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5 pm – 8 pm


Gain exclusive early-access to C4 2024 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


*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 Traverse City’s Top Comics! 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.

Longboxes of comics, Pops and even a new cuddly friend can be found with our vendors. Original comics, commissioned artwork, graphic novels and more adorn the tables of Artists Alley. Find your favorite or even discover something brand new!

Legendary creators, voices from your childhood, and more!

From our Youth Artist Alley and coloring pages to showing off your incredible costumes. Find some amazing fun for all ages in our youth activities!

The Gary Reed Independent Creator of the Year Award showcases the best and brightest up-and-coming independent creators in comics.

Steve Dillon Memorial Drink and Draw, Charity Art Auction, Comic Prom and more await after the show floor closes each day!

Qualify at your favorite local game shops to win a spot in the all-city final at C4!

Kids and adults alike can compete in the cosplay contests to show off their amazing costume creations. Sponsored by Taco Bell and KFC!

Check out some retro games or test your mettle in a Smash Bros tournament. Powered by iCON Tournaments.

Wanna learn the ins and outs of creating comics? Hear one of our guests speak about their career? Or maybe just watch a sketch battle. All this and more in the Outback Steakhouse Panel Room.

Tabletop gaming more your style? Check out gaming demos and vendors or borrow a game from the game room to try a new game yourself!

Visit all participating game stores. Stamp Your Bingo card. Play a game in the C4 Game Room. Enter to win prizes!

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