What is Empire City Con?

Empire City Con is a Steven Universe fan convention. It is presented by Star Eyed Events, LLC. The founder and organizer of Beach City Con, the first Steven Universe fan convention, is the chair of Empire City Con. Find out more on our about page.

When and for how much can I get tickets to Empire City Con 2019?

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on February 1 at midnight EDT. Prices for 3-day passes start at $70. Tickets will be on sale until October 25.

Will you be offering any tickets at the door?

Currently the plan is not to sell any tickets at the door. Stay tuned to our mailing list, website, and social media for updates.

What will the schedule be?

Empire City Con 2019 will run official programming from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon. Hours on Friday and Saturday will be 10 AM – 11 PM (subject to change). A full 2019 schedule will be released closer to the convention.

Will there be day passes?

Day passes will be available in Summer 2019.

When can I book my room at the venue?

Any time is fine. Please see our location page for the booking link, room rates, and more details on the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel.

What are your policies on age?

Please see our Age Policy page.

What is your privacy policy?

Thank you for trusting us with your information so that we can contact you about our event. The Empire City Con and Star Eyed Events team will work hard to deliver quality information in the fields you have specified upon subscription.

If you decide that you no longer want to receive mailing list emails from us, feel free to unsubscribe at any point. We will not spam or sell your contact information.

Do you have to cosplay?

Absolutely not! We encourage participation in cosplay to the extent of your comfort. Non-SU cosplay is also totally allowed. Please keep in mind that Empire City Con is an all-ages event and all clothing choices, cosplay or otherwise, should reflect that.

What will programming look like?

Empire City Con programming will be musical, magical, and memorable! If you are interested in applying to be a panelist for Empire City Con, please send an email to programming@empirecitycon.com and we will let you know when the applications for programming are available. All panels come withe one free 3-day base pass to the convention.

Will there be an artists’ alley/vendors?

Yes! Please note we will not accept unlicensed merchandise at Empire City Con 2019. Please send inquiries to vendors@empirecitycon.com and we will contact you with our rules and application form when it becomes available.

Can I volunteer for Empire City Con?

Yes please! If you are 18+, please send volunteer inquiries to volunteers@empirecitycon.com

If we didn’t answer your question here, please drop us a line!