Motor City Comic Con Is This Weekend in Novi

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The Collection Showplace, Novi, MI — May 16, 2024

Motor City Comic Con (MC3) is Michigan’s largest and longest-running comic book and pop culture convention since 1989, will be taking place this weekend. The event will feature some of the largest actors from television, movies, and the streaming industry, along with the most creative artists, writers, and comic book creators in the industry.

Attendees can participate in various panel discussions, attractions, events, and explore various exhibitors. Artists, writers, and illustrators will be featured throughout Artist Alley over the three-day convention, and celebrity and comic guests will be available for autograph and photograph opportunities. Motor City Comic Con will take place May 17 – 19, 2024, at the Collection Showplace located at 46100 Grand River Ave., in Novi, Michigan.

To learn more and to purchase tickets visit, www.MotorCityComicCon.com.

CELEBRITY GUESTS APPEARING:

Theo Rossi

Actor and producers who portrayed Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz in Sons of Anarchy

Ian Sinclair

Voiced Whis from Dragon Ball

Heather Graham

Acting Roles in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Bowfinger, & Boogie Nights 

Tom Kenny

Voices characters in SpongeBob SquarePants and The Patrick Star Show and Wheelie Transformers.

Zachary Levi

Played Chuck Bartowski in the TV series Chuck and as Benjamin in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Helen Hunt

Starring roles in the TV show Mad About You and the films Twister and As Good As It Gets  

 

Sofia Boutella

Actress, dancer, and model has played the lead character Eva in the drama StreetDance2

Ernie Hudson

Michigan native, who plays Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters franchise 

George Wendt

Played Norm in the TV sitcom Cheers

 

Cobie Smulders

Played Robin in How I Met Your Mother and S.H.I.E.L.D agent in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Played Uncle Iroh in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Captain Carson Teva in The Mandalorian

Gates McFadden

Actor and producer in Star Trek: PicardStar Trek: The Next Generation, and Labyrinth

Denise Crosby

Stared in Star Trek: The Next Generation had roles in The X-Files, Dexter, Ripple Effect, and JAG

Katey Sagal

Played Peg Bundy in Married with Children and Gemma Teller Morrow in Sons of Anarchy

Bruce Greenwood

Played Pike in the Star Trek films, Dr. Bell in The Resident, and Roderick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher 

Jennifer Morrison

Played Dr. Cameron in House, Emma Swan in Once Upon a Time, and Winona Kirk in Star Trek 

Cristina Vee

Voice actress for anime and video games

Shameik Moore

Voices Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and its sequels 

Tom Wilson
Played Biff Tannen in the Back To The Future trilogy and was a voice actor in SpongeBob Squarepants. 

Grey DeLisle-Griffin

Was Vicky in The Fairy Odd Parents, Sam in Danny Phantom, and Princess Azula in Avatar: The Last Airbender

Greg Baldwin

Voiced Aku from Samurai Jack and Uncle Iroh in the final seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender 

Christian Keyes

Michigan native known for his roles in The Boys, Supernatural, Saints & Sinnersand All The Queen’s Men

Carla Gugino

Acted in Watchmen, American Gangster, San Andreas, and The Fall of the House of Usher

Charlie Hunnam

Plays Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy and Kai in Rebel Moon-Part One: A Child of Fire 

Karen Allen

Acted in Animal House and played Marion Ravenwood in the Indiana Jones films

William Shatner

Played Captain Kirk in the Star Trek franchise and has stared in Hawaii Five-O, Miss Congeniality, and Boston Legal  

 

Efren Ramirez

Played Pedro in Napoleon Dynamite and is in the animated series Bordertown

Amy Jo Johnson

Played Kimberly on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Julie Emrick on Felicity, and Jules Callaghan on Flashpoint

John Ratzenberger

Played Cliff Clavin in the sitcom Cheers and is a voice actor in Toy Story and Monsters University

Dante Basco

Played Rufio in Hook and voiced American DragonJake Long as well as Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender 

Lex Luger

Retired professional wrestler, bodybuilder, and football player

Ron Simmons

Retired 1980’s football player and wrestler known for his tenures in WWE and WCW

Jen Taylor

Voices Cortana and Dr. Halsey in the HALO video game series and live-action TV series

Steve Downes

Voices Petty Officer John 117 in the HALO video game and Star Lord on The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

Felicia Day

Known for her acting roles in Supernatural and Eureka and in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and The Guild

Katee Sackhoff

Known for her roles in Battlestar Galactica and The Mandalorian and voicing characters in Star Wars Rebels 

Simon Kassianides

Known for The Mandalorian, Unforgettable, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Quantum of Solace

Giancarlo Esposito

Actor in Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Boys, Malcolm X, and The Mandalorian

Martin Klebba

Actor and stunt performer from Troy, MI. Played Marty in The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise

Ethan Page

Professional AEW, Ring of Honor, and Impact Wrestling wrestler (only attending on 5/18)

Scott Steiner

World Heavyweight Champion and with WWE – Big Poppa Pump

 

Cancelled: No longer able to attend due to filming schedules  

Ron Perlman

Hayden Panettiere

  

COMIC GUESTS APPEARING

Kenny Porter: Comic writer who published Violent Skies
Dave Acosta:  
Michigan based Comic artist known for his work on Elvria: Mistress of the Dark

Ramon PerezAward-winning cartoonist known for graphic novel adaptations Tale of Sand and Jane

Lee WeeksComic artist known for his work on title like Daredevil

Joe DragunasDetailed Illustrator 

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez: Writer at Marvel and Art Director and Owner of Somos Arte and Studio Edgardo

Tony Fleecs: Comic book creator for Stray Dogs, My Little Pony, Star Wars Adventures, and In My Lifetime

Tony Moy: Mixed media artist who focuses on watercolor and Gouache and produces works of fantasy and anime

Jay Leisten: Comic Inker for Marvel and DC Comics known for his work on Symbiote Spider-Man

Anthony MarquesComic artist, president, and instructor at  Joe Kubert School

Jim Calafiore: Comic book penciler and inker who worked on Marvel Comic Exiles and DC Comic’s Aquaman

Cory Hamscher: Comic book inker who is known for his work in Star Wars: Age of Resistance

Dave Aikins: Detroit native and children’s book illustrator for SpongeBob SquarePants and The Backyardigans

Andy Bennett: Artist, designer, and illustrator

Billy Tucci: Cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi

Maika Sozo: Comic Artist 

Jay Fosgitt: Comic creator for Sesame Street, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, and illustrated several book series for Disney

Megan Hutchinson: She is a digital illustrator, concept artist, and 3D generalist

Cully Hamner: Comic book artist for Green Lantern: Mosaic, Blue Beetle, and Black Lightening: Year One

Chris Campana: Writer and artist for The Adventures of Parker Reef, First World, and Chosen

Daniel Govar: Developed two award-winning animated series for the SYFY channel

Mitch Gerads: Award-winning illustrator best known for his critically acclaimed work at DC Comics

Robert Bruno: Illustrator in the sports and entertainment industries, including Disney, Lionsgate, Visa, ESPN

Tom King: Author, comic book writer, and ex-CIA officer

Tone Rodriguez: Comic book artist and writer who played Benjamin Alvaro in DEXTER

Dan Parent: Comic book artist and writer. He has illustrated  Felix the Cat and created the comic Die Kitty Die

Joe Rubinstein: Comic book artist and inker for Marvel Comic’ The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe

K Lynn Smith: From Mid-Michigan, award-winning artist and writer

Marco Rudy: Comic book artist for titles like Justice League of America, Shield, and Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape

Johnathan Rand: Michigan native known and horror fiction author for children and young adults

Joseph Schmalke: Comic creature, writer, and illustrator

Gavin Smith: Comic artist known Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek: The Mirror War, and Dead Legends

Bart Sears: Comic artist, toy and packaging designer, and author

Claudia Gray: Writer of multiple young adult novels

Dean Haspiel: Comic artist known for his work in Billy Dogma and The Red Hook

Mike Norton: Comic artist and creator of the Battlepug and co-creator and artist of Grumble and Revival

Narciso Espiritu: Artist who has made images and designs for editorials, advertising, toy/apparel and bands

TJ Sterling: Comic artist and writer from Grand Rapids, MI.  Known for Okemus and RAE Comics. 

SPECIAL EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

 Planestriders: Live Interactive Dungeons & Dragon Event – Friday, May 17 at 6:00pm. Free with MC3 Admission.

  • Ghostbusters Movie Screening with Q&A hosted by Ernie Hudson – Friday, May 17 at 7:30 pm. $40 includes a ticket to the Q&A panel and free admission to the movie hosted at Emagine Novi.
  • iCon Tournaments: Super Smash Brothers Ultimate-Based Gaming Lounge – All Day Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19. Watch for Free or purchase tickets to play:  $10 per day or $15 for a full-access weekend pass. Check out the Tournament Schedule here
  • New Dawn Kyber Squardron LED Swordsmanship Training Event – Learn the fundamentals of swordsmanship. Saturday, May 18, from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm and Sunday, May 19, from 11:30 am-12:30 am. Tickets are $15 per person. 
  • Fandomadness – Gameshow event where you take center stage. Happening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Free with MC3 Admission.
  • Tom King & Mitch Gerads Panel Event – Saturday, May 18 at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $50 each
  • EXTRA LIVES: The Live Experience – Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 each
  • Twister Movie Screening with Q&A hosted by Helen Hunt – Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 pm. Standard Package $40, Silver Package $115, and Gold Package $220 options are available.  Includes tickets to the Q&A panel and free admission to the movie, hosted at Emagine Novi.
  • Tom Kenny and Dave Aikins Q&A Event –May 19 at 9:00  am. Standard Tickets $130 / VIP Tickets $150. 

 ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS

 Celebrity Autographs

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 

Meet your favorite actor, voice actor, or pop culture icon and get an autograph. All pricing and availability are subject to change and vary for each guest. A list of guests available can be found on the celebrity guest page. Purchase autographs here.

Panels / Q&As 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

The biggest attraction at Motor City Comic Con as guests are entertained and able to ask questions to their favorite celebrity, artist, or writer. Panels are free with MC3 admission. Schedules are subject to change. Schedules can be found here.

 Movie Cars 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 

Check out some truly incredible replicas of your favorite pop culture vehicles. You’ll be able to find them on the main show floor all weekend long.

For a chance to meet some of your favorite stars with the cars from their films, check out these paid photo opportunities as well.

  • Photo Ops with Tom Wilson Saturday & Sunday next to the DeLorean car from the Back To The Future Trilogy.
  • Photo Ops with Ernie Hudson Saturday & Sunday mornings next to the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 vehicle.

 Photo Ops

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Don’t miss out on the chance of a lifetime to have a professional photo taken with your favorite celebrity at Motor City Comic Con. Capture the memory with an 8×10 photo of you and your favorite star(s). You can pre-purchase the photo ops online before the event to secure your place in line, and you’ll even get your photos at the event so you can get them signed at the show! Purchase advance photo ops here.

Cosplay Contest (13+) 

Saturday, May 18 at 6:00 pm

Prizing will be awarded to the first, second, and third-place winners. Prizing includes $125, $250, and $500 winnings as well as Comic Con passes, Autographed Photos, and MC3 Exclusive goodies. Registration is full, and guests must have registered in advance as spots were limited.

Sketch Duels

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Watch your favorite artists and illustrators battle it out live on stage during our fan-favorite Sketch Duels. Anyone attending the panel will be entered into a raffle for the sketches created. You could go home with a one-of-a-kind drawing! 

 Artist Alley 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 

A collection of extremely talented artists and writers who come from around the world to showcase and sell their art and published works. Check out some of the most amazing original art, prints, comic books, and posters, and meet the artists and authors who create them. Discover unique and creative art and buy directly from the artist. A list of guests can be found on the Artist Alley page.

Anime Reels

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Free anime screenings all weekend, brought to you by the Anime Club of Michigan. A full schedule is available here.

 Ghostbusters Detroit

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Ghostbusters Detroit members are in full Ghostbuster attire with equipment and accessories to help them investigate and eliminate any paranormal entities that may encounter.

Extra Life Detroit

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Take part in several fundraising initiatives that will support local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded to guests who donate to play. Extra Life Detroit will also be in the Kids Den throughout the weekend giving families the opportunity to participate in free games and character meet n’ greets.

 Kids Den

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Open to kids 12 and under. Find kid and family-friendly programming and activities in our Kids’ Den: crafting, daily story time, games, and more! The Kids Den will be open Friday, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm.

Kid’s Cosplay Contest 

Sunday from 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Come out and strut your stuff and show off your costumes! No registration or fee is required; just arrive 15 minutes before the event starts to be sorted into age groups. Open to kids 12 and under.

Outdoor Games Indoors

Saturday and Sunday from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Play giant Connect Four, Jenga, Cornhole, and many more games with the entire family.

Star Wars Story Time & Character Meet

Saturday from 3:00 pm-3:30 pm

Join the members of 501st and Rebel Legion for a Star Wars themed story time complete with character meet and greets!  

 Slime Time with Ghostbusters

Saturday & Sunday from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Join members of the Michigan Ghostbusters to make your own Slimer slime. (No charge. One per person. While supplies last.)

Learn To Play Tabletop RPG

Sunday from 11:30 pm-12:15 m

This is an interactive game session that will cover the basic ground rules, a simple set of mechanics, and a short story to introduce the broad strokes of TTRPGs to new players. This panel covers core life skills, like problem-solving and creativity, that naturally grow when we play RPGs.

Kids Art Class by Kubert School

Saturday at 11:30 am-12:00 am

Do you love to draw? Join creators from The Kubert School as they lead an art class designed to ignite the imagination of future illustrators. Let your little ones learn from experiences, professional art educators, and working comic artists.

 

I SPY Scavenger Hunt

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Participate in the MC3 “I Spy” throughout the weekend. Find the location of the pictures on the showroom floor and place them on the map in the Kids Program Guide. When you find all the pictures, bring your map to the Kids Den for a prize. Quantities are limited, while supplies last. 

Motor City Comic Con Prices & Packages

All tickets and wristbands can be purchased online at www.MotorCityComicCon.com

*Additional processing fees will apply at checkout. 

 Adult admission tickets (ages 13 and up):

Friday pass

$30* – online purchase

$40 – at the door (if available)


Saturday pass

$45* – online purchase

$50 – at the door (if available)


Sunday pass 

$40* – online purchase

$45 – at the door (if available)


Adult Weekend Pass 

$90* – online purchase

$95 – at the door (if available)

 

VIP Fan Pass – SOLD OUT

$249*- online purchase – SOLD OUT

$259** – at the door (if available) – SOLD OUT

Children admission tickets (ages 6-12)

Kids 5 and under are FREE all weekend with a paid adult

Friday and Saturday: Child pass (ages 6-12)

$10* each day – online purchase

$20 each day – at the door (if available)

 Child Weekend pass (ages 6-12)

$20* – online purchase

$30 – at the door (if available)


Sunday is Kid’s Day, all children under 12 are FREE with a paid adult

*Additional processing fees will apply

 Motor City Comic Con will be taking place Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19, 2024

At the Suburban Collection Showplace located at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, Michigan.

Friday, May 17, 2024 – 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 18, 2024 – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sunday, May 19, 2024 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

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ABOUT MOTOR CITY COMIC CON: 

Michigan’s largest pop-culture event since 1989, Motor City Comic Con, gathers comic book and multimedia dealers from across the country, offering a wide variety of pop-culture merchandise, including comics, art, t-shirts, movie memorabilia, posters, and more. Over 250 comic book creators, writers, and artists are featured at Motor City Comic Con each year, as well as actors from the television and movie industry. Motor City Comic Con offers fun for kids, young and old. For more information, visit http://www.motorcitycomiccon.com