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Official Middletown Comic Con 2016 Photos

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Official Galactic Con pictures from the 2016 Middletown Comic Con are here! Thanks to Kingston Ko Photography for the amazing work. If you would like to purchase any high resolution images, you may request them directly through his website.

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Columbia Maryland Comic Con Vendors Wanted

Applications are now open for Columbia Comic Con. Only Exhibitors with products and/or services relating to comic books, comic strips, animation, or other related popular culture items are eligible to exhibit. We are very focused on comics and pop culture and we do want to make sure every vendor is a proper fit for our audience. Contact Galactic Con directly with any questions.

Fill out the form here – http://goo.gl/forms/6xnZkLvkXj

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Galactic Con | Columbia Comic Con

Galactic Con will be taking the show to Columbia, MD at the end of July. The Middletown Comic Con will continue to stay in Delaware at the beginning of Spring, this will just be an additional show!

Columbia Comic Con
Sunday, July 31, 2016
10am – 5pm
More info to follow

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia

5485 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, Maryland, 21045-3247, USA

We will have over 8,000 square feet, including the Ballroom, the spacious Atrium, and an Event Room for our Cosplay Contest!

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Costume Culture: Comic cons provide a chance to show off

For Eddie Getty, a thrift store VCR and a colander from WalMart did the trick. Gail Wagner tried out four suits before being satisfied with a purchase off eBay.

They were searching for the right pieces for their costumes, both making first time visits to a comic convention dressed in costume, in this case the Galactic Con in Middletown.

They were joined by dozens of other fans in dressing up as characters from sci-fi, anime, video games, comics and pop culture that flooded the second year ‘con,’ one of a handful of similar events that have drawn thousands around the state.

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Episode #4: “Hi, I’m in Delaware” podcast

The fourth episode of our entertainment podcast “Hi, I’m in Delaware!” is fresh out of the oven.

Check it out on Soundcloud or iTunes.

This week we chat about:

Middletown’s first comic con.

Listen to it here!

Comic book fans attend Galactic Con in Middletown

Posted Mar. 19, 2016

DOLORES M. BERNAL
Thousands of people from across Delaware and out of state are expected to attend at Galactic Con 2016 in Middletown this weekend. Here are some of the few we saw on Saturday.

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Darth Vader visits Delaware

Posted March 19, 2016 6:14 p.m.

From a far, far away galaxy Star War’s Darth Vader paid a visit to his fans at Galactic Con in Middletown on Saturday. Our reporter decided to follow this mysterious and quiet character around and see how people reacted to him.

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Proud fans of geek art flood Middletown

, The News Journal 10:40 p.m. EDT March 19, 2016

Proud fans of “geek” art, as they called it, flooded into Middletown Saturday dressed as the comic book characters Harley Quinn, Captain America, Hell Boy, and others.

The second annual Galactic Con – a cultural convention for fans of art forms such as comic books, video games, and Japanese animation – began Saturday at the MTown Sports Complex on U.S. 301. Organizers expected 4,000 people for the two-day event, which will continue Sunday. At least 3,000 people attended the event Saturday.

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Podcast: ‘House of Cards,’ Galactic Con & more

“Hi, I’m in Delaware!” hosts Sarika Jagtiani and Ryan Cormier talk about binging “House of Cards” (no spoilers!), this weekend’s Galactic Con in Middletown, Firefly Music Festival act The 1975, Joan Baez coming to The Grand and more.

Listen to it here!

Super-sized Galactic Con returns to Middletown

, The News Journal 9:56 a.m. EDT March 17, 2016

If you ask Galactic Con co-founder Joe Manzo how many people he expects at the second-year comic book convention in Middletown this weekend, he lets out a sigh.

You would too.

Manzo unveiled Middletown’s first comic con last year with the thought that there was a market for low-cost, family-friendly conventions. He thought it might draw 500 people.

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