Parking & Shuttles

Overflow Parking & Free Shuttles

MTown Sports Center is located in the Levels Business Park. Parking is available in front of the MTown Sports Complex and the Shone Lumber store. You may also park at Home Depot and the Premier Comprehensive Dental lot (across from the Goddard School.) We will have signage on the roads to help you find the overflow spots.

There will be a continuous shuttle running from Home Depot, to the Dental Office, to MTown and back. The drive time without stops is about 7 minutes. Shuttles will start running at 10AM on both days, and will run for an hour after the show closes each day. That will allow plenty of time for everyone to get back to their cars.

Shuttle service is FREE!

Galactic Con in Middletown will span two days

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Next month, Middletown will once again attract comic book and pop culture fans from across the state for Galactic Con – a unique convention for those still young at heart and in love with their action figures.

An estimated 2,000 people attended last year – its first – packing the gymnasium at Everett Meredith Middle School and leaving superhero fans in Delaware hungry for more.

This time, Galactic Con will be held at a larger venue to accommodate more people – an estimated 3,000 are expected – and it has added an extra day of comic book fun.

“We’ll be at the MTown Sports Complex where there will be more space and elbow room,” Joe Manzo said. “We are also doing a two-day show to give more folks a chance to see more. And, we also plan to have shuttle service from Home Depot to alleviate any parking issues.”

The popularity of comic cons (short for “comic book conventions”) such as Galactic Con’s has to do with the nation’s seemingly endless love of folks with supernatural powers, Manzo said.

Facebook Profile Picture – See You At Galactic Con!

Step 1.

You need to get the Facebook ID for your page. This is not your username, and the easiest way to do this is to use the form below. Paste your full facebook url in the form below. It will send you to a new tab that will tell you your user ID. Copy your user ID and come back to this screen.

Step 2.

Paste your ID number in the field below and get your new profile picture to show your support of Galactic Con!

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1. Click here to get your Facebook ID – http://findmyfbid.com/.
2. Use the form below to paste your ID. Once you hit the button, you will go to a new page and you can download your new profile picture!


Step 3.

Right-Click, or Control-Click to download the profile picture to your Desktop, or anywhere you’d like to save it. Then go to Facebook and upload your new profile picture. Be sure to “Skip Cropping” or else it may cut off part of the image.

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Limited Edition Anthony Spay Print

Be sure to pickup this 11×17 print of two of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket & Groot, hanging out at Cochran Square in Middletown. Limited to 301 prints. Anthony Spay will be at Galactic Con on Saturday & Sunday, so stop by his booth! A portion of the sales will go to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Note: There are no logos or markings on the print.

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Galactic Con Fan Review – sakkaragold

The following is a found review of Galactic Con. You can read the full article here: The Blood Goddess – PURGATORI

The was the first year for the successful Galactic Con, also known as Middletown Comic Con, located in Delaware. Delaware has a First State Comic Con but that pales in size and attendees compared to Galactic. I was surprised that, hours into the convention, people were still waiting in a long line which wrapped around the block. While there were many artists and vendors this year, the hope is for upon success to garner even more popular comic artists (and a bigger venue). Even so, I managed to get plenty of commissions of the Blood Goddess this year, all beautifully crafted in their own ways. I just love the varying styles that each of the artists have presented Purgatori in and really admire the time they each gave her.

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Galactic Con Fan Review – Levi Ackerman

The following is a found review of a Galactic Con attendee.

Galactic con in Middletown/Everett Meredith middle school.
This is my first comic con and the first one in Middletown DE

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Galactic Con Fan Review – 302RELL

The following is a found review of a Galactic Con attendee.

Take a walk with us as we attend GALACTIC CON! Middletown’s first Comic Con! Look at all the cosplay characters, retro toys, comics and games! We walked away with a few Nintendo NES games like Mega Man 3 a couple other classic games. Hard to find pokemon action figures and an original My Lil Pony doll made the kids day. They also picked up some cool yoshi, donkey kong and pokeball/picachu plush! This was the first event for Galactic Con and we loved it, we can only imagine how great the next Galactic Con will be!!!

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Galactic Con 2015 Wrap Up

Galactic Con 2015 is over. It’s been two weeks, and I am just about done with thank yous and follow ups. It was an amazing turn out… obviously more than our venue could handle. We are already planning on a bigger venue for 2016, but I will post more on that later.

Galactic Con really was a “mom-and-pop” convention, (although my daughter has never called me “pop”) considering it was almost entirely planned and organized by my wife and I. Way back in July we had the idea that we could host a comic-con in Middletown, make it affordable for families, get a few artists and vendors to show up and have a good time. My father-in-law had worked for Diamond Comics for years and provided valuable advice (along with 1000 bags and free comic books after our initial 500 ran out).

We had visited a few small comic-cons, comic book shows, and toys shows in the area, so we did expect about 500 people. We also thought we might be able to find a dozen artists and a handful of vendors.  At one point, we were planning to use half of the gym as an event area, with crafts for kids, and even a “Blast the Trooper” event with the 501st. By December, those plans were scrapped and we had already begun collecting names for our wait-list.  We flat out denied any vendors who had hoped to sell home repairs, cruises, health products, and the like, but we had made that decision long ago.  While we could not fill the gym with comic book vendors only (and we tried to get everyone in the area), we only wanted comics, toys, pop culture and cosplay.

How did we end up with over 2,000 people, and a seemingly endless line? People wanted this in our town, and people wanted to be there.  We had support from many local shops who helped promote us with flyers and signage. Westown Movies was our featured sponsor. If you saw our ad there, then you already know how wonderful the theater is. If you have not been to Westown, you should really make some plans… maybe in May.

As the event got closer, we also began to get a lot of local media coverage. This was around the same time my wife began having nightmares, as noted in the article. We had family and friends coming in to help us sell tickets and man our vendor space. However, I still had the idea that I would be able to run the Charity Raffle, help with admissions, work my booth and maybe even shop a little. That did not happen. My wife and I were glued to the front door. We had a steady supply of family members stepping in to help out, so that we could eat, drink and go to the bathroom.  I am pretty sure there are at least a few people still waiting for me to get back to them with answers.

We have a survey available, and one of the most popular suggestions, right behind “get more space,” was to have more people at the ticket table to move the line faster.  Unfortunately, more people would not have made the difference. Around noon, our school custodian informed us that we could not let any more people in until a group of people left. We were at fire code, maybe we already broke it, but the fact of the matter was we were not able to sell tickets faster… there would have been nowhere to go.

BUT, we did it! We had an enormous success, and it seems like everyone is ready to come back again next year… as long as we can find a bigger place. We found a bigger place and in 2017, MTown Sports is building an even bigger place. Stick with us and we will get better every year!