Why is Supercon
Raleigh Supercon is a FESTIVAL of pop culture.
We program over 300 unique sessions with celebrities, creators, performers, and panelists all day and night.
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Our celebrities, voice actors, artists, and writers participate in live discussions on stage.
What is Supercon?
WHAT IS SUPERCON?
Supercon more than a comic con. It is a festival that celebrates superheroes, anime, fantasy, science fiction, video games, pop culture, and more. Lots of people dress up as their favorite characters, and people come from all over to see and be seen. Raleigh Supercon is North Carolina’s largest multi-genre comic convention, expected to attract 50,000 people over four days in 2019.
WHO GOES TO SUPERCON?
Supercon appeals to people who are inspired by superheroes, fairy tales, science fiction, fantasy, comedy, horror, and so much more. There’s a balance between the up and coming stars and the ones we remember from a nostalgic time. There are events for people of all ages! No matter what you’re in to, there will be something at the show that will appeal to you.
WHAT HAPPENS AT SUPERCON?
Attendees enter through an exhibition hall which features art, collectibles, toys, posters, t-shirts, books, and more. Program guides showcase all of the events and activities happening each day. The celebrities and artists have a place to meet fans in the exhibition hall, and they also appear on stage to discuss their work with fans. Supercon features a variety of entertainment such as video gaming tournaments, costume contests, comedy shows, late night karaoke, burlesque, dance parties, and workshops of all kinds.
WHY DO PEOPLE GO IN COSTUME?
People dress up to show their love for a character from A favorite comic book, anime, video game, movie, TV show or books. Some people wear store-bought costumes like they would for Halloween, and others get really creative and make their own costumes. Cosplayers often get treated like stars by other attendees due to the amount of workmanship that goes into these costumes. Many compete for prizes in costume competitions held throughout the weekend.
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FESTIVAL EVENT HOURS:
THURSDAY: 1pm to 1am
FRIDAY: 10am to 1am
SATURDAY: 10am to 2am
SUNDAY: 10am to 8pm
EXHIBITION HALL HOURS:
THURSDAY: 1pm to 8pm
FRIDAY: 10am to 8pm
SATURDAY: 10am to 8pm
SUNDAY: 10am to 6:30pm