Hands-on Workshops

FACTS Workshops

DC meets Aardman

Get your hands dirty in this workshop by making an authentic Batman, Superman or The Joker clay figurine with an official modelmaker from the Aardman Animations. Also, you get to take your piece of art home!

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The Boerke Box Workshop

No cosplay costume? No problem! Together with Pieter De Poortere and William Boeva, you can upgrade a cardboard box to a perfect cosplay mask of your favourite hero in no time. Or at least, the Boerke version of your hero. Also, this box will come in handy for storing your FACTS goodies and merch. Good thinking, huh?

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Cosplay panels

Cosplay Make-Up 101

Cosplayer and professional make-up artist Lily on the Moon will teach you the basics for great make-up. After all, that element can make or break any cosplay AND take it to another level as well. Join this workshop and boost your cosplay!

Saturday: 12:15 – 13:15

Sunday: 15:30 – 16:30

Flex 4 (under the Q&A-hall)

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Crossplaying: how to do it with style (Saturday)

Cosplayer David Chan knows how to transform into any character, but he particularly shines when he’s crossplaying, which is cosplaying a character of a different gender. If you want to do that too, but you find it a bit challenging, then this workshop is ideal for you!

Saturday: 15:30 – 16:30

Flex 4 (under the Q&A-hall)

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Body Positivity

Famous French Cosplayer David Chan talks about his life experiences, body positivity, cyber bullying, loving cosplay and more in an inspiring way. Because no matter what shape or form you have, cosplay is for everybody. And David Chan wants to contribute to that idea.

Sunday: 12:15 – 13:15

Flex 4 (under the Q&A-hall)

Gabriele Stazi

Working with leather

Famous costume designer Gabriele Stazi will show you how to use leather in cosplay properly. This man has provided official leather accessories foor cool series and movies, such as Pirates of the Carribean and Assassin’s Creed. 

Saturday: How to make quality costumes (14:00 – 15:30)

Sunday: Leather working applied to costume making (11:00 – 12:00)

Artist panels

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The Art of Inking

In this panel, Scott Williams, Julien Hugonnard-Bert and Mark Farmer talk about their origins, their experiences, their techniques and much more. Basically, these talented artists cover the art of ink and pencil lines.

Saturday: 12:30-13:30

Flex 3 (under the Q&A Room)

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Wildstorm memories

DC Comics only just celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Wildstorm imprint. Artists Scott Williams en Alex Sinclair talk about their years of work for one of the most interesting superhero comic imprints of the past quarter century.

Sunday: 12:30-13:30

Flex 3 (under the Q&A Room)

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Spotlight on Sean Murphy

The amazing artist Sean Gordon Murphy tells us about his career, his inspirations and his techniques. And his future plans! So if you want to know what the man behind Punk Rock Jesus and Batman: White Knight has in store for you, you’d best get to this workshop!

Saturday: 16:15-17:15

Flex 3 (under the Q&A Room)

Other panels

Droid Building 101

An introduction to building R2-D2 and other droids, laced with a history of the R2 Builders club and what to expect when building a droid.

Two speakers of the panel have officially made droids for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

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Robots, Aliens & Popcorn: Science in movies

Scientist George Van Hal shows the scientific side of superheroes and science fiction movies. The rise of the sentient robot. The ability to fly faster than light. Are we alone in the universe? And why do superheroes wear their underwear above their trousers? All this – OK, maybe not that last one – and more in this hilarious, but insightful presentation.

You can also buy the book form of this presentation after the show.

Saturday: 11:00 – 12:00

Sunday: 14:00 – 15:00

Flex 3 (Under the Q&A Hall)