Ernie Hudson to Host Ghostbusters Movie Event at Emagine Novi

Motor City Comic Con (MC3), Michigan’s largest and longest running comic book and pop culture convention since 1989, has announced that they will once again be partnering with Emagine Entertainment and will be hosting a special event of the 1984 movie, Ghostbusters at Emagine Novi, on Friday, May 17, 2024. Michigan native, Ernie Hudson, will make a special guest appearance and host a Q&A discussion before showing a free screening of the original Ghostbusters movie. Tickets to Motor City Comic Con and the special Q&A movie event can be purchased at now at

Ernie Hudson is a Michigan native who was born and raised in Benton Harbor and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wayne State University.  Ernie is best known for his role portraying Winston Zeddemore in the popular film franchise, Ghostbusters. He can also be seen on screen in shows like The Family Business, Quantum Leap and L.A.’s Finest, and in films like The Crow, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, and Miss Congeniality.

Ernie Hudson will be on-site at the Suburban Collection Showplace on Saturday May 18 and Sunday, May 19 signing autographs, taking photos, and meeting with Motor City Comic Con guests at the Suburban Collection Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, Michigan. On Friday, May. 17, he will host the Ghostbuster Q&A panel and movie event at Emagine Novi.  Doors at Emagine Novi open at 7pm, with giveaways starting at 7:30pm with Ghostbusters Detroit, who will be on-site for this event.  The Q&A panel with Ernie Hudson begins at 8pm followed by a free showing of the movie.  Tickets to attend the Q&A panel are $40 and can be purchased in advance with admission to the Motor City Comic Con on their website.

Ernie Hudson will be joining other celebrity guests at the Suburban Collection Showplace including many television and movie stars like Helen Hunt from TwisterGeorge Wendt and John Ratzenberger from CheersCobie Smulder from How I Met Your Mother,Katey Sagal from Married with Children and Sons of AnarchyBruce Greenwood from The ResidentJennifer Morrison from HouseSofia Boutella and Charlie Hunnam from Rebel MoonRon Perlman from Sons of Anarchy, Hayden Panettierefrom HeroesChristian Keyes from The BoysAmy Jo Johnson from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, The Mandalorian cast members, Paul Sun-Hyng Lee, Katee Sackhoff, Simon Kassianides, and Giancarlo Esposito, and Star Trek cast members William Shatner, Gates McFadden, and Denise Crosby, just to name a few.

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Motor City Comic Con, one of the largest and longest running conventions in the Midwest, takes place yearly in both the Spring and the Fall at the Suburban Collection Showplace. The spring convention will take place May 17-19, 2024, and will feature some of the largest actors from television, movies, and streaming platforms, along with the most creative artists, writers, and comic book creators in the industry. Throughout the three-day weekend celebrity and comic guests participate in autographs and photo opportunities with attendees, for additional fees. Some celebrities will have presales for autographs and photo ops, along with tickets to the overall convention available on the website while some celebrities will have those opportunities available on site at the convention. Attendees can also participate in various panel discussions, attractions, events, and explore various exhibitors. Artists, writers, and illustrators will also be featured throughout Artist Alley over the three-day convention. In addition, there will be crafters that will have extraordinary gifts, crafts, and replicas available, and some of the largest comic book and multimedia dealers from across the country that offer a variety of merchandise including comics, toys, art, unique jewelry, clothing, memorabilia and much more! Fans can also expect all the traditional favorites such as Cosplay Contests and kid-friendly activities, along with many more events and activities.

Motor City Comic Con Prices & Packages

All tickets and wristbands can be purchased online at

*Additional processing fees will apply at checkout. 


Motor City Comic Con has an additional convenience feature for guests who want to bypass the event entry ticket lines and get into the convention faster. Wristbands will be available at the box office at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Monday, May 13-Thursday, May 16 from 12pm-8pm, each day.

Adult admission tickets (ages 13 and up):

Friday pass

  • $30* – online purchase
  • $40 – at the door (if available)

Saturday pass

  • $45* – online purchase
  • $50 – at the door (if available)

Sunday pass 

  • $40* – online purchase
  • $45 – at the door (if available)

Adult Weekend Pass 

  • $90* – online purchase
  • $95 – at the door (if available)
  • VIP Fan Pass (details below)
  • $249*- online purchase
  • $259** – at the door (if available)


Package Includes:

  • Weekend Pass: May 17 – 19, 2024
  • VIP Badge
  • Exclusive MC3 Bag 
  • VIP Seating in Panels (Excludes Paid Events)
  • VIP Fast Pass for Autographs & Photo Op LINES
  • Exclusive MC3 Lanyard
  • $25 Gift Certificate to the MC3 Merch Booth
  • (All Autographs and photo ops sold separately)
  • *Additional processing fees will apply

**Limited VIPs available. Admission and VIPs not guaranteed for purchase at the door if sold out prior to the show.

Children admission tickets (ages 6-12)

  • Kids 5 and under are FREE all weekend with a paid adult
  • Friday and Saturday: Child pass (ages 6-12)
  • $10* each day – online purchase
  • $20 each day – at the door (if available)
  • Child Weekend pass (ages 6-12)
  • $20* – online purchase
  • $30 – at the door (if available)

  • Sunday is Kid’s Day, all children under 12 are FREE with a paid adult

*Additional processing fees will apply

Motor City Comic Con will be taking place Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19, 2024

At the Suburban Collection Showplace located at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, Michigan.

  • Friday, May 17, 2024 – 12:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 18, 2024 – 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 19, 2024 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

For more details on upcoming guests, programming, limited VIP packages, photo opportunities and more, visit


Michigan’s largest pop-culture event since 1989, Motor City Comic Con gathers comic book and multimedia dealers from across the country, offering a vast variety of pop-culture merchandise, including comics, art, t-shirts, movie memorabilia, posters and more. Over 250 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

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