Meet Scott Patterson, Danielle Panabaker & Others at Motor City Comic Con

The 34th semi-annual Motor City Comic Con returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Nov. 10-12, 2023.
Photograph courtesy of Motor City Comic Con

Calling all pop culture fans! Motor City Comic Con, the largest pop culture event in Michigan since 1989, is back at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Nov. 10-12, 2023, with cosplay, movie screenings, meet-and-greets with some of your favorite characters, and much more.

This semi-annual convention, which turns 34 this year, features approximately 30 celebrity guests including Scott Patterson, of Gilmore Girls and Saw V; Marty Grabstein, the voice behind Courage the Cowardly Dog; WWE Hall of Fame member Jimmy Hart, Danielle Panabaker from Supergirl; and many others.

Attendees will also have the chance to catch some comic creators such as author and illustrator Jimmy Benton, artists Brenda Hickey and Dexter Vines, and creator Jamal Igle.

Photo ops and autographs with these guests will be available for an additional charge.

In addition to these special guest appearances, comic book and multimedia dealers from across the country who offer a wide variety of merch will be on site, along with pop culture artist and crafter booths.

But that’s not all. Motor City Comic Con also offers plenty of activities and attractions for fans of all ages.

Come in your best cosplay and participate in the cosplay contest for your shot at the $500 first place prize; explore your artistic talents in Art Alley; find your way out of an escape room; participate in sketch duels; and more.

Be sure to bring the kids along for even more fun in the Kids Den, which features family activities such as crafts, a youth cosplay contest, and games.

Motor City Comic Con runs noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10-12, 2023 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

Advance single day adult tickets are available online for $30 on Friday, $40 on Saturday, and $35 on Sunday. Advance tickets for kids ages 6-12 are $10 on Friday and Saturday. Kinds under 5 are free everyday with a paid adult, and all kids are free on Sunday.

You can also purchase a weekend pass for adults for $85, and kids 5 and under for $20. Ticket prices go up at the door. Event parking is $10.

For more information on the 2023 Motor City Comic Con, visit

This post has been updated for 2023. 

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