Rhode Island Comic Con, “the biggest show in the smallest state,” returns to Providence this weekend, Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 12. The three-day extravaganza takes place at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Dunkin' Donuts Center, featuring some of Hollywood’s top celebrities, artists, cosplay, vendors and more. Take a look at some insider tips on how to join in on Rhode Island Comic Con's weekend of festivities.

RI Comic Con After Parties

After-Party Central

After a day of stargazing, continue the fun with the official RI Comic Con after-parties. Party with celebrity hosts Erik Stolhanske and Paul Soter from "Super Troopers" Friday evening at the RI Convention Center from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Get your tickets fast! Saturday’s “Revenge of the Nerds” After-Party, is already sold out.

RI Comic Con Exclusive Beer

RI Comic Con-Themed Treats & Beverages

Providence area restaurants are joining in the Comic Con fun with specialty-themed menu options just for the weekend. Bring your Comic Con ticket into PVDonuts on Ives St. for a free Comic Con-inspired donut.

Comic Con Cupcakes

At The Duck & Bunny, there are creative cupcakes, including a Harry Potter Butter Beer and a Super Hero Red VelvetMilk Money offers some sophisticated cocktails, like the Cheryl Blossom or the Hulk Smash. Ellie’s Bakery is featuring their signature macarons with special Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman themes. Red Fin Crudo has both desserts and drinks with Comic Con flair.  Our favorite?  The Stay Puft, a cocktail with vodka, orchata, amaretto and cream, topped with - what else - marshmellows.  Already at Comic Con? Don't forget to check out their exclusive beer, the Rhode Warrior Pilsner

RI Comic Con Friday Only

Don’t Forget About Friday!

Did you know there are some Friday-only celebrities in town? Friday tends to be a bit less crowded than the rest of the weekend, and Friday's lines may be shorter for those celebrities on site Friday and Saturday. Take in all that RI Comic Con has to offer, and don't miss the "Super Trooper" After-Party.

While here in the city, plan to dine out at one of the many restaurants in the downtown area, get some holiday shopping done early and stay for the weekend. Check out some of the other RI Comic Con blogs to learn more about the exciting lineup of celebrities.