Every year, from March, Brussels becomes THE capital of pop culture as it offers up 6 unmissable geek events! Get your costumes ready!
From Comic Con Brussels to the BIFF, via the Brussels Games Festival, Brussels is full of events, game bars and escape games to delight geeks of all kinds.
Once again this year, the capital offers a series of must-see events for gamers and other cosplayers. Here's a glimpse of what's on offer.
Anima - Brussels International Animation Film Festival | 21/02>01/03/20
For 10 days, animation and cartoons take over Flagey with Anima. In addition to the films, the festival offers exhibitions, virtual reality, lectures, workshops, lively nights, concerts…
Comic Con Brussels | Winter: 22>23/02/20 - Summer: 29>30/08/20
This year, the most popular comic book convention in Brussels is holding two editions at the Tour & Taxis site. 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.
Foire du Livre – Brussels Book Fair | 05>08/03/20
The comic strip section of the Foire du Livre - Brussels' book fair - is a must. In addition to the major publishing houses and the many signing sessions and conferences, the Palais des Imaginaires offers shows that combine comic strips with the latest technologies.
Made In Asia | 13>15/03/20
Made In Asia is an event dedicated to pop culture from the Orient: mangas, anime, video games, international guests, YouTubers, e-sports,.. but also culture, gastronomy and music!
Bourse ’O’ Pop| 05/04/20
Bourse 'O' Pop, it's THE unbmissable convention for lovers of Funko Pop © figures. Get some bargains and find that rare gem at one of the specialised vendors or exchange your duplicates with other fans in a unique atmosphere.
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival | 07>20/04/20
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!
Digital Spring | 24>26/04/20
Brussels' Digital Spring is an initiative that honours the digital and technological sector in Brussels in order to capture the attention of the general public: immersive VR, introductions to coding, workshops,...
Japan Con: Asian Pop Culture Festival | 27>28/06/20
Celebrate Asian pop culture at this new festival that features manga, animated film and other similar genres.
Brussels Games Festival | 28>30/08/20
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!Cinquantenaire Park | www.brusselsgamesfestival.be
Brussels Comic Strip Festival | 11>13/09/20
The Brussels Comic Strip Festival is moving to the Gare Maritime at Tour & Taxis, a new, larger and covered prestigious venue. The programme remains top-quality with the presence of the major publishing houses, the Atomium Awards ceremony, more than 300 authors, signing sessions, exhibitions, conferences and the unmissable Balloons Day Parade.