Motor City Comic Con Update!

March 18, 2019
by Alanna Elling

In just two months, the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan will be swarming with cosplayers and comic enthusiasts during the annual Motor City Comic Con. If you’re new to the geek realm, you may be curious what to expect; and if you’re not so new, you’re probably on the edge of your seat waiting to see what other stars will be announced for panels and photo-ops as we get closer to May.


Our friends at Real Integrated let us in on the most recent star slated to attend via the following announcement:


“Motor City Comic Con, Michigan’s longest and largest comic and pop-culture event, is pleased to announce “Game of Thrones” star Kristian Nairn will attend May 17th, 18th, and 19th at the Suburban Collection Showplace. Nairn will be hosting a panel Q&A and will be available for autographs ($40) and professional photo ops ($50). To purchase tickets and for more information about autographs and photo ops, please go to –

Kristian Nairn is a Northern Irish actor and DJ. He is best known for his portrayal of Hodor in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. Nairn is a progressive house DJ, and used to be the resident DJ of Kremlin, a gay club in Belfast. He went on a tour called “Rave of Thrones” in the US and Australia between 10 October and 13 December 2014. Nairn was the DJ during the BlizzCon 2016 anniversary party and BlizzCon 2018 closing festivities. In March 2014, Nairn publicly discussed his gay identity in an interview with a Game of Thrones fan site. He stated: “When you talk about ‘the gay community,’ you are talking about MY community… I AM aware of it yeah, and I think it’s really lovely. Again, it’s a privilege, and I really mean that.” He went on to say that his sexuality is “a very small part of who I am on the whole, but nonetheless, in this day and age, it’s important to stand up and be counted.” Although media described this interview as his coming out, Nairn insisted he had “never been in.”

Tickets can be purchased on the Motor City Comic Con website at Online fees may apply.


General Ticket prices and packages:

Adult Pricing (ages 13 and up)

Friday – $30

Saturday – $40

Sunday – $30

VIP – $220

Adult Weekend Pass – $80

Kids 5 and under are free all weekend

Kids 6-12 are $10 on Friday and Saturday but Free on Sunday

Kids Weekend – $20

Sunday is Kids Day – All kids 12 and under are free


The 2019 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 17 (12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), Saturday, May 18 (10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, May 19 (10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Doors open 30 minutes earlier for advance ticket holders. Future announcements of media guests, comic guests, exhibitors, and events will be announced and posted to in the coming months.

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.



Michigan’s largest pop-culture event since 1989, Motor City Comic Con gathers comic book and multi-media dealers from across the country, offering a vast variety of pop-culture merchandise, including comics, art, t-shirts, movie memorabilia, posters and more. Over 300 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


Are you attending this year’s Con? Who are you stoked to see there? Who else do you hope shows up? Leave a comment below!