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, 12:30PM – 1:00AM / 12:30PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, 10:30AM – 2:00AM / 10:30AM – 8:00PM
Sunday, 10:30AM – 8:00PM / 10:30AM – 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?

The following hotels are walking distance from the Raleigh Convention Center, and if you book your room at one of these hotels through the link from our website, you will get a Golden Ticket Upgrade to your admission ticket for Raleigh Supercon.

Raleigh Marriott City Center, starting @ $149 per night.

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, starting @ $149 per night.

Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, starting @ $99 per night.

What is a Golden Ticket Upgrade?

If you purchase a hotel room through our host hotels using our reservation links, you will AUTOMATICALLY receive a GOLDEN TICKET UPGRADE as long as you also purchase an admission ticket. You must reserve a hotel room using one of the links on this page to get the Golden Ticket. RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW BEFORE THE BEST HOTELS SELL OUT!

GOLDEN TICKET UPGRADE INCLUDES:
Early Vendor Room access – 30 min. before official open
Autograph & Photo Op Gold Fast Lane Pass. Skip the long lines!
Drawstring Bag
Exclusive Poster
Thursday Night Pre-Opening Party (8:00pm-1:00am)
20% Discount at the Supercon merchandise booth
Use the GOLDEN TICKET with your regular admission ticket. The GOLDEN TICKET does not grant you admission to the convention. (You will get your Golden Ticket when you check into your hotel room, and you exchange it for the perks when you check into the convention. You get one Golden Ticket per night.

How can I purchase tickets for Raleigh Supercon?

Tickets are available online for a discount or at the door for full price.

Click here to see the prices and discounts available.

What are the benefits of being a VIP?

V.I.P. Admission benefits include:

(A) Special registration table to avoid the registration lines.
(B) Laminated V.I.P. Badge, unique to V.I.P. badge holders.
(C) Full Admission to the festival for all 3 days.
(D) Entry to the Friday Night V.I.P. Cocktail party: Featuring celebrity and professional guests, music and more! V.I.P.’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, V.I.P.’s will receive 2 complimentary drink tickets.
(F) Limited Edition folder to hold onto autographs and photos.
(G) Raleigh Supercon 2017 11″x17″ Art Poster.
(H) Raleigh Supercon Tote Bag.
(I) 20% Discount on all Supercon merchandise at the official Supercon store booth.
(J) Fast Pass for Autographs or Photo Ops with celebrities. V.I.P.’s will have Fast Pass privileges, and will not need to wait on Autograph or Photo Op lines. Guests with big lines for autographs or photo ops will have a separate line for Fast Pass holders. If you do not see a Fast Pass line, please check in at the V.I.P. Concierge Booth for assistance with the guest you want to meet. THIS PASS DOES NOT GRANT YOU FREE AUTOGRAPHS OR PHOTO OPS, JUST FAST LANE ACCESS TO THE LINES.
(K) 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. A few are available for purchase online before the event.

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. A few are available for purchase online before the event.

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.

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.