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Dover Comic Con Benefits Local Economy

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DOVER, De.- Thousands came out to the 2017 Comic Con in Dover on Saturday afternoon. Dressed as super heroes, super villains, and princesses, attendees were able to shop at vendors, eat food, and play games.

The mayor of Dover, Robin Christiansen, explained that this event, drawing such a crowd, is beneficial to the economy.

"The subsequent restaurants and hotels and motels throughout the entire city and as a matter of fact in Kent county know they have an uptick in their customers that come to their facilities this weekend. Because people come here from out of town, they stay, they eat, they shop and that's all great for Dover and Kent County," Christiansen said.

Vendors paid for their spots at the event. The money that was raised went directly to the Dover Public Library Foundation.

"It brings an awareness of what the city has to offer that many of these people who haven't been to downtown may not be aware of," Director of the library, Margie Cyr, said.

She also added that this year, the library is projected to raise roughly $5,000.

In addition to helping Dover's economy, it also helped out some artists in the state of Delaware financially.

"They understand that a lot of us are working artists and this is how we make what money we can. So being able to do that and not only make your money back but extra is always a relief," Freelance artist Kristen Corbett said.

The comic con originally started in 2014 and has grown. The library says nearly 10,000 people are expected to make it out this year.

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