Updated on 16 October, 2021
Are you an avid fan of comic books, movies, or popular pop culture? If so, you might want to attend Motor City Comic Con. Motor City Comic Con, now celebrating its 21st year, is coming back to Detroit, Michigan for another year.
The convention is scheduled to run Sunday-Friday, October 15 17, with a special third day added every year to the event. For years, the event has sold out; tickets go on sale every Thursday. So, if you want to attend the three-day event that includes the world's biggest super hero' s annual "Man of Steel" appearance, there are still a limited number of spots. And to make things more difficult, they've implemented a no-buy-into policy for the event to help insure that people who paid to attend won't be cheated.
There are still tickets available for the third day of the Motor City Comic Con. It will be held on Thursday, October 15. You can still buy your passes on Thursday and pick them up on the day of the event. However, many exhibitors have changed their plans. Most have decided to cancel their events, and not show at the Con this year, because they weren't able to sell their full list of dealerships and stand-by times.
Some have even decided to cancel their entire convention. One of the most successful pop culture conventions, DC's San Diego Comic-Con, has been running for three decades. This year, they've added an additional day to it, and registrations are now starting earlier. If you haven't been to a motor city comic con before, you might want to look into the new event.
For those who love the idea of an additional day, there are still some ways to get in during the day. If you live in Detroit, for example, you could go to the Pistons game at the Comerica Park Gym. Then, after the game, you can head over to the Motor City Comic Con location for a panel discussion on October 14th. It'll be a fun time, especially for those who have been to the event before.
Conventional businesses are also lining up to promote themselves at the convention. A couple of restaurant groups, including Jack's Place and Three Lions, have signed on to bring some of their restaurants to the Motor City pop culture convention since 1989. And Hotels conglomerates like the Detroit hotel group, which owns or co-owns several hotels around the city, are gearing up as well.
There is a new venue being considered for the Motor City Comic Con in January of 2021. It will be a hotel resort, and it could possibly be a cross between the old Motel 6 and the new Ford Farm Inn. There have been talks of adding waterfalls, and maybe even putting in an outdoor pool. It will most likely be located on the south side of Detroit near St. Joseph.
The Motor City Pop Culture Convention is just one event in the huge month of October. There will be three more. One will take place in Ottawa, Canada, the second in Chicago, Illinois, and the third in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets go on sale now. You may want to buy your tickets now, since they sell out every year!
On top of the Motor City Comic Con, in January there will be the Novi expo center. Several comic book creators will be exhibiting, and you can see first hand some of the merchandise that they have created. I always love to stop by the booth at the Novi expo center, just to see if any new books have caught my eye. If you haven't been to the exhibits before, you should make a point to do so. The exhibits not only have free stuff for sale, you can also purchase rare and hard to find items.
Just down the street from the Motor City Comic Con will be the Detroit Freeholder's annual Comics Con. If you are wondering if you will have to fulfill a citation needed convention rule, you don't have to. Just bring along a copy of your driver's license, a printed copy of the ticket from the cop office, and proof of ID. I have never had a problem at this convention, but I'm sure it will vary with the police.
My favorite is the Midwest Toy Shows. It's held every year around mid-February in the Michigan city that I love. Besides the novi expo center and the comic con, this is a great place to see all of the cool toys and hobby shops. If you are in the area, I would definitely take part in the Midwestern Toy Shows.