As it does every year, the Brussels Comic Strip Festival offers the very young and old alike the chance to try their hand and comic strips or participate in activities organised at the Brussels Comic Strip Festival free of charge!
PARC – stand C10
The 501st FanWars Garrison is part of the 501st Legion, a global non-profit organisation that engages in Star Wars themed costuming, both for official events and charitable activities. Officially recognised by Lucasfilm, it is composed of over 10,000 members around the world divided among several national clubs. Members of FanWars participate every year in a number of charitable events, conventions, and official events, such as film releases.
PARC – stand A3
Belgotaku is back at the Brussels Comic Strip Festival much to the delight of manga fans! You'll have to review the classics because Belgotaku is offering you a chance to participate in board and card games that will test your knowledge of manga and Asian culture. For the less adventurous, a reading nook offers an opportunity to explore the latest manga releases while others may participate in a cosplay workshop and create real ninja headbands and tiaras for themselves that are as brilliant as Sailor Moon's. And, like every year, don't miss the Belgotaku quest, which will transport you through the world of manga while you visit the Brussels Comic Strip Festival!
Comics Art Museum
BOZAR – stand F20
Discover the next great exhibition of the Comics Art Museum, dedicated to New Flemish Comics (19/9/2017 -> 3/6/2018) in avant-premiere ! In our reading corner you can sample a multilingual selection of books by this new generation of very original artists, as well as a quiz about their works. Link the artists to their works, put the panels back into order, and receive a unique and personalized badge of the exhibition.
BOZAR – stand F13
The great popularity of comic strip heroes with young people, whether they be European, American, or Japanese, has always inspired numerous video game adaptations. The "Retroludix" Association offers you the chance to pick up a joystick at their Bozar booth and get acquainted with these "comic games" and take a nostalgic journey back to the 1980s and 1990s.
Parc de Bruxelles
Kids Zone offers fun and creative activities for children: colouring workshops, manga makeover studio, do-it-yourself comics workshops... There will be something for everyone!
Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Petanque tournament – Bamboo
Parc de Bruxelles
As part of the 2017 Brussels Comic Strip Festival, Bamboo introduces its new comics about Marcel Pagnol. The Marseilles sun and the game of bowls will be front and centre!
In this holiday-making atmosphere a public petanque tournament is to be held in Parc de Bruxelles. Whether you are a novice or a pro, come out and point or shoot. Tournament winners will walk away with comics! Info & registration on Bamboo Stand – PARC, C11
PARC – stand A4
Uncover the secrets of comics production, learn how to tell a story and create your characters. Whether you are a beginner or a long-time enthusiast, Atelier 24's authors will be there to share their experience with you and the tricks of their trade!
BOZAR – Stand G1
Come to the Geek Zone (www.zonegeek.be) and Flash Raccoon (digital communication and transmedia entertainment) and explore geek pop culture activities, film, Cosplay, and imaginary worlds! Quizzes, blind tests, geek debates, demos, and Belgian content exhibitions related to comics, films, video games... there will be surprises and gifts to win!
Comics Schools and Academies
Take advantage of the presence of the Tournai, Watermael-Boitsfort, and Châtelet Fine Arts Academies as well as digital arts students from ESA Saint-Luc in Brussels. They will help you learn how to produce comics and show you their wildest projects.