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Superheroes, Villains Emerge for 2nd Annual Dover Comic Con

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DOVER, Del. -- From super heroes to super villains to furries, comic book fans traveled near and far to attend Dover's second annual Comic Con.

Hosted at the Dover public library and surrounding area, Dover Comic Con officials say they expected about 4,000 to participate this year, about twice as many as though attended in 2014.

But the city advertised this year that functional weapons would not be allowed at the convention. Fans were urged to only bring weapons that were made of foam, plastic or cardboard.

Only in its second year, some returning comic con fans say the event hasn't had a history of violence.

"There was no violence last year, it was just a really fun," said Jessica Rockey of Magnolia. "You could get your geek on and it was great!"

Some fans say they didn't have any trouble getting past the front desk with their larger-than-life costumes, including Derric Bradley who dressed as a ninja from  the comic book Naruto.

"When I first got in here, they had to make sure that it was made out of foam. It's evolution foam, which is actually a little harder than regular foam," said Bradley.

Dover Comic Con returns to Kent County next year for another free weekend event. 

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