July 29-August 1; all day at Raleigh Convention Center. Tickets from $15-$275.
From the website: GalaxyCon Raleigh will be held July 29-Aug. 1, 2021, at the Raleigh Convention Center. Galaxycon is a four-day festival for fans of pop culture, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, anime, cartoons and video games. The event features celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, entertainers, industry guests, cosplayers, exhibitors, artists and writers. Tickets grant access to the exhibition hall, panels, Q&A's, films and shorts, costume and cosplay contests, parties, anime viewing, workshops, video gaming, board gaming and more! People are encouraged to dress up in costume or come as they are for this family friendly event. Kids 9 and under are free with a paying adult.