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Motor City Comic Con

Motor City Comic Con (MC3), Michigan’s largest and longest running comic book and pop culture convention since 1989, returns for the second time this year. The lineup will feature actors from television, movies, and the streaming industry, along with the most creative artists, writers, and comic book creators in the industry. Motor City Comic Con will take place November 10-12, 2023 at the Suburban Collection Showplace located at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, Michigan.

Throughout the weekend celebrity guests participate in autographs and photo opportunities with attendees. Attendees can also attend various panel discussions, attractions, events, and explore various exhibitor vendors throughout. Schedules and additional fees for various activities vary per guest and event. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit www.MotorCityComicCon.com.

Celebrity Guests
Don Gibb:
Ogre in the Revenge of the Nerds film series and fighter Ray Jackson in Bloodsport
Dermot Mulroney:
My Best Friend’s Wedding, Young Guns, and August: Osage County
Lorraine Bracco:
Portraying Jennifer Melfi, the psychiatrist in the drama series The Sopranos
Mae Whitman:
The Duff and as Maggie Taylor in One Fine Day
Jim Cummings:
Voice animations in Winnie the Pooh, Aladdin, and Princess and the Frog
Renae Jacobs:
Voicing April O’Neil in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series
Daniel Logan:
Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
TC Carson:
Kyle Barker in the sitcom Living Single and voiced Mace Windu in various Star Wars
Peter Weller:
Actor and TV director known for his roles appearing in more than 70 films and TV series
Walter Koenig:
Ensign Pavel Chekov in the Star Trek original series.
Marty Grabstein:
Voicing Courage in Courage the Cowardly Dog and has appearances in Law and Order
Richard Horvitz:
Actor and comedian’s voice work in animation and video games like Power Rangers
Veronica Taylor:
Dubbing work in English language adaptations of Japanese anime – in Pokemon anime
Harvey Guillen:
Played Guillermo in What We Do in The Shadows & as Dr. Sanchez in Blue Beetle
Donovan Danhausen:
AEW wrestler and known for his catchphrase “very nice, very evil”
Scott Patterson:
Played Luke in Gilmore Girls, Peter in the Saw films, and Michael Buchanan in The Event
Ralph Macchio:
Daniel LaRusso in the three Karate Kid films and Cobra Kai in the sequel TV series.
William Zabka:
Played Johnny Lawrence in The Karate Kid films and the Cobra Kai TV series.
Martin Kove:
Roles in The Karate Kid films and the Cobra Kai TV series.
Doug Jones:
Roles as characters in Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, What We Do in The Shadows
Nadji Jeter:
Roles in the video games, The Last of Us and Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Mark Pellegrino:
Roles as Paul Bennett in Dexter, Lucifer in Supernaturals, and Jacob in LOST
Danielle Panabaker:
Roles in The Flash, Summerland and Sky High
Carlos Valdes:
University of Michigan grad who played The Flash and roles in the Jersey Boys.
Tom Cavanagh:
Acting and directing role in The Flash on the sitcoms Ed and Scrubs.
Jimmy Hart:
Professional manager, executive, composer, and musician with the WWF and WCW
David Harbour:
Roles in Stranger Things, Suicide Squad, Gran Turismo and Black Widow.
James and Oliver Phelps:
Roles in Harry Potter
Oded Fehr:
Roles in the Resident Evil and The Mummy franchise films.
Billy Dee Williams:
Known as Lando Calrissian in the last two episodes of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Chris Parnell:
Roles on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, and for his multitude of impressions.

Brenda Hickey:
Comic creator with My Little Pony, Legends of the Magic and Halls of the Turnip King
Erin Lefler:
Character designer, concept artist, illustrator, and visual developer
Mostafa Moussa:
Comic book artist and inker that has done work for Marvel and DC
Robert Bruno:
Commercial illustrator for Disney, Marvel, and FOX Sports
Rose Besch:
Comic artist known for her work in Moonlight: City of the Dead and Batman
Tony Daniel:
Comic book writer and artist on various DC comics including Teen Titans and Nocerra
Jamal Igle:
Writer, author, creator of Molly Danger and known for his work in Supergirl & Firestorm
Zeb Wells:
Comic book writer, director, voice actor for Adult Swim’s animated series Robot Chicken
Jim Benton:
Writer and Illustrator with Dear Dub Diary, Dog of Glee, Franny K Stein, and Just Jimmy
Alex Segura:
Award-winning writer of novels, comic books, shorts-Pete Fernandez Mystery series
Rick Leonardi:
Comic artist works Marvel & DC Comics like Spider-Man 2099, Wonder Women
Ian Glaubinger:
Artist and Illustrator known for his mid-century aesthetic and love for all things retro
David Finch:
Comic artist working on Top Cow Productions Cyberforce, & Marvel Comic & DC Comics
Cody Ziglar:
Writing for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Futurama, Rick & Morty, Robot Chicken
Mark Sparacio:
Comic artist working for DC’s Green Lantern and 2006 Motor City Comic Con program
Sweeney Boo:
Known for witchy drawings and hairless cats but also works with publishers like BOOM!
Ryan Benjamin:
Specializing in traditional/digital art, comics – working with DC Comics, Marvel, & Disney
Dexter Vines:
Artist and inker working with Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse Comics
Chuck Brown:
Co-creator of The Punisher and Black Panther for Marvel Comics and Superman
Katie Cook:
Comic Artist and writer known for her work with My Little Pony
Andy Price:
Illustrator and writer known for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic books
Ryan Stegman:
Comic book artist known for Vanish, Venom, Absolute Carnage, Superior Spider-Man
Megan Huang:
Comic book artist/writer known for her work with Action Lab, Dark Horse, DC Comics
Keron Grant:
Artist known for work on titles such as Iron Man, Spider Man, Superman, Fantastic Four
Wade Von Grawbadger:
Comic book artist known for Marvel and DC comics, Starman, Avengers and more.
CGC Signature Series:
Leader in professional comic book certification.

Fall 2023 Highlights

Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Hourly
This interactive event, which lasts approximately one hour, allows guest to work together as a team to try and solve a murder mystery by following clues, using detective skills, and solving tricky puzzles. Geared towards guests aged 12 and older. All games are $20 per person.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
It’s a gaming lounge area where they can meet friends and challenge new rivals through open play and tournaments. Prizes will be given out to winners of every tournament. Watch for free, pay $12 to play for one day, or $15 for the entire weekend!

NOSFERATU: A Symphony of Horror – An After-Hours Event
Saturday – 8:00-10:30PM
Visit Doug Jones’ booth at Motor City Comic Con to grab your free tickets for an exclusive screening and panel event of “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.” Limited tickets available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event will take place at Emagine Novi – 12 Mile Rd. Novi MI 48377


Celebrity Autographs
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Meet your favorite actor, voice actor, or pop culture icon and get an autograph. All pricing and availability is subject to change and varies for each guest. A list of guests available can be found on the celebrity guest page.

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.

Movie Cars
Friday, Satruday & Sunday
Take a photo with the cop car from ROBOCOP.

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 you place in line and you’ll even get your photos at the event so you can get them signed at the show!

Cosplay Contest (13+)
Registration for the Cosplay Contest for those 13+ and is taking place Saturday, November 11 at 6:30pm, is now open. Spots are limited and will fill up quickly. 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. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit www.MotorCityComicCon.com

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, posters and meet the artists and authors who create them. Discover unique and creative art and buy directly from the artist.

Anime Reels
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Showing a variety of short Anime films throughout the weekend.

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.

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, scavenger hunts and more!