E.V.A.: Motor City Comic Con Day One Coverage Cosplay and More

I am so very happy that conventions are a thing again. As things slowly creep back to some semblance of normal, we venture out to hang with like-minded individuals, friends we haven’t seen in years and see the stars we normally only see on a screen. If you are in the Detroit area this weekend you should head over to Novi to the Motor City Comic Con.

For us, day one didn’t go exactly as planned. Ice cream for breakfast was on the agenda so that was good my GPS taking me on a roundabout tour of Michigan not planned. Arrival was 2 hours later than anticipated but that didn’t ruin the day. I have to say that for a Friday afternoon the convention was more crowded than I expected.

Day one was just spent walking up and down the aisles reconnecting with old friends and snapping photos of cosplayers. There will be many, many more photos coming tomorrow but until then enjoy these shots.

Motor City Comic Con continues Saturday (9:30-7) and Sunday (10-5). I know we have posted this info before but keep reading for all of the specifics for this weekend.

This year’s con will be bigger than ever! Some 2022 highlights include:

 

The Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion – 3-day celebration with stars from ALL 4 SUPERMAN movies!

 

A reunion this large, is the first of its kind and will feature stars from all 4 Superman films along with writer and artist from the Superman ’78 DC Comic Series. 35 years after his final flight in Superman IV, the love and admiration for Christopher Reeve both on screen and in life is stronger and more inspiring than ever. In addition, an exclusive limited edition variant cover of Superman ’78 will be available only at the Motor City Comic Con, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. This has been in inspiration to create this legacy reunion for Motor City Comic Con and The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast, which is hosted by Detroit TV/Radio host, Jay Towers and CapedWonder.com Superman Imagery Founder, Jim Bowers.

 

The Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion will feature the following stars from the Superman films, Aaron Smolinski, Marc McClure, Sarah Douglas, Jack O’Halloran, Mark Pillow, Mariel

 

Hemingway, and Damian McLawhorn, Also appearing at the legacy reunion, from the Superman 78’ DC Comic Series, writer Robert Venditti and artist Wilfredo Torres.

 

Limited Edition Variant Cover of SUPERMAN ’78 #1

 

Another first of its kind at this 2022 event, will be a Motor City Comic Con Exclusive Limited Edition “Variant Cover” of SUPERMAN ’78 #1. This comic book will feature a unique cover that is an exclusive to this edition, and only available at Motor City Comic Con. A portion of proceeds from the comic book will benefit The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis.

 

L.A.V.A. (Loud, Annoying and Very Annoying)

 

Starring Voice-Actors: Ray Chase, Robbie Daymond, and Max Mittelman.

 

L.A.V.A. is when three prolific an acclaimed voice actors get together and get real silly.

 

SCREAM REUNION!

 

Meet Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, and Matthew Lillard, all 3 appearing at MC3 2022!

 

ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS

 

Anime Reels

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

 

Showing a variety of short Anime films throughout the weekend.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Cosplay Contest (Adults)

 

Saturday

 

Only 75 spots available. Participants must pre-register on the website to compete. Winners will receive cash prizes and a 2023 Weekend Pass. Details and pricing on the website.

 

ETERNALS-Inspired Lexus

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

 

See the Eternals-Inspired Lexus on the Show Floor. This specially wrapped LC 500 is based on Angelina Jolie’s character, Thena. The wrap was inspired by Thena’s unique individual armor design, iconography, and superpower.

 

Face Painting

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

 

Dan and Janice own 2Clowns.com and are the face painters for the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings. They also offer balloons, airbrush tattoos, yard card greetings.

 

Kids Cosplay Contest Sunday

 

Open to kids 12 and under. No registration is required, just arrive 15 minutes before the event starts.

 

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, superhero classes, Downpup Yoga and more!

 

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.

 

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!

 

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!

 

The Kubert School – Portfolio Reviews

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

 

The Kubert School instructors will provide critique and feedback on how to improve your pages to bring them to the next level.

 

CONTINUOUS PROGRAMMING ROOMS

 

**Happening All Three Days***

 

Nursing / Parents Room: A quiet room for parents to privately nurse their children.

 

Quiet Room: A dedicated space to get off the show floor when you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed.

 

Cosplay HQ: Fun photo backdrops and a cosplay repair station

 

Geek Therapeutics: This space offers certified mental health professionals that can provide you with resources and coping strategies during the show.

 

Alpha Amusements: Modern & classic coin operated games for you to enjoy throughout the show.

 

CELEBRITY GUESTS

 

  • Aaron Sagers

 

  • Aaron Smolinski

 

  • Adam Cole

 

  • Alexis Tipton

 

  • Alicia Silverstone

 

  • Brenton Thwaites

 

  • Caity Lotz

 

  • Carey Jones

 

  • Chandler Riggs

 

  • Christopher Eccleston

 

  • Curran Walters

 

  • Damian Mclawhorn

 

  • Danny Trejo

 

  • Ethan Page

 

  • Eric Vale

 

  • Freddie Prinze Jr.

 

  • Freddie Stroma

 

  • J. Michael Tatum

 

  • Jack O’Halloran

 

  • Jamie Kennedy

 

  • Katie Cassidy

 

  • Malcom Goodwin

 

  • Marc McClure

 

  • Mariel Hemingway

 

  • Mark Pillow

 

  • Matthew Lillard

 

  • Max Mittelman

 

  • Maxwell Jacob Friedman

 

  • Ray Chase

 

  • Robbie Daymond

 

  • Ruby Soho

 

  • Sarah Douglas

 

  • Skeet Ulrich

 

  • Stephanie Panisello

 

  • Taryn Manning

 

  • William Shatner

 

COMIC GUESTS

 

  • Adriana Melo

 

  • Adriano Di Benedetto

 

  • Afua Njoki Richardson

 

  • Alitha Martinez

 

  • Amanda Conner

 

  • Anthony Marques

 

  • Bill Morrison

 

  • Chris Burnham

 

  • Dan Parent

 

  • Dave Aikins

 

  • Dave Franchini

 

  • David Angelo Roman

 

  • David Crownson

 

  • David Walker

 

  • Howard Chaykin

 

  • Ian Glaubinger

 

  • Jamie Tyndall

 

  • Jeremy Holt

 

  • Jimmy Palmiotti

 

  • Joe Prado

 

  • John Livesay

 

  • Katie Cook

 

  • Khoi Pham

 

  • Kwanza Osajyefo

 

  • Maika Sozo

 

  • Marcio Fiorito

 

  • Marco Santucci

 

  • Maria Laura Sanapo

 

  • Mike McKone

 

  • Ralph Tedesco

 

  • Robert Venditti

 

  • Scott Hanna

 

  • Simon Bisley

 

  • The Kubert School

 

  • TJ Sterling

 

  • Wilfredo Torres

 

  • William Messner-Loebs

 

CRAFTER GUESTS

 

  • 2Clowns

 

  • 3D Printing by Muckychris

 

  • 734designs

 

  • Archangel Steel

 

  • BattleKatz

 

  • BekkiDoodles

 

  • Captive Fancy

 

  • Dapper on Arrival

 

  • Darcy Farrow

 

  • Delightful Ribbons

 

  • Doggy Danna

 

  • Dragonwycks

 

  • Furry Feline Creatives

 

  • Inconceivable Cards

 

  • Justine Dillenbeck Illustrations

 

  • Lady Xyla’s Creations

 

  • LES Polinko Studio

 

  • MeowitsMari

 

  • My Little Demon LLC

 

  • Oddman Out Props

 

  • One-Time Hair Flips

 

  • RIPieces Designs by Carrie Schramm

 

  • Savage Mermaid

 

  • Saving Throw Pillows

 

  • Shananigens in Leather

 

  • Shiny Things

 

  • Shock Studios

 

  • Studio 42 Designs

 

  • Taneko Says Hello

 

  • The Foxy Hipster

 

  • Trinkets and Treasures

 

  • Wood Turned Magic

 

  • Yankee’s Doodles

 

Motor City Comic Con General Ticket prices and packages: Adult Pricing (ages 13 and up) Friday – $30* Saturday – $40* Sunday – $35* VIP – $249* Adult Weekend Pass – $85* Kids 5 and under are free all weekend Kids 6-12 are $10* on Friday and Saturday

 

Kids Weekend Pass – $20* Sunday is Kids Day – All kids 12 and under are free

 

*Additional processing fees will apply

 

The 2022 Motor City Comic Con will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace which is located at 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi, Michigan on Friday, May 13 (12:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.), Saturday, May 14 (10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, May 15 (10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.). To learn more or to purchase tickets visit, www.MotorCityComicCon.com or follow Motor City Comic Con on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more details on upcoming new guests, programming, limited VIP packages, photo opportunities and more.

 

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 vast 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

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