Who is Fishing Cactus? This Belgian game developer doesn’t just make games, they “craft smart games with soul”. And it shows in their concepts and products. Case in point: their Typing Chronicles series, which are games that combine Diablo style gameplay and adventure with a typing attack mechanic. The first entry – Epistory – received positive review such as ‘a pleasant surprise’
Fan of the incredible Aria comic series?Then this is a unique opportunity! Artist Michel Weyland is celebrating the 40th and final instalment of the Aria comic with a small gift to the community: a unique drawing in a pristine copy of this final episode. If you are one of the 20 first fans to fill in the form below, you’ll be able
Watch how Technopolis reveals the secrets behind movie magic, in songs of fire and dry ice, and in fiery and mystifying special effect showcases. You get to see the science behind the movies in a spectacular way. And when we say ‘spectacular’, we mean don’t-try-this-at-home spectacular!
The ultimate list of ‘Must See-ries’ in autumn. Which series will you watch on Disney+, Netflix, HBO and other streaming services during September, October and November 2021?
Are you ready to find courage? Well met, good knight! Are you in for some adventuring? Then start slaying your foes in this conquest for one of the five fantasy board games tied into 2021’s newest blockbuster movie ‘The Green Knight’! In The Green Knight, Sir Gawain is sent out by King Arthur to confront the titular character, a monstrous, emerald knight
“It has never been this quiet for this long”, sighed Noccimoc, the gentle giant. “It’s been ages since we’ve had a sighting of humans in these parts. Where do you think they’ve all gone?” His gaze was fixed on the far reaches of the glade, constantly scanning the surrounding foliage for movement. “Who knows,” said Fanrir the Faun, reclined on his enormous
The LEGO® Group is on a roll with amazing sets of Super Mario, designer flower bouquets, Adidas shoes (brick sets AND wearable LEGO themed shoes), and many more surprises. And now, the beloved Danish brand has made a gorgeous set called “Everyone is Awesome”, to celebrate love, diversity, and inclusion, as well as Pride Month. Their goal is to build a more
Read and watch how John Barrowman sends a powerful message to a recently outed cosplayer on the Q&A stage of FACTS, Your Belgian Comic Con.
The ‘Must-See-ries’ of the Summer in a clear list and overview. Which riveting TV series will you watch on Netflix, Disney+, HBO, Amazon and other streaming services in June, July, and August 2021?
Celebrate the release of Monster Hunter Rise with Nintendo in a live community stream and get a chance at winning a beautiful custom Nintendo Switch!
FACTS & Disney are handing out 3 official packages with exclusive WandaVision items. Answer one simple question to get a chance at winning!
Award winning Belgian cosplayer Shien Cosplay shows you how to make Aloy’s bow from the PS4 game Horizon: Zero Dawn. Check her tutorial here!
It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that FACTS: The Homeworld Edition, on October 24-25 in Flanders Expo Ghent, has been cancelled. We would like to describe the situation with a Spider-Man quote: “No one can win every battle, but no man should fall without a struggle.” The FACTS team has fought hard at every level, but
FACTS has found a solution that will allow us to organise FACTS in corona times. The result: The FACTS Homeworld Edition! Check all changes and safety measures here.
FACTS is going over August 2020’s video game releases and highlights a few comic con related subjects you could be looking out for.
Looking for inspiration for your FACTS cosplay in corona times? Here are some ideas to use those pesky face masks to your advantage in cosplay.
Looking to improve your cosplay skills? Then check out these tutorials of respected and experienced Belgian cosplayers! From realistic paint jobs and the illusion of metal to making huge light cosplay props, you can find invaluable cosplay tips and tricks here. MistVein Cosplay: big props & little tricks In the following clips, the experienced Belgian cosplayer Mistvein Cosplay gives short tutorials on
This is the funny behind-the-scenes story of our restaurant visit with five time World’s Strongest Man and Game of Thrones actor Hafthor Björnsson.
LEARN HOW TO DRAW RIVERDALE / ARCHIE The incredible Dan Parent was going to give the FACTS fans a very educational ‘How to draw Archie’ workshop on April 4-5, but sadly, we never got to see it in action. But not to worry! You can learn how to draw Riverdale / Archie characters through these online tutorials. Time to put that extra
Call in your friends for fun and corona proof games when you’re in a Zoom call. We have listed tons of fun browser games for you to try out!
Tired of spending Valentine’s Day on your own? Not to worry, FACTS has your back. You can now register for the speed dates of FACTS Spring 2020. Brand new this edition: Dates & Geeks’ Secret Message Party, a more casual way to mingle and communicate with potential love interests.
This Belgian children’s book author has written many local classics, such as De Boeboeks, De Zusjes Kriegel, Blinker, Het Ei van Oom Trotter, De Katten van Kruisem and much more. He inspired multiple generations of young Flemish book lovers with his creative and relatable stories. And now he’s coming to FACTS in multiple activities: Signing sessions A writing workshop More info Drawings
KNOWN FOR PORTRAYING Otis Milburn in Sex Education (Netflix) Jake in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Calvin in Then Came You Hugo Cabret in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Mordred in Merlin Bruno in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Norman Green in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Gardner Elliot in The Space Between Us Come and get your Entry tickets Photoshoots Autographs
Witness our big orchestra performing a live medley of the most beautiful music pieces in pop culture, on April 4-5, in Flanders Expo Ghent. Get ready to float on the soundwaves of nostalgia, right into your favourite universes. From gaming to fantasy and sci-fi to Disney, every fan will be transported to their favourite fictional realms when they hear these tunes. Join
FACTS is giving aspiring new artists a chance to spread their gorgeous artwork at Belgium’s largest comic con. The organisation chooses the best entries and gives the winner of this contest a free Creator Zone booth of 6m², where you can freely sell your artwork. FACTS aims to support local artists and help them spread their love for art. And who knows,
Your Belgian Comic Con returns next year with two events: A Spring edition on April 4-5 A Fall edition on October 24-25 And now, you can buy your April tickets at the best prices! Why should I buy FACTS-tickets THIS EARLY? They’re ideal Christmas presents! Haven’t found your gift for the holidays yet? Then consider a FACTS entry ticket! You can get one
The Heroes events group (FACTS Spring/Fall & (Rétro) Made in Asia) is getting a new geeky sibling in Brussels! To transform this idea into a magnificent, new type of festival, we are looking for two new enthusiastic and capable colleagues to rise to the rank of Heroes League member. Be warned: one of the most important things is that you master French
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
1. YAARGH COLLECT THE FACTS TREASURE MAPS, Matey! Get that FACTS Treasure Map at the entrance and you’ll have a Floor plan + Schedule + Exhibitor List combo. But you can also already check them online. Then you can easily set sail for those activities, savvy? Schedule & Floor Plan 2. BRING GOOD SHOES The FACTS universe spans out over all of Flanders
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Buy LEGO® Star Wars™ 20th Anniversary Edition Sets! At FACTS, on April 6-7, you will be able to buy exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ 20th Anniversary Edition sets. Head to the DreamLand booth in Hall 1 (6050)! Let official LEGO® designers put an autograph on your LEGO® Star Wars™ sets! 3 official LEGO® designers are ready to put an autograph on your sets.
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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