Cosplay and Costuming Events at Raleigh Supercon

Raleigh Supercon has one of the largest cosplay and costuming events of any convention in the state of North Carolina, with non-stop panels, workshops, contests and photo shoots for 4 days straight. We will have more cosplay events than ever before! More contests, more panels, more workshops… basically more COSPLAY AND COSTUMING EVENTS! Here are some highlights of what we have planned. SUPERCON COSPLAY INFORMATION BOOTH The Cosplay Information Booth is the place to sign up for ALL cosplay related events and get all your cosplay event questions answered. This is where you sign up for the Costume and Cosplay Contests!...Read More

Dana Snyder

Dana Snyder is a comedian, actor, producer, voice artist, and man about town! He is best known as the voice of Master Shake in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Plastic Man in Justice League Action!, Granny in Squidbillies, Graballa the Hutt in Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, The Penguin in Batman Unlimited and DC Super Friends, The Alchemist in The Venture Bros., Gazpacho in Chowder, Mr. Baldwin in Fish Hooks, Lucas on Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, Dr. Colosso on The Thundermans, Todd in Code Monkeys, and Benjamin Franklin in The Young Person’s Guide to History. Dana Snyder will...Read More

Photo Ops

CLICK HERE for more info on Celebrity Autographs, Selfies, and Professional Photo Ops. 

How to Transfer your Supercon Tickets to a Friend

Realized that you can no longer attend Supercon and not sure what to do with your tickets? While Supercon Tickets are non-refundable, they are transferable! This means that you can give your Supercon 2018 Tickets to a friend. Follow the instructions below to change the name of the ticket and forward the tickets to your friend!  

FSCW (Fantasy Super Cosplay Wrestling)

FSCW (Fantasy Super Cosplay Wrestling) comes to Raleigh, featuring the most hard hitting, heart pounding wrestling action this side of Tatooine! Fantasy Super Cosplay Wrestling “FSCW” is the premier combat spectacle with combatants from all over the Multiverse. Be amazed by titanic clashes as champions and villains from Comic Books, Anime, Video Games, and TV vie to become the ultimate champion of Supercon. See such names as Green Arrow, Deadpool, Skeletor & Evilyn, The Mario Brothers, Mr. Satan, Yoko Littner, Junk Rat, Vixen, The Shocker, Batroc The Leaper, Daredevil, Mileena, Bane, The Riddler, Dovahkiin, Sabretooth, and much more. Get ready...Read More

Video Gaming at Raleigh Supercon

Supercon Gaming is bringing a grand array of video games for tournaments and freeplay to Raleigh Supercon!   Enjoy Freeplay on our library of over 50 consoles including, but not limited to: XBOX ONE Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Wii U Xbox 360 Playstation 3 Our PC free play area is powered by Alienware X-51 PCs.   Video Game Tourney Schedule Will be Posted Approximately 1 Month before the show.

Jose Delbo

Jose Delbo is an Argentinian born artist. He has a career that spans 50 years, starting in the Silver Age of the early 1960s until today. Comic fans will best know Delbo for his work on Wonder Woman (1976-1981), The Transformers (Marvel Comics) from issue 36-67 (1987-1990), Batgirl’s feature in Detective Comics (1979-1982), The Superman Family (1977-1982),Thundercats (1986-1988), World’s Finest (Superman/Batman 1977-1986), The Beatles: Yellow Submarine, Billy the Kid (Charlton), Mighty Samson (Gold Key) and Twilight Zone (Gold Key). His massive list of credits as an artist include: Action Comics, Adventure Comics, The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane, Armorines, The Batman...Read More

Voltron: Legendary Defender

Meet the crew from the hit Netflix Series Voltron: Legendary Defender at Supercon! Meet Josh Keaton "Shiro," and Kimberly Brooks "Allura!" Autographs and Table side photos are available at their booths during the show for cash only. Autographs: Josh Keaton Autograph: $20 Kimberly Brooks Autograph: $30 Table Side Photos: Josh Keaton Selfie: $10 Kimberly Brooks Selfie: $20 Voicemail / Recording: Josh Keaton Recording: $30 Kimberly Brooks Recording: $40 [the-post-grid id="4772" title="Voltron"] Schedule Info Coming Soon!

Location, Hours, Guests

Raleigh Supercon Tickets are On Sale Now! CLICK HERE to purchase your pass for 2019. RALEIGH SUPERCON will be held July 25-28, 2019 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Supercon is 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! Supercon is for fans of pop culture, comics, superheroes, science fiction, anime, cartoons, video games, and more. Dress up in costume or come as you are for this family friendly event. For all future updates Subscribe to...Read More


Overwatch Heroes are TAKING OVER! Meet Elise Zhang "Mei," Jonny Cruz "Lúcio," Feodor Chin "Zenyatta," Chris Parson "Junkrat," & Josh Petersdorf "Road Hog" at Raleigh Supercon 2018! Join them at Raleigh Supercon, along with dozens of other celebrity guests, animation and anime voice actors, comic book creators, authors, cosplay guests, and entertainment guests. CLICK HERE to check out the full list of guests set to appear at Supercon. YOU can ENTER to WIN a Pair of Weekend Passes to Raleigh Supercon! a Rafflecopter giveaway [the-post-grid id="4190" title="Overwatch"] SCHEDULE: 


Team RWBY is coming to Supercon! Hang out with Lindsay Jones “Ruby Rose,” Barbara Dunkelman “Yang Xiao Long,” Arryn Zech “Blake Belladonna,” & Kara Eberle “Weiss Schnee." Don’t forget to get a selfie and autograph to remember the event. There will be dozens of other celebrity guests, animation and anime voice actors, comic book creators, authors, cosplay guests, and entertainment guests coming to Raleigh Supercon. CLICK HERE to check out the full list of guests set to appear at Supercon. ENTER to WIN a Pair of Weekend Passes to the Show! a Rafflecopter giveaway We will select one winner from this contest which runs...Read More

Doctor Who

Meet Doctor Who companions Catherine Tate "Donna" and John Barrowman "Captain Jack Harkness" at Raleigh Supercon 2018! Join them at Raleigh Supercon, along with dozens of other celebrity guests, animation and anime voice actors, comic book creators, authors, cosplay guests, and entertainment guests. CLICK HERE to check out the full list of guests set to appear at Supercon. Autographs: John Barrowman: $40 BUY NOW Catherine Tate: $40 BUY NOW Professional Photo Ops: John Barrowman: $60 BUY NOW SATURDAY or BUY NOW SUNDAY Catherine Tate: $60 BUY NOW Doctor Who Duo Professional Photo Op w/ Catherine Tate & John Barrowman: $105 BUY NOW SATURDAY or BUY NOW SUNDAY Selfie/Tableside Photo: John Barrowman: $40 BUY NOW Catherine Tate: $40 BUY NOW  ...Read More

Handsome Jordan

Handsome Jordan is a cosplayer and prop designer. His love of all things geek culture has allowed him to really explore cool costume and prop ideas. Whether it’s comics, video games, or movies he is always looking for something new and interesting to create for the cosplay community. Facebook:   Handsome Jordan will be appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Raleigh Supercon. Handsome Jordan's schedule will be posted approximately 2 weeks before the show.

Fantasy Super Cosplay Wrestling – FSCW

Fantasy Super Cosplay Wrestling “FSCW” is the most hard-hitting, heart-pounding wrestling action this side of Tatooine! See more here. Fantasy Super Cosplay Wrestling (FSCW) is the premier combat spectacle with combatants from all over the Multiverse. Be amazed by titanic clashes as champions and villains from Comic Books, Anime, Video Games, and TV vie for the FSCW Championship. Don’t miss Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Mr. Satan, Deadpool, Bane, Jinx, Rey, Yoko Littner, Roadhog, Junk Rat, Star-Lord, Yang Xiao Long, Super Mario, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Mileena, Dovahkiin, Harley Quinn, and more! Get ready for the main event every night for a cosplay contest of...Read More

Michael Kingston

Michael Kingston is the creator of Headlocked, the wrestling comic book. A self taught writer/creator and a lifelong wrestling fan, Mike decided to meld his two loves into his creation of Headlocked. Mike’s also done work on two horror licenses and has another horror project in the works. In his spare time, Mike is also an opinionated wrestling blogger for the Fighting Geek. Visit Headlocked online at and follow Mike’s escapades on his twitter account: HeadlockedComic Michael Kingston will be appearing on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Raleigh Supercon Michael Kingston does not charge for autographs. Michael Kingston's schedule...Read More

What is a Comic Con?

CLICK HERE for the FAQs Comic Con is short for comic convention, and it's a festival that celebrates superheroes, anime, fantasy, science fiction, video games, pop culture, and more. Lots of people dress up as their favorite characters, and people come from all over to see and be seen. Raleigh Supercon is North Carolina's largest multi-genre comic convention, bringing in 50,000 people over four days in 2019. Supercon will feature activities and celebrities from the realm of comic books, anime, animation, fantasy, science fiction, video gaming, and more! Who goes to Supercon? Supercon appeals to people who are inspired by superheroes,...Read More

Bryce Oquaye

Bryce Oquaye is an illustrator, designer, hip hop head, and the creator of the new comic BRAWL! and the OniBoyz. He is based out of Lexington, KY. When he isn't saving the world as a part-time Avenger, he is working as a comic and concept artist with his studio name, MadHundreds.  Also, he has drawn for Herman Has Superpowers for the Webcomic Factory. Viisit him at his website is, on Instagram @bmad100s, and on Twitter @mrmad100s.

Fiona W. Dunn

Fiona W. Dunn is a comics artist studying Sequential Art and Scientific Illustration minor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the writer and artist of a horror/fantasy comic, "Verdancy". Visit her at

John Hairston Jr.

John Hairston Jr. has been an artist for as long as he can remember. A North Carolina native, he created art before he could read or write. Throughout his grade school years, he spent the majority of his time drawing superheroes and listening to any old soul or Hip Hop records he could get his hands on. Little did he know that his love for all things spandex-clad and funky would play such a major role in his development as an artist. Under the guidance of his high school mentors and college professors, he learned to tap into these components...Read More

Meet Celebrities

YOU can meet celebrities at Supercon. This is your definitive guide for finding out how to get up close and personal with the superstars. VIP Cocktail Party Most of our celebrities who appear on Friday will also show up to the VIP Cocktail Party. These parties are limited to 400 people, and the atmosphere is upbeat and casual. We'll have a DJ, a bar where VIPs can get 2 free drinks, and a whole bunch of celebrities mingling with fans. Celebrity Panels and Q&As Every celebrity at Supercon will talk to fans from one of our stages. Most will also take questions from fans during...Read More

Delirious Scribbles Ink

Delirious Scribbles Ink is All the Madness a Man Might Scribble.... A best-selling cross-genre author, Michael J. Allen writes science fiction and fantasy novels. Whether it’s young men fleeing cannibalistic aerobics instructors and alien death machines in his Scion space opera series, mixing Cherry Coke addicted dragons and sniper rifles in his Bittergate modern high fantasy books, or slinging guns and spells in his recently sold western fantasy Fey West, he’s always trying to bring the kinds of new and different things to genre fiction that he’d like to read himself. Follow him online at, on Facebook at, and @TheDScribbler on...Read More

Catawampus Press

Catawampus Press is a crafty little print shop located in Durham, North Carolina, specializing in strange and wonderful handmade paper goods. Established in 2017, Catawampus Press is here to add some much-needed color and personality to the world. From hand-printed cards to screen printed tees, Catawampus Press is like the charming creature under your bed who likes to steal your socks and bake you cookies, we kind of do it all. With over a decade of experience in printmaking, illustration, and art direction are the shapeshifting ‘Wampus Kitty of the Southeast. Catawampus Press will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth...Read More


TRUZART has been forum name over the years. He is a freelance artist and paints live everywhere he goes.  He is currently working on his own art book.  Which he hopes to have out sooner than later. TRUZART keep busy with shows and commissions. TRUZART will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth A7.

Austin Light

Austin Light is a writer, illustrator, and designer. He lives in Charlotte, NC. Austin comes from a Navy family so he grew up all over the country. But he and his wife call Charlotte their home. It's always been his dream to create things for a living, so that's what he does. Sometimes he gets paid for it. In addition to writing and drawing, Austin also likes video games. Like in a "He listens to several game-related podcasts a week" kind of way. Oh, he loves being a dad too. That's fun. Visit to see some of his work. Austin...Read More

Extra Life

Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24-hour gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for local CMN Hospitals. Visit them at and HELP. Extra Life will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth I7.

CSP Designs

CSP Designs are created by Pierre Johnson (ClantonStreetP). WestLand is one of his up and coming comics. It is a rich story with deep meaning, heavy action and lots of fun. The unique characters and the tone-heavy plot make WestLand the future of comics for this generation and more. CSP Designs will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth D6.

North Carolina Medieval Combat

North Carolina Medieval Combat is a full contact armored fighting club that provides training for fighters in North Carolina and participates in tournaments both locally and abroad. Visit them online at North Carolina Medieval Combat will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth 1235.

U.S.S. Kitty Hawk

The U.S.S. Kitty Hawk (StarFleet registry NCC-1659) is the Raleigh, NC, chapter of StarFleet International, a world-wide association of fans with a common interest in Star Trek and other science fiction. More than a fan club, their goal is to celebrate the ideas expressed in the Star Trek universe through active participation in community service activities throughout the greater Triangle area. The U.S.S. Kitty Hawk will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth 1335.

Gates of O’Brillin

The Gates of O’Brillin have always existed, pathways through space and time. Very few people know of their existence. Fewer still know how to access them. Adventurers Katie and Nathaniel are two of the chosen. They have allowed Miss Brenda and Lady Jai to share some of their experiences and artifacts with the world. All time travel components have been deactivated for safety. VIsit them at Gates of O'Brillin will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth 727.

Drunk on Disney

Drunk On Disney happens every week. Dana Snyder (voice actor on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Disney's Fish Hooks and Epic Mickey 2) chats with fellow "Disney nerds" Guy Hutchinson and Bart Scott as they try out a different Disney Signature Drink each episode. Grab the ingredients and you can play at home as you listen to them chat about Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney movies and whatever else comes to mind. Visit them online at and   Drunk on Disney will be appearing at Raleigh Supercon on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  

Leva Bates “Blue Pants”

Leva Bates "Blue Pants" is a Professional Wrestler, Actress, Stunt Woman, and Model. She has wrestled for WWE’s NXT, TNA, Shimmer, Shine, USWA, Full Impact Pro, and FSCW. Leva Bates will be appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Raleigh Supercon.  Autographs: TBA. Available for purchase at her booth at the show. Leva Bates will take part in Q&A’s and Panels that are open to all attendees and included in the price of admission to Raleigh Supercon.  


MFTDE is determined to bring you the best in horror/sci-fi/comedy films. Filmes include Jaded Velvet, Midnight Macabre, and Sensei Tumbleweed "The Most Unexpected". Check out their website for more info. MFTDE will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth B7.

Maria Schoen

Maria Schoen is an honorable discharged disabled veteran of the United States Coast Guard who has a professional career as an architectural designer and an international proclaimed chef.  She has been doing art for 30 years, which is her passion.  She is known for doing awesome skyline/skyscraper backgrounds with her comic art.  She is currently living in the Raleigh area and has a studio in New York. Maria Schoen will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth C3.

James Maxey

James Maxey lives in Hillsborough, NC with his wife Cheryl and a clowder of unruly cats. As a child, his mother warned James that reading too many comic books would warp his mind. She was right! Unsuited for decent work, James ekes out a living writing about toothy reptiles in the Bitterwood and Dragon Apocalypse series.  For more information about James, visit James Maxey will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth E3.

Faith & Fandom

Faith & Fandom is a book series that focuses on the intersection of God and Geek Culture. Each book is comprised of essays drawing spiritual parallels between faith and a wide assortment of pop culture and fandoms. Faith & Fandom will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth A2.

Davey Beauchamp

Davey Beauchamp is an Artist, Podcaster, Writer and Librarian. Most recently Davey did official artwork for Penguin UK/BBC Children's Books for their Doctor Who the Illustrated Adventures. The two Doctor Who adventures he illustrated are Robot, the first Tom Baker adventure as the 4th Doctor, and Black Orchid featuring Peter Davison the 5th Doctor.  His art has been used by BBCA, GnomeCon and the Geek Gala. He is currently working on book covers. His first will be in a limited edition of the Cape Noire RPG based on the world of Brother Bones by Scaldcrow Press. Davey's next book in his RPG world the Amazing Pulp Adventures...Read More


Aerosoul is the creative work of Brian Balor. He is an Indianapolis-based stencil artist. All of his pieces are on found items and recycled pieces. Ranging from vinyl, wood, plexiglass, or even a car! Currently, he is working on expanding his work to galleries, more cons, and bigger more intricate pieces!   Aerosoul will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth I12.

Pop Culture Images

Pop Culture Images is the brainchild Gary DeStefano.  The Graphic arts world is his whole life, painting and drawing have always been passions. Growing up in the late 1950's and early 60's early art influences were the golden and silver age comic book artists. Movies played a big role too, especially the classic science fiction B-movies of that era. The mid-sixties ushered in the beginning of the super-spy genre highlighted by the James Bond movie series, one of his favorite art themes. He draws inspiration from the past, through today's current superheroes, action movie tough guys and science fiction themes. Gary...Read More

John Dixon

John Dixon is a Disabled Veteran and Traditional Comic Inker. He was born and raised in a little town called Askin, NC but moved to Wilmington, NC in 2013. He joined the US Army in 1992 and spent four years serving his country. He was severely injured in 1995 just a few months short of re-enlisting. So, he left the service and came home to start his life as a civilian. He worked for almost 16 years as an Engineering Technician and in 2011, he started inking when he saw that his military disabilities were no longer going to allow...Read More

Proton Factories

Proton Factories is a self-taught printmaker and painter based in Charleston, SC. His artwork mirrors his positive, upbeat personality, featuring reimagined pop culture characters from comic books, movies, cartoons, video games, and more in a simplified, whimsical style. A former graffiti artist, Proton moved his practice from the streets to the studio in 2009 and has since participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions. His work can be seen in the pages and on the cover of "Geek Art: An Anthology" (Chronicle Books) and he was recently commissioned to create trophies for the winners of the 2015 Charleston...Read More

Ryan Sheffler

Ryan Sheffler is a  full-time QC Lab Tech. Part time comic artist. "Shef" grew up in the Raleigh/ Wake Forest area, and is the creator, writer, and artist of the kid friendly comic strip, "Jeff the Yeti." It is published weekly at Currently lives in Youngsville, NC with his wife Shawna and their daughter, Hope. Ryn Sheffler will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth C14.

Kaitie Hendrickson

Kaitie Hendrickson produces high-quality paintings and illustrations for private and corporate hire. Kaitie Hendrickson will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth F5.

The Cathedral / TJ Morris

TJ Morris is a veteran of the US Airforce. He spent many days in the New Mexico desert during his youth. He has been married thirty-one years and is a father of three: two boys, one girl. In his life he has been a janitor, a carpenter, a diesel mechanic, an aircraft technician, a student, a teacher, and now a writer. His love of comics and science fiction/fantasy literature began when he was in sixth grade. This book marks the beginning of what he hopes to be a career in writing. He currently labors as an Algebra II and Advanced...Read More

Rob Retiano

Illustration, Art, Graphic Design, Commissions, and Freelance Twitter: @thatguydraws Rob Retiano will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth A12.

Dayna Tang Art

Dayna Tang is a Taiwanese-American born illustrator and designer based in Georgia. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Graphic Design at The University of Georgia. Apart from school and design work, she loves to create vibrant-colored original pieces and fan art in both traditional and digital mediums. Her creative works are inspired by Asian culture, anime, and various video games. She also incorporates organic and nature-inspired forms within her works to create a unique visual experience for viewers and fans. Dayna Tang will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth E12.

Lisa Corrao

Lisa Corrao is a stand-up comedian who performs all over the country! She starred as Ramona on Nickelodeon’s “Every Witch Way,” and has been a co-host on The Erik Nagel Show on Sirius / XM Radio. CLICK HERE to visit Lisa online.   Lisa Corrao will be appearing at Raleigh Supercon on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Autographs: TBA. Available for purchase at her booth at the show.

Creature Entertainment

Creature Entertainment is a Comic Book, Animation and Filmmaking Studio based in Miami. They publish comic books and produce short films and feature films. Some of the titles published by Creature Entertainment include The Zombie Years, Forgive Me Father, Ravenous, The Gun, andTommy. Visit them online at Creature Entertainment will be appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  

Artness! by Justin Brown

Artness! by Justin Brown, who is a self-employed artist from Virginia. He specializes mostly in digital design, scratchboards, and acrylic paintings focusing on a diverse mixture of pop art, fan art, typography, and commissions. In addition to offering original artwork, his convention appearances feature prints, stickers, keychains, and more. In the last few years, his work has traveled to the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, and all over the United States. He also has one dog to whom he regularly sings show tunes. Justin Brown will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth D4.

Red Ink Enthusiast

Red Ink Enthusiast by Amanda Marsico. Amanda is the tea-sipping, cat-cuddling, chocolate-sneaking author of Humans In My House (middle-grade fiction), and Acephalous (YA drama); owner of Red Ink Enthusiast, a writing services company; and professor of English and Composition. When she’s not swimming in post-it notes, she’s crafting, baking, or enjoying the beach. Red Ink Enthusiast will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth A10.

Celebrity Autograph & Photo Pricing

All of the celebrities will sign autographs at the event, and you can buy autographs at the celebrities' booths in Exhibition Hall C. Only a few celebrities have autographs available for pre-sale. You will need an admission ticket to meet celebrities and purchase autographs. For all future updates Subscribe to our mailing list below. Subscribe to our mailing list Celebrity photo ops are also available at the show in the photo op area for cash only. You’ll need an admission ticket and a photo op ticket to get a photo op with the celebrity you want to meet. Be prepared...Read More

Zipper Tan

Zipper Tan is an international artist, costume designer, and cosplayer. Visit her online at   Zipper Tan will be appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth TBA

Sarah Harrod

Sarah Harrod is an artist based in Raleigh, NC. She has a BA in English Literature from Furman University and is making her living as an artist right now. Currently, she is selling at lots of North Carolina conventions and a few in South Carolina and Virginia too. Selling her work at conventions is a very rewarding experience, and Sarah loves getting to meet people who are interested in the same things she is. Visit her on   Sarah Harrod will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth G14.

Brian Bear

Brian Bear specializes in comics, animation, and fan art with his own style and flair. He is the creator of “Jinx and Garadrobe,” and a lover of cartoons, video games, and other sorts of junk food for the brain. Website: Brian Bear will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth B4.

IV Art

IV Art is the work of Iris Vera from Miami. You can see more of her art on   IV Art will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth C11.


SonofaSaint is the work of Angel Manuel Lopez.He is a Brooklyn-based designer with more than eight years of experience, I currently work as Graf-X Unlimited’s Media Director and Lead Graphic Designer, specializing in digital design for use in media and print. Over the years, I have honed my skills in all aspects of the design process from planning to production. My primary creative interest is in alternative styles, but I have extensive experience across all industries and aesthetics, including corporate, fashion and branding, which has given me the ability to effectively work with a diverse roster of clients. My service...Read More

Liesel’s Hat Hutch

Liesel's Hat Hutch specializes in Victorian, steampunk, gothic, and themed miniature top hats. If you can dream it, we can make it! Check them out at   Liesel's Hat Hutch will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth G13.

J.R. Mounts

J.R. Mounts here, creator, writer and artist for all things Scairy Tales Noir such as the FRIED PICKLE NOIRcrime noir parody series, the comic strip series SCAIRY TALES, the "adorable" DEATH BY BABY and the not so adorable FAMILY MAL--- USE!  Check out below all the cool and wacky things that I'm doing for my Scairy Tales Noir comics! Check out the calendar at the bottom for appearances and to your right are PAGES of stuff you can click through for all my different COMICS found on their own pages, NEWS, the STN STORE, fan art in the EXTRAS page...Read More

Flurry The Bear

Flurry the Bear is a novel series for people of all ages. It’s family-friendly and written at a level suitable for ages 7 – 14. The books contain epic fantasy adventure and action to keep you on the edge of your seat. The tales follow a young bear cub named Flurry. He and his friends go toe-to-toe with the evilest villains ever known. If you like grizzly bear pirates, red panda samurai, feline assassins, Viking polar bears, Mayan cats, wolves, elves, sword fights, battles, and more, then this is the novel series for you. Flurry the Bear was first conceived...Read More

Doug Hoppes Studio

Doug Hoppes is an American fantasy and plein-air painter based out of Hillsborough, North Carolina.  Doug’s work focuses on representing the darker landscapes and strange creatures in fantasy.  This has led him towards creating a look that is both fine art and illustration or, impressionistic macabre, as he likes to call it.  In many of his paintings, we see the effect of the landscape on the creature and, many times, they seem to meld into one another such that they are, sometimes, inseparable. As a plein-air oil painter, his focus on the mood of the landscape, as opposed to details,...Read More

Supercon News and Announcements

Raleigh Supercon News and AnnouncementS as it happens! 8/29/2017: Raleigh Supercon announces a return to Raleigh, NC July 27 - 29, 2018 at the Raleigh Convention Center.  

Josie DeVora

Josie DeVora is an Animator, Character Designer and Illustrator best know for his “Funny Guy” tribute to Robin Williams, work on “Drunk on Disney” and creator of the RoosterPOP Brand. He loves watching cartoons as much as he loves drawing them. Learn more about Josie’s work at and Josie DeVora will be appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Raleigh Supercon. Josie does not charge for autographs. Josie will be taking on a limited number of commissions for the show. You can approach him at the show or contact him to reserve a spot before the show at More

Apply to Host a Panel

Do you want to host a panel or workshop at Raleigh Supercon 2019? Share your love of fandom and help us make this the best Supercon ever! Supercon features over 300 hours of programming, and we couldn't do it without the talented contributions of local fans. Fan panels are the heart of Supercon. CLICK HERE to submit your idea for a fan panel OR go to Panels are discussions, lectures, show and tell or rants about any and all parts of fandom. Comic Books, Anime, Cosplay, Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, Video Games, etc… If you have a specialty and want to talk about...Read More

Volunteer for Raleigh Supercon

Volunteer Applications will go live January 1, 2019. We invite you to join the Legion of Super Fans Inc, a 501(c)(3), as a volunteer to support the fandom arts at Raleigh Supercon on July 25-28, 2019. Our volunteers tell us that making friends is the number one reason they keep coming back, and we try to give volunteers opportunities before, during, and after the event to grow those friendships. Volunteers get a free t-shirt and earn a free weekend pass when they commit to 10 hours during the convention. Anime Viewing Room: Ready for the big screen? Well, more like the...Read More


Stay Tuned as we make new guest announcements for Raleigh Supercon 2019 in each of the categories you see below. To get notified as we make announcements, please sign up for our email newsletter: Subscribe to our mailing list   Celebrity Guest Announcements Coming Soon! [the-post-grid id="370" title="Celebrity Guests"] [the-post-grid id="8229" title="Anime and Animation Guests"] [the-post-grid id="4401" title="Wrestling Superstars"] [the-post-grid id="385" title="Comic Guests"] [the-post-grid id="8174" title="Cosplay Guests"] [the-post-grid id="403" title="Entertainment Guests"] [the-post-grid id="6659" title="Cancelled"] We will announce more guests for the 2019 event very soon. For all future updates join our mailing list. Subscribe to our mailing list

P. L. McCall II

P. L. McCall II is a Writer and the Owner of PLMII Studios, a multimedia company located in South Florida. He is the creator of the "Grace Flynn Chronicles" and "Ing the Viking". PLMII Studios publishes an ongoing Fantasy Anthology “Penny and Dime” which publishes new INDIE Authors. P. L. McCall II attends multimedia conventions and shares his knowledge of creative writing and publishing with attendees through panels and the personal mentoring of new writers. P. L. McCall II will be appearing on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday of Raleigh Supercon. Philip Lee McCall II does not charge for autographs....Read More

Jason David Frank

Jason David Frank is best known for his role of Tommy Oliver in The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He has been The Green Ranger, White Ranger, Red Zeo Ranger, Red Turbo Ranger, and Black DinoThunder Ranger. He is currently staring in the web reality series “My Morphing Life”. Jason is also playing as Bloodshot in Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe. Jason David Frank is an accomplished martial artist with 34 years experience. He currently holds a seventh degree black belt in American Karate and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In February 2013, Frank received the title of Master of...Read More

Mervyn McKoy

  Mervyn McKoy is the artist of The C-Listers, Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew, Paula Peril and more! He is the creator of the Supercon mascot. CLICK HERE to visit Merv online. Mervyn McKoy will be appearing on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Raleigh Supercon. Mervyn McKoy does not charge for autographs. Mervyn is currently accepting pre-show sketch commissions for pick up at the show! Please for details and to make arrangements.  

The Color of Fandom

The Color of Fandom is a diverse group of fans who strive to create an inclusive geek experience. We love how Science fiction and fantasy and how it has caught the imaginations of many people. However, the characters of these stories are underrepresented by racial, ethnic and gender minorities. Do you wonder, where are the super heroes, space explorers and apocalypse survivors of character of color? Are you wary to or have you been questioned about cosplaying a character who is not of your race or gender? Do you look around at conventions and wish there were a few more people...Read More

Ghostbusters of North Carolina

Ghostbusters of North Carolina: We proudly strive to be responsible members of our community and positive role models for the youth while sharing our love of all things Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters of North Carolina will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth 1239, 1241.

Parking and Directions

Click here for a detailed map of Downtown Raleigh from Visit Raleigh. The Raleigh Convention Center is located in the heart of Raleigh, NC and is located adjacent to the Red Hat Amphitheater. The address is: 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 CONVENTION CENTER PARKING: There are Public Parking garages on Lenoir Street between Salisbury and McDowell Street, one on McDowell Street between Cabarrus and Davie Street, and one on Salisbury Street between Cabarrus and Davie Street. Accessible Parking: 1st level of each garage For more information on ADA Accessibility, click here. Click here for detailed parking information from...Read More

The Raleigh Sci-Fi Geeks

The Raleigh Sci-Fi Geeks started out as a group of folks with Star Trek in common. They have since discovered that they are more than just Trekkies. The club gets together for many fun and friendly meetings and group events. They love anything related to Sci-Fi and want you to join in on the fun! The Raleigh Sci-Fi Geeks promotes a platform where local fans of sci-fi, fantasy, comics, and all things geeky can meet and attend various movies, conventions, and other events in the Raleigh metropolitan area. It consists of nearly 900 members of diverse backgrounds and many of...Read More

Leah Ward

Leah Ward is the author of Pinny the Bowling Pin, Searching for Darkness, and The Art of Words. Leah is a 23 year old author of Young Adult and Children's picture books, and lives in NC with her beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Luna. Leah loves to run in road races and will be completing a few half marathons in 2016. Follow her online at, @LeahWardAuthor on Twitter, @LeahWardAuthor on Instagram, and on Facebook.  Leah Ward will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth 534.

Raleigh Supercon Runway Costume Contest

RALEIGH SUPERCON RUNWAY COSTUME CONTEST The RALEIGH SUPERCON Thursday Runway Costume Competition will be “Runway” style. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants can enter in store bought or home made costumes. Click here to enter online. Scroll down to read rules and regulations. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS: * Best in Show: Award trophy * Best Individual: Award trophy * Best Individual – 2nd Place: Award trophy * Best Group: Award trophy * Best Group – 2nd Place: Award trophy * Best Junior / Youth: Award trophy * Judges’ Awards (3): Award trophies COMPETITION RULES 1. One entry per...Read More

Supergirls and Superboys of Supercon “Late Night” Contest

SUPERGIRLS & SUPERBOYS OF SUPERCON “LATE NIGHT” COSTUME CONTEST A special costume contest showcasing our favorite heroines and villains! This contest will be judged by a special panel consisting of professional comic book artists and professional costumers. This is a runway-style contest with no pre-judging. Costumes may be of any superhero or villain in comics, cartoons, movies, anime, video games, etc. Costumes may be handmade or store bought. Since this contest takes place late at night, no one under the age of 17 may enter this contest. Click here to enter online. Scroll down for rules and regulations.  PRIZES WILL...Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy

Meet Dave Bautista “Drax”, Sean Gunn “Kraglin”, & Terry Notary "Rocket Raccoon & Teen Groot" at Raleigh Supercon! You'll also be able to see the Guardians during their Q&A on Saturday, July 28th at 5:00 PM! The Guardians are coming to Supercon along with dozens of other celebrity guests, animation and anime voice actors, comic book creators, authors, cosplay guests, and entertainment guests. CLICK HERE to check out the full list of guests set to appear at Supercon. ENTER to WIN a Pair of Weekend Passes to Raleigh Supercon: a Rafflecopter giveaway Professional Photo Ops: Dave Bautista: $70 BUY NOW Sean Gunn: $45 BUY...Read More

Sponsorships and Advertising

Let us be your guide to SUPER sales at Raleigh Supercon! We can help you REACH 50,000 attendees through advertising at the event. ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES: PROGRAM GUIDE: Influence our attendees at the show and after they get home with our Program Guide Advertising. Back cover - $2,000 Page 2 - $1,750 Full page - $1,500 Half page - $1,000 Premiere Sponsorship Branding Opportunities Include: Main Stage Sponsorship 2nd Stage Sponsorship Cosplay Costume Contest Sponsorship Video Game Zone Sponsorship Table Top Sponsorship Video Gaming Live Streaming Sponsorship FSCW Fantasy Super Cosplay Wrestling Sponsorship Supercon Social Room Sponsorship Ready to connect with your...Read More

Press Pass Requests

Press Pass requests for Raleigh Supercon 2018 are closed. There will be updates regarding Raleigh Supercon 2019 soon. These passes are being made available upon request for the following media outlets: (A) PRINT MEDIA: Print Media includes local newspapers, national newspapers, college newspapers, magazines etc. Hyperlocal publications and alternative newspapers will be considered based on the same criteria as the Internet press. (B) TELEVISION & RADIO: TV & Radio include AM, FM, Satellite, Local TV and National TV (C) DIGITAL MEDIA: In order to even be considered for internet press credentials you must fit the following criteria. You will not...Read More


Raleigh Supercon Tickets are ON SALE NOW! SAVE 25% OFF with Promo Code SUPER25 This sale has been extended to Sunday September 30th so that those affected by the hurricane have more time to take advantage of this special. Scroll down to purchase tickets or CLICK HERE to open a new page. Every year, we give our biggest discount the first week we launch the event for those who know they want to come even before we know what the show will look like. It's the excitement and dedication of fans like you that makes Raleigh Supercon so much fun. There are...Read More

Pineapple Shaped Lamps

You may not know it yet, but Pineapple-Shaped Lamps is your new favorite comedy troupe! Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina, these hyperactive weirdos have traveled all over the country to perform their unique brand of irreverent humor, showcasing a wide variety of work, including sketch, improv, and their world-famous shadow casts! They have been spotted performing at festivals and conventions in Miami, Chicago, Charlotte, Raleigh, and (new this year) Louisville, KY! You can keep up with all their upcoming shows and appearances by visiting PSLCOMEDY.COM or by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (@pslcomedy). Watch some of their material on...Read More


We are in the process of negotiating discounted room rates for you at nearby hotels. We’ll make an announcement very soon.

Raleigh Supercon Costume Competition

THE RALEIGH SUPERCON SATURDAY COSTUME COMPETITION A competitive costuming event with over $2,500 in cash and prizes at stake with $1,000 cash for Best in Show! The contest is open to ALL skill levels to ensure both novice and experienced costumers have a chance at winning an award. Click here to enter online. Scroll down for rules and regulations. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS: * BEST IN SHOW: $1,000 CASH PRIZE & AWARD TROPHY * Con Chair Spotlight: $300 cash prize & Award trophy * Masters Award: $250 cash prize & Award trophy * Craftsmanship Award: $100 cash prize...Read More

Press Info

Raleigh Supercon will take place July 25-28, 2019 at the Raleigh Convention Center. We expect Raleigh Supercon to draw over 40,000 attendees over 4 days. This event will allow fans to meet TV and Movie Stars, Comic Creators, Voice Actors, Cosplayers, Writers, Pop Culture Personalities, Local Artists, Collectibles Vendors, and more. Raleigh Supercon is managed by Super Conventions, a Florida based company. CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR PRESS PASSES   History of Raleigh Supercon: July 14-16, 2017 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. Over 30,000 attendees. July 27-29, 2018 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. Over 35,000 attendees. Supercon...Read More

Guest Application

Raleigh Supercon considers guests who are actors of popular geeky or niche tv shows or movies, voice actors from anime, video games or cartoons, personalities on YouTube, cosplayers with a high social following, wrestlers, comic creators, and comedians. The deadline for submissions is April 1st, 2019. If you or your client would like to be considered as a guest at Raleigh Supercon, please submit this form for review: Guest Application Form COSPLAYERS, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOU SUBMIT: Supercon gets hundreds of guest applications from aspiring cosplayers, and we only have a few slots available at the event to...Read More

DJ, Band, Performer Application

This application is for Live Performance Acts which include but are not limited to: DJ’s, bands, magicians, burlesque, theater, comedy, etc. Completion of this form does not guarantee a performance for the event. We appreciate your interest in performing at Raleigh Supercon. In order to be given a performance opportunity, please click here to fill out the application. This is an application for the 2019 show only. This application is for Performance Acts, which include but are not limited to: DJ’s, magicians, burlesque, theater, comedy, etc. At this time, we are not accepting applications for bands. Completion of this form does not...Read More

Fan Group Application

A limited amount of Fan Group Tables are available for approved fan groups and clubs to showcase themselves. These tables are free, but they are limited in number and must be reserved in advance. Please see below for the rules regarding tables and staffing. If you want a fan table, let us know asap… as these will run out quickly. Submission Deadline for Fan tables is April 1st, 2019. You can apply here. Or here: To reserve a fan table, email Please include the name of your organization, contact information, a rough idea of what you plan to be promoting...Read More

Masquerade Costume and Performance Competition

RALEIGH SUPERCON SUNDAY MASQUERADE COSTUME & PERFORMANCE COMPETITION Click here to enter online. Scroll down to read information, rules, and regulations. The RALEIGH SUPERCON Masquerade Costume Competition is where costuming and cosplay go to the next level! This is a competition based on performance and presentation. OVER $1,500 IN CASH & PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT THE SHOW, with a $500 CASH PRIZE for Best in Show! PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS: * BEST IN SHOW: $500 CASH PRIZE & AWARD TROPHY * Con Chair Spotlight: $150 cash prize & Award trophy * Best Individual: $150 cash prize &...Read More

Super Geek Film Festival

The Super Geek Film Festival is dedicated to presenting geek interest films of all types, including documentary, narrative, animation, experimental and fan films. Films with a focus on general geekery, geek interest, geek culture, comics, gaming, animation, anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, RPG, robotics, technology, and more will be screened. Films will be presented from all kinds of filmmakers, both professional and amateur.   Awards & Prizes All entries will be judged based on the following criteria: relevance to subject matter, storytelling (use of structure and imagery), technical filmmaking execution. Films will be judged and prizes awarded in the following...Read More

Prop Policies at Raleigh Supercon

Prop weapons are homemade or commercially rendered costume prop weapons that support the overall look of a costume or character, including futuristic prop weapons made to look like phasers, ray guns, light sabers, etc… Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of cardboard, foam, wood, lightweight plastic, or other light materials. Nothing that looks like a real gun is allowed. Bows and crossbows will only be permitted if they are absolutely prop in nature – no tension on the string beyond what it takes to keep it straight, and arrows should not have any form of tip. You...Read More

Costume and Mask Policies at Raleigh Supercon

Since many of our attendees come in costume, we only have a few rules. All costumes at Raleigh Supercon must be PG during regular exhibition room hours. After hours, please keep it PG-13. We are a family friendly show. Use common sense. Anything that is illegal outside of the convention is illegal inside the convention. Raleigh Supercon reserves the right to deem a costume as unacceptable and request the wearer make modifications as necessary, change out of the costume entirely into more appropriate clothing, or require you to leave the convention. If your costume hinders your vision or movement in...Read More

Sign and Banner Policies at Raleigh Supercon

All signs and banners must follow all of the rules of both costumes and props, and are also subject to the general rating of the convention (PG-13) and all other convention policies. Signs and banners may not contain solicitation (“Will _____ for _____.”, or any variation). We have a strict NO SOLICITATION POLICY! Signs and banners must also contain zero profanity and offensive material. You may carry a sign as part of your costume, so long as the sign is clearly relevant to the character you are portraying. Examples include: “Objection!” signs for a Phoenix Wright costume, “Hey, listen!” signs...Read More

No Weapons Allowed at Raleigh Supercon

Raleigh Supercon is dedicated to the safety and security of ALL attendees. Use common sense and remember what seems harmless to you may appear like a threat to someone else. All attendees must adhere to North Carolina State Law at all times during the weekend of Raleigh Supercon, including laws regarding firearms and weapons. If it is illegal outside of the convention, it is illegal inside the convention. Please read this entire policy before attending Raleigh Supercon. Failure to follow this policy may result in your removal from the convention without refund. We have a ZERO TOLERANCE FOR WEAPONS. The...Read More

Safety at Raleigh Supercon

Supercon has a safety policy in place to ensure that everyone has a great time at the event. For details, follow these links: No Weapons Allowed at Raleigh Supercon Prop and Costume Policies at Raleigh Supercon Costume and Mask Policies at Raleigh Supercon Sign and Banner Policies at Raleigh Supercon Supercon has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for GUNS and for REAL and/or REALISTIC weapons of any kind. The City of Raleigh owns the convention center, and they will not allow guns even if you have a conceal and carry permit. No weapons are allowed, period. Searches will be conducted if...Read More

Supercon Cosplay Photo Booths

Want to get your picture taken in costume at Raleigh Supercon? The Supercon Cosplay Photo Booths will be set in the Third Floor Pre-Function Area and will be open as long as the Exhibition Room is open. All pictures will be posted online after the show on our Flickr page and on our Facebook page.