With steampunk being hailed as the next big thing in several media (yet again) it seems like a good moment for a post like this, to give out some information to people interested in the movement but not yet part of it.
Event: Antwerp Convention
When: Sunday, April 28
What: Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror convention with an Asian tinge added to the mix
Where: Antwerp Expo, Antwerp, Belgium
Ticket price: € 8 in presale, € 10 at the door and kids under 10 half price at the door if they were accompanied an adult
Fully named Antwerp Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror Convention, but by all, the organisation included, referred to as Antwerp Convention has just passed with its third edition. And what an edition it was! This convention has steadily continued to grow, not only in popularity but also in quality and as someone who has attended all three editions so far I can honestly say that this is a con worth going to.
Event: Elf Fantasy Fair Haarzuilens
When: April 20 – 21
What: outdoors fantasy festival
Where: Castle de Haar, Haarzuilens, the Netherlands
Ticket price: depending on the ticket formula and when you got your tickets, but € 18 ish at the cheapest all charges considering.
Elf Fantasy Fair (EFF for short) Haarzuilens prides itself on being one of the biggest and eldest Fantasy festivals in the Netherlands. They also claim they’re the best and whilst a lot of people will readily agree with that statement, I beg to differ.