Living long and prospering for 25 years, Motor City Comic Con, Michigan’s No. 1 pop-culture event, celebrates its 25th anniversary transporting fans into the mystical world of captivating comics, fascinating fantasy and spectacular sci-fi. William Shatner, most known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in the science fiction television series Star Trek, has been recruited to join the all-star line-up. This will be his first appearance at Motor City Comic Con. The event takes place on Friday, May 16 (12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.), Saturday, May 17 (10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and Sunday, May 18 (10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at the Suburban Collection Showplace located at 46100 Grand River Ave in Novi. Event tickets and VIP passes to see Shatner can be purchased by visiting www.motorcitycomiccon.com/tickets/advance-tickets.
This year’s anniversary event will prove to be even more heroic by featuring over 300 comic and media guests, including comic book creators, writers, artists and actors from television and movie industry. Guests will sign autographs and sell original art, while others will be featured on a panel discussing their latest comic ventures and characters. Motor City Comic Con will also have a variety of pop-culture merchandise available for purchase from several comic book and multi-media dealers, partners and vendors, including comics, art, movie memorabilia, posters, apparel, etc. Additional special guests will be announced closer to the event.
Travelling across galaxies and beaming across nations, fans from all over the region can participate in several weekend activities including the fascinating Costume Contest on Saturday afternoon, sponsored by the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. Local celebrity judges will determine who will win cash and gift packages. Sunday is also Kids Day featuring kid-friendly activities with the comic and media guests.
Following the Star Trek series from 1966 to 1969, William Shatner starred in seven Star Trek films, establishing Captain James Tiberius Kirk, commander of the Federation starship USS Enterprise, as a cultural icon. He continued to write a series of novels on his experiences as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek series, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe.
Guests can purchase tickets by visiting www.motorcitycomiccon.com/tickets/advance-tickets. Advance ticket holders are welcome 30 minutes prior to show open.
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 much more! Over 250 comic book creators, writers and artists are on site at Comic Con each year, as well as more than forty actors from the television and movie industry. Comic Con offers big fun for kids young and old! For more information, visit www.motorcitycomiccon.com.