Denton Comic Art Expo

A free family-friend pop-culture convention in Denton, Texas

Join the Greater Denton Arts Council for a day of festivities that features local artists, makers, authors, and vendors. Learn about the industry, meet local cosplay talent, and special guests!


Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts · 400 E Hickory St
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The Greater Denton Arts Council presents the first annual Denton Comic Art Exposition. A family-friendly event with a cosplay contest, workshops, discussion panels, artists, vendors, food trucks, and more!


While the event is free for the public, they ask that you sign up in advance for admission! Click here to register through Eventbrite which will get you through the door and access to the show floor, panels, workshops, and vendors!


1:00 PM · Nerd Trivia & Music (Main Hall)
1:00 PM · Art Card/Artist Trading Card Open Studio · (Craft Room)
1:30 PM · Video Game Interview (Main Hall)
2:00 PM · Zine Workshop (Come & Go - 2 Hours in Craft Room)
2:00 PM · Nerd Trivia & Music (Main Hall)
2:30 PM · Comic Artist Panel (Main Hall)
3:00 PM · Nerd Trivia & Music (Main Hall)
3:30 PM · Cosplay Contest (Main Hall)
4:00 PM · Cosplay Catwalk (Main Hall)
4:30 PM · Nerd Trivia & Music (Main Hall)
5:30 PM · After Party at H2Oak


Wednesday's Mid-Week Break & Denton Comics, Madness Comics & GamesMore Fun Comics and Games, Point Bank, Recycled Books, and Robot Monster.


DFW area cosplayers will participate in its first annual cosplay contest! There will be three categories for them to compete in (beginner, intermediate and advanced).

Cosplay judges include Dan Bernardo of Rose Costumes, Chris Tock of Tock Custom and Ultimate Cosplay, and Bryce Eden of Frostbite Cosplay.

There will be many fun prizes including those donated by their generous sponsors, Atomic Candy, The Bearded Monk, Robot Monster, and UNT CoLAB!


Devin Kraft, David Doub, Terry Parr, Jonathan Miller, Charles Greenslade, Stephanie Son, Casey Lummus, Fred Keel, Nate Bramble, Wild Wood Shed, Bryan Kelly, Ashley Villers, Kristin Boyer, Shalis Stevens, Christi's E Creations, Christian McGowan, Megan Schroeder, Ken Caperton, Ed Doub, Flora and Cosmos, and Chelsea Akpan


The Hilton Garden Inn has a special rate for those attending DCAE! Don't delay in booking your Denton Comic weekend!
If you call to book your stay, use the group code "DCA" to receive our special rate!

Food Trucks

Blind Fox, Boba Addiction, Groovy Chicken and Waffles, and Red's Yard

COVID Protocols

As per CDC recommendations, visitors to the event and galleries will be encouraged to wear a mask and maintain social distancing with others on the property. For GDAC and the PAAC's most up-to-date COVID information, visit their website.


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