Comic Con Gent Belgium

Steampunk at Comic Con Gent

Comic Con Gent took place last weekend at the ICC in Ghent, Belgium, and was, once again, the annual place to be if you enjoy a smaller and less crowded popular culture convention that is very welcoming to steampunks and dieselpunks.

While it is a popular culture event in general, offering the usual fair of fandoms, cosplay, famous guests and delicious food (they really do have a good food variety!), Comic Con Gent always has a fair number of ‘punk visitors and stands catering to them.

Without further ado, here are the photos from another splendid edition! Continue reading “Steampunk at Comic Con Gent”

Comic Con Antwerp

Comic Con Antwerp Belgium
Cosplay competition contestants at Comic Con Antwerp, Belgium, September 23 (Hilde Heyveart)

Comic Con Antwerp had some big shoes to fill. It’s not by the same team that used to organize the Antwerp Convention, but it’s a good thing there was a veteran organization behind it because people were looking at it as the con to replace that other, much-beloved convention.

So stick with us to find out whether or not this was Antwerp Convention 2.0 or not. Continue reading “Comic Con Antwerp”

Atsusacon

Atsusacon Ghent Belgium
Atsusacon in Ghent, Belgium, August 5 (Hilde Heyvaert)

Over the years, Atsusacon has become a staple in the summer convention season as one of the more fun, smaller conventions to attend.

They always make a real effort, more so than many other events, to put on a varied program, with workshops, vendors, often even concerts and more.

This year, however, the convention seemed to really have found its niche as a cosplay convention, which seemed to work. Continue reading “Atsusacon”

Comic Con Gent

Comic Con Gent Belgium
Steampunk enthusiasts at Comic Con Gent, Belgium, July 9 (Hilde Heyvaert)

Comic Con Gent, formerly known as Starcom, struck down in the ICC for the third year in a row. And boy, what a convention it was!

This is one of these conventions that started slow but pleasant and have kept improving. And it not only shows, it works.

Stick with this review and find out just why Comic Con Gent is one of the best conventions Belgium has to offer. Continue reading “Comic Con Gent”

Unexpected Steampunk Music: Pan de Capazo

Pan de Capazo
Pan de Capazo perform in Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium, May 21 (Hilde Heyvaert)

There are these rare, very rare moments when you find yourself sitting at a local festival that couldn’t be further away from anything steampunk or dieselpunk if it tried and you realizes that the band that just started to perform on stage is, in fact… a steampunk band.

That was what happened when I attended the annual Heist-op-den-Berg sheep-shearing festival in Belgium on May 21. (I go for the food, the food is amazing) Continue reading “Unexpected Steampunk Music: Pan de Capazo”

Coalescaremonium, Pagan Electrics

Coalescaremonium Pagan Electrics Etterbeek Belgium
Selfie in progress at Coalescaremonium, Pagan Electrics, in Etterbeek, Belgium, April 8 (Hilde Heyvaert)

Coalescaremonium, Pagan Electrics, was the fifth (time does really fly) installment of the yearly Grandioso Gothic Happening (that’s really how it’s marketed as, I’m not making it up) taking place at the revamped monastery Bouche à Oreille.

Which, with its many side rooms, is the perfect location for a Gothic event of this magnitude. Continue reading “Coalescaremonium, Pagan Electrics”