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Mid City Micro-Con 2020: "Creating the Future, Expanding Our Universe": Schedule of Events

Celebrating representation in comics, art, cosplay, & more

Virtual Mid City Micro-Con 2020

YouTube Channel: Mid City Micro-Con EBRPL

YouTube Live Stream Recording: https://youtu.be/jK2kYLri7ac

Thank you for attending live! We'll be uploading individual session recordings with captions, transcripts, and more as soon as possible!

 

Let us know you're attending!  

Pre-Events (Before the Micro-Con)

Virtual Trivia: Mid City Micro-Con Edition

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  • Date/Time: 2pm CDT Saturday, August 22, 2020
  • Platform: Twitch
  • Hosted by: Grant Fletcher of For the Win Trivia
  • Missed it live? View the recording here! 

Test your superhero wits, sci-fi skills, and pop culture knowledge by joining us for a Mid City Micro-Con virtual trivia event! This event will be live streamed on Twitch at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 22--one week before the 3rd Annual Mid City Micro-Con. Adults and teens can register by emailing midcitymicrocon@gmail.com. After you've registered, you'll receive a link to the stream as well as instructions on how to submit your answers. The top scorers will win an awesome prize and have their names listed on the Mid City Micro-Con InfoGuide at EBRPL.com/MCMC!

Cosplay Competition Awards

Cosplay Competition Awards

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Join us as we celebrate everyone who registered for the virtual cosplay competition & we reveal who won! Featuring judges Ninja Yoyo Cosplay, Gamma Rae Cosplay, and Lady Luna Loveless of Cajun Moon Creations.

Cosplay Competition form is here! Check out our detailed blog post HERE.

If you have a Gmail/Google Account Complete the form and upload your images here: https://forms.gle/pHnRFeRyZVkwVLoy8. If you do not have a Gmail/Google account, please send us your information and images at midcitymicrocon@gmail.com.

Miss Ooo La La from MCMC 2019

Workshops & Presentations

Our Experiences & How They Drive Our Storytelling with Jason Walz

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Jason Walz, creator of Last Pick, Homesick, & A Story for Desmond, will talk about how a variety of voices, perspectives, and interests shape the stories we tell. He’ll share his route into comics, his creative process, and the importance of disability representation in comics and art. A Q&A session with attendees will follow the presentation.


Self-Publishing Comics with the Tuskegee Heirs Crew

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  • Date/Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM CDT Saturday, August 29, 2020
  • Platform: YouTube Live - View the session recording HERE
  • Presenters: Greg Burnham & Marcus Williams

Join Greg Burnham and Marcus Williams, creators of Tuskegee Heirs and The Search for Sadiqah, as they explain all things self-publishing and why it's important in today's climate. A Q&A session will follow their presentation, moderated by Keith Cooper.


Let's Make Comics! with Javier Hernandez

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Cartoonist Javier Hernandez will conduct an interactive workshop where you'll be guided through the steps into making a one page comic. We'll do some character designs then proceed to work on the comic together. All you need is a connection to the internet as well as a pencil and some sheets of paper to draw on!


Worldbuilding: Creating the World of Sankofa's Eymbrace with Antoine GHOST Mitchell & Erica AYXA Williams-Mitchell

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  • Date/Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM CDT Saturday, August 29, 2020
  • Platform: Zoom - View the session recording HERE
  • Presenters: Antoine GHOST Mitchell & Erica AYXA Williams-Mitchell

What makes an Afro-Fantasy? Join Antoine GHOST Mitchell & Erica AYXA Williams-Mitchell as they present to you many cultural elements that went into creating their ongoing comic book series, Sankofa's Eymbrace.

Panels

In Living Color: YouTube, Podcasts, & Online Content

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This virtual panel will discuss comics and content creation beyond the page, featuring INDAFILM (creators of Trapped In Anime), Gamma Rae Cosplay, Donterrian Kelly (creator of Anime On A Couch), Tyronecia Moore, and moderator Chenese Lewis.


Creating Authentic Storyworlds: Latinx Representation in Comics

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Representation matters. And authentic representation matters even more. But what makes for authentic representation? Join us as we dialogue with comics artists, writers, scholars, and graphic design professionals in exploring how to create authentic storyworlds that include Latinx images and voices. Featuring Henry Barajas, Javier Hernandez, Luisa Restrepo, William “Memo” Nericcio, and moderator Stephen Andes.


Bring it Back: Using the Past to Create the Future

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Join us for a virtual panel exploring the role history plays in comics and artistic expression. Featuring Moana McAdams, Nuri McAdams, Katlin Sweeney, and moderator Rodneyna Hart.