What is Empire City Con?

Empire City Con is a Steven Universe fan convention taking place November 12-14, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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. If it’s your first time at a StevenCon or at any fan convention, check out our guide For Families and First Time Con-Goers.

When and for how much can I get tickets to Empire City Con 2021?

Tickets went 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 November 6.

What will the schedule be?

Empire City Con 2021 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 2021 schedule will be released closer to the convention.

Will there be day passes?

Day passes will be available in Summer 2021.

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 Sonesta Plaza Charlotte Executive Park.

What are your policies on age?

Please see our Age Policy page.

How accessible is the con?

Empire City Con is committed to accessibility for all attendees, volunteers and staff. We are happy to provide accommodations to guests in need of them. We will do everything in our power to make sure you have a safe and comfortable experience at Empire City Con. For more details please see our accessibility policy.

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! Take a look at our previous scheduling for an idea of what we’ve hosted in the past. You can apply to run a panel here. All panels come with 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 2021. Rules and application are now available at empirecitycon.com/vendors.

Can I volunteer for Empire City Con?

Yes please! Note that all volunteers must be 18 or older at the time of the convention. You can find our volunteer application here. If you have questions about the application or volunteering, contact volunteers@empirecitycon.com.


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