Sink your teeth into this, fans of The Vampire Diaries! None other than Damon Salvatore himself is joining the FACTS roster. Also known for his roles in Lost, V Wars, Smallville and more!


  • Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries
  • Boone Carlyle in Lost
  • Dr. Luther Swann in Netflix’ V Wars
  • Adam Knight in Smallville
  • And much more!


Ian Somerhalder starred as Damon Salvatore in the CW hit television series The Vampire Diaries, which ran for 8 seasons. In addition to acting in the show, Somerhalder also took on the role as director in both season 7 and 8.

More recently, he is the star of the new Netflix series V Wars, in which he beautifully portrays Dr. Luther Swann.

From 2004 to 2010, Somerhalder starred as Boone Carlyle in ABC’s drama Lost, which earned him a Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice TV Breakout Performance.

Somerhalder’s television credits include Smallville, Young Americans, and Tell Me You Love Me. His film credits include The Rules of Attraction, The Tournament, The Anomaly and How to Make Love to a Woman.

Did you know that Somerhalder is also the Founder/President of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF), which aims to advance science; promote the conservation of natural resources; provide relief to the poor, distressed, and underprivileged; among other things? Looks like his heart is just as big as his acting career, which says a lot about this incredible actor.

Want to meet Ian Somerhalder? Then come to FACTS Spring 2020, on April 4-5 in Flanders Expo Ghent! Mr. Somerhalder will be available for photoshoots, signing sessions and panels on both Saturday and Sunday. 


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Since 1993, the FACTS organisers have been working their hardest to do right by the thousands of fans that come together in Ghent. We always aim to create a safe space for all our fans to gather, be themselves and make unforgettable memories with like-minded people and guests from all over the world.

With the well-being, health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors, crew and partners as our main priority, FACTS has been closely following and monitoring the evolution of the outbreak and spread of COVID-19, the Corona pandemic, during the last days.

Since the situation in Belgium is becoming more critical every day and since the US government announced travel restrictions to Europe, FACTS has decided to cancel the FACTS Spring 2020 edition due to force majeure.

After considering all possible safety measures, we have ultimately decided to follow the guidance of the local health organisations and governments indicating that mass events should be cancelled.

As our main goal is to offer our amazing community the unique experience they deserve and to guarantee their safety, we simply were left with no other option.

It pains us to take this decision, but we are already looking forward to the next gathering with all our fans, exhibitors and guests on 24 & 25 October in Flanders Expo Ghent. In the meantime, we have worked very hard to guarantee an even more impressive line-up of stars and we are excited to announce that Ian Somerhalder, Rebecca Mader & Troy Baker have already confirmed that they will be present to meet all their fans in Belgium on 24 & 25 October. More guests and surprises will be announced in the coming months.

All our visitors, exhibitors and partners will be contacted personally by e-mail very soon, with more information regarding the next steps. All entry tickets will remain valid for FACTS in October, but visitors will get the choice: keep the ticket(s) for October or ask for a refund. More detailed info on that will follow soon.

We appreciate the support we have received in the past week. The feedback was invaluable in helping us determine this decision.

Kind regards,

The FACTS team