As the Motor City Comic Con kicks off Friday, a rush of traffic could be what’s causing their website to cease loading, which means it’s kind of a good problem for the event to have. Around 10 a.m. it went down and the organizers went on social media to calm the masses.

Here’s the basic info about the event for anybody heading out there this weekend:

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Hard to find geek gear will be easy to find with a huge selection of pop-culture merchandise, including comics, art, t-shirts, movie memorabilia, posters and who knows what else.

Key media guests include Star Trek’s own Captain Kirk, William Shatner, Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito, who played “Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring,” and Mark Margolis, who played “Tio Salamanca.”

It’s the 26th annual event, May 15 – 17, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

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This year’s event features the most comic and media guests to date, including:

With a Cosplay contest, Saturday Night Bash and Sunday Kids Day the Motor City Comic Con takes place on Friday, May 15 (12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.), Saturday, May 16 (10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and Sunday, May 17 (10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Michigan’s largest pop-culture event since 1989, with more than 350 comic book creators, writers and artists are on site as well as more than fifty actors from the television and movie industry.

Six cast members from The Walking Dead will be at the con including Steven Yeun, Alanna Masterson, Chad Coleman, Emily Kinney, Lawrence Gilliard Jr. and Scott Wilson.

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A few local ties with this year’s guests include Yeun, who grew up in Troy, Dean Cain was born in Mt. Clemens, and Robert Englund attended Cranbrook Theatre School in Bloomfield Hills.