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Dover Comic Con 2019

Aug 17, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Downtown Dover, Dover, Delaware

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Event Summary

Dover Comic Con is a family-friendly, indoor-outdoor pop-culture festival with over a hundred vendors, artists & artisans, authors, a cosplay competition, fan groups, pop-culture cars, food trucks and panel discussions throughout the day. With the support of many local businesses and the City of Dover, this event has quickly grown into one of Dover's best-loved community events. Mark your calendars for August 17th, 2019!

Downtown Dover

Loockerman Street, Federal Street, MLK Jr. Blvd
Dover Public Library, Biggs Museum, The Green, Legislative Mall, Old State House, John Bell House
Dover, Delaware 19901

Event Details

Our Current List of Vendors!

We're collecting more vendors every day! So far, our list of confirmed vendors looks a little something like this:

  • 8BitFusion
  • 501st Legion / First State Garrison
  • Alicia's Anime & Video Games
  • Andy West
  • Angela McKendrick Studios Pop Culture Propaganda
  • Annicelric
  • Art Block
  • Art By A Tess
  • Art of Brian Dawson 
  • Artist A La Carte
  • Autumn's Unique Hair Bows
  • Awesome Minis
  • Balloon Queen
  • Beyblades Tournament
  • Bickering Owl Publishing
  • Born to Game
  • Briana Rodriguez
  • Brianna's Pretty Nightmare
  • Brianne Sew Crafty
  • Bricasso Inc.
  • Carol Brooks
  • Clings, Blings & Things
  • Comics and Collectables
  • Corsets and Cogs
  • Creative Bears
  • Daniel M. Ford
  • DCW Wrestling
  • Delaware Anime Society
  • Delaware State News
  • DolphinQuest!
  • Dover Public Library
  • Eazys Throwbacks
  • Face Painting by Christy Schaeffer & Friends
  • Fine Wall Enhancements
  • Geek Boy Press
  • Generation Otaku
  • Jade & Crown
  • James F. Hertzog
  • JD's Beads
  • Joe Palumbo
  • John's Toy Stand
  • Joppkenn
  • Keystone GhostBusters
  • Krav'n Comics
  • L. S. King
  • Lamps by Andy
  • M & M Art of Wonder
  • M. Victoria Robado
  • Magical Mayhem
  • Marvelous Designs
  • Meyow Studios
  • Michael Munshaw
  • Military Gypsy
  • Motion Illustrationz
  • Movie Night Collectibles
  • My Zuniverse
  • Newmans Collectables
  • Nireno Art
  • No Ducks Were Harmed
  • Nora Barry
  • Obi Wan Kimono
  • Oddity Prodigy Productions
  • Opio's Pop Culture World
  • Overdrive Digital Bookmobile
  • PLB Marketing
  • Portalpictures
  • Prismatic Arts 
  • Ryan D. Gebhart
  • Ryan Douglass
  • Sandra Bischoff, Paranormal Romance Author
  • Sarah Elizabeth Illustrations
  • Scott Roberts
  • Seabunny
  • Stuffed Sushi
  • Sword of Truth Comics
  • The Art of Frank Dawson Jr.
  • The Art of John Salivinio
  • The La De Da Life Boutique
  • The Lumbering Blacksmith
  • Tim Aichele
  • Time and Space Crafts
  • TKO Productions
  • Toasted Loaf
  • Toy Meta
  • Unexpected Spark Studios
  • Urban Sheek
  • Veltix Creations
  • Visionary Creative Studios
  • Voidcraft
  • Wams Closet
  • Weeaboo USA
  • Witches & Wizards Wands


Applications for vendors are now closed. If you would like to join the waitlist or get a reminder about vendors for Dover Comic Con next year, please email 




Our Attractions!

Can you find your way out?

Try out a Mobile Escape Room scenario and see if your team is smart enough to beat the clock on these mini challenges!

Pursuit For Peace!

Stop by the Library from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm to get a picture with the beautiful princesses. 

Captain Jack Sparrow is returning--and this time he's bringing back up!

Stop by the Pirate Empire and check out the new pirate ship, get to know the mermaids, and even participate in a scavenger hunt!

Cosplay Contest!

Think your costume has what it takes to win the Dover Comic Con Cosplay Contest? Register in person from 10am-12pm to compete.

Love anime?

Come to Dover Comic Con's very own anime fan hangout, Otaku Overlook, sponsored by the Delaware Anime Society! Located on the 3rd floor of the Dover Public Library. There will be videos and activities all day long!

LARPing, anyone?

Shire of Caer Adamant will be back to show you how it's done. Ever wondered how to be a part of this community? Now's your chance to ask!

Pop Culture Cars are back!

The Jurassic Park Jeep, Batmobile, and DeLorean will provide the perfect background for a photo-op in your cosplay outfit.  

Challenge Your Enemies or Show Off Your Skills!

Mobile Cloud Video Game Party will be there all day to give you a chance to show your skills at Halo, Guitar Hero, or try out some PlayStation Virtual Reality. 

The Scorched Pamphlet: Sherlock Homles Returns to Delaware

In his second trip to Delaware, Sherlock Holmes is called up to solve a grisly case at Delaware College. Holmes and Watson are now in a race against time, a reluctant administration, and impossible odds to solve one of Delaware's unsolved mysteries. Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and an actual New Castle court case.

Performances at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm 


Our Policy:


No pyrotechnics, live flame, or smoke generators of any kind are permitted. Projectile glitter, confetti, or liquid are not allowed. Anything that may cause you or someone else harm is strictly prohibited.


No functional weapons are allowed at Dover Comic Con. Please do not bring real swords, firearms, or any other authentic weapon. Only props are allowed. Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as part of your costume. No projectile weapons (including but not limited to airsoft or paintball weapons) will be allowed. Weapons with a metal blade, regardless of whether it is dull or sharp, are prohibited.


All simulated or costume weapons are subject to inspection by security or convention staff. Participants found to be in violation of these rules will be subject to removal from the event.



Volunteers Needed!

Do you need service hours? Interested in becoming more involved in Comic Con? 

Sign up to Volunteer! 


Cosplay Guests: 


Panel Schedule


12:00pm PLB Comics Presents: Creating Comics    Creating Comics is an informative and entertaining panel featuring the PLB Comics team sharing in the process of comic book creation. From inception to completion, PLB’s writers and artists will guide attendees through the course of creating their very own comic books. Crafting riveting stories, laying out pages, drawing, inking, and lettering will all be touched on. All attendees will be given an information packet and a FREE COMIC!
1:00pm Or So The Story Goes Q & A

   "Or So the Story Goes" is an award winning horror web series, utilizing teens in both the cast and crew. Each season brings to life a classic children's tale with a dark, modern twist.  Get a Con exclusive sneak peek at the latest season and discuss the series with members of the cast and crew, concluding in a game of fairy tale trivia (with prizes)!

This is a horror web series, please use discretion.  

2:00pm Architecture & Worldbuilding

   The Fantasy genre is a rich and symbolic genre that has endless avenues to express a story. One of those avenues is the very physical world the story takes place in. This workshop will focus on implementing architecture, maps, urban planning, and history into a novel or series.

Drawing a simple map and giving names to places is never enough. Those places need to be there. How are they involved in the world you've created? Better yet, should they belong? Every castle/city/kingdom deserves a personality of its own. Writing that a castle has crenellations and stone battalions is no different than any other castle. What makes that castle in that city unique?

3:00pm   Writing to Get Published: What an Editor Wants

How do you know your writing is good enough to be accepted? What do editors look for? As a former submissions editor and copy editor of several online science fiction/fantasy magazines, author L.S. King will give you some guidelines and answer your questions.

4:00pm The History of American Comic Books

  Join Mike Boyd for "The History of The American Comics" at 4:00pm in The Biggs Museum. 




Food Vendor Line Up:

We're excited to welcome back some of your favorites and introduce you to some new flavors!

Silver City Mugs

Silver City Mugs is back with an exclusive Dover Comic Con mug design! Be sure to pick one up to get unlimited refills of his old fashion soda pops!

First State Catering

Your one-stop shop for seafood at Dover Comic Con. Their menu features scallops, shrimp, clam strips, fish & chips, crab cake in addition to your classic hamburgers, cheesesteaks, and chicken fingers. 

Kona Ice

Cool down with some shaved ice! Choose your own flavor combos. Look for their second food truck on The Green, next to the costume contest!

The Chicken Smells Good

The name doesn't lie. Featuring Chicken on a stick, pasta, rice, bourbon chicken, funnel cakes, and more. 

Truck It! Food Truck

Specializing in overstuffed sandwiches like Mama's Ballzie Grilled Cheese with Homemade Meatballs, Tacos, Po Boys and more. 

Frosty's Shaved Ice

Frosty's has been with us since the beginning! They're helping you beat the heat this year with their shaved ice, refreshing lemonade, and yummy fruit smoothies!

White and Associate Treats

Craving something a little sweet? Stop by for flavored funnel cakes: strawberry, chocolate, walnut, and more. Or grab some deep fried cheesecake, Oreos, candy bars, and honey buns!

Sarah's Italian Ice

You already know what it is. Sarah's Italian Ice is back with their Italian ice flavors to keep you calm, cool, and collected during our Con. 

The Polish Connection LLC

Bringing you Polish Cuisine: Assorted Pierogies, Kielbasa Sandwiches, Stuffed Cabbage, and more. 

Top Five BBQ Bakery

Top Five is known for their $5 BBQ meals, but did you know they serve quesadillas, flounder tacos, wraps, and salads? 

Between The Bunz

Everything you could want and more between two buns! Nathan's Hot Dogs, Hot Italian Sausage, Hamburgers, and more. 

Oriental House/Blue Hen Foods LLC

Another newcomer, Oriental House serves Asian food, including ramen noodles, spring rolls, dumplings, and fried chicken wings. 

Masala Kitchen

Not a carnivore? Masala Kitchen offers 100% vegan and vegetarian traditional Indian Street Food. 

Deerhead Hot Dogs Food Truck LLC

Hot dogs, beef and chicken cheesesteaks, lobster dog, crab fries, and funnel cake fries are just a few of the things Deerhead Hot Dogs offer. 

The Hungry Spork

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served here. From waffle bowls to omelets to Hummus sandwiches, you'll want to keep an eye out for their truck. 

Amy's Grill LLC

Assorted breakfast sandwiches featuring sausage, egg, cheese, and scrapple as well as your classic hot dogs, nachos and cheese, and sausage sandwiches.


Keep checking back for more information on our costume contest, panels, vendors, and attractions!




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