Dover Comic Con is a FREE, 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. It is produced by the Delaware State News with the support of many local businesses, the Dover Public Library, the City of Dover, Dover Federal Credit Union, Dover Electric, P&G Dover Wipes Plant and T-Mobile. This event has quickly grown into one of Dover's best-loved community events. Mark your calendars for August 14, 2021!
This is a FREE event. The paid VIP tickets are sold out.
You can view our event book online at this link.
Here's our current list of vendors as of August 5, 2021. Check back frequently for updates to the vendor list and other details about the event. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more info!
Angela McKendrick Cuddleswith Cats Studios
Arielle Sekula, Painting Ninja
Back in Time Collectibles
Bickering Owls Publishing
Corsets and Cogs
Cyberstreets & Sankofa
DB Ninety Four Comics & Collectibles
Debra Renee Byrd, Fantasy Author
Delaware Division of Public Health
The Doll Closet
Eastern Shore Screen Printing
First State Sports Cards LLC
John's Toy Stand
Lady J Cosplay
Lamps by Andy
Lion Around Sewing
The Lumbering Blacksmith
Merfolk of Delaware
Motion Illustrationz w/Pankake Images
Nuff Said Collectibles
Obi Wan Kimono
Oddity Prodigy Productions
P&G Dover Wipes Plant
Society for Creative Anachronism
Sword of Truth Comics
Time and Space Crafts
TKO Production/DCW Pro Wrestling
Twice the Artist
Unexpected Spark Studios
Visionary Creative Services
Wam Closet/Sole Poppin
Witches & Wizards Wands
Yanky Brit Collectibles
If you feel that your business is missing from the list above or you would like to add your website to your listing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are our current list food trucks/vendors for 2021!
The food trucks/vendors will be offering your favorite street treats and beverages to keep you going for the entire event. Be sure to get an exclusive Dover Comic Con mug from Silver City Mugs. It’s always a great souvenir from the day and a sure way to make your friends envious.
Fordham & Dominion Brewing
Frosty's Shaved Ice
The Chicken Smells Good
The Polish Connection LLC
Top Five BBQ
We're working on more food trucks/vendors. Be sure to tell your favorites that you want to see them at Dover Comic Con.
Be sure to check out our commercial below produced by one of our media sponsors WBOC. Love it!
No matter what your geek passion is, you will find some amazing collectibles for purchase from the vendors lining Loockerman and Federal streets. Merchandise will include original art, comic books, T-shirts, cosplay and steampunk accessories, action figures, Geek Boy merchandise, and the list goes on.
Think your costume has what it takes to win the Dover Comic Con Cosplay Contest? Start planning your costume now and sign up starting at 10 a.m. at the tent next to the stage on The Green, State Street. No registration fee. Categories for all ages. Prizes! Sponsored by Red Bandana.
Dover Comic Con Rocks!
New this Year! Free concert on The Green on State Street featuring live music by local band Middle 8. Frozen treats for purchase from Kona Ice. Come close out the 2021 Dover Comic Con under the shade of the trees on The Green. 4 - 5:30 p.m.
If you love anime videos and creating your own original art, be sure to visit the Delaware Anime Society anime fan hangout in the Dover Library. They will show videos and have activities available all day, in addition to a fandom scavenger hunt throughout the Dover Comic Con footprint. If you find all the items on the scavenger hunt list, you can win a cool prize.
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.
Cosplay Guests & Pro Wrestling Stars!
Great photo ops with returning Comic Con favorites Fanbustion and Lady J Cosplay, plus new guest Merfolk of Delaware. In addition, the DCW Pro Wrestling Stars will be on site for autographs.
The Force will be with US!
Come meet the 501st Legion First State Garrison Star Wars costuming organization comprised and operated by Star Wars fans. You'll be amazed at the character you'll meet! Photo ops galore!
Pursuit for Peace Princesses!
Bringing joy to everyone they meet...not to mention their fabulous outfits! Meeting them is a dream come true for many girls. Stop by the Dover Library to meet them and get the once-in-a-lifetime photo.
The Delaware College of Art & Design is joining the Dover Comic Con for the first time this year. They’ll be in the Biggs Museum of American Art showcasing the many talents of their students. If you’re interested in enrolling in the College, they’ll be able to tell you how to do that, too. The Biggs Museum is offering free admission during Dover Comic Con. Their exhibits will include works by Wilmington-based Frank E. Schoonover who created the cover art for well known-stories such as Swiss Family Robinson, Gulliver's Travels and Treasure Island and thousands of book illustrations throughout his career. Also featured is Winslow Homer, one of the most important artists of American life in the 1800s. The exhibit includes monochromatic engravings and never-before-exhibited period photographs of his subjects. If you have never visited the Biggs Museum before, now is the perfect time!
To get a complete listing of all the happenings at Dover Comic Con, pick up the event program in the August 8 edition of the Delaware State News or read it online at this link.
All event info is subject to change. For individual matters or questions please contact email@example.com.