Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal to Attend Motor City Comic Con this Spring

Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal to Attend Motor City Comic Con this Spring

Motor City Comic Con, May 19-21, 2023 at Suburban Collection Showplace

Motor City Comic Con (MC3), Michigan’s largest and longest-running comic book and pop culture convention since 1989, is thrilled to announce that voice actors, Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal will be attending this spring’s convention running May 19 – 21, 2023.  

Platt and Lowenthal will be attending all three days and have added to the list of recently announced guests including: James Arnold Taylor, Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Stephen Amell, and Catherine Tate.  The annual Motor City Comic Con returns for the 34th year and will take place at the Suburban Collection Showplace located at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, Michigan.

Motor City Comic Con, which hosts an annual spring and fall convention, 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. Motor City Comic Con will utilize over 371,000 square feet of the Suburban Collection Showplace, bringing once again one of the largest conventions in the Midwest. Throughout the weekend celebrity and comic guests participate in autographs and photo opportunities with attendees, for additional fees. Autographs may be bought at the show, while photo ops can be purchased on the website.  Also, attendees can participate in various panel discussions, attractions, events, and explore various exhibitors throughout.  Artists, writers, and illustrators will be featured throughout Artist Alley. 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! An exciting attraction available this year will be HADO AR, the world’s first techno sport which combines sports and gaming using augmented reality (AR) technology and creates a whole new dimension to the world of sports as we know it. Fans can still expect all the traditional favorites such as Cosplay Contests and kid-friendly activities, along with many more events and activities to be announced soon.

Autographs are bought at the show and photo opportunities for each guest are available for purchase on the Motor City Comic Con website, along with tickets to the convention overall. 


Tara Platt: 

Tara is most known for her roles producing and acting in her award-winning psychological thriller Tumbling After and Con Artists. She has provided the voices for dozens of English-language versions of anime films, television series and video games, including Temari in Naruto and Reina in Rave Master. Along with her husband Yuri Lowenthal, they wrote the best-selling award-winning book, Voice-Over, Voice Actor and she wrote a children’s bedtime book Relax Your Toes.  Platt is appearing Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, 2023.

*Available for autographs ($50), professional photo ops ($60), selfies ($40), autograph/selfie combo ($70), voice recordings ($75) and quotes ($10-$20). 

Yuri Lowenthal:

Yuri is most known for his work in film, television, theatre, and web as a voice actor in games, animation, and commercials. His prominent roles include Sasuke Uchiha in Naruto, Ben Tennyson in Ben 10, and Jinnosuke in Afro Samurai, just to name a few. He is a published author for a variety of children’s books, short stories, and screenplays and he co-created the production company Monkey Kingdom Productions with his wife Tara Platt. Lowenthal will be appearing Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, 2023.

*Available for autographs ($60), professional photo ops ($60), masked selfies ($40), autograph/selfie combo ($80), voice recordings ($100), pop vinyl autograph ($80), pop vinyl autograph/selfie combo ($100), and quotes ($20-$40). 

Motor City Comic Con Prices & Packages

All tickets and wristbands can be purchased online at www.MotorCityComicCon.com

*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, by having their MC3 wristband shipped or picked up in advance. For a $15 shipping fee, wristbands can be delivered in the weeks leading up to the convention, anywhere within the continental U.S. The deadline for the shipping option is April 21st.  MC3 wristbands are also available for early pick-up, free of charge. Pick-up is available at the Suburban Collection Showplace Monday, May 15 (12p-8p), Tuesday, May 16 (12p-8p), and Wednesday, May 17 (12p-8p).

Adult Admission Tickets (ages 13 and up):

  • Friday pass – $30* – online purchase, $40 – at the door (if available).
  • Saturday pass – $40* – online purchase, $50 – at the door (if available).
  • Sunday pass – $35* – online purchase, $45 – at the door (if available).
  • Adult Weekend Pass – $85* – online purchase, $95 – at the door (if available).
  • VIP Fan Pass – $249*- online purchase, $259** – at the door (if available).

VIP Fan Pass Package Includes:

  • Weekend Pass: May 19-21, 2023.
  • 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.
  • Hado AR – Play Free All Weekend.

(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).
  • Child Weekend pass (ages 6-12).
  • $10* each day – Online purchase.
  • $20 each day – At the door (if available).
  • $20* – Online purchase.
  • $30 – At the door (if available).
  • Sunday 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 19 – Sunday, May 21 at the Suburban Collection Showplace located at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, Michigan.

Show Schedule:

  • Friday, May 19, 2023 – 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.
  • Sunday, May 21, 2023 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

For more details on upcoming guests, programming, limited VIP packages, photo opportunities and to purchase tickets, visit www.MotorCityComicCon.com.

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