It was already the third edition of Elftopia, but this was undoubtedly the one where the Belgian fantasy fair confirmed that it can compete with the big fantasy fairs of the Netherlands, most notably Elfia. Continue reading “Elftopia”
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”
Last Sunday was the very first edition of Japan Con at Park Loods Noord in Antwerp, Belgium.
As the name suggests, this convention’s focus was Japanese (popular) culture, but there was some steampunk! Here is a taste. Continue reading “Steampunk at Japan Con”
There wasn’t a lot of steampunk at this year’s Made in Asia, the tenth edition of Belgium’s annual Asiamania convention, however, we didn’t want to keep the little steampunk we did find from you. Here is a small gallery. Continue reading “Steampunk at Made in Asia”
I’m going to flat out say it without beating around the bush: Comic Con Brussels was one of the best conventions I have ever attended. Possibly the best.
There’s quite a few reasons that contributed to this conclusion, so stick around to find out what made this event awesome. Continue reading “Comic Con Brussels”
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”
I didn’t attend the first edition of Elftopia last year, so I can’t compare. I also only attended the Saturday of this year’s edition, so this review will be focused on that. What I can say, however, that it was really fun. Continue reading “Elftopia”
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, 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”
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”