Saturday

501st/Rebel Legion Photo Ops 501st/Rebel Legion Photo Ops
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501st Legion Booth - 1205

THE ICONOGRAPHY OF SPIDER-MAN
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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!

THE GREAT CARTOONIST SKETCH-OFF
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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!

CHERRY CAPITAL COMIC CON 2022 PREVIEW
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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!

THE MANY CHARACTERS OF BILL MORRISON
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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.

501st/Rebel Legion Photo Ops 501st/Rebel Legion Photo Ops
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501st Legion Booth - 1205

BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY
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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!

THE GARY REED INDEPENDENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTATION
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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!

Adult Costume Contest Adult Costume Contest
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On the Taco Bell Stage!

OFFICIAL C4 AFTER-HOURS ART AUCTION & KARAOKE PARTY – SPONSORED BY TEE SEE TEE
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Peninsula Ballroom
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.