By: Monstertje
Date: March 10, 2013

Antwerp Convention #3

In this weeks lifestyle special we bring you the Antwerp Convention. Want to know why you should visit and how to win tickets, keep on reading!

Antwerp Convention #3 In this weeks lifestyle special we bring you the Antwerp Convention. Want to know why you should visit and how to win tickets, keep on reading!

As the flyer states "one day full of Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror", we'll sure be attending. This year will be the third edition and as every year it is the place to be if you love Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror-related, computer & board games, costumes, toys, collectables, comics, literature, movies and other media. The day will be filled with showcases, interviews, lectures, autograph-sessions, demo-sessions, tournaments, screenings, gaming. Or you can just skip all of that and just work on your social skills by making some new friends, no need to hide your nerdy side this time!

Antwerp Convention

There's a huge program of scheduled activities and events throughout the day, we'll highlight some of them for you. First of there's the Dutch Robot Games. In a special arena remote controlled Dutch Robots will battle and demonstrate the engineering ingenuity of their Makers. Brought to you by the official 'Dutch Robot Games', as featured on TV. I'm sure we got some gamers among our readers, so when attending make sure to visit the Old School Gaming Room where you can re-live some of your gaming nostalgia! The Old School Gaming Room features a collection of various vintage and classic arcade games and consoles. Of course all games are free to play and you can also sign up for 1 or more gaming competitions.

Antwerp Convention

No need to leave your girl or money at home since there also will be plenty of room to shop as the Antwerp Convention features a 6000m2 dealer room with vendors from across Europe. Here you can shop for movies, posters, toys, gadgets, comic books, clothing, as well as games and cult memorabilia. Some of the exhibitors you'll find at Antwerp Convention are : Acme Trendz, Caprica Toys 'n Comics, Dirtees, Movie Ink and Le Reliquaire.

Antwerp Convention

Something I'm personally looking forward to as a girl who loves make-up is the fact Cindy Frey will be there to do make-up sessions and show off her talent for special effects, 3D and grime. Also look out for stands like En-Phaz and Sain Peter Special Fx Studio, where you can have your face painted. Another thing that I'm enthusiastic about is the Laser Shoot Arena. I'm always asking my husband when we're gonna do some laser shooting and now I got the chance! I can't wait to get lost in this labyrinth with inflatable walls where competitors challenge each other in a daring war of laser shooting fun.

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One of the most cool aspects of going to a convention like this is having the chance to meet some pretty big names within the industry. The Antwerp Convention calls this one of their most cherished institutions, The Special Guests corner. This corner will include big and small screen heroes like actors, directors and composers, flanked by some impressive illustrators and writers of your favorite comics and novels. You can meet & greet them at the Antwerp Convention during autograph sessions and interview panels. Some of this years guests include : Doug Bradley, known for his role as Hellraiser's Pinhead.Also from Hellraiser , there's Nicholas Vince, The Chattering Cenobite in Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Hellraiser II and Vince was also writer for Marvel's Hellraiser and Nightbreed comic. Italian film director Lamberto Bava , specializing in horror, giallo and fantasy films. Liam Shalloo, Comic book and Video Game Artist for Sony PlayStation, Spider-man, Transformers, SingStar and Dr Who. Also this week Antwerp Convention confirmed that Rufus Dayglo will also be attending, famous for being the Comic Artist forTank Girl & Judge Dredd.

Antwerp Convention

The Antwerp Convention takes place on Sunday April 28th, from 10am till 6pm at the following location:

Antwerp Expo
Jan van Rijswijcklaan 191
2020 Antwerpen

General admission is 10 euro and children aged 10 or under, when accompanied by an adult, enjoy a 50% discount at the door.

Antwerp Convention website
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2 ticket giveaway!

Antwerp Convention gives two of you the opportunity to visit for free! To win these tickets, do the following:

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The ending date of this giveaway will be: Friday 15th of March 2013!


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