnic comic book convention, and we’re so excited to be a part of it this year.
Our schedule is as follows:
4pm-5pm Kim Eggleston, creator of Dead by Wednesday; Ronald Nelson, co-creator and artist of (H)afrocentric
5pm-6pm Eileen Kaur Alden, creator of Super Sikh; N Steven Harris, creator of Ajala, Brotherhood of the Fringe, and Watson and Holmes, and writer of Solarman
6pm-7pm Keithan Jones, creator of Power Knights; Regine Sawyer, founder of Women In Comics Collective International
7pm-8pm Brandon Thomas, creator of Horizon; Jason Reeves, creator of F-00 Fighters, One Nation, and Kid Carvers
MECCAcon will happen on September 17th from 10am-5pm at the Detroit Public Library.
Vault of Midnight is very pleased to host the following creators for signings throughout the A2CAF weekend:
Saturday, June 18, 2016
12:00-1:00 Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Copper)
1:00-2:00 Cece Bell (El Deafo, Sock Monkey) & Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, Rocket & Groot)
2:00-3:00 Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales)
3:00-4:00 Ben Hatke (Nobody Likes a Goblin, Zita the Spacegirl) & Zack Giallongo (Star Wars: Ewoks, Broxo)
Sunday, June 19, 2016
1:30-2:30 Nathan Hale
4:00-5:00 Kazu Kibuishi
Guest: Jeremy Bastian
Jeremy Bastian, author and artist of Cursed Pirate Girl, will be doing an in store signing at Vault of Midnight on Saturday December 19th from 6pm – 8pm.
Guest: Gene Luen Yang
Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang will visit both Vault of Midnight locations for signings and to promote his new book Secret Coders on Sunday, October 4, 2015!
Yang is one of the most celebrated comic book creators of his generation, and was the first graphic novelist to be nominated for the National Book Award for his 2006 book American Born Chinese. That work would go on to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award (the first graphic novel to receive that honor) as well as an Eisner Award (the comic industry’s most prestigious commendation).
In addition to a slew of other original graphic novels including Boxers and Saints, Level Up, and The Shadow Hero, Yang is additionally and currently the writer for DC Comics’ Superman as well as the Dark Horse Comics’ Avatar: The Last Airbender, which sequels the television show.
Gene will be signing in the Ann Arbor Location on October 4th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, and in the Grand Rapids location from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Vault of Midnight has worked hard to make sure that Yang’s collected works will be available building up to and during his appearances.
This is sure to be an amazing opportunity to meet one of the world’s most renowned comic creators!
The Vault of Midnight is proud to host some amazing artists as part of the Kids Read Comics festival!
SATURDAY JUNE 20th
12-1pm: Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama)
1-2pm: Signing with Rafael Rosado (Giants Beware! Dragons Beware!)
2-3pm: Signing with Ruth McNally Barshaw (Ellie McDoodle Diaries)
3-4pm: Signing with Zack Giallongo (Star Wars Doodles, Broxo, Stratford Zoo series)
4-5pm: Signing with Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Rick and Morty)
5-6pm: Signing with Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme Comics, Spongebob Comics)
SUNDAY JUNE 21st
12-1pm: Signing with Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Rick and Morty)
1-2pm: Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama)
3:30-4:30pm: Signing with Kean Soo (Jellaby, March Grand Prix) and Tory Woollcott (Mirror Mind)
4:30-5:30pm: Signing with Chris Giarruso (G-Man, G-Man Super Journal)
The Kids Read Comics Celebration is a totally free event that unites kids, teens, parents, teachers and librarians with professional artists and writers from the comics and animation fields. Our goal is to introduce kids to worlds of imagination while unlocking their creative impulses, and to serve that goal, the convention features:
– hands-on workshops
– panels and presentations for kids, families, and educators
– a chance for kids to meet and chat with comics and animation professionals
– the opportunity for kids to have their own art portfolios reviewed
Our celebration will be held at the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor, which will host an artist alley and tons of hands-on workshops!
We hope to see you there!
Guest: Carolyn Nowak
Artist Carolyn Nowak appears at Vault of Midnight on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm to sign LUMBERJANES!
Guest: Danielle Corsetto
Danielle Corsetto appears at Vault of Midnight for a signing to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of her always awesome webseries: Girls with Slingshots!
Girls with Slingshots is a long running web comic about the everyday life of two best friends. Updated 5 times a week and always free to read!
Stop by Vault of Midnight on Monday, July 7th from 5-10 PM to chat with Danielle about her work and pick up some cool GWS books!
Come join us this Saturday for Free Comic Book Day!
Guest: Matt Faulkner
Graphic Novelist Matt Faulkner appears at Vault of Midnight on Saturday, April 26th at 2:00 pm for a presentation and signing! His outstanding new work, Gaijin: An American Prisoner of War is available now!
March 22 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola's career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character's somewhat humble beginnings in an eight-page feature in Dark Horse's San Diego Comic-Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved "beast of the apocalypse."
In December, Dark Horse declared that March 22, 2014, would be Hellboy Day, with events happening in comic shops around the world!
Guest: Jim Ottaviani
Writer Jim Ottaviani signs at Vault of Midnight on Saturday, June 15th, 2013!