FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Quick FAQs

When will a full schedule of events be live?

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

Can I bring a bag?

Yes, however all bags are subject to security check. Find out more about safety here:

Which Hotels are recommended by galaxycon Raleigh?

We have arranged for special discounts at nearby hotels.

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.

How can I purchase tickets for galaxycon Raleigh?

VIP and 4 Day Weekend Passes are on sale HERE.


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

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

What are your accessibility services?

You can find our accessibility services HERE.

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. Photo Ops and Autographs will go on sale soon.

How do I know which days my favorite celebrities will be at galaxycon raleigh?

You can find appearance days on our guest lineup.

Do any celebrities sign autographs for free?

Some anime voice actors will sign one item 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.

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Click here for our top events! You can meet celebrities from movies, TV shows, cartoons, anime, and more at GalaxyCon Raleigh 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.


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:

(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 GalaxyCon Folder.

(G) GalaxyCon 2019 11×17 Limited Edition Art Print.

(H) Exclusive GalaxyCon Variant Comic Book.

(I) GalaxyCon Tote Bag.

(J) 20% Discount on all GalaxyCon merchandise at the GalaxyCon 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.

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 GalaxyCon. Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damages or injury caused by the animal.

TV & Movie Stars

Anime & Animation

Artists and Writers

Professional Wrestlers

Professional Cosplayers

Comedy, Fan Groups, Entertainers


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