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FRIDAY 5/27

5 pm – 8 pm

PREVIEW NIGHT

Gain exclusive early-access to C4 2022 by attending Preview Night! For three hours, the show floor will be open for attendees to get first pick at the vendors, meet their favorite creators, sign up for artist’s commission lists, and much more! Preview night is open to everyone!!! If you’ve never been to C4, here’s your chance to try it out before the crowds roll in on Saturday! ***Not All Guests Will Be In Attendance. Please See Specific Guest Listings For Appearance Schedules.

9 pm – 12 am

C4 AFTER-HOURS STEVE DILLON DRINK & DRAW – SPONSORED BY SOURCE POINT PRESS

*Governor’s Hall Prefunction (Outside of Main Con Floor)

Cherry Capital Comic Con kicks off the first after-hours event of the show with an evening full of drinks, merriment, and art courtesy of our friends at Source Point Press! Grab a drink with artists and featured guests from the show at this limited-access event. Sketch out your favorite characters, or check out the work of others! Join us as we pay tribute to our friend and past C4 Guest Steve Dillon. All art created at this event will be up for charity auction at Saturday Night’s After Party! Drink & Draw ticket holders only. Must be 21 years of age or older.

 

SATURDAY 5/28

9 am – 11 am

THUNDERCATS VIP SIGNING

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

VIP Ticketholders Only. Remember when starting your Saturday the right way meant an early start and a healthy dose of cartoons? We miss those days- so much so that we brought the cast of Thundercats to Cherry Capital Comic Con to relive those glory days live and in person! This exclusive VIP session grants ticketholders a chance to meet and interact with Larry Kenney, Lynne Lipton, and Peter Newman off the show floor, a signature from each, an exclusive print, AND preferred seating at the Thundercats panel! Hooooooooooo!

 

10 am – 6 pm

CONVENTION FLOOR OPEN

 

10 am – 6 pm

ALL-DAY GAMING ROOM – SPONSORED BY TABLETOP UNDERGROUND

*Tabletop Underground Gaming Room (Ticketing pre-function area)

Traverse City’s own Tabletop Underground sponsors this all-day room for the gamer in mind. Stop on by and play card and tabletop based games during convention hours and beyond! Bring a group or drop in and make new friends- there’s something for everyone to play! See Gaming Room Schedule for full details (posted at the entrance to the Tabletop Underground Gaming Room)

10 am – 6 pm

Z93-TODAY’S BEST HITS INTERACTIVE FUN

*Z93 Booth – 1203

C4 2022 Presenting Sponsor Z93-Today’s Best Hits brings even MORE fun and games to the show ALL WEEKEND LONG! Check in with the crew from Z93 for details, check out some fun activities- including pinball courtesy of Bodamer Brothers- and thank them for sponsoring Cherry Capital Comic Con!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

THUNDERCATS HOOOOOOO!!!

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

Join the cast of Thundercats- Larry Kenney (Lion-O, Jackalman), Lynne Lipton (Cheetara, Wilykit), and Peter Newman (Tygra, Wilykat, Monkian)- as they reunite at Cherry Capital Comic Con! Expect plenty of laughs and behind the scenes stories as the Thundercats talk about their time on arguably the biggest cartoon phenomenon of the 1980’s, and answer your questions during the cast Q&A!

11am

MAGIC: THE GATHERING TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN

*Peninsula Room (TICKETING & PRE-FUNCTION AREA)

If you’re planning on slinging some cardboard in our first-ever SANCTIONED Magic: The Gathering tournament, be sure to check in at the tournament area to confirm your details and prepare for a day of planeswalking, casting spells, and smiting your opponents!

12 pm

MAGIC: THE GATHERING STREETS OF NEW CAPENNA SEALED TOURNAMENT – SPONSORED BY GT GAMES

*Peninsula Room (TICKETING & PRE-FUNCTION AREA)

Our friends at GT Games bring the first ever SANCTIONED Magic: The Gathering tourney to C4! This SEALED format event features cards from Streets of New Capenna, has fantastic prizes for top finishers, and giveaways throughout the day. How far will you go? Are your deck building skills up to the challenge? Find out in this limited capacity throwdown right here at Cherry Capital Comic Con!

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CALL ITTA DRAW- LIVE!

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

Call Itta Draw: The improvised drawing show that blows your mind with an unhealthy mix of talent and interactive mischief. Join our award-winning artists Jay Fosgitt, K Lynn Smith, Seth Damoose and Dan Dougherty and moderator DJ Corchin as they play a series of drawing games for your entertainment that result in hilarity and fun for all adult audiences. Win sketches, offer drawing prompts, and laugh along with the show that’s named Call Itta Draw because there are no winners here.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

EMERALD TWILIGHT – A GREEN LANTERN RETROSPECTIVE 

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

Emerald Twilight- the end of the Green Lantern Corps, Hal Jordan’s transformation into Parallax, and the rise of Kyle Rayner as the protector of Sector 2814- shook DC Comics fans to their core in 1994, and gave way to a New Dawn. Join writer Ron Marz and artist Darryl Banks as they discuss their hand in crafting the fall from grace of one of DC’s most beloved heroes, and the steps taken to bring a new Green Lantern to life in the wake of Hal’s destruction.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

THE FUN -AND FUNDAMENTALS- OF CROWDFUNDING

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

In the last few years the crowdfunding revolution has made it more possible than ever to fund the publication of creator-owned comics… but what goes into running a successful campaign? Join Source Point Press crowdfunding mavericks Dirk Manning (BUTTS IN SEATS, TALES OF MR. RHEE) and Garret Gunn (GOOD BOY, WARCORNS) in this informative and entertaining (infotaining?!?) no-holds-barred panel wherein they share their combined Kickstarter expertise about the dos and don’ts of successfully crowdfunding your comics! Prepare to laugh, learn, and take notes, friends!

5:30 pm – 5:45 pm

THE GARY REED INDEPENDENT CREATOR 

OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTATION

*Taco Bell/KFC Costume Contest Stage

The moment has finally arrived! After months of nominations, the selection committee has narrowed down FOUR finalists for the sixth annual Gary Reed Independent Creator of the Year Award. Join us as we announce who the recipient of the 2022 award will be, and who was voted as most honoring the spirit of Gary Reed in independent comics. Will it be Corinne Roberts, Dirk Manning, Joe Pruett, or Garrett Gunn? Find out here!

6 pm

ADULT COSTUME CONTEST SPONSORED BY TACO BELL & KFC

*Taco Bell/KFC Costume Contest Stage

Think you have an amazing costume? Show us what you’ve got at this year’s Costume Contest, sponsored by Taco Bell and KFC! Celebrity judges will be present to judge your costume and your “costume portrayal” (how convincing you are in your fabulous costume). This one’s for the kids at heart. Sign up for free at the C4 Merch Booth by 5:45 pm. The Taco Bell/KFC Costume Contest Stage is located in the convention ticketing & pre-function area.

8 pm – 12 am

OFFICIAL C4 AFTER-HOURS ART AUCTION & KARAOKE PARTY – SPONSORED BY TRAVERSE CITY’S TOP COMICS

*Peninsula Room (TICKETING & PRE-FUNCTION AREA)

The after-hours festivities commence with the C4 Silent Art Auction from 8pm-10pm- featuring all of the art created at Friday Night’s Steve Dillon Drink & Draw! A portion of the proceeds from the Art Auction will go to support our 2022 charities- THE HERO INITIATIVE (in honor of Steve Dillon) and PROJECT FEED THE KIDS (feeding families in need in Northern Michigan- no questions asked!). During the Art Auction, grab a drink from the cash bar and gear up for C4 CHERRY-OKE, warming up at the 9pm hour and going steady through the end of the evening! Cool art, a good cause, and a night of raucous antics await as we party comic con style! Open to all convention ticketholders 21 years of age or older.

 

SUNDAY 5/29

10 am – 11 am

THE MATTHEW LITCHFIELD KIDS COSTUME CONTEST- SPONSORED BY TACO BELL & KFC

*Taco Bell/KFC Costume Contest Stage

Think you have an amazing costume? Show us what you’ve got at this year’s Costume Contest, sponsored by Taco Bell and KFC! Celebrity judges will be present to judge your costume and your “costume portrayal” (how convincing you are in your fabulous costume). Every child is encouraged to join, and it’s free! Get your kids signed up at the C4 Merch Booth by 9:45am. The Taco Bell/KFC Costume Contest Stage is located in the convention ticketing & pre-function area.

11 am

KIDS PARADE W/ THE 501ST AND REBEL LEGIONS

*Taco Bell/KFC Costume Contest Stage

All kids attending C4 are invited to meet up with the costumers from the 501st and Rebel Legions and take part in a rousing parade fit for an Emperor. Join the Legions as they march throughout the convention floor and into the main lobby of the Grand Traverse Resort- officially opening the convention floor for the day.

11 am – 5 pm

CONVENTION FLOOR OPEN

11am – 5 pm

ALL-DAY GAMING ROOM – SPONSORED BY TABLETOP UNDERGROUND

*Tabletop Underground Gaming Room (Ticketing pre-function area)

Traverse City’s own Tabletop Underground sponsors this all-day room for the gamer in mind. Stop on by and play card and tabletop based games during convention hours and beyond! Bring a group or drop in and make new friends- there’s something for everyone to play! See Gaming Room Schedule for full details (posted at the entrance to the Tabletop Underground Gaming Room)

11 am – 5 pm

Z93-TODAY’S BEST HITS INTERACTIVE FUN

*Z93 Booth – 1203

C4 2022 Presenting Sponsor Z93-Today’s Best Hits brings even MORE fun and games to the show ALL WEEKEND LONG! Check in with the crew from Z93 for details, check out some fun activities- including pinball courtesy of Bodamer Brothers- and thank them for sponsoring Cherry Capital Comic Con!

12 pm – 1 pm

DO YOU SPEAK FISH?

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

Join the award-winning team behind the bestselling children’s book, A Thousand NO’s for story time! Featured on Barnes & Noble’s StoryTime, author DJ Corchin and Illustrator Dan Dougherty will share some of their award-winning titles and have some fun drawing with kids of all ages.

2 pm – 3 pm

HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

We all have dreams we’re chasing and stories we long to tell, but it can be hard to keep yourself going through the tough times. Award-nominated husband and wife duo Comfort and Adam have had to find ways to stay strong during some dark days– join them in discussing how to keep your heart full and head high and how to keep yourself working no matter what!