MAKER WORKSHOPS

Head to the booth of Edison, a project of the Hogeschool UCLL, in the Exhibitor Hall to experience a fun Maker world first-hand. Get tinkering with bots, take on the world’s most heinous villains in VR and more!

For the schedule, please visit the booth of Edison in the Exhibitor Hall.

WEDO-D2 CHALLENGE

Make your own R2-D2 model in LEGO, program it and drive it around

THE DARTH VADER VR EXPERIENCE

Learn how VR works and take on Darth Vader himself in a true VR experience

PLANET DESIGN PHOTOBOOTH

Design your own background and use it for a picture of yourself in a photobooth

DESTROY THE DEATH STAR WHILE FLYING DRONES

Pilots take on the challenge of using drones to bring Operation Skyhook to a successful conclusion and destroy the Death Star.

INTO ORBIT CHALLENGE

Program your bot and choose an obstacle challenge on the 'into orbit mat'.

ARTIST WORKSHOPS AND PANELS

These sessions can be found in the Flex rooms. Head underneath the balcony of Hall 1, go through the doors and go behind the staircase in the next hall. There will be four meeting rooms with white walls. 

VESPER: UN UNIVERS FANTASTIQUE AVEC JÉRÉMY PETIQUEUX

Participants: Jérémy Petiqueux
Moderator: Nout Capiau
Content: A new fantasy comic will be published by Jérémy Petiqueux. Nothing special, you think? This vast, fantastic universe also comes with a game, playable via Steam with extra content through the comic, which of course expands the universe and gives it depth. Jeremy tells us all about it and much more! (Attention, this panel will be held in French)
SUNDAY: 13:00h - 14:00h

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BILL MORRISON

Participants: Bill Morrison
Moderator: Nout Capiau & Tony Vanraes
Content: Well known for The Simpsons, Futurama, Disenchantment and more legendary Bongo Comics material. Later he became Editor-in-Chief of Mad Magazine and he produced his career highlight the graphic novel 'The Beatles - The Yellow Submarine'. We delve into the multiple highs and lows of his high-profile career.
SATURDAY: 11:30h - 12:30h

WORKSHOP: FROM SCRIPT TO ROUGH PAGES WITH BILL MORRISON

Participants: Bill Morrison
Content: Bill Morrison is just as important to The Simpsons, Futurama and Disenchantment as Matt Groening, especially when it comes to design, drawing style and comics production. Mr. Morrison is the most inexhaustible source of tips & tricks to transform a scenario into professional rough layouts.
SUNDAY: 11:30h - 12:30h

35 YEARS OF ARCHIE & RIVERDALE WITH ARTIST DAN PARENT

Participants: Dan Parent
Moderator: Nout Capiau & Tony Vanraes
Content: Archie and Riverdale have been a vital part of Dan Parent's professional output for 35 years. We dive into history with one of the creators who has been around long enough to provide insights into how the all-ages all-American comic evolved into one of the most progressive comics on the shelves, right alongside a zombie Archie, an alternate future Archie and various TV series. That and more during this panel.
SUNDAY: 14:30h - 15:30h

THE NEW DISNEY COMICS REVOLUTION

Participants: Alexis Nesme, Fabrizio Petrossi, Silvio Camboni, Pieter De Poortere
Moderator: Nout Capiau & Tony Vanraes
Content: In recent years, Glénat has been publishing new interpretations of classic Disney characters conceived by the cream of the crop of the Franco-Belgian comic strip scene. In one edition, FACTS has 4 of those authors on the spot, a perfect opportunity to ask Alexis Nesme, Fabrizio Petrossi, Silvio Camboni and Pieter de Poortere about their experiences with the House of Mouse and, of course, about their comic strip work.
SATURDAY: 14:30h - 15:30h

WHAT WE INK IN THE SHADOWS WITH KEVIN NOWLAN

Participants: Kevin Nowlan
Moderator: Nout Capiau & Tony Vanraes
Content: Kevin Nowlan rules in the twilight zone of solid black shadows. For decades, discerning fans have recognised his graceful lines and recognisable rendering at a glance. He has worked with top artists like Joe Quesada, Mike Mignola, Bryan Hitch and more but is equally a talented cover artist and the co-creator, with Alan Moore, of Jack B. Quick. We talk in detail about his life, work, career, influences and any other subject he wants to bring up.
SATURDAY: 16:00h - 17:00h

JELLE DE BEULE & THIJS DE CLOEDT IN DE KNEL EN DE PENARIE

Participants: Jelle De Beule, Thijs De Cloedt
Moderator: Nout Capiau & Tony Vanraes
Content: For more than 70 years Jommeke has been delighting children and adults with his imaginative adventures. Now there is a Jommeke comic that goes way beyond those well-defined lines: Jommeke in de Knel en de Penarie, from the mind of Jelle De Beule and Thijs De Cloedt. What possessed these madmen to want to tackle the children's comic icon, how do they do it with impunity and what other mischief do they have in store? Find out here, and don't forget your complimentary torch and pitchfork!
SUNDAY: 11:00h - 12:00h

MARC DE BEL: ALLES BEGON MET EEN VERHAAL OP SCHOOL

Participants: Marc De Bel
Moderator: Nout Capiau & Tony Vanraes
Content: Marc De Bel is probably the most famous and most producing young adult author in Flanders. Between 1987 and 2021, he published no less than 184 books. We dive into the mind of a born storyteller and discuss life, work, love, glory and fame. Not necessarily in that order.
SATURDAY: 13:00h - 14:00h

FAN VILLAGE WORKSHOPS & PANELS

These sessions can be found in the Flex rooms. Head underneath the balcony of Hall 1, go through the doors and go behind the staircase in the next hall. There will be four meeting rooms with white walls. 

IMPROVING YOUR LEGO BUILDS: TIPS & TRICKS FROM EXPERTS

Participants: Corneel Clarys & Björn Ramant (Brickantiers)
Content: The expert LEGO builders of The Brickantiers are happy to show you their secrets of their LEGO builds. If you want to learn how to make your builds and scenes come to life, then you can ask these experts!

40 YEARS OF STAR WARS: EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Participants: TeeKay-421
Content: The mega Star Wars fans of TeeKay-421 are back with another set of trivia and things you probably didn't know about the second Star Wars movie and its influences. Celebrate its anniversary in style!

AN INTRODUCTION TO GUNDAM AND GUNPLA

Participants: Red Comet
Content: The Gundam fans of the Fan Village are ready to drag you into an amazing universe full of enormous mecha suits in space. It may be overwhelming at first, but the fans of Red Comet are here to tell you why it is not too late to dive into this experience that is still going strong after 42 years.

TIPS & TRICKS FOR STREAMERS & YOUTUBERS

Participants: The Pipeline
Content: A group of streamers, techies and other enthusiasts are ready to catapult your channel to the next level, with tips for seasoned streamers and tricks for newcomers alike.

LEARN TO CRAFT & PLAY

A fair share of specialists and experts are landing in the Fan Village to show you how to play their favourite games and how to perform amazing feats. 

LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE YU-GI-OH TRADING CARD GAME AT THE HUB GAME LOUNGE

LEARN HOW TO PLAY POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME AT THE HUB GAME LOUNGE & POKÉPLAY

LEARN HOW TO PLAY MAGIC THE GATHERING AT THE HUB GAME LOUNGE

LEARN HOW TO PLAY DUNGEONS & DRAGONS AT THE DELVERS

LEARN HOW TO PLAY VARIOUS BOARD GAMES AT ANIME TO PLAY

LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN MAGIC WANDS

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