Speaker Rooms Schedule Friday May16

 

12:00pm

Convention opens for advance ticket holders, 12:30pm for general admission.

 

Cosplay Competition registration begins at the Alienated Productions Booth located in the Media Publishing area! Registration forms accepted until 3:30pm Saturday.

 

2:00pm

Speaker Room 3: Film Screening: Tokyo Toy Guy-Batman

The Tokyo Toy Guy explores 6 cities in the world to visit top Batman collectors, revealing the most anticipated memorabilia of all time. Learn about the history of Batman toys from 1940′s, 50′s, and 60′s.

1hr 23min

 

3:00pm

Speaker Room 1: “Sweep The Leg!” with Billy Zabka and Martin KovePanel On, Panel Off! Join everyone’s favorite bad boy duo, The Karate Kid’s Billy Zabka and Martin Kove, as they discuss the movie that roundhouse kicked its way into our hearts!

 

4:30:pm

Speaker Room 4: X Marks the MCCC Spot-light on Chris Claremont

You won’t want to miss the chance to meet the legendary Chris Claremont who is best known for his unbroken 17-year run on Marvel Comics’ X-Men series. His stories have achieved best-seller status, won numerous awards, and are trendsetters for the industry.

 

5:00pm

Speaker Room 2: “Life After Sopranos” with Drea de Matteo

Spotlight on Drea de Matteo as she talks about her role on the infamous show the Sopranos and any other past and future projects. She’ll open up to you (well sort of… She ain’t no snitch!) and answer your questions.

 

 

Speaker Rooms Schedule Saturday May 17

 

10:00am

Convention opens for advance ticket holders, 10:30am for general admission.

 

Cosplay Competition registration begins at the Alienated Productions Booth located in the Media Publishing area! Registration forms accepted until 3:30pm Saturday.

 

11:15am

Speaker Room 3: Film Screening: Tokyo Toy Guy-Batman

The Tokyo Toy Guy explores 6 cities in the world to visit top Batman collectors, revealing the most anticipated memorabilia of all time. Learn about the history of Batman toys from 1940′s, 50′s, and 60′s.

1hr 23min

 

11:30 am

Speaker Room 2: Meet The Stars of Lost Girl 

Spend a little time with Paul Amos and Rachel Skarsten, two of the stars of ScyFy’s hit series Lost Girl.  They’ll talk about the show  and their careers and take questions from the audience.

 

12:00pm

Speaker Room 1: “Prince Humperdinck” with Chris Sarandon

Catch up with Chris Sarandon as he walks you through his role as Prince Humperdinck in the beloved movie The Princess Bride. To miss it would be INCONCEIVABLE!

 

12:30pm

Speaker Room 2:“Smooth Criminals” with Nicholas Brendon & Josh Stewart

Join the Criminal Minds stars Nicholas Brendon and Josh Stewart as they discuss their series as well as other current and past projects.  To miss it would be criminal!

 

1:00pm

Speaker Room 1: Chasing Joey Lauren Adams

Join everyone’s favorite raspy-voiced sweetheart Joey Lauren Adams as she talks about her roles in such films as Chasing Amy, Dazed and Confused, Mallrats, and many more!

 

1:00 pm

Speaker Room 4: A Live Makeup Demo with Dan Phillips!

Watch as Face/Off former contestant Dan Phillips, brings the Michigan based folklore of the Nain Rouge otherwise known as the “red devil of Detroit” to life through a live makeup demonstration!  Followed by a Face/Off question and answer session.  Hopefully this will help you Make Up your mind on attending!

 

1:30pm

Speaker Room 2: “Bone Up” with Karl Urban

Meet actor Karl Urban as he talks about his many roles, from his portrayal of “Bones” in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, to his role as Det. John Kennex on Almost Human, and everything in between!  Are you excited?! Can you feel it? Can. You. Feel. It. In. Your. Bones?

 

1:30pm

Speaker Room 3: Get Drunk On Comics!

Come meet the guys from Drunk On Comics as they discuss how podcasting, social media, blogs and the internet in general have influenced the comic industry. So sit back and enjoy as your favorite virtual drinking buddies talk about the pros and cons of this ever-increasing social world. SURGEON GENERALS WARNING: Exposure to this may panel may cause extreme enjoyment. 

 

1:45 pm

Speaker Room 4: Gerry Conway and The Amazing Spider-Man

Join Gerry Conway as he talks about the role of Peter Parker and Spider-Man in both the Marvel Universe and 1970s American culture and how the death of Gwen Stacy both reflected that culture and changed the trajectory of the Marvel universe.

 

2:00pm

Speaker Room 1: “Yo Adrian!” with Burt Young and Milo Ventimiglia 

Join in as Burt Young and Milo Ventimiglia talk about their experiences and relive their roles in the Rocky film franchise.  Full disclosure: this panel will be held in a speaker room and not off site in a meat locker! 

 

3:00pm

Speaker Room 1: William Shatner Live!

The man, the myth, the legend himself William Shatner comes at you live for an experience you will never forget! ‘Nuff Said!

 

3:30pm

Speaker Room 3: Motor City Comic Con Ten Ton Studios Sketch Challenge!

Attention Budding Artists, it times to dust off the ol’ sketchpad and put your skills to the test through an old fashion Sketch-Off with the guys from Ten Ton. Go toe-to-toe, or in this case pencil-to-pencil, with 5 of the Ten Ton creators, Khoi Pham, Aaron Kuder, Reilly Brown , Charles Paul Wilson III, and Jason Baroody. Ten Ton ranks the top 5 winners (not including themselves) and the winners pick the sketch they want to keep (either a Ten Ton or another participants). So no matter it be a Win, Lose, or Draw, it’s guaranteed to be a great time!

 

4:00pm

Speaker Room 2: Get your COSPLAY on at the Motor City Comic Con Cosplay Competition.

Whether you’re competing or costume watching you won’t want to miss the Motor City Cosplay action.

 

4:00pm

Speaker Room 4: Self Publishing: You Can Do It!

Amy Chu (Girls Night Out) Reilly Brown (Deadpool, Power Play) Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood) talk candidly about the pros and cons of self publishing. Be prepared to take notes – we’ll talk talk nuts to bolts about collaboration, print vs. digital, marketing, and importantly, the money stuff.

 

4:15 pm

Speaker Room 1: “The Crow” with James O’ Barr, Ernie Hudson, and Michael Massee

Join James O’Barr creator of The Crow, which celebrated the 25th Anniversary of The Crow #1 this year. He’s joined by two of the actors, Ernie Hudson and Michael Massee, who helped to bring it to life on the big screen 20 years ago, as they discuss the success and cult following of it and answer your questions.

 

4:30pm

Speaker Room 3: A “Happy Day” to Meet Mark Rothman

 Mark Rothman is a noted and credited writer best known for having been involved with the creation and production of Laverne and Shirley. He was also the head writer and show runner of numerous other shows including Happy Days and The Odd Couple.  Join him as he discusses his long Hollywood career and answers your questions.

 

5:15 pm

Speaker Room 1: “Got Your Hart In A Headlock” with Bret Hart

Stop by and meet pro wrestling legend Bret “The Hitman” Hart. He’ll talk about life in the ring, answer your questions, and hopefully not get you with the chair.  Most importantly he will explain why he is still The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be”. 

 

7:00pm

Convention closes; reopens at 10:30am Sunday, 10:00am for advance ticket holders.

 

Speaker Rooms Schedule Sunday May 18

 

10:00am

Convention opens for advance ticket holders, 10:30am for general admission.

 

12:00pm

Speaker Room 2: “Sweep The Leg!” with Billy Zabka and Martin Kove: Encore Addition!

It’s round 2 for the Cobra guys as they prove that there is still no mercy in this dojo with a second panel!  Panel On, Panel Off! Join everyone’s favorite bad boy duo, The Karate Kid’s Billy Zabka and Martin Kove, as they discuss the movie that roundhouse kicked its way into our hearts!

 

12:00pm

Speaker Room 4:  WRITE OR WRONG: LIVE!

Dirk Manning (who has had comics published by Image, Big Dog Ink, Devil’s Due, and more) brings his inspirational/how-to column WRITE OR WRONG live to our convention to discuss how to go from wanting to write comics to actually connecting with artists and creating them! Topics of this panel will include strategies writers should heed when approaching potential artistic collaborators, how to publish and promote your work, and an open-forum Q & A session where your specific questions can be addressed by this inspirational, motivating and experienced presenter! If you’re a writer interested in creating comics, don’t miss this panel!

 

12:30pm

Speaker Room 1:“Back From the Dead” with The Stars of  The Walking Dead 

They are back from the dead but they are not after your brains, they’re only here to entertain! Join The Walking Dead stars Jon Bernthal, Scott Wilson, and Jane McNeill,as they discuss how their post apocalyptic lives came to an end and answer your questions.

 

12:30pm

Speaker Room 3:  A Conversation with Bob Camp

Join Bob Camp as he tells entertaining stories about being a comic artist for Marvel Comics and the Creative Director of Ren & Stimpy.

 

 

1:00pm

Speaker Room 2:  “It’s Morphin’ Time!” with Jason David Frank

Meet Jason David Frank, the actor and professional mixed martial artist responsible for bringing Tommy Oliver otherwise known as the Green Power Ranger to the silver screen.  Listen to him talk about his experiences as a Power Ranger, answer your questions, and give new meaning to “It ain’t easy being green”.

 

1:00 pm

Speaker Room 4: Drunk On Comics Live Broadcast! 

Do you like Comic Books? Do you want to be entertained? Do you want to hang out with coolest podcast around? Well the guys at Drunk On Comics deliver 2 out of those 3 as they do their weekly award winning podcast covering the reviews you want, the news you need, and have random fun in between. Please note: This podcast is intended for a mature audience, as adult language and crude humor may be used.

 

1:30pm

Speaker Room 1: “Game of Panels” with Jason Momoa

Meet Jason Momoa, as he talks about his roles in Game of Thrones, Stargate: Atlantis, and Conan: The Barbarian.

 

1:30pm

Speaker Room 3: Gerry Conway and the Rise of the Anti-hero

Join Gerry Conway as he talks about the American culture of the 70s that invited characters like The Punisher to appear in popular comics and join the Marvel and DC Universes.

 

2:00pm

Speaker Room 2: Spend Some Time with John Barrowman

Carrying a Torch for John Barrowman? We Wood like to help you with that! Meet the Doctor Who/Torchwood and Arrow star, John Barrowman as he discusses his career and takes your questions.

 

2:00 pm

Speaker Room 4: Women in Comics:

Agnes Garbowska, Katie Cook, and Elizabeth Breitweiser - Join these three creators as they discuss the roles of women in the comic industry. Garbowska and Cook will talk about working on the major My Little Pony franchise, and Breitweiser will talk about collaborating with some of the current legends of the comic industry, Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Outcast).

 

 

2:30pm

Speaker Room 1:   “Let’s Get Ready to RUMBLE!” with Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake, ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan, and The Nasty Boys.

Step into the ring with WWE greats Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake, ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan, and The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) as they pin you to the mat with retellings of their experiences and legendary championships, and then they’ll answer your questions until someone taps out (or till the next group needs the room).

 

 

3:00pm

Speaker Room 2: Meet Katie Cassidy

Meet the dynamic Arrow star, Katie Cassidy as she discusses her role as Laurel Lance and gives you a behind the scenes look at her hit TV show.  This panel is promised to be a real Bullseye!

 

3:00pm

Speaker Room 4:   Mark Waid: Kingdom Come and Elseworlds

When Carmine Infantino split the DC universe in The Flash #123, he introduced the multiverse that would become synonymous with DC Comics. Since the early days of Earth-2, comic creators have written tales of alternate realities and penned any number of “what-if” plots. A student of Jim Shooter and his run on Legion of Superheroes, Mark Waid is no stranger to the infinite possibilities of comics. In this hour, Mark Waid will talk about the rich histories of the characters that make up the DC Comics universe and how his own interactions with them gave birth to the alternate comic realities of Kingdom Come and Elseworlds.

 

 

3:30pm

Speaker Room 1: 40th Anniversary of The Six Million Dollar Man 

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Six Million Dollar Man with Richard Anderson, Lee Majors, and Lindsay Wagner  as they discuss their legendary roles and take your questions. You can meet them. We have the technology!

 

3:30 pm

Speaker Room 3: Film Screening: Tokyo Toy Guy-Batman

The Tokyo Toy Guy explores 6 cities in the world to visit top Batman collectors, revealing the most anticipated memorabilia of all time. Learn about the history of Batman toys from 1940′s, 50′s, and 60′s.

1hr 23min

 

 

5:00pm

Convention closes.  Thanks for attending and we’ll see you next year on May 15-17th, 2015!!