Dublin Comic Con Summer Edition 2023: Dublin’s biggest pop culture event

DCC is a pop-culture event that covers a variety of topics, from movies/TV shows to comics, cosplay and gaming. The summer edition is coming on Saturday 12 August and Sunday 13 August this year.

Whether you are looking for rare collectibles, eager to meet some Hollywood actors and local artists, have your portfolio reviewed by industry professionals or simply put on your best cosplay… the Dublin Comic Con will have something to keep you entertained. 

Pop-culture fans will have the chance to dive into their favourite TV show, movie or anime. They can become one of the walking dead or experience a Titan Attack! Attendees can use the cosplay photo backdrops, the numerous interactive sets and photo ops where you can get some amazing photos at no extra charge. 

Attendees can dive into their favourite universe using the cosplay photo backdrops. Image via @dublincomiccon.

Bring your best cosplay

A costume contest will be held on Sunday in the main Auditorium. To participate in the contest, competitors have to choose a category between Adult/General Entry of 16 years and more, teenagers under 16 years, group of all ages, Tots aged under 5. Online pre registration is required to take part in one of the contests except for Tots who only need to sign up the day of the contest.

For those worried about staying in their costume before and after the event, the Dublin Comic Con will provide changing rooms on the second floor.

You can walk around Cosplay Village where you can find incredible costumes, a costume repair station, costume contest sign up, cosplay guests. Attendees can also use the free photo backdrops.

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A costume contest will be held on Sunday in the main Auditorium. Image via @dublincomiccon.

Big celebrities from the pop culture scene

The Dublin Comic Con always gives the best lineup of guests from actors from iconic movies and TV shows, comic book artists to voice actors. Attendees will have the chance to meet their favourite star, ask for an autograph, a photobooth session and participate in a Q&A hosted by Geek Ireland. 

Linda Hamilton, famous for her role as Sarah Connor in The Terminator, will attend the festival on August 12 and 13. She is also famous for her other role as Catherine Chandler in the 1987 television series Beauty and the Beast which she was nominated for two Golden Globes and an Emmy. According to Tudum, she will join the cast of “Stranger Things” for the Netflix series’ fifth and final season. Linda Hamilton’s co-star in The Terminator Michael Biehn will also appear on August 12 and 13. Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will have their share too as James Marsters, Spike in the TV show, is another of the guests.

Have you ever wondered who the voice actors behind your favourite anime characters are? The Dublin Comic Con also welcomes Jen Taylor, the voice of Cortana, Princess Peach, RWBY and Veronica Taylor, the voice of Ash Ketchum in Pokémon. Comic artists and illustrators will also attend the event like Babs Tarr and Franco Aureliani.

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Nolan North, the voice of Nathan Drake in Uncharted, Desmond from Assassin’s Creed and Superboy, was on the Lucozade Live stage in the auditorium in the last Dublin Comic Con. Image via @dublincomiccon.

Table top games and arcade

On Saturday and Sunday, attendees can participate in a range of gaming including D&D, Table Top, Miniature and more. You can take part in tournaments of Magic: The Gathering, the world’s premier trading card game, Yu-Gi-Oh, Digimon TCG, Pokemon TCG. Participating in those tournaments comes with extra cost, from €10 to €30 depending on the game.

The Console and Arcade Gaming Room will make hundreds of games available on a selection of Retro arcade machines by Mini Arcade Systems as well as consoles provided by GameVan.ie. 

A big event for pop-culture fans

The Dublin Comic Con Summer Edition 2023 promises to be a great success this year as the early tickets on Saturday 12 August are already sold out. 

Around 200,000 will be expected in a 120,000 square foot building with six floors. Enough space for everyone to enjoy all the events proposed by the Dublin Comic Con. 

Opening hours:

Saturday : 9.30am (Early Entry), 11am (General Entry) – 6pm (Last entry 5pm)

Sunday : 9.30am (Early Entry), 11am (General Entry) – 5pm (Last entry 4pm)


Early entry: € 26.50

General entry: €22.50

Child entry: €12

Family pass (for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (ages 5 – 12) only): €57.50


The Convention Centre Dublin

Spencer Dock, N Wall Quay, North Wall, Dublin, D01 T1W6

Marylou Prevost
Marylou Prevost

After a Master's degree in journalism and one year as a journalist in France, I landed in Dublin to write for Babylon Radio. I mostly love writing about cultural events in Ireland.

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