Loockerman Street, Federal Street, MLK Boulevard, Dover, DE
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, live music, a gaming tournament, 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 and P&G Dover Wipes Plant. This event has quickly grown into one of Dover's best-loved community events. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 18, 2022!
To get a complete listing of all the happenings at Dover Comic Con including parking info, details on the Cosplay/Costume Contest, attractions, entertainment and more, pick up the event program the day of the event at event information booths or read it online NOW at this link.
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. Check out the current list of vendors at the bottom of this page.
Yes, of course there will be food and plenty of it. We don't want you to go hungry. From tacos to fried chicken to shaved ice and more. You'll be sure to find something in our food court to enjoy. There are tables and chairs under the shade trees adjacent to the food trucks. Please clean up after yourself. Although we like to think that the people who are reading this don't need to be told to be kind to Mother Earth and keep her clean, right? Here's the current list of our food vendors:
Ater's Food Truck ● Frosty's Shaved Ice ● Home Skillet ● Kona Ice of Elkton Newark ● Silver City Mugs ● Stix Chicken ● Tenchi Spanish American Kitchen ● The Brain Freezer ● The Chicken Smells Good ● The Polish Connection
You can also purchase bottled water from the Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity tent on Loockerman Street to benefit their fundraising efforts.
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!
Returning this Year! Free concert on The Green on State Street featuring live music by local band Middle 8. They’ve put together an amazing set of tunes inspired by your favorite movies and pop-cultures experiences. Come close out the 2022 Dover Comic Con under the shade of the trees on The Green, State Street. 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Nintendo heads can sign up for a Super Smash Brothers tournament, hosted (and streamed on Twitch!) by Small Town Gaming. It’s a chance to put all your couch skills to the test; your college pals would be thrilled.
We're so pleased to have Mike Boyd back again this year to share his wealth of knowledge on the history of Comic Books in America.
Plus, we are welcoming some new panelists this year including Manga in Translation by professional manga translator Amber Tamosaiti. She'll explain how manga is translated for English-speaking fans, different jobs in the manga industry, and more.
In addition, CDP Theatrics will discuss the importance of theatre, play some improv, and showcase how a virtual theatre works.
Last, but certainly not least, our long-time friends from PLB Comics will present the Creating Comics! panel, an in-depth, hour-long look all the major components of creating a finished comic book, from script writing to pasting up a finished product, how current technology has changed how comics are created and how that relates to the comic creator. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and participate in the dialog. Everyone will also be sent home with an information packet that summarizes everything discussed during the event, as well as a list of valuable resources to help them along in creating their very own comics.
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.
Victorian Dover with the Caped Crusader!
Dover Comic Con is no Gotham by Gaslight, but you can still enjoy this FREE daytime walking tour! With a surprisingly friendly and well-adjusted Dark Knight as your guide, this 40-minute program will highlight some of the imposing Victorian buildings that still stand as silent guardians and watchful protectors over the streets of Delaware's capital.
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, Star Wars & Pro Wrestling Stars!
Great photo ops with returning Comic Con favorites Fanbustion and Lady J Cosplay. In addition, the DCW Pro Wrestling Stars will be on site for autographs.
Then, come meet the 501st Legion First State Garrison and Rebel Legion: Ghost Base Star Wars costuming organization comprised and operated by Star Wars fans. You'll be amazed at the characters and droids 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 children. Stop by the Dover Library to meet them and get the once-in-a-lifetime photo.
Dover Comic Con is going to the dogs!
Actually, the dogs are coming to Dover Comic Con. Stop by the Dover Library to meet some adorable, adoptable pups from the Brandywine Valley SPCA. They will be all dressed up like your favorite turtle characters. What a great photo-op for any fans on the half shell!
List of Vendors as of 6/8/22:
A Clever Stitch
Alex's Geeky Crafts
Amaterasu Anime Collection LLC
Arielle Sekula, Painting Ninja
Art By A Tess
Bickering Owls Publishing
Born To Game
Box Mountain LLC
Briana Rodriguez Comics
Brianna's Pretty Nightmare
Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity
Corsets and Cogs
CuddleswithCats Pop Art Propaganda
Delmarva Laser Tag
Doctor Gus Designs
Dover Federal Credit Union
Eastern Shore Screen Printing
Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company
Fridges Comics and More
Gabriel Middleton Fantasy Art
Geek Boy Press
Heart of Johari
Iguana & Bat Emporium
Inner City Cultural League
John's Toy Stand
Kraven's Comic Books and Collectibles
Lamps by Andy
Lion Around Sewing
Maximum Morowsky, Self Published Author
Mint Moon Yarns
Not Just 2 Artists
Nuff Said Collectibles
Once Upon A Spark
Opio's Pop Culture World
P&G Dover Wipes Plant
Pankake Images and Motion Illustrationz
Red Hot Gal's Boutique
Sara Lynn Paulish
Sword of Truth Comics
The Doll Closet
The Sunflower Club
Time and Space Crafts
TKO Productions / DCW ProWrestling
Troves and Tomes
Unexpected Spark Studios
Unknown Squared Productions
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
All event info is subject to change. For individual matters or questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.
All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.
East Loockerman Street
Dover, DE 19901