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Dover Comic Con 2022

Jun 18, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Loockerman Street, Federal Street, MLK Boulevard, Dover, DE
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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, the Biggs Museum of American Art and the First State Heritage Park. This event has quickly grown into one of Dover's best-loved community events. Mark your calendars for June 18, 2022!
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$30.00

NOW ON SALE!  Upgrade your Dover Comic Con experience with a VIP ticket! The Delaware State News is excited to offer the Dover Comic Con guests a limited number of VIP tickets for purchase. 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. 


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When & Where
Jun 18, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Loockerman Street, Federal Street, MLK Boulevard
East Loockerman Street
Dover, DE 19901
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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! 

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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.

 

Our Attractions:

Vendors!

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.

Food Trucks! 

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.

Cosplay Contest! 

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.

Gaming Tournament!

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.

Love anime? 

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:

2Land Comics

8bit Fusion

A Clever Stitch

A+ MANGAS

Alicia's Anime

Amaterasu Anime Collection LLC

Andy West

Arielle Sekula, Painting Ninja

Arod Treasures

Art By A Tess

Artastiq

Awesome Minis

Bickering Owls Publishing

Bobbie Palmer

Born To Game

Brianna's Pretty Nightmare

Carol Brooks

Carolyn Seaton-Scott

Cash Photography

Chantal Rae

Cordial Ghost

Corsets and Cogs

Creative Bears

CuddleswithCats Pop Art Propaganda

D13MON-Studios

DBNINETYFOUR

Debra Renee Byrd, Author

Delmarva Laser Tag

Dice Dungeons

Doctor Gus Designs

Dragons Slumber

Eastern Shore Screen Printing

Easybriizy Draws

em_scribbles

FaerieWarrior

Floral Frolic

Fridges Comics and More

Gabriel Middleton Fantasy Art

Geek Boy Press

Geekpose

Generation Otaku

Heart of Johari

Iguana & Bat Emporium

Joe Palumbo

John's Toy Stand

Joseph Zhou

Kilted Jeweler

Kraven's Comic Books and Collectibles

Laura Illustrates

Legendary Crafts

Lion Around Sewing

Loriendil Publishing

Luigi's Pizza

Maria Sews

Marvelous Designs

Michael Munshaw

Miniature Inspirations

Mint Moon Yarns

MintandApple

Monikanimated

Newmans Collectibles

Nirenro Art

Not Just 2 Artists

Nuff Said Collectibles

O'Colivan's Coven

Once Upon A Spark

Open Moon

Opio's Pop Culture World

P&G Dover Wipes Plant

Pangerfly

Pankake Images and Motion Illustrationz

PixiyLuvs

PLB Comics

pmwalcottart

Red Bandana

Red Hot Gal's Boutique

Robert Hughes

SHOURIMAJO

Spaghetti Kiss

Studio Hotcake

Sword of Truth Comics

The Doll Closet

The Sunflower Club

Time and Space Crafts

Troves and Tomes

Unexpected Spark Studios

Urban Sheek

V8 Collectibles

Vernon Bradley 

All event info is subject to change. For individual matters or questions please contact dsnevents@newszap.com.