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Event Summary

Dover Comic Con is a 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. With the support of many local businesses and the City of Dover, this event has quickly grown into one of Dover's best-loved community events.


Mark your calendars for August 15, 2020!

Downtown Dover
Loockerman Street, Federal Street, MLK Jr. Blvd
Dover Public Library, Biggs Museum, The Green, Legislative Mall, Old State House, John Bell House
Dover, DE 19901

Event Details

Interested in being a vendor at Comic Con? 

Click the appropriate box below to print your form.  Complete it and return it by email to or mail to:  Sharon Harvey, Delaware State News, 110 Galaxy Drive, Dover, DE 19901.  Payments can be made by check through the mail or with a credit/debit card at the appropriate level under “Tickets.” Food vendors have to submit application before payment can be made by mail or phone. 

Please note that if a refund is given the service fee will not be reimbursed.  



Check back soon for information on our costume contest, panels, vendors, and attractions!


Want to become more involved in Comic Con? Check back soon to sign up to Volunteer!



We want everyone to have the best time possible. To make your experience more enjoyable while attending Dover Comic Con, first check-in, have your props checked, and get a program at one of the Information Booths located throughout the City. 

Dover Comic Con is a rain or shine event. Please remember that scheduled programs and appearances are subject to change.

If you are coming in costume and have any props, they MUST be checked at one of the Information Booths.


Absolutely no fire, liquids, toxic substances, or anything that may cause danger to yourself or others. This includes all stage weapons, swords, guns, bows, etc. -COSTUMES WITH WEAPONS No functional weapons are allowed at Dover Comic Con. Simulated or costume weapons (FOAM, PLASTIC, OR CARDBOARD ONLY) are allowed as a part of your costume, subject to approval by staff. All costume weapons must be inspected at one of the Information Booths before you enter Dover Comic Con. Projectile costume weapons must be rendered inoperable. After each person’s costume weapon has been checked, it will be tagged by staff with a small sticker or zip tie. If you do not want to have your costume weapons inspected or tagged, or you are not willing to comply, please do not bring your costume weapons. 

Dover Comic Con promotes cospositivity. Everyone is welcome to cosplay, geek out, and share their love of their favorite fandom. Please be respectful of everyone and remember cosplay means different things to different people. Dover Comic Con will not tolerate harassment of any kind, verbal or physical, including stalking, deliberate intimidation, unwelcome physical attention, physical assault or battery. Remember cosplay does not equal consent. There will be a lot of amazing costumes and cosplayers, please be respectful of each other and always ask if you would like to take a guest’s photo. If it's illegal outside the event, it's illegal inside the event. Harassment is grounds for removal from the Dover Comic Con as well as potential legal action. We want Dover Comic Con to be a safe, open, and accepting environment for everyone. If you find yourself subjected to harassment or see someone else being harassed at the event, please immediately find a staff member, volunteer, police officer, or cadet.


Please remember to ask our exhibitors if you are allowed to take photos of their booth or art. If you love the art, support the artist by purchasing their work.


Attendance is subject to the rules and regulations of Dover Comic Con. An attendee may be ejected from the festival for disorderly conduct, a violation of the law or policy, or at the sole discretion of a Dover Comic Con official. Attendees acknowledge that when attending Dover Comic Con they may be recorded (by video, sound, or film) and thus consent to such recording, its publishing, and re-broadcasting. Dover Comic Con is not liable for any loss or damage to persons or property, infringement of any right, or any other claim or cause of action of any kind. 

Delaware State News