Best known as the big, blue-eyed, bearded badass Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones. You may also recognise him as Rhodes in Fast & Furious 8 and as Steinar Hovland in Beck.


  • Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones
  • Rhodes in The Fate of the Furious (Fast & Furious 8)
  • Steinar Hovland in Beck
  • Mats in Turist (Snow Therapy)
  • Security Chief in M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth

and much more!



Hide your big women and stash your giant’s milk, because the Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju is coming to FACTS! With his Game of Thrones character Tormund Giantsbane, Hivju became an instant worldwide fan favourite, smashing, boasting and headbutting his way from season 3 all the way to the finale.

We’re not saying we would kneel every time he farts, but we’re not saying we wouldn’t either.

His talents didn’t go unnoticed, as he got the chance to perform in The Fate of the Furious (aka Fast & Furious 8) as Rhodes, the main henchman of Charlize Theron’s character. He also convincingly portrayed the Security Chief in M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth, in which he delivered impressive dialogue and monologue scenes.

He may have reached global praise for his Game of Thrones performance, but Kristofer Hivju was already quite the celebrity in the Nordic region. With lead roles in the movies Operation North Pole, Turist & the soon to be released TWIN, as well as in the fantastic crime series Beck, we know we haven’t seen the last of this actor yet.

Want to meet this hunk of a ginger man, be part of one of his legendary Super Selfies, and have your picture taken with him? Then come to FACTS Fall 2019, on October 19-20, in Flanders Expo Ghent! Kristofer Hivju will be available for photoshoots, autographs and panels on Saturday and Sunday.

PS: Be sure to follow this actor on Instagram, he’s absolutely hilarious.



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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