Every year, from February, Brussels becomes THE capital of pop culture as it offers up 6 unmissable geek events! Get your costumes ready!
In the mood for some cartoons? Head down to place Flagey for the Anima film festival which gets the ball rolling with the best from the world of animation. Do you prefer US comic books, science-fiction or fantasy? Then visit Brussels’ Comic Con at Tour & Taxis.
Are you a fan of Asian culture and avid reader of manga? Then Made in Asia is an event to be enjoyed without moderation! If you have a passion for video games, then Brussels Expo has exactly what you’re looking for as it hosts Youplay, a video game fair for insatiable gamers.
For unashamed geeks, the Star Wars© Identities exhibition plunges you into this captivating universe. And for fans of icons, the Legos© of the Bricklive experience return to Brussels this autumn.
To finish in style, aficionados of the seventh art are invited to events that celebrates all genres: between the BIFFF at BOZAR and the mythical anthologies of Science Fiction & Fantasy 1902-1929 at the Cinematek, you've got a tough decision to make!
Cartoon & comics
Anima - 09/02 > 18/02/2018
Anima returns with brand new feature-length and short films for all ages. Poetry and joy, but also violence and erotica. Anima, will also be organising workshops for children, a course for teens, concerts, conferences...
Comic Con Brussels - 10/02 et 11/02/2018
Comic Con is Brussels' most popular comic book convention. Every year it welcomes more than 10,000 visitors. Marvel at the fantastic costumes of cosplayers, meet world-famous stars of the genre and lose yourself in the thousands of specialised stands. There’s something for everyone at this gigantic celebration of contemporary pop culture: comic books, cosplay, gaming, films, manga, series, collectors’ objects, clothing, toys, gadgets and more.
Mangas & games
Made in Asia - 16/03 > 18/03/2018
Discover Made in Asia, Belgium’s largest event celebrating Japanese pop culture and manga in Brussels! More than 300 exhibitors, boutiques, fun and cultural activities, concerts and famous Japanese guests for signing sessions gather inBrussels Expo. Not forgetting the big cosplay competition: the World Cosplay Summit!
Youplay! - 16/03 > 18/03/2018
Youplay!, the largest Belgian event dedicated to games, videos and video games comes to Brussels Expo. Come and discover all the latest board games, try out the newest consoles, experiment with new technologies like virtual reality and get a unique chance to meet your favourite YouTubers.
Brussels Games Festival - 25 > 26/08/2018
The Brussels Games Festival is THE games festival for all target audiences and age groups. Whether you're a passionate gamer, an occassional amateur or just curious; whether you come alone, with friends or with your family, this festival is the one for you: it has a big free party, and enjoys a convivial and warm atmosphere in the middle of the Brussels summer!
Star Wars©Identities - 02/04 > 02/09/2018
Plunge into the legendary Star Wars© Identities exhibition and explore beneath the surface of this mythical saga. Once a geek, always a geek, so admire the hundreds of costumes, accessories, drawings and models. Meet Yoda, R2-D2, Princess Leia and some stormtroopers… and brace yourself for a meeting with Darth Vader himself!
Bricklive Brussels - 26/10 > 04/11/2018
Bricklive returns to Brussels. Even bigger and more interactive, this year's edition will delight LEGO® enthusiasts. Come with your family, or with friends and take part in the world's largest LEGO® experience and bring your wildest dreams to life using thousands of little coloured bricks.
Science Fiction & Fantasy "1902–1929" - 01/12/2017> 27/02/2018
With Science Fiction & Fantasy "1902–1929", the Cinematek offers a unique chance to (re)discover just how visionary the pioneers of cinema were: fantasy creatures, parrallel universes, highly technological machines… All the magic of science-fiction is captured in the masterpieces of Georges Méliès, René Clair, Fritz Lang and Joe May.
BIFFF - 03/04 > 15/04/2018
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival is an oasis of great films at BOZAR that will get your adrenaline pumping, with gems of horror, science fiction and all kinds of thrillers. On the programme: close to 150 films that you can enjoy those in the presence of the actors and directors, a body-painting and fantasy make-up contest, a manga market, a zombie parade and a vampires’ ball. Come and see for yourself… if you dare!