Loockerman Street, Federal Street, MLK Boulevard, Dover, DE
Get the full list of activities for Dover Comic Con 2023 in the program book now available online here.
Dover Comic Con 2023 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 vendors, 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 Kent County Tourism. Additional partners for this event include the Biggs Museum of American Art, Delaware Historical & Cultural Affairs, First State Heritage Park, TKO Productions, DCW ProWrestling, 92.9 TOM-FM, WBOC and the Dover Art League.
This event has quickly grown into one of Dover's best-loved community events.
VIP Tickets are sold out.
2023 VENDOR REGISTRATION are now closed. But we still have a few spots available for Food Vendors.
Registered vendors: You will receive an email the week of June 5 with your location number and details on load in.
This is just a short list of this year's attractions. We have plenty more planned and lots of new offerings. Get the full list in the program book now available online here.
Scroll down to check out some photos of what's planned for this year, the video produced by WBOC and photos from last year's Cosplay Contest. Very cool!
Plus, don't miss our A to Z List for Dover Comic Con 2023 by Special Projects Editor Laura Walter for BayToBayNews.com. Check it out at this link.
Here's a snapshot of the day:
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.
Yes, of course there will be food and plenty of it. We don't want you to go hungry. There are tables and chairs under the shade trees adjacent to the food vendors. 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?
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.
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. You'll find them stationed in the Biggs Museum with even more seats for you to join the competition.
Professional Wrestling Stars!
DCW Pro Wrestling Stars will be on site for autographs and a (new this year!) wrestling match. Don't miss your chance to meet these Pros and watch this exciting demonstration of skill and strength on Legislative Mall.
Star Wars from a Galaxy Far, Far Away!
We are excited to offer, new this year, free light saber training for all ages. Come by the Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Loockerman Street and learn one of the top skills required to be a Jedi Knight. Then, come across the street to the Library to meet the First State Garrison, Delaware’s representation of the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion: Ghost Base, and Mando’s Mercs costuming organization comprised and operated by Star Wars fans. You'll be amazed at the characters and droids you'll meet! Photo ops galore!
Yes, that's correct! The First State Flippers are doing a pinball tournament at Dover Comic Con. No charge to participate. You'll find them on Loockerman Street in the Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Who doesn't love these classic games? If you've never seen or played pinball, now's your chance to start a new passion.
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 with some new additions!
The Jurassic Park Jeep and Batmobile, will be joined this year by new additions Pikabug and the Sharkmobile. Still working on some more! These will all provide the perfect background for a photo-op in your cosplay outfit.
Stay tuned for lots more details to follow as we finalize our plans. And check out some of the photos from last year below.
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