Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful Hints

The Expo Center will open for the following hours for weekend/tournament registrants:

Thursday: 12 pm – midnight
Friday: 9 am – midnight
Saturday: 9 am – midnight
Sunday: 9 am – 9 pm

The closest airport to the Dulles Expo Center is is Dulles International Airport (code IAD). You can find directions from the airport to the Expo Center at

All weekend registrants will receive their weekend pass and T-shirt when they check in at our registration booth onsite at the event. All that you to bring for check-in is a proof of ID. We’ll take care of it from there!

Sign-ups must come through the Weekend Registrations page (Not the Day Passes page), where you will be able to select which events you would like to compete in, as well as pick up your weekend pass!

To compete in our main competitive tournaments, you must register for a weekend pass.  Additionally, you must be present for the start of your first pool for each tournament you enter.  Any late arrivals will be automatically DQ’d without exception.  Tournament pool times will be posted in the week before the event.

Absolutely! Anyone buying a day pass or weekend pass is welcome to watch the competition.

Super Smash Con is designed for video game lovers of all ages! If you are passionate about video games, there is something for you at Super Smash Con!

The Dulles Expo Center is in Chantilly, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. It’s only about 5 miles from Dulles International Airport. You can find directions on the Expo Center’s website, here:

The Holiday Inn Chantilly – Dulles is a short walk from the Dulles Expo Center, and they are offering a special deal on Super Smash Con attendees. Visit their website here and use the code “RH5”: Hotel Website

Yes! The Dulles Expo Center runs its own concession stand. There are plenty of places to eat nearby too, both fast food and sit-down restaurants.

There are 1,200 free parking spaces immediately adjacent to the Expo Center.

The Dulles Expo Center welcomes service animals. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed inside the building.

The tournament organizers are the world famous Robin “Juggleguy” Harn and Michael “Nintendude” Brancato. They are awesome guys, and the Super Smash Con team is really excited to be working with them so closely.

We believe that “alting,” or entering the tournament under an alternate handle for the purpose of surprising your opponents, is opposed to the spirit of fair competition that Super Smash Bros. players hold dear. If you have only entered a few tournaments in the past and are still deciding on a handle, or you’ve recently decided on a new one, that’s okay! Just let us know, and we’ll make sure there’s no confusion.

Congrats! Designing games is a significant undertaking, and we respect anyone with that kind of commitment. We have a limited space available for game designers and developers. Contact us using the link at the top of this page to find out more!

Just click the “Contact Us” button at the top of the page to shoot us an email. We’ll try to get back to you within 48 hours.

We’d love to hear it! Just use the “Contact Us” form to shoot us an email. If possible, we’ll talk with you about how to make it happen!

We are glad to refund you if you find you are unable to attend. The last day we will accept refund requests is July 16th. To request a refund, please email