Motor City Comic Con, a weekend-long event that gathers more than 300 comic book creators, writers, and artists, returns to Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Friday through Sunday. William Shatner, known for his portrayal of Capt. James T. Kirk in the popular television series Star Trek, will make an appearance on Sunday.
“Our 26th annual Motor City Comic Con event is anticipated to reach up to 50,000 fans,” says Michael Goldman, Comic Con’s convention owner and promoter. “The event grows every year. This year, we have really focused on bringing in more comic and celebrity guests than ever before and from every genre, so that there is a little slice of comic con heaven for everyone.”
Comic Con will include a costume contest, a party Saturday night with free entertainment and refreshments, and kid-friendly activities. More than 50 television and movie stars will also attend the weekend event, including Chloe Bennet, Camren Bicondova, Billy Boyd, Dean Cain, Robert Englund, Lou Ferrigno, Vivica Fox, Mark Margolis, Andrew McCarthy, Denis O’Hare, Robert Patrick, John Schneider, Jimmie Walker, Scott Wilson, and Steven Yeun. Yeun, Patrick, and Cain grew up in Michigan.
“There’s so much happening at comic con this weekend for everyone to enjoy, from panel discussions with guests, cosplay contests, Kid’s Day activities, to our annual Saturday Night bash open to the public,” Goldman says.
Comic guests include Neal Adams, Simon Bisley, James O’Barr, Joe Prado, and Matt Wagner.
An adult three-day pass costs $70, while day passes range from $25-$35.