What is FACTS?
In one FACTS weekend, the connoisseurs of the finer sci-fi and fantasy worlds receive the experience of a lifetime. If you adore comics, anime, cosplay, science fiction, video games, board games, fantastic films and tv series or other alternative activities, then FACTS is an event you simply cannot miss. We have all your favourite franchises under one roof. FACTS is an acronym, after all, for Fantasy, Animation, Comics, Toys and Sci-Fi.
A dash of history
FACTS started in 1993, as a small gathering of like-minded fans, united by their passion, in a pub called ‘Het Tonneke’ in Ghent. Two tables, forty visitors. And although the event kept growing year after year, like bamboo in a samurai sword-free environment, FACTS and that genuine feeling of comradery and passion will forever be tied together.
With FACTS on October 19-20, 2019, we will give you that experience once again. We’re filling up the Flanders Expo halls with everything a pop culture fan could ever wish for. The largest hall will be an enormous market with all sorts of merchandise, neatly made available to you by hundreds of international exhibitors and collectors who seek a new home for their beloved items. Putting them at the heart of the event is no coincidence: the first FACTS conventions were just that: a market for merchandise. Now, we give the FACTS fans a complete experience, with huge side halls dedicated to comic artists, video games, cosplay and more activities than you can count.
Bringing the stars to you
FACTS also allows you to ask questions to international stars during Q&A panels, or coax them into giving you a signature or a selfie. Amazing actors of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and many more awesome series and movies are coming to FACTS to meet you. We always have the most legendary artists coming over to sign your favourite comics, like Tony Moore (The Walking Dead), Don Rosa (Donald Duck), and many more. Your heroes are always ready for you at FACTS. To see which stars have graced us with their presence in the past editions, visit our archive.
On one day or one weekend, you will have multiple once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Our mix will give you a total sensation you just cannot miss. But if you don’t believe us, just ask our fans:
“Roses are black, daisies are evil and Violets smell like poo, I’ll be present at FACTS anyway, and so should you!” (Steven Pitteman)
“FACTS is not just a convention, it’s another dimension!” (Dirk Moeyersoon)
“Can’t wait to be there! It’s definitely the best European Comic Con!” (Philippe Ricquier)
FACTS, Your Belgian Comic Con.
With us, you’re never a geek, always a specialist.
With us, you’re never a nerd, always a bon vivant.
With us, you’re never a freak, always a companion.
Saturday the 19th of October: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday the 20th of October: 10 am – 5 pm
Holders of a Priority Entry Ticket or a VIP Ticket will be able to enter at 9 am.