Live in the Metro Detroit area and looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further as the 34th annual Motor City Comic Con is taking place at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Friday, May 19th through Sunday, May 21st.

Not familiar with Comic Con? Made most famous through the San Diego Comic-Con, fans of movies, TV, collectibles, and anime now congregate across the country for statewide comic cons where they celebrate all things fun!

This year’s Comic Con features celebrity guests Guardians of the Galaxy stars Will Poulter, Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn; Arrow stars Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, and David Ramsey; Taxi‘s Christopher Lloyd and Tony Danza; and Star Trek‘s Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner amongst dozens others. Besides getting a photo or autograph, many of the celebrity guests partake in panels where fans can ask questions and listen to stories from their favorite celebs. Aptly named Comic Con, MC3 also includes nearly 40 comic guests including Darryl “DMC” Daniels (of Run DMC fame).

But Comic Con isn’t just about getting up close and personal with celebrities, writers, and illustrators. Dozens dress up and walk the aisles dressed up as their favorite comic book, movie, or TV characters, culminating in a cosplay contest. Adults and kids can even take a picture with K.I.T.T from Knight Rider or a DeLorean (of Back to the Future fame).

We’ve shared a few of the most anticipated panels below:

Saturday, May 20th
11:00am – 12:00pm – Arrow Trio Panel (Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, and David Ramsey)
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Who’s the Boss and Taxi‘s Tony Danza
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Back to the Future and Taxi‘s Christopher Lloyd
6:00pm – 7:30pm – Cosplay Contest
7:30 – Psych podcast featuring Psych co-stars Maggie Lawson and Timothy Omundson

Sunday, May 21st
12:00 – 1:00 – Home Improvement‘s Richard Karn and Debbie Dunning
12:00 – 1:00 – Star Trek‘s Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner
2:00 – 3:00 – Psych‘s Maggie Lawson and Timothy Omundson
3:00 – 4:00 – Marvel’s Clark Gregg
3:30 – 4:30 – Walking Dead and star Michael Rooker

Motor City Comic Con takes place at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI, Friday, May 19th through Sunday, May 21st. Click HERE for show hours and more information.

Movie Reelist Contributor: Mark Eaton
Mark is an entertainment junkie, spending much of his leisure time watching movies, TV, or listening to any and all genres of music. Most evenings, after finishing a day of work and hanging with his wife and kids, Mark can be found in an eternal battle with his DVR, trying to clear it before another 5-6 hours of shows are recorded the next day. Still reeling from his unpaid gig for the Detroit News where he was fired for being too cruel with his American Idol recaps, Mark is thrilled to be sharing his wicked sense of humor with Movie Reelists.

Leave a comment...