Latest Raleigh Supercon News and Announcements

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Raleigh Supercon News and Announcements… as it happens!

7/3/2017: Due to scheduling conflicts, Billie Piper is unable to attend this year’s Raleigh Supercon.  As fans, we are also saddened by her cancellation, but we are happy to announce that her co-star Alex Kingston will be joining us instead. Alex Kingston is best known as River Song from Doctor Who. She is also known for her portrayal of Dr. Elizabeth Corday in the long-running series ER, and Dinah Drake Lance in The CW’s Superhero fiction drama series Arrow.

6/23/2017: We regret to announce that Tate Steinsiek will be unable to attend Raleigh Supercon. Tate got called upon by a studio to do some filming for them during the weekend of Raleigh Supercon, and he won’t be able to join us for this event. We will definitely try again to book him next year for Raleigh Supercon. We are always at the mercy of the studios for guest appearances, and we are all very disappointed that he won’t be joining us this year.

6/21/2017: Kevin Vassey, Artist and Animator, with credits on Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Eight Crazy Nights, How to Train Your Dragon, Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie, and currently the main artist on the Legend of Bill and The Gnome Syndicate comic strips, has just been added to the guest list for RALEIGH SUPERCON.

6/21/2017: A few new guest announcements today for RALEIGH SUPERCON. Creature Entertainment, Voice Actor Greg Houser, CBCS – Comic Book Certification Service, North Carolina Medieval Combat, The U.S.S. Kitty Hawk – Star Trek Fan Organization, and Daniel Dulitzky.

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 http://www.creatureentertainment.com

Greg Houser is a voice actor with credits in Evangelion, Ikki Tousen, One Piece, Shiki, and Tales of Vesperia.

Comic Book Certification Service (CBCS) is proud to provide certification and grading services for collectors and hobbyist in the comic book industry. Its staff of friendly and dedicated employees offer 250 years of experience in the comic book marketplace and look forward to assisting you. CBCS will be on hand to grade both newly purchased books and books brought from home. Visit them online at https://www.cbcscomics.com/

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 https://ncmedievalcombat.com/

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.

Daniel Dulitzky is an illustrator, concept artist and 3D animator who has worked for Creature Entertainment, Clutch Animation House as art director, illustrator, concept artist, story artist and 3D Animator, Fantasy Flight Games on game card illustrations, and Kuuluu Entertainment creating concept art, illustrations and game assets for mobile game projects. Visit him online @ http://danieldulitzky.com/

6/20/2017: Ric Flair schedule update! Ric Flair will now be at the show ALL 3 DAYS, instead of a Sat/Sun appearance as originally planned. Ric wants to spend as much time in Raleigh as possible with fans, so he is coming in a day early!

6/19/2017: Lee Majors has just been confirmed as a special guest for RALEIGH SUPERCON. Lee Majors is best known for portraying the roles of Colonel Steve Austin in The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, Colt Seavers in The Fall Guy, Heath Barkley in The Big Valley, and Roy Tate in The Virginian. He currently stars as Brock Williams, the dad of Ash Williams on Ash vs Evil Dead. Lee’s voice has been heard as “Big” Mitch Baker in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grandpa Max in Ben 10: Race Against Time, and General Abernathy in G.I. Joe: Renegades.

6/18/2017: Two new entertainment guests added today for Raleigh Supercon! The Drunk on Disney Podcast and Orange Anime.

Drunk on Disney is a podcast hosted by Dana Snyder (voice actor on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Disney’s Fish Hooks and Epic Mickey 2), Guy Hutchinson and Bart Scott as they try out a different Disney Signature Drink each episode, and chat about Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney movies and whatever else comes to mind. Visit them online at https://www.facebook.com/DrunkOnDisney/ and http://drunkondisney.blogspot.com/. Drunk on Disney will be hosting events on Friday and Saturday night.

Orange Anime is an organization that specializes in bringing fans of Japanese culture and anime together in one single community. Hosting local gatherings and events, Orange Anime focuses their efforts in providing unique convention experiences in the forms of panels, meetups, events, and other various forms of entertainment. Visit them online at https://www.facebook.com/OrangeAnime

6/17/2017: Melina Perez, three-time WWE Women’s Champion and two-time WWE Divas Champion, has just been added to the line up for Raleigh Supercon.

6/17/2017: Michael Rooker schedule update. Michael Rooker’s appearance has been adjusted to a Friday and Saturday appearance @ Raleigh Supercon. He will not be attending on Sunday, as he has commitments to Marvel Studios / Disney that day. Michael’s Q&A will be on Saturday 3:30pm on the Main Events stage in Ballroom B. We have just booked his flights, and he is excited to meet with his fans in North Carolina. If this change affects you, please email desiree@superconventions.com for assistance and options.

6/14/2017: Charlet Chung, the voice of D.Va from Blizzard Entertainment’s OVERWATCH and Seraph from CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III, has just been added to the guest line up for Raleigh Supercon.

6/13/2017: Ernie Hudson, star of Ghostbusters, The Crow, Oz, Congo, and Torchwood: Miracle Day, has just been added to the guest line up for Raleigh Supercon.

6/13/2017: Billie Piper, best known for her roles as Rose Tyler in Doctor Who, Brona Croft/Lily in Penny Dreadful, and Belle de Jour in Secret Diary of a Call Girl, has just been added to the line up for Raleigh Supercon. Billie Piper replaces Karen Gillan, who regretfully had to cancel her appearance earlier today.

6/13/2017: We regret to announce that Karen Gillan will be unable to attend Raleigh Supercon. Karen got called upon by Marvel Studios to do some work for them during the weekend of Raleigh Supercon, and she won’t be able to join us for this event. We will definitely try again to book her next year for Raleigh Supercon. We are always at the mercy of the studios for guest appearances, and we are all very disappointed that she won’t be joining us this year.

We try really hard to put together an event with so much going on that a weekend isn’t made or broken by one guest, and we try to find replacements that fit the genre of a particular guest when we lose one.

So, we are bringing you Billie Piper, another Doctor Who companion, to join us on Saturday and Sunday of Raleigh Supercon.

We understand that this is no comfort for people who are fans of Karen Gillan as a star from Guardians of the Galaxy, but we do hope to try and book her again next year.

Since you have purchased an autograph, photo op, or both, we’d like to tell you how we will help you with your purchases.

1. All Guardians of the Galaxy Photo Op Duos with Michael Rooker will be refunded today. Depending on your credit card company, this may take two weeks to show on your statement.

2. You may exchange a Karen Gillan autograph or photo op for a Billie Piper or a Michael Rooker autograph or photo op. We hope you will have the desire to support one of these celebrities in this way, but we understand if you aren’t inclined to do so.

3. Other exchanges aren’t simple in our system, so if you’d like anyone else’s autograph or photo op, we’ll have to refund your order for Karen Gillan so you can purchase something else.

4. If you simply want a refund for a Karen Gillan photo op and/or autograph, reply to this email with your request. We will process the refund requests as they come.

How to Exhchange for a BILLIE PIPER or MICHAEL ROOKER Autograph or Photo Op:

Go to your original order confirmation email that includes your order for a Karen Gillan product and click the link or button that allows you to “View your Order Online.” From there, you will see a green Swap or Upgrade button. When you click that, you will see the alternate options available.

If you cannot find your original order confirmation email, please email us at raleigh@superconventions.com, and we will resend one to you.

Again, I’m so sorry for the disappointing news. If you have any questions, you may call or email me.

Sandy Martin, Co-Founder & VP
Raleigh Supercon
919-907-0424
raleigh@superconventions.com

6/9/2017: Fantasy Super Cosplay Wrestling “FSCW” is coming 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 for the Main Event! FSCW will have panels and events every day, with action-packed shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

6/8/2017: A few new guest announcements today, including: Kelly Yates, Caleb Konley, Mervyn McKoy, and Zipper Tan are the latest guest additions.

Kelly Yates is a comic book artist best known for his work on Doctor Who, MonstHer, and Amber Atoms.

Caleb Konley is an extreme high-flying professional wrestler currently signed to Impact Wrestling.

Mervyn McKoy is the artist of The C-Listers, Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew, Paula Peril and more!

Zipper Tan is an international artist, costume designer, and cosplayer.

5/31/2017: Michael Sinterniklaas, the voices of Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dean Venture in The Venture Bros, Mikey Simon in Kappa Mikey, Orphan in Final Fantasy XIII, and Jim Lake in Trollhunters, is coming to Raleigh Supercon July 14-16, 2017 @ The Raleigh Convention Center

5/28/2017: Randy “The Cowboy” Jones of The Village People will be the special guest host for The Friday Night GROOVY COSPLAY DISCOTREK DANCE PARTY @ Raleigh Supercon! Randy will be performing some of The Village People’s greatest hits! The Groovy Cosplay DiscoTrek Dance Party is Friday July 14 @ 9:00pm – 1:00am.

5/27/2017: We have a little bit of bad news…. we’ve had a few cancelations today, and wanted to let you know as quickly as possible. Unfortunately we were informed that Manu Bennett, Jerry Lawler, and Jody Lynn Nye will be unable to attend Raleigh Supercon. While guest cancellations are rare, they do happen. We are currently working on replacement guests and hope to make announcements shortly. We have refunded all Manu Bennett photo ops, and emailed everyone affected directly.

Manu Bennett will be in Europe during the time of our show, and will be unable to come to the United States.

Jerry Lawler has unfortunately been double booked, and just realized he had committed to a charity event the same weekend of our event. We are working to lock Jerry down to appear next year, and we will be announcing a NEW wrestling guest shortly.

Jody Lynn Nye has had to cancel due to personal matters. We are working to lock Jody down to appear next year as well, and will be announcing a NEW guest author shortly.

5/20/2017: Ron Fazio, The Toxic Avenger in The Toxic Avenger Part II and The Toxic Avenger III: The Last Temptation of Toxie, as well as Leon in Basket Case 2, has just been added to the guest list for RALEIGH SUPERCON

5/19/2017: Authors Clay and Susan Griffith have just been added to the guest list for RALEIGH SUPERCON. Clay and Susan Griffith are a married couple and writing duo who have written novels such as the VAMPIRE EMPIRE series, the CROWN & KEY trilogy, THE FLASH: THE HAUNTING OF BARRY ALLEN, and ARROW: A GENERATION OF VIPERS. They have written numerous short stories for anthologies, some featuring noted genre characters such as Kolchak the Night Stalker and The Phantom. They have also scripted comics including The Tick, The Simpsons, Allan Quatermain, and Vincent Price Presents.

5/18/2017: Derec Donovan, artist of Adventures of Superman, Youngblood, Connor Hawke: Dragon’s Blood, Batman ’66, Green Lantern, Lobo, Quicksilver, Cyborg, R.E.B.E.L.S., Venom: License to Kill, Derec Donovan’s Bionic Bombshell, Jubilee, Rogue, Avengers United They Stand, Legion of Super-Heroes, Meridian, and Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Out of Reach, has just been added to the guest list for RALEIGH SUPERCON.

5/18/2017: Tini Howard, comic book writer of Power Rangers: Pink, Magdalena, Rick & Morty, Poseidon IX, The Skeptics, Oath Anthology, Secret Loves of Geek Girls, Barbie, and WWE, has just been added to the guest list for RALEIGH SUPERCON

5/17/2017: Rico Renzi, color artist of Spider-Gwen, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, She-Hulk, Howard the Duck, FBP, Batman ’66, Loose Ends, The Perhapanauts, Stumptown, Wolverine, and X-Men, has just been added to the guest list for RALEIGH SUPERCON.

5/16/2017: New Guest Announcement
Animacy, AKA Macy Miller: Cosplayer, YouTuber, and AMV Editor.

5/12/2017: New Guest Announcements
Nakia Burrise: Tanya Sloan, the Yellow Zeo Ranger and later, the first Yellow Turbo Ranger on the television series Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo, as well as the voice of Nikki in Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. Nakia’s appearance is sponsored by RangerStop.com
and
Hilary Shepard: The evil pirate queen, Divatox, in Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Power Rangers Turbo, and Power Rangers in Space. Hilary was featured on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the Benzite ensign Hoya and Lauren, a genetically enhanced human. She has appeared in dozens of other films and TV shows. Hilary Shepard’s appearance is sponsored by RangerStop.com

5/11/2017: New Guest Announcement. Zenescope Entertainment, one of the most recognized independent comic book and graphic novel publishers in the world. Founded by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco in 2005, Zenescope has amassed a library of titles such as Grimm Fairy Tales, Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends, Charmed, Return to Wonderland, Escape From Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Tales From Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland, Wonderland, Robyn Hood, Final Destination, Fly, Sleepy Hollow, The Jungle Book, Sinbad, Irresistible, Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide, Neverland, Salem’s Daughter, Se7en, The Piper, and The Waking.

5/10/2017: Justin Roiland, The Co-Creator, Star and Executive Producer of Rick and Morty has just been added as a guest for Raleigh Supercon! He voices both Rick and Morty, as well as Mr. Meseeks, Mr. Poopybutthole, and over a dozen other characters on the show. He is also known as the voices of Earl of Lemongrab on Adventure Time, Oscar on Fish Hooks, and several characters (most notably Blendin Blandin) on Gravity Falls.

5/4/2017: New Guest Announcements
Erin Rhew: Author of the Fulfillment Series
Lindsay “Leeleethebunny” Aries: Cosplay Guest

4/28/2017: New Guest Announcements
Michael Rooker: Star of Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Walking Dead.
Simon Roy: Comic Book Artist for Dark Horse Comics, Halo
David Lloyd: Artist of V for Vendetta, Doctor Who
Jill Thompson: Artist of Sandman, Harley Quinn
Wordfire Press Authors: Kevin J. Anderson (Dune), Claudia Gray (Star Wars), Jody Lynn Nye (The Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern), Quincy J. Allen (Penny Dread Tales), and Neo Edmund (Might Morphin Power Rangers)

4/3/2017 Peter David has just been added as a guest for Raleigh Supercon! Peter David is a writer of comic books, novels, television, movies and video games. His notable comic book work includes The Incredible Hulk, Aquaman, Young Justice, Supergirl, X-Factor, Star Trek, Fallen Angel, Dreadstar, Spider-Man 2099, DC vs. Marvel, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born, and She-Hulk. He is currently writing the Scarlet Spider for Marvel Comics. His Star Trek work includes both comic books and novels such as Q-in-Law; I, Q; Vendetta; Q-Squared; and Imzadi, one of the best-selling Star Trek novels of all time. He created the ongoing novel series, Star Trek: New Frontier, a spin-off from Star Trek: The Next Generation, with John J. Ordover in 1997.

4/2/2017 Three New Guest Announcements! Leah Ward, Marc Alan Edelheit, and Rj Marchese. Leah Ward is the author of Pinny the Bowling Pin, Searching for Darkness, and The Art of Words. Marc Alan Edelheit is the author of Chronicles of An Imperial Legionary Officer, Stiger, Stiger’s Tigers, The Tiger, and The Tiger’s Fate. Rj Marchese is the author of The Night Before Krampus and founder and editor in chief of The Variant.

3/31/2017 We have a DYNAMITE update. Jimmy Walker known for his roles on Good Times, Let’s Do It Again, The Greatest Thing that Almost Happened will be joining us at Raleigh Supercon.

3/30/2017 New Guest Announcements! Wrestling Superstars Lisa Marie Varon “Victoria”, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Leva Bates “Blue Pants” and Papa Stro Maestro.

3/30/2107 Leila del Duca, artist of Shutter, Scarlet Witch, The Wicked +, The Devine, and Vertigo Quarterly SFX, has just been announced as a special guest for Raleigh Supercon!

3/21/2107 Mica Burton, Cosplayer, Actress, YouTuber, Streamer, Editor at Rooster Teeth Productions, and co-host and head of streaming at Achievement Hunter has just been announced as a guest for RALEIGH SUPERCON

3/17/2017 New Guest Announcement: Stephanie Sheh, voice actress, ADR writer, director, singer and producer, best known for her roles as Sailor Moon in Sailor Moon Crystal and Sailor Moon, Orihime in Bleach, Hinata in Naruto, Eureka in Eureka Seven, Mikuru in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Yui in Sword Art Online, Katana in DC Super Hero Girls, and much much more! Some of Stephanie Sheh’s video game credits include Trillion: God of Destruction, the Fire Emblem series, World of Final Fantasy, God Eater 2, BioShock 2, Aion: The Tower of Eternity, True Crime: New York City, Devil May Cry 4, and Grand Theft Auto V.

3/10/2017: Tara Strong, the voice of Raven in Teen Titans, Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls, Harley Quinn in Justice League Action, Batman: Arkham Knight, DC Super Hero Girls, and Injustice: Gods Among Us, Juliet Starling in Lollipop Chainsaw, Ben Tennyson in Ben 10, Dil Pickles in Rugrats, Timmy Turner in The Fairly OddParents, Terrence in Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Princess Clara and Toot Braunstein in Drawn Together, Batgirl in The New Batman Adventures and Batman: The Killing Joke, Ferra in Mortal Kombat X, Rikku in Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, and Kingdom Hearts II, Princess Ilana in Sym-Bionic Titan, Elisa and Ursula in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Paz Ortega Andrade in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Talwyn Apogee in Ratchet & Clank Future, and MUCH MUCH MORE, has just been added to the RALEIGH SUPERCON Guest List!

3/3/2017 Kevin Nowlan, legendary comic book artist of Doctor Strange, Batman, Sandman, Moon Knight, Plastic Man, Wolverine, Tomorrow Stories: Jack B. Quick, Aliens, Superman, Superman vs. Aliens, Action Comics, Alpha Flight, B.P.R.D., Deadman, The Defenders, Man-Bat, Batman: Sword of Azreal, and Strange Tales, has just been announced as a special guest for RALEIGH SUPERCON.

3/1/2017 Jason David Frank, best known for his role of Tommy Oliver in The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has just been added to the Raleigh Supercon Guest List. He has been The Green Ranger, White Ranger, Red Zeo Ranger, Red Turbo Ranger, and Black DinoThunder Ranger. He currently stars in the web reality series “My Morphing Life”, and as Bloodshot in Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe.

2/23/2017 LeVar Burton, actor, director, and author, best known as Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Kunta Kinte in the award-winning television miniseries Roots, the host of the long-running PBS children’s series Reading Rainbow, and as the voices of Doc Greene in Transformers: Rescue Bots, War Machine in The Superhero Squad, and Kwame in Captain Planet and the Planeteers has just been added to the Raleigh Supercon Guest List. He has also directed a number of film and television projects, including episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise.

2/10/2017 Allen Ryde and Jenna Say What? have just been announced as a Cosplay Guests for RALEIGH SUPERCON.

2/8/2017 Tate Steinsiek, star of FACE OFF seasons one and five, has just been announced as a guest for RALEIGH SUPERCON.

2/8/2017 Four New Guest announcements for RALEIGH SUPERCON
* Carolina Manga Library: A 501(c)3 organization that was formed for the express purpose of promoting literacy through graphic novels. They will operate a reading room with over 5000 manga, American graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and artbooks. As well, they will host several panels over the weekend.
TriangleGameNight.com: Founded by avid board game enthusiasts, Erin and Joseph Dean, their mission is to provide fun, low cost entertainment while also bringing business to local businesses.
* Kyle Marlett: Kyle performs mind-blowing illusions with singular flair. From close-up sleights-of-hand to elaborate new twists on classic illusions, Kyle delivers an endearing charm and infectious comedic deadpan whether on the stage, on the street or on camera.
* The Ghostbusters of North Carolina: https://www.facebook.com/GhostbustersofNorthCarolina

1/31/2017 Amanda C. Miller, the voice of Sailor Jupiter in Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal, Boruto Uzumaki in Boruto: Naruto the Movie,Takeru in Squid Girl, Mikage in Durarara!!x2, Menchi in Hunter x Hunter, Cherche and Sully in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Yulier in Sword Art Online, and Kate Bishop/Hawkeye in Marvel Heroes, and Junko and Toko in the Danganronpa video game series, has just been added as an ANIME GUEST for RALEIGH SUPERCON

1/30/2017 JOEY LAUREN ADAMS, star of CHASING AMY joins JASON MEWES & BRIAN O’HALLORAN at RALEIGH SUPERCON! Joey Lauren Adams is best known for starring as Alyssa Jones in Chasing Amy and Gwen in Mallrats, two of Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse films. Adams has also starred as Simone in Dazed and Confused, Layla Maloney in Big Daddy, Addie in The Break-Up, Christina in Coneheads, and Monique in Bio-Dome. She currently stars as Debbie Lynn Cooke on the CMT series Still the King, opposite Billy Ray Cyrus.

1/30/2017 STRANGER THINGS stars Gaten Matarazzo “DUSTIN” and Caleb Mclaughlin “LUCAS” have just been added to the Raleigh Supercon Guest List.

1/29/2017 Austin Tindle, the voice of Ken Kaneki in Tokyo Ghoul, Karma in Assassination Classroom, Kiyoshi in Prison School, Ayumu in Is This a Zombie?, Alzack in Fairy Tail, Accelerator in A Certain Magical Index, Shu Ouma in Guilty Crown, and Marco Bott in Attack on Titan, has just been added as an ANIME GUEST for RALEIGH SUPERCON.

1/23/2017 Jim Shooter has just been announced as a guest for Raleigh Supercon! Jim Shooter is a true legend in the comic book industry. Shooter has been a writer, artist, editor, and publisher for over fifty years! He is the former Editor-in-Chief for Marvel Comics and Valiant Comics. His writing credits include The Avengers, Secret Wars, Secret Wars II, Action Comics, Adventure Comics, Legion of Super-Heroes, Superboy, Superman’s Pal: Jimmy Olsen, Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Star Brand, World’s Finest Comics, Harbinger, Magnus: Robot Fighter, Solar: Man of the Atom, and X-O Manowar. He came up with the original story for The Transformers and helped oversee the launch of G.I. Joe in the 1980s, contributing many of the major ideas and themes for the story.

1/22/2017 Alyson Tabbitha and Miss Faye’s Cosplay Closet have just been announced as Cosplay Guests, and The Color of Fandom has just been announced as Panelist / Programming Guests for RALEIGH SUPERCON.

1/19/2017 Khary Randolph, artist of Mosaic for Marvel Comics and cover artist of Black for Black Mask Studios, has just been announced as a guest for RALEIGH SUPERCON. Khary Randolph has previously been the artist of We Are Robin, Robin War, Starborn, New Mutants, Charismagic, and Tech Jacket. His art has graced the covers of Black, Batman Beyond Universe, Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man, Fanboys vs. Zombies, Freelancers, Harley Quinn, Justice League Beyond, Noble Causes, Power Man and Iron Fist, Spidey, Static Shock, and more!

1/19/2017 John Wesley Shipp is Jay Garrick/Flash and Barry Allen’s father, Henry, on the current The Flash series on The CW network, and starred as Barry Allen / The Flash on CBS’s superhero series The Flash from 1990 to 1991, has just been announced as a special guest for Raleigh Supercon.

1/14/2017 Karen Gillan, best known for her roles as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Kaylie in Oculus, Eliza in Selfie, Jane Lockhart in Not Another Happy Ending, and Daisy in NTSF:SD:SUV::, has just been announced as a special guest for Raleigh Supercon.

1/13/2017 Georges Jeanty, artist of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Firefly, Bishop the Last X Man, Weapon X, Deadpool, Gambit, Wolverine, Green Lantern, Superboy, Superman, Majestic, The American Way, and Batwoman, has just been announced as a guest for RALEIGH SUPERCON.

1/7/2017 Richard Horvitz, the voice of Invader Zim, Billy in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Daggett in The Angry Beavers, Alpha 5 in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Grey Matter in Ben 10, Razputin in Psychonauts, Kaos in Skylanders, Bumble in Kinectimals, Orthopox in the Destroy All Humans!, Mouth in Kick Buttowski, Telapathopus Brain Scientist in Ratchet and Clank and the Space Weaver in Broken Age, has just been announced as a guest for RALEIGH SUPERCON.

1/3/2017 Today’s new guest additions to Raleigh Supercon include Comic Book Artist John Beatty (Captain America, Punisher, Secret Wars, Batman), and Cosplay Guests Jenna Lynn Meowri, Smash Cosplay, Kitty Caity Cosplay, and AlwaysLoveLorn!

1/2/2017 Shane “Hurricane” Helms, wrestling superstar currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), and previously for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), has just been announced as a special guest at Raleigh Supercon.

1/1/2017 Legendary comic book artist Mike Zeck, best known for his work on Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars, Captain America, “Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt”, Deathstroke the Terminator, The Punisher, and Master of Kung Fu, has just been announced as a special guest at Raleigh Supercon.

12/31/2016 Tony Todd, best known for his roles as Candyman in the film Candyman, Kurn in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Ben in Night of the Living Dead, The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and William Bludworth in the Final Destination film series, has just been announced as a special guest at Raleigh Supercon.

12/31/2016 Michael Kingston, writer and creator of Headlocked, the wrestling comic book, has just been announced as a special guest at Raleigh Supercon.

12/30/2016 Jerry “The King” Lawler has just been announced as a special guest at Raleigh Supercon. Jerry “The King” Lawler is a living legend in the world of professional wrestling! Since 1970, Jerry has headlined main events across the world for Memphis Wrestling, WWF, WWE, NWA, AWA, World Class Championship Wrestling, United States Wrestling Association, and Smoky Mountain Wrestling. He has held 168 wrestling championship titles in his career and has done work acting in film, drawing comic books, as a commercial artist, as a musician, and as a businessman. He is the cover artist for Headlocked, the hit independent wrestling comic book.

12/30/2016 The 501st Carolina Garrison, SoniCat Cosplay, Carpe Diem Cosplay, and Charlie Rocket Cosplay will all be set up in the cosplay area of Raleigh Supercon.

12/29/2016 Mikki Marvel – Actress/Model, Chiki Cosplay, Adachi Trieu, and Thel Phenom Cosplay of The FanDames Initiative will be cosplay guests at Raleigh Supercon.

12/28/2016 Ric Flair has just been announced as a special guest at Raleigh Supercon. Ric Flair is a wrestling legend and the most decorated Wrestling World Champion in history. He has been one of wrestling’s biggest stars over the past four decades for WWF, WWE, WCW, TNA, and NWA.

12/28/2016 Buzz has just been announced as a special guest at Raleigh Supercon July 14-16, 2017 at THE RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER. Buzz is a comic book artist known for his work on JSA, Vampirella, X-Factor, Shi, Impulse, Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, Atomika, Luna, Impulse, and Titans Hunt. His latest project is the upcoming Harley Quinn vs Superman with Neal Adams.

12/28/2016 Enter to WIN a “CLERKS” Meet and Greet package with Brian O’Halloran and Jason Mewes at RALEIGH SUPERCON July 14-16, 2017 at The Raleigh Convention Center. Enter now at http://raleighsupercon.com/win-clerks-meet-greet-w-jason-mewes-brian-ohalloran/. Contest ends Thursday, January 5 2017 at 11:59pm

12/27/2016 Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle, in the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning, animated film Beauty and the Beast, has just been announced as a special guest at Raleigh Supercon

12/27/2016 Additional hotels have just been added for Raleigh Supercon. All hotel booking info is available at http://raleighsupercon.com/hotels/

Raleigh Supercon now has three host hotels near The Raleigh Convention Center, including Raleigh Marriott City Center ($149 per night), Sheraton Raleigh Hotel ($149 per night), and Holiday Inn Raleigh ($99 per night). The Marriott is attached to the Convention Center, The Sheraton is located directly next door to the Convention Center, and The Holiday Inn is a 5 – 10 minute walk from The Convention Center. All hotels come with a GOLDEN TICKET UPGRADE when you book online here. RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW BEFORE THE BEST HOTELS SELL OUT! http://raleighsupercon.com/hotels/

GOLDEN TICKET UPGRADE INCLUDES:
Early Vendor Room access – 30 min. before official open
Autograph & Photo Op Fast Lane Pass. Skip the long lines!
Drawstring Bag
Exclusive Poster
Thursday Night Opening Night VIP 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.

12/26/2016 Congrats to Tony Mariotti! You are the winner of our VIP Ticket Giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for our next big Giveaway later this week.

12/21/2016 Amy “Lita” Dumas wrestling superstar and musician, has just been announced as a guest for Raleigh Supercon. She held the WWE / WWF Women’s Championship four times, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014. She is the lead singer of the punk rock band The Luchagors.

12/20/2016 Brittney Karbowski has just been announced as a guest for Raleigh Supercon! Brittney is best known for her roles as Black Star in Soul Eater, Selim Bradley / Pride in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Arisu Maresato in High School of the Dead, M.O.M.O. in Xenosaga: The Animation, Himeko Katagiri in Pani Poni Dash, Ryou Fujibayashi in Clannad, Ayu Tsukimiya in Kanon, Fuko in Gilgamesh, Himeko Katagiri in Pani Poni Dash, Aoba Tsuzaki in Jinki: Extend, Mai in Itsudatte My Santa!, Anri Misugi in Sasami: Magical Girls Club, Ku Shiratori in Shattered Angels, Sia in Shuffle!, Nina Yamada in Save Me! Lollipop, Yuri Nakamura in Angel Beats!, Ikaros in Heaven’s Lost Property, Mikoto Misaka in A Certain Magical Index, Wendy Marvell in Fairy Tail, Franca Dockley in Coyote Ragtime Show, Manami Kinjou in Cat Planet Cuties.

12/14/2016 Cosplayer Mikki Marvel has been announced as a guest for Raleigh Supercon 2017!

10/14/2016 Brian O’Halloran, best known for his role as Dante Hicks in Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse films and cartoons, including Clerks, Clerks 2, Clerks: The Animated Series, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, has just been announced as a guest for Raleigh Supercon 2017!

10/10/2016 Jason Mewes, star of Clerks, Clerks II, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and Clerks: The Animated Series, is coming to Raleigh Supercon! Jason co-produced the 2013 animated movie Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie with his wife Jordan Monsanto. He, along with Kevin Smith, performed in the films Scream 3 and Bottoms Up and on Canadian television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Mewes co-hosts a weekly podcast with Kevin Smith called Jay & Silent Bob Get Old and is co-Executive Producer on Smith’s Hulu-exclusive series Spoilers with Kevin Smith.

10/01/2016 Manu Bennet has just been announced as a guest for Raleigh Supercon! Manu Bennett is best known for his roles as Crixus on Spartacus, Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke on Arrow, Azog, King of the Orcs in The Hobbit trilogy, Marc Antony in Xena: Warrior Princess, and his current role as Allanon on The Shannara Chronicles.

9/20/2016 Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario, has been announced as a guest for Raleigh Supercon!

8/12/2016 Zach Callison has just been announced as a guest for Raleigh Supercon! Zach is best known as the voice of Steven Universe!

8/12/2016 Jamie Marchi has just been announced as a gust for Raleigh Supercon 2017! Jamie is best known for her roles as Rias Gremory in High School DxD BorN, Panty in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Cana Alberona in Fairy Tail, Liz Thompson in Soul Eater, Gou Matsuoka in Free! Iwatobi Swim Club and Free! Eternal Summer, Masane Amaha in Witchblade, Ai Yamabuki in Date A Live!, Isuke Inukai in Riddle Story of the Devil, Shouko Kirishima in Baka and Test, Uzume in Sekirei: Pure Engagement, Chloe in Spice and Wolf, Hetalia Narrator in Hetalia: Axis Powers, Mikako Satsukitane in Heaven’s Lost Property, Miss Polly in Shin Chan, Aki Hinata in Sgt Frog, Shizuka Nekonome in Rosario + Vampire, Ophelia in Romeo X Juliet, and Yuka Amado in Maken-ki!.

8/10/2016 Dana Snyder has just been announced as a guest for Raleigh Supercon 2017! He is best known as the voice of Master Shake in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Granny in Squidbillies, The Alchemist in The Venture Bros., Gazpacho in Chowder, Mr. Baldwin in Fish Hooks, and Lucas on Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell. His latest roles are as Plastic Man in Justice League Action, and Graballa the Hut in Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. Dana is one of the writers of the new film SUPERCON, directed by Zak Knutson.

8/2/16 Comic book LEGEND Neal Adams has been announced as a guest for Raleigh Supercon 2017! Neal Adams is a legendary comic book best known to comic book fans for his work on Batman, The X-Men, The Avengers, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Superman, The Spectre, and Deadman, as well as his own comic company Continuity Comics, which published Megalith, Bucky O’Hare, Skeleton Warriors, CyberRad, and Ms. Mystic. He has been a part of the creation of characters such as Ra’s al Ghul, Talia, Man-Bat, Havok, John Stewart, Merlyn, and Sauron.

8/1/16 Comic guests Jose Delbo, Terry Cronin, and writer P.L. McCall II have been announced as guest for Raleigh Supercon 2017!

7/17/2016 Guy Hutchinson has just been announced as a guest for Raleigh Supercon 2017! Guy Hutchinson is a public speaker and the author of ‘Sesame Place’ which was published by Arcadia Publishing. 

7/15/2016 Lisa Corrao, stand-up comedian, and star of Nickelodeon’s “Every Witch Way,” as Ramona, has just been announced as a special guest for Raleigh Supercon.

7/12/2016 Sketch Comedy group Pineapple Shaped Lamps will be performing at Raleigh Supercon!

7/10/2016 Allen Bellman, Golden Age Comic Book LEGEND and artist of Captain America, The Human Torch, and Sub-Mariner will be attending Raleigh Supercon!

7/4/16 Raleigh Supercon announces 2017 dates and location! Raleigh Supercon will take place July 14-16, 2017 at The Raleigh Convention Center. Advance Tickets are now on sale at https://register.growtix.com/e/raleigh_supercon.