FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Louisville Supercon?

Louisville Supercon is a three day festival and convention held each year which is meant 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 Kentucky.

Where is Louisville Supercon?

Louisville Supercon will take over the Kentucky International Convention Center in the heart of Louisville. Our exhibitors, artists, and celebrities will be in the exhibition halls, and we will run Q&As, panels, workshops, costume contests, and more throughout the entire convention center’s meeting rooms and ballrooms.

Kentucky International Convention Center
221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202

What are the Hours for Louisville Supercon?

Convention Event Hours / Exhibition Hall Hours:
Friday, 12:00PM – 1:00AM / 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, 10:00AM – 2:00AM / 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday, 10:00AM – 8:00PM / 10:00AM – 6:30PM

What can I do at Louisville Supercon?

You can meet celebrities from movies, TV shows, cartoons, anime, and more at Louisville 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, Fan Panels, Workshops, Meetups, Cosplay Photo Shoots, a Film Festival, and more.

When will a full schedule of events be live?

We are hard at work putting together the schedule of events, and we should have a full schedule posted 2 weeks before the show.

Which Hotels are recommended by Louisville Supercon?

Information for host hotels can be found HERE

What is a Fast Lane Button?

If you purchase a hotel room through our host hotels using our reservation links, you will AUTOMATICALLY receive a FREE Fast Lane Button that will give you access to the VIP lane for celebrity autographs and photo ops.

How can I purchase tickets for Louisville Supercon?

VIP, 3 Day, and Single Day Passes are on sale HERE.

Can I show my ticket on my phone?

Yes! We accept both printed out tickets and tickets on your phone.

What are the benefits of being a VIP?

VIP Admission benefits include:

(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 3 days.
(D) Entry to the Friday Night VIP Cocktail party: Featuring celebrity and professional guests, music and more! This is an OPEN BAR event!
(E) Limited Edition folder to hold onto autographs and photos.
(F) Louisville Supercon 2018 11″x17″ Art Poster.
(G) Louisville Supercon Tote Bag.
(H) 20% Discount on all Supercon merchandise at the official Supercon store booth.
(I) VIP Fast Lane for Autographs and Photo Ops with celebrities. If you do not see a VIP Fast Lane, please ask a volunteer for assistance with the guest you want to meet. VIP passes do not include any free autographs or photo ops
(J) More benefits may be announced at any time.

How can I purchase celebrity autographs?

All Celebrity Autographs can be purchased with cash only at the celebrity’s booth at the convention.

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.

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 HERE 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 Louisville 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 for each guest that you are interested in on their pages our website to find out autograph specifics.

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.

Can I bring a gift for a celebrity?

Yes, however please keep in mind that often it is difficult for celebrities to travel back home with gifts.

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 Louisville 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