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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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Event Summary

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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Event Details

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 


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.

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:

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, State Street.  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.

Panelists!

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.  

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.

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:

2Land Comics

8bit Fusion

92.9 TOM-FM

A Clever Stitch

A+ MANGAS

Alicia's Anime

Alex's Geeky Crafts

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

Box Mountain LLC

Briana Rodriguez Comics

Brianna's Pretty Nightmare

Byronspopshop

C&V Creations

Candy Corpse

Carol Brooks

Carolyn Seaton-Scott

Cash Photography

Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity

Chantal Rae

Cordial Ghost

Corsets and Cogs

Creative Bears

CuddleswithCats Pop Art Propaganda

D13MON-Studios

DBNINETYFOUR

Delmarva Laser Tag

Dice Dungeons

Doctor Gus Designs

Dover Federal Credit Union

Dragons Slumber

Eastern Shore Screen Printing

Easybriizy Draws

em_scribbles

FaerieWarrior

Floral Frolic

Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company

Fridges Comics and More

Gabriel Middleton Fantasy Art

Geek Boy Press

Geekpose

Generation Otaku

HammyStar

Heart of Johari

Iguana & Bat Emporium

Inner City Cultural League

Joe Palumbo

John's Toy Stand

Joseph Zhou

Kilted Jeweler

Kraven's Comic Books and Collectibles

Lamps by Andy

Laura Illustrates

Legendary Crafts

Lion Around Sewing

Loriendil Publishing

Luigi's Pizza

Magics Happening

Maria Sews

Marvelous Designs

Maximum Morowsky, Self Published Author

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

Sara Lynn Paulish

seabunnyart

SHOURIMAJO

Silverklown Toys

Spaghetti Kiss

Studio Hotcake

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

Urban Sheek

V8 Collectibles

Vidalia's Goods

Vernon Bradley    

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

General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.

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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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