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!
This is a FREE event, but there are a limited number of paid VIP tickets NOW ON SALE! Just click on the link at the top of the page.
Upgrade your Dover Comic Con experience with a VIP ticket! These include a reserved parking space, exclusive access to the Dover Comic Con air-conditioned VIP headquarters, snacks, collectible lanyard, 2022 Dover Comic Con enamel pin, T-shirt and more. Please be prepared to provide the T-shirt size for everyone in your order.
These tickets are $30 each and only a limited supply is available, so don’t wait.
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.
Plus, we have a few spots still available for vendors and food trucks. If you are interested, please fill out a vendor pre-registration form here.
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:
Amy's Grill LLC ● 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. 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.
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.
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 Star Wars costuming organization comprised and operated by Star Wars fans. You'll be amazed at the characters 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.
To get a complete listing of all the happenings at Dover Comic Con, pick up the event program in the June 12 edition of the Delaware State News or read it online after June 12 at this link.
List of Vendors as of 5/11/22:
A Clever Stitch
Amaterasu Anime Collection LLC
Arielle Sekula, Painting Ninja
Art By A Tess
Bickering Owls Publishing
Born To Game
Brianna's Pretty Nightmare
Corsets and Cogs
CuddleswithCats Pop Art Propaganda
Debra Renee Byrd, Author
Delmarva Laser Tag
Doctor Gus Designs
Eastern Shore Screen Printing
Fridges Comics and More
Gabriel Middleton Fantasy Art
Geek Boy Press
Heart of Johari
Iguana & Bat Emporium
John's Toy Stand
Kraven's Comic Books and Collectibles
Lion Around Sewing
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
Sword of Truth Comics
The Doll Closet
The Sunflower Club
Time and Space Crafts
Troves and Tomes
Unexpected Spark Studios
All event info is subject to change. For individual matters or questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.