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Pop culture, comics collide at Raleigh Supercon

Posted July 11

— Stars from "The Walking Dead," "Doctor Who," "Stranger Things" and "Ghostbusters" will be on hand for this weekend's Raleigh Supercon at the Raleigh Convention Center. This three-day festival celebrates pop culture, super heroes, science fiction, anime and video games.

In addition to celebrity guests, there will also be voice actors, comic book creators, artists and writers. Events include panels, Q&A's, films, costume and cosplay contests, workshops, video gaming and board gaming.

Here's a rundown of the some of the celeb guests attending:

  • Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things)
  • Emma Caulfield (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 90210)
  • Alex Kingston (Arrow, Doctor Who)
  • Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Justin Roliand (Adventure Time, Gravity Falls)
  • Joey Lauren Adams (Big Daddy, Chasing Amy, Mallrats)
  • LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Ric Flair (WWE, WCW, Guy who yells "Whooooooo" at Carolina Hurricanes games)
  • Randy "The Cowboy" Jones (Village People)
  • Lee Majors (The Fall Guy, The Six Million Dollar Man)
  • Charles Martinet (Voice of Super Mario)
  • Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters)
  • Jason Mewes (Chasing Amy, Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob)
  • Brian O'Halloran (Chasing Amy, Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob)
  • John Wesley Ship (Dawson's Creek, The Flash)
  • Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Independence Day)
  • Tony Todd (Candyman, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Jimmie Walker (Good Times)

As with many convention events, most celebrities require you to purchase an autograph or photo opportunity. There are a few guests who are doing free autographs so check the schedule to find out who and when.

Other fun events planned include a Supercon edition of "Price is Right," Nerd Slam trivia contest, Fantasy Super Cosplay Wrestling, a Kigurumi Slumber Party (animal onesies) and drinking and drawing (think Wine and Design with a nerdy twist).

Guests are encouraged to show up in costume and participate in the costume contests happening throughout the weekend.

Tickets for Raleigh Supercon starts at $20. Children ages 9 years and younger get in for free with a paying adult.


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