FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Raleigh Supercon?

Raleigh Supercon is a three day festival and convention held each year which is meant to celebrate Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Cartoons, Video Games, Cosplay, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Pop Culture, and all things Geek! It is the largest event of its kind in North Carolina.

Where is Raleigh Supercon?

Raleigh Supercon will take over the Raleigh Convention Center. Our exhibitors, artists, and celebrities will be in the exhibition halls, and we will run Q&As, panels, workshops, wrestling, costume contests, and more throughout the entire convention center’s meeting rooms and ballrooms.

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

What are the Hours for Raleigh Supercon?

Convention Event Hours / Exhibition Hall Hours:
Friday, 12:00PM – 1:00AM / 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, 10:00AM – 2:00AM / 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday, 10:00AM – 8:00PM / 10:00AM – 6:30PM

What can I do at Raleigh Supercon?

You can meet celebrities from movies, TV shows, cartoons, anime, and more at Raleigh Supercon in the Exhibition Hall and also at scheduled Q&As.

You can browse among hundreds of artists, writers, craftspeople, and other vendors selling comics, toys, posters, and other collectibles.

You can watch and participate in our special events such as Celebrity Q&As, Comic Creator Q&As, Voice Actor Q&As, Costume Contests, FSCW Cosplay Wrestling, Fan Panels, Workshops, Meetups, Cosplay Photo Shoots, a Film Festival, and more.

When will a full schedule of events be live?

We are hard at work putting together the schedule of events, and we should have a full schedule posted by mid-June.

Which Hotels are recommended by Raleigh Supercon?

You can find information on our host hotels HERE.

What is a Fast Lane Button?

If you purchase a hotel room through our host hotels using our reservation links, you will AUTOMATICALLY receive a FREE Fast Lane Button that will give you access to the VIP lane for celebrity autographs and photo ops.

How can I purchase tickets for Raleigh Supercon?

VIP and 3 Day Weekend Passes are on sale HERE. Single day passes will go on sale November 1st.

What are the benefits of being a VIP?

VIP Admission benefits include:

(A) Special registration table to avoid the registration lines.
(B) Laminated VIP Badge, unique to VIP badge holders.
(C) Full Admission to the festival for all 3 days.
(D) Entry to the Friday Night VIP Cocktail party: Featuring celebrity and professional guests, music and more! VIP’s will receive 2 complimentary drink tickets.
(E) Entry to the Thursday Night Convention Kick Off Party: Featuring celebrity and professional guests, music and more! This is a cash bar event.
(F) Limited Edition folder to hold onto autographs and photos.
(G) Raleigh Supercon 2018 11″x17″ Art Poster.
(H) Raleigh Supercon Tote Bag.
(I) 20% Discount on all Supercon merchandise at the official Supercon store booth.
(J) VIP Fast Lane for Autographs and Photo Ops with celebrities. If you do not see a VIP Fast Lane, please ask a volunteer for assistance with the guest you want to meet.
(K) Special VIP T-Shirt
(L) More benefits may be announced at any time.

How can I purchase celebrity autographs?

All Celebrity Autographs can be purchased with cash only at the celebrity’s booth at the convention.

How can I get a selfie with a celebrity?

If a celebrity will be available for selfie photos, these will be sold at the celebrity’s booth for cash only at the convention.

How can I purchase professional celebrity photo ops?

Professional celebrity photo ops are available for purchase online in advance with a credit card or at the event with cash only. These are posted online as guests are announced.

How do I know which days my favorite celebrities will be at Raleigh Supercon?

The images used on the Guests/Celebrities page on our site have appearance dates on the bottom right, under the celebrity’s name.

Do any celebrities sign autographs for free?

Some anime voice actors will sign up to two items you bring from home (or your program guide) for free. Please review the details of each guest that you are interested in on our website to find out autograph specifics.

Can I take photos of celebrities from a distance without paying?

No photos are allowed in the celebrity autograph or photo op area unless you have purchased a photo through a celebrity handler.