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FACTS, the home for fans of superheroes, comics and animation

SO YOU LIKE COMICS, superheroes and animation? Then FACTS has you covered! We have more than enough art for your geeky heart on October 19-20, in Flanders Expo Ghent. Visit the world-famous artists in the Artist Alley! Discover over 400m² of comic sellers! Go home with a unique sketch! Visit the FACTS Creators Zone, with local artists and designers! Join the Artist Alley Talks,

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FACTS, Your Board game Heaven!

So you like board games? Then you’ll love FACTS!This is a series of highlights for board game, card game and role-playing game activities. SIT DOWN AND PLAY In the FACTS Board Gaming Zone, you get to experience all kinds of classic and brand new board, card and role-playing games.  WHERE: Fan Village / Activity Hall WHEN: All Day long! Have fun! ASMODEE

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Exclusive artist Prints at FACTS!

ARTIST ALLEY PANEL BONUS Join the corresponding panel and get this print as a free bonus! Panel schedules & more info Join the Wonder Woman panel for this free Yanick Paquette print! Join the Women in Comics panel for this free Nicola Scott print! Join the Terry Moore panel for this awesome Terry Moore print! Join the Locke & Key panel for

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IMPORTANT PRACTICAL INFO on Public Transport to FACTS

Going to FACTS by public transport or by car? Then you will find the following public service announcements interesting: 1. TRAM  A TRAM ride during the FACTS weekend is no longer free with any FACTS ticket, sadly. BUT we have arranged an alternative: a train-tram-ticket combo! (See below) 2. RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION: Railway manager Infrabel will be doing construction work on train tracks

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NMBS + fACTS Combo tickets available!

Coming to FACTS by train?Good news! You can now buy an NMBS train ticket + FACTS entry ticket combo, starting at €26,90! Buy your combo ticket B-DAGTRIP (TRAIN) Go to Ghent by train! TRAM RIDE Take Tram 1 to Flanders Expo! (Warning: this benefit is no longer available for each ticket and is now exclusively available in this package!) STANDARD TICKET Get

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WIN A TRIP TO JAPAN WITH CIRCUS AT FACTS!

WIN A TRIP TO JAPAN WITH CIRCUS AT FACTS! Circus, your Esports partner, is giving you a chance to win a trip to Tokyo! How do I win this trip to the Land of the Rising Sun? Visit the Circus booth (F52) in the Gaming Hall Go through the Circus game room and collect the maximum amount of points in the claw

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NEW: Speedrunning of Pokémon Gold on the Esports Stage!

Watch how speedrunner Crrool completes a game in world record time, while learning about tips, tricks, glitches, exploits and more!  The chosen game is Pokémon Gold Version, the nostalgic Game Boy game of the year 2000.  Join this show on the stage of the FACTS Esports Arena on SATURDAY, 14:00h – 15:00h! Check out the other games & activities of the esports

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WIN a lightsaber, Landspeeder and LEGO Star Wars at FACTS!

JOIN THE CHARACTER HUNT CONTEST AND WIN COOL STAR WARS PRIZES! WHEN? Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20!These hunt contests have specific hours, so go to the 3 booths in the Star Wars zone for a schedule! WHERE? Fan Village, in the Star Wars Zone. At FACTS, in Flanders Expo Ghent, of course! WHAT? Each day, you can win different prizes. Check the picture below!

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NEW: Pinball Paradise!

Go on a pinball adventure in the universes of  Star Wars Deadpool Guardians of the Galaxy Jurassic Park 1966’s Batman and much more!  THESE PINBALL MACHINES CAN BE PLAYEDWITHOUT AN EXTRA COST, FREE OF CHARGE! WHERE: The Gaming Hall of FACTS, in Flanders Expo Ghent!WHEN: October 19-20, all day long

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Marvel meets Gundam in this epic kit bash! (Cancelled)

Gundam & Marvel exposition Witness a fantastic mash-up of Gundam and Marvel, catered to you by Gundam Fans Benelux. This exposition will bring you ‘basic’ gunpla / Gundam builds that are revamped into Marvel characters. GUNPLA CONTEST These lean mean killing machines are not only there as eye candy. No, they are the pawns in a … beauty contest. The judges will choose

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The Collectors Panel: The benefits of building & maintaining a huge collection

FACTS has invited three Belgian collectors who have single-handedly turned collecting geeky objects and merchandise into an artform. At one point, their collections stopped being collections and became full-fledged archives, in which you can stroll and witness (but not touch!) pop culture history. How did they start? How much is it all worth? Is it a good investment or just for nostalgic

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Join the Fan Gatherings!

FACTS is giving fans of the same fandom to come together at the same time in the same place and let them do cool stuff.  Pokémon fan? Then don’t miss the Pokémon Fan Gathering, where you can battle, trade or talk with your fellow fans in every way possible! Star Wars fan? Then bring a small Star Wars related object with you

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Speed dating registrations for FACTS Fall 2019 are open!

In the FACTS Speeddate sessions, you can expect a laid back, fun chat with fellow fans! Sit down, talk for a few minutes, write down the number and name if you’re interested and move on to the next chat. Afterwards, we’ll check if you have a match. If so, we’ll send you the necessary contact info! Finding a new like-minded soulmate or

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First hint for New actor name on 23rd of July!

If you’re reading this, then you’ve found the first actor hint! CONGRATULATIONS! FACTS is revealing its first actor name on the 23rd of July and is spreading hints all over the internet. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and perhaps even Discord and Amino! So keep an eye out for more hints in the coming days. Also, you might want to include your friends to crack the code together! Anyway, click

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The First 2 Artists In The October Line-Up!

The first two guest artists of FACTS Fall 2019 have arrived: horror specialists Gabriel Rodriguez and Jay Fotos! Both artists will be available for sketches, autographs and talks on both days of the FACTS weekend, on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of October, in Flanders Expo Ghent! Gabriel Rodriguez The Chilean artist Gabriel Rodriguez is coming to a European convention

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The New Artwork of FACTS Fall 2019!

And so … it begins! The FACTS team is once again ready to give it everything they have, to give you another fantastic experience on October 19-20, in Flanders Expo Ghent. If you’re up for two days full of movies, series, gaming, cosplay, board games, scifi, fantasy, actors, artists, hundreds of specialised exhibitors and a whole weekend’s worth of entertainment, then we

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This was FACTS Spring 2019 (6-7 April)!

FACTS Spring 2019 guarantees unforgettable moments of pure joy and friendship, new experiences and tons of nostalgia. If you weren’t there on April 6-7, in Flanders Expo Ghent, then you’re doomed to hear the epic tales of those who were. Or you can visit the following page to – perhaps – catch a spec of that edition’s magic.  Want to join in

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Pimp your hair at the RAGE 2 Barber shop of Bethesda! (APRIL)

Come to Bethesda’s RAGE 2 Barber shop in the FACTS Gaming Hall and give your hair a wild apocalyptic new look! RAGE 2 is an upcoming open world first-person shooter, set in a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. This game is available on May 14th, but you can already come and experience the madness at FACTS! More gaming

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The lEGO® STAR WARS™ designers Panel (APRIL)

official LEGO® star wars™ designers: signing & photo sessions Bought your LEGO® sets? Then head to the three official LEGO® designers! Christian Minick Vonsild, Michael Lee Stockwell and Aaron Douglas Anderson will be more than happy to put an autograph on your merch, instantly turning your already great catch into a true collectors item! Autographs will be given at the DreamLand booth in

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FACTS celebrates Lectrr’s 20th participation! (APRIL)

Legendary Belgian cartoonist Lectrr joins the FACTS line-up for the 20th time, which is a huge feat. To honour this loyalty and enthusiasm, we have gathered all art and materials Lectrr has made for FACTS in the last two decades and put it in a collector’s item. This exclusive tribute full of rare drawings can be bought for €20 at the Artist

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The Men in Black are taking over FACTS! (APRIL)

The Men in Black must have noticed the amount of aliens in the FACTS halls and now they’re coming to set things straight. Don’t worry, they’re not shooting you with their big blasters, they’re recruiting you. These brave men and women of the MIB (Men in Black) are looking for new blood in their international division. Think it could be you? Then

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CHARITY EVENT: Donate ink cartridges for animal shelters! (APRIL)

Lightsaber Club Limburg will not only melt off people’s hands in spectacular lightsaber battles, but they will also melt your heart with a new charity event! Bring your empty ink cartridges from printers and faxes and donate them at their booth in the Entry hall. These will be handed to ‘Dierenasiel Dierenvrienden’ in Sint-Truiden, to fund this fan club’s Kessel Run. No,

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The FACTS Cosplay Posing Workshop: put the Ginyu Force to shame! (APRIL)

Join the FACTS Cosplay Posing Workshop and put even the mighty Ginyu Force to shame! In this workshop, CosplayCloud will teach you several cool, funny and generally useful cosplay poses. The seasoned host will focus on anime and manga series, such as Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures, Dragon Ball Z and many more! Although this workshop focuses on fun times, this can also certainly

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FACTS presents the Star Wars Zone (APRIL)

Venture to the Dark Side of the Moon (wait, that’s no moon)! Real-life beeping R2-D2’s, spectacular lightsaber battles, awesome decors and exhibitions,…  You’ll be going on a nostalgia trip in less than 12 parsecs! When you first enter FACTS, you will be greeted by loads of Star Wars and other fandom booths. Your journey already starts when you get past the FACTS

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FACTS presents The Board Game Zone

yu-gi-oh card game Sit down at the booth of Team QByte’s Nova Division and start feeling the heart of the cards in person. Don’t know how to play? No worries! These specialists will tell you all about it. Magic the Gathering ‘The League of New and Beginning Magic Players’ will welcome veterans and newcomers to the Magic The Gathering universe and give

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Donate your plastic bottle caps for charity at Ranger Nation Belgium!

The Power Rangers fan club Ranger Nation Belgium is gathering plastic bottle caps to support a charity organisation for guide dogs for the blind. You’ll be able to drop the caps in a special container to support your favourite Power Ranger colour. Just to be clear: the colour of the caps don’t matter, the colour of the container in which you drop them

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Exclusive Kevin Eastman art (TMNT) opportunity!

The FACTS Artist Alley fans are in for a treat! The co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman got inspired by Ghent’s Gravensteen and envisioned the Turtles in our beautiful Belgian city. Needless to say, this is a highly unique Kevin Eastman drawing, made especially for the FACTS fans! This high-end product is an A3-sized serigraph on 250gr paper, numbered to the

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Learn, play and discover Yu-Gi-Oh at FACTS!

Play Sit down at the Fan Village booth of Team QByte’s Nova Division and Team OCC and start feeling the heart of the cards in person. Don’t know how to play? No worries! These specialists will tell you all about it. You can bring your own deck if you have it! More info workshop Team Qbyte’s Nova Division will show you the

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FACTS’ Superhero Academy: Games & Challenges!

HONE YOUR SKILLS IN A HALL FULL OF CHALLENGES! After The Beast has been slain in previous editions, peace returned to the land of FACTS. But the heroes now needed a new challenge, so that they could stay in shape and to remain alert. That is why FACTS has established the Superhero Academy, where you will be put to the test in

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Bandai-Gundam joins the FACTS Exhibitor Hall!

Gundam Model Kits / Gunpla! Bandai celebrates the 40th anniversary of Gundam by promoting the Gunpla hobby in Belgium! They will provide you with the finest selection of Gundam Model Kits at FACTS.  Free demos & initiations! Bandai will also provide you with numerous activities at FACTS, such as a demonstration and initiation in which you assemble a trial version of RX-78-2 Gundam for

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Speed dating returns at FACTS Spring 2019!

Tired of spending Valentine’s alone? Ready to find the right partner? Want to meet single, same-minded people? Then join the facts speeddates! We truly believe that there is someone for everyone, especially in the FACTS community. And FACTS is the perfect place to meet so many like-minded, equally geeky people at once. That is why we are giving you a chance to meet

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Dark Dragon books brings 2 great artists to their booth!

Dark Dragon Books is once again bringing fine wares from multiple comic universes your way! So if you’re looking to add some beautiful comics to your collection, then don’t hesitate to check out this comic store! Since last year, Dark Dragon Books is officially responsible for the Dutch translations of Marvel comics. They focus on more accessible Marvel stories that don’t require

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Take a Keolis shuttle to FACTS!

FACTS and shuttle service Keolis are working together to bring fans safely to FACTS! If you’re still looking for a cheap way to get to FACTS without worrying about parking space, then this is the ideal solution for you! Keolis and FACTS have adjusted the pick-up and drop-off schedules to the opening hours of FACTS. That way, you can enjoy a full

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TWO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artists at FACTS!

Kevin B. Eastman, The co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Michael Dialynas, the current official TMNT artist, are coming to the FACTS Spring 2019 Artist Alley! Cowabunga! Pizza parties! Ninjas! New York’s sewers! It was in 1983 that Kevin B. Eastman created a connection between those terms in the form of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You have this man to thank

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FACTS welcomes Charmed star Shannen Doherty!

Actress, producer and TV director Shannen Doherty is probably best known as Prue Halliwell in the popular witchcraft series Charmed, in which she starred from 1998 until 2001. She also had a key role in the famous teen series Beverly Hills, 90210, in which she played Brenda Walsh. Besides those two hallmark series, Shannen Doherty has been seen shining in many other TV and movie

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