FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Raleigh Supercon?

Raleigh Supercon is a four day festival held each year 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?

July 25 – 28, 2019

THURSDAY: 1pm to 1am
FRIDAY: 10am to 1am
SATURDAY: 10am to 2am
SUNDAY: 10am to 8pm

THURSDAY: 1pm to 8pm
FRIDAY: 10am to 8pm
SATURDAY: 10am to 8pm
SUNDAY: 10am to 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?

The schedule of events is usually live about a month before the convention.

Which Hotels are recommended by Raleigh Supercon?

We will post information about participating hotels very soon.

How can I purchase tickets for Raleigh Supercon?

VIP and 4 Day Weekend Passes are on sale HERE.

What are the benefits of being a VIP?


These passes will sell out in advance. They will not be available at the event.
Kids 9 & Under are not allowed at the VIP party unless they have their own VIP Pass.

VIP Passes come with the following benefits:</b>
(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 4 days.
(D) Entry to the Thursday Night Opening Night Cocktail Party. Featuring a few celebrity and professional guests, music and more! This is a cash bar event, open to VIPs and people staying at our host hotels.
(E) Entry to the Friday Night V.I.P. Cocktail party: Featuring celebrity and professional guests, music and more! This is the BIG V.I.P. Party, with 2 drink tickets.
(F) Limited Edition Supercon Folder.
(G Raleigh Supercon 2019 11×17 Limited Edition Art Print.
(H) Exclusive Supercon Variant Comic Book.
(I) Supercon Tote Bag.
(J) 20% Discount on all Supercon merchandise at the Supercon Booth.
(K) Fast Lane Access for Autographs and Photo Ops with media guests / celebrities. Guests with big lines for autographs will have a separate line for Fast Lane holders. Photo Ops will always have a Fast Lane. If you do not see a Fast Lane, please ask a volunteer for assistance.
(L) More benefits may be announced at any time.
There are NO REFUNDS on admission tickets.

The VIP Full Weekend Pass grants admission to all events happening from open to close all weekend long.

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 do celebrity photo ops work?

CLICK HERE for our photo ops FAQs

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 bring my own item to be signed by a celebrity?

Our celebrity guests most often sign any items that you bring. However it is up to the individual celebrities discretion if they will or will sign a certain item. Celebrities will also have photographs at their tables available to sign.

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.

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What if a celebrity cancels?

We do our best to avoid cancellations, however if they do occur we will fully refund all autograph and photo op tickets for that celebrity.

What is your weapons policy?

Supercon has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for GUNS and for REAL and/or REALISTIC weapons of any kind. The Kentucky International Convention Center will not allow guns even if you have a conceal and carry permit. No weapons are allowed, period. Searches will be conducted if any bag or outfit presents as suspicious. Anyone not consenting to a search at the request of a security officer will be asked to leave without refund.

Supercon and city officials fully understand that none of our fans or attendees are of any threat to anyone. We also appreciate that we have never had an incident in the past when we allowed fake weapons into the building. Unfortunately, at this moment in time, we have to eliminate all possible confusion about props and fake weapons.

What do we mean by weapons? We are not referring to “cartoon” weapons (we consider those “props”)… we are talking about REAL and REALISTIC looking weapons. Lightsabers and Phasers are ok. Airsoft and BB guns are not.

For more info about our weapons policy please CLICK HERE

Can I bring a bag?

Yes, however all bags are subject to security check.

Can I bring my pet?

Live animals are prohibited in the conference venue without proper written permission. Service animals may accompany a person with a disability in the venue, however this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. We ask you to have a certification license for your service animal.

All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. All service animals must be housebroken and should have legally required vaccinations.

You assume complete responsibility for your animal while at Raleigh Supercon. Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damages or injury caused by the animal.

What are your accessibility services?

You can find our accessibility services HERE