Cancelled due to COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS
MEASURES

These points are highlights. Please read all measures by clicking the button below.

– Face masks mandatory
– Keep 1,5m social distancing
– Visitors are spread in time slots and arrival times.
– Total attendee maximum is reduced to 5.000 people per time slot, in a venue of 54.000m²
– Halls can be closed off temporarily to make sure that there aren’t too many people in one place. Smart crowd control cameras are installed.

TIME SLOTS & ARRIVAL TIMES

Every FACTS visitor will have to choose a time slot and arrival time for their ticket. This ensures a better spread of the visitor numbers, so that social distancing can be assured. 

TIME SLOTS
Morning slot:
08:30 – 13:30
Disinfection round:
13:30 – 14:30
Afternoon slot:
14:30 – 19:30

ARRIVAL TIMES
Morning slot:
08:15 – 08:45
08:45 – 09:15
09:15 – 13:30
Afternoon slot:
14:15 – 14:45
14:45 – 15:15
15:15 – 19:30

TICKET EXCEPTIONS

These fans can enter FACTS for free, without an entry ticket. BECAUSE OF THE NEW CORONA RULES, THESE PEOPLE NOW ALSO NEED TO REGISTER FOR A FREE TICKET. This option will be available in the ticketing system.

  • Children who have not yet reached the age of 11. It’s best to bring a proof of age.
  • The accompanying person of a wheelchair patient or blind person. Be sure to check the FAQ page for more detailed information in this regard.

FACTS TICKETS CANNOT BE REFUNDED, EXCHANGED, RESOLD OR CANCELLED. You can find the general terms and conditions here.

HOMEWORLD EDITION INFO

Due to the corona crisis, FACTS was forced to undergo all sorts of changes. Difficulties with activity organisation, more health and safety measures than ever before and many other concerns made it impossible to organise FACTS in the way you’re used to.
But despite all of those obstacles, we have, together with national and local authorities and health experts, found a solution that will allow us to organise this special edition of FACTS. And that result is: The FACTS Homeworld Edition.

When & Where?

Date: 24-25 October 2020

Opening hours:

TIME SLOTS (SAME FOR SATURDAY & SUNDAY)
Morning slot: 08:30 – 13:30
Disinfection round: 13:30 – 14:30
Afternoon slot: 14:30 – 19:30

ARRIVAL TIMES
Morning slot:
08:15 – 08:45
08:45 – 09:15
09:15 – 13:30
Afternoon slot:
14:15 – 14:45
14:45 – 15:15
15:15 – 19:30

GPS address: Maaltekouter 1, Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Flanders Expo

Before you buy

In the following clear cases, fans can enter the FACTS comic con for free, without an entry ticket.

  • Children who have not yet reached the age of 11. Children need entry tickets as soon as they turn 11. It’s best to bring something that can act as a proof of age.
  • The accompanying person of a wheelchair patient or blind person can enter FACTS for free, without a ticket. Be sure to check the FAQ page for more detailed information in this regard.

FACTS TICKETS CANNOT BE REFUNDED, EXCHANGED, RESOLD OR CANCELLED.

BECAUSE OF THE NEW CORONA RULES, THESE PEOPLE NOW ALSO NEED TO REGISTER FOR A FREE TICKET. THIS OPTION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE TICKETING SYSTEM.

You can find the general terms and conditions here.

WHAT IS FACTS?

FACTS stands for Fantasy, Animation, Comics, Toys and Space and it’s a comic con that provides the best of pop culture in just one weekend. Movies, series, gaming, comics, board games, cosplay, books, fantasy, sci-fi, anime, k-pop, FACTS has it all!

The edition of 24-25 October is a bit different from other editions due to the corona crisis and measures. The FACTS Mothership remains anchored on its home planet, focusing on actors, artists, experts and other home-grown talents. They will be giving shows, Q&A and performances on four big stages throughout FACTS. These ‘inspirational sessions’ will of course be complemented by various fun and free activities and shows in various halls and a big Geek Market in the center. We lovingly call it The Homeworld Edition.

  • Discover the coolest geeky merchandise at hundreds of booths in the Exhibitor Hall
  • Meet big artists and actors in the Guest Hall
  • Watch the best cosplayers in the Cosplay Hall
  • Fraternise with the dedicated fan clubs in the Fan Village
  • Get your game on in the many gaming experiences at FACTS
  • Educate yourself through our workshops, panels and inspirational sessions
  • And enjoy a fabulous fandom experience

For a full overview of all activities, we advise you to navigate the menu at the top of every page. Because there is A LOT more to do at FACTS, much more than we can tell you here. Have fun!

How to get to FACTS

1. Public transport

Tram 1 will take you from train station Ghent Sint-Pieters right to the FACTS doorstep at Flanders Expo and back again!
Buses 76, 77 and 78 will also take you to the venue without a scratch.
A tram or bus ride is not included in a FACTS entry ticket.

2. By car

You can leave your TIE Fighter, TARDIS or other vehicle on our parking lot. Flanders Expo provides its own parking facilities, which can be accessed directly via Exit 14 of the E40 motorway (Brussels – Ostend). A parking day ticket costs 10€. These prices are not the choice of FACTS. The parking lots are owned by the City of Ghent.

TICKET EXPLANATION

This ticket simply gives you access to FACTS. Nothing more, but certainly nothing less.

Enjoy all activities and shows in our comic con!

TICKET EXPLANATION

The Cosplay ticket grants you access to FACTS, but also gives you discount for coming to the convention in cosplay. In other words, the only requirement for this ticket is that you come to the show in a costume!

Can’t complete your cosplay in time for FACTS? Don’t worry, you can exchange your cosplay ticket for a Standard ticket at the entrance. You simply pay the difference in price at the cash register.

TRANSFERRED FROM SPRING 2020?

Then don’t forget to print your confirmation e-mail and bring it with you on the day of your visit or show it to our stewards on your smartphone, together with your valid admission ticket. 

SMARTPHONE SCREEN

Show your entry tickets on your smartphone screen at the entrance and our crew will scan them. Just make sure that there are no cracks or other deformations on your screen that could give problems during scanning.

ACTOR Photoshoots

ACTOR autographs

ACTOR panels

Having ticket problems?

Then send an e-mail to facts@newco-be.com!
The technical staff will help you as best as they can.

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