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FRIDAY 10/29

5 pm – 8 pm

PREVIEW NIGHT

Gain exclusive early-access to C4 2021 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 MAMMOTH DISTILLING

*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! 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 10/30

10 am – 6 pm

CONVENTION FLOOR OPEN

10 am – 6 pm

501ST LEGION BLASTER RANGE

*501st Legion Booth – 1205

Do you have what it takes to take on the rebel scum? Members of the 501st Legion host an all-ages blaster range game at their booth on the convention floor to help raise awareness of and a generous donation to Project Feed the Kids. Guaranteed prizes, and only $1 to play- all proceeds benefit Project Feed the Kids- providing no-questions-asked meals to Northern Michigan families in need.

10 am – 6 pm

ALL-DAY GAMING ROOM

*Deepwater Games Gaming Room (Ticketing pre-function area)

Deepwater Games 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 Deepwater Games Gaming Room)

10 am – 6 pm

Z93-TODAY’S BEST HITS HIGH POWERED NERF CHALLENGE & PINBALL

*Z93 Booth – 1203

C4 2021 Presenting Sponsor Z93-Today’s Best Hits teams up with two fantastic local businesses to bring even MORE fun and games to the show ALL WEEKEND LONG! First, test your aim and skill in the High Powered Nerf Challenge from the Nerf Arena Specialists at The War Zone, then get in on some classic pinball fun courtesy of Bodamer Brothers Flooring! Check in with the crew from Z93 for details and thank them for sponsoring Cherry Capital Comic Con!

11 am – 1 pm

501ST/REBEL LEGIONS PHOTO OP

*501st Legion Booth – 1205

All of your favorite STAR WARS characters in ONE PLACE! Join the 501st and Rebel Legions for a one-stop photo-op with all of their amazing costumers!

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

THE ICONOGRAPHY OF SPIDER-MAN

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

Sit down with two of the most iconic artists to render Marvel’s resident wall-crawler in the modern era- Angel Medina and Ryan Stegman- to discuss the power and responsibility of tackling the imagery of the brand’s flagship characters! Topics include how each artist came to be trusted with the character, artistic approach, influences, and their own personal connections to ol’ webhead!

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

THE GREAT CARTOONIST SKETCH-OFF

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

Join comic creators (and Artist Alley’s finest) Jay Fosgitt, Jeff Manley, & Jay Jacot as their considerable art skills are put to the test in this live, off-the-cuff sketch event! Watch these masters of the craft create art in real time as we throw a few… curveballs… their way. Watch the creative process unfold and experience how each artist uniquely interprets concepts as they come alive on the page!

2:00 pm

CHERRY CAPITAL COMIC CON 2022 PREVIEW

*Taco Bell/KFC Costume Contest Stage

Cherry Capital Comic Con returns to the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa May 27-29, 2022! Want a sneak preview of what comes next? Do not miss this exclusive first-look at the 2022 show- including several fantastic guest announcements! BE THERE!

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

THE MANY CHARACTERS OF BILL MORRISON 

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

There are not many people who can say they created art for several of Disney’s most adored animated adventures. There are few who can lay claim to successful runs with Homer, Bart, and the rest of the Springfield crew, and who travelled to the 31st century beside Fry, Bender, and Zoidberg. Bill Morrison is not most people. Join us as we talk with Bill about bridging the gap from Disney to Bongo, his favorite characters, and everything in between.

3 pm – 5 pm

501ST/REBEL LEGIONS PHOTO OP

* 501st Legion Booth – 1205

All of your favorite STAR WARS characters in ONE PLACE! Join the 501st and Rebel Legions for a one-stop photo-op with all of their amazing costumers!

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

NYCC’s hottest panel comes to Northern Michigan! After a year of hard work and endearing storytelling, Source Point Press is on the cusp of releasing what has become one of the most anticipated and top pre-selling graphic novels of the year- detailing the life of legendary wrestling commentator Tony Schiavone! Tony will be on hand for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide commentary and answer questions on the behind-the-scenes efforts that made this project a reality, along with writer Dirk Manning and editor/2021 Gary Reed Award Finalist Drena Jo. Do not miss the most captivating and heartfelt discussion of the weekend, friends- this one is a must-see!

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 fifth annual Gary Reed Independent Creator of the Year Award. Join us as we announce who the recipient of the 2021 award will be, and who was voted as most honoring the spirit of Gary Reed in independent comics. Will it be Christina Blanch, Josh Werner, Drena Jo, 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 TEE SEE TEE

*Tower 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 2021 charity- THE HERO INITIATIVE- in honor of Steve Dillon. 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 10/31

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 – 4 pm

KIDS HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT AT C4

*Specially Marked Exhibitor Booths on the Convention Floor

What better way to spend Halloween than trick-or-treating? They showed off their cool costumes in the contest, then marched through the show floor to scout out where the best treats are hiding- now it’s time for the kids to collect the spoils of Halloween by trick-or-treating through the convention floor! Look for the specially marked booths throughout Governor’s Hall for participating exhibitors. Parents: don’t forget to bring a trick-or-treat bag!

11 am – 5 pm

CONVENTION FLOOR OPEN

11 am – 5 pm

501ST LEGION BLASTER RANGE

*501st Legion Booth – 1205

Do you have what it takes to take on the rebel scum? Members of the 501st Legion host an all-ages blaster range game at their booth on the convention floor to help raise awareness of and a generous donation to Project Feed the Kids. Guaranteed prizes, and only $1 to play- all proceeds benefit Project Feed the Kids- providing no-questions-asked meals to Northern Michigan families in need.

11am – 5 pm

ALL-DAY GAMING ROOM

*Deepwater Games Gaming Room (Ticketing pre-function area)

Deepwater Games 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 Deepwater Games Gaming Room)

11 am – 5 pm

Z93-TODAY’S BEST HITS HIGH POWERED NERF CHALLENGE & PINBALL

*Z93 Booth – 1203

C4 2021 Presenting Sponsor Z93-Today’s Best Hits teams up with two fantastic local businesses to bring even MORE fun and games to the show ALL WEEKEND LONG! First, test your aim and skill in the High Powered Nerf Challenge from the Nerf Arena Specialists at The War Zone, then get in on some classic pinball fun courtesy of Bodamer Brothers Flooring! Check in with the crew from Z93 for details and thank them for sponsoring Cherry Capital Comic Con!

12 pm – 1 pm

SPOTLIGHT: VERONICA TAYLOR

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

Trainers, get ready for an adventure! Join the original Ash Ketchum, Veronica Taylor, as she discusses her iconic role as the aspiring Pokémon Master! There is sure to be plenty of discussion about the Pokémon community, voice acting, and what it takes to be the very best- considering Veronica’s undeniable imprint on cartoons, anime, and video games. Kids big and small alike- be sure to bring your questions for this once in a lifetime discussion!

12 pm – 2 pm

501ST/REBEL LEGIONS PHOTO OP

* 501st Legion Booth – 1205

All of your favorite STAR WARS characters in ONE PLACE! Join the 501st and Rebel Legions for a one-stop photo-op with all of their amazing costumers!

2 pm – 3 pm

STEVE LAVIGNE: MICHAELANGELO SPEAKS

*Outback Steakhouse Panel Room

One Leads. Another, cool- but rude. The third: does machines. And then… there’s the party dude. In the early days of Mirage Studios, Eastman and Laird may have brought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to life, but they did so with their very first in-house artist at their side- the one and only Steve Lavigne. Steve- widely known as the inspiration for Mikey’s personality, sits down to discuss the early days of Mirage, the explosion of the pop culture phenomenon known as TMNT, and his indelible mark on the franchise as it hit its merchandising stride. This is a must-attend for 80’s and 90’s kids and Turtles fans of all ages!


Game Room Schedule


Friday Schedule

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Table 3(Fri.)

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Saturday Schedule

Table 1(Sat.)

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Table 3(Sat.)

Table 4(Sat.)

Table 5(Sat.)

Table 6(Sat.)


Sunday Schedule

Table 5(Sun.)

Table 1(Sun.)

Table 2(Sun.)

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Video Game Schedule

Friday Video Games

Saturday Video Games

Sunday Video Games


Outback Steakhouse Panel Room Schedule


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