In Brussels, numerous events devoted to pop culture take place every year. Made in Asia is the festival for fans of manga, but also anime, video games, YouTubers and cosplay. It takes place each year at Brussels Expo, in Heysel. If you are a fan of comics, fantasy, science fiction, board games, retrogaming or Anglo-Saxon pop culture, come to Comic Con Brussels, at Tour & Taxis, and Heroes Comic Con, which takes place at the same time as Made in Asia and is also held at Brussels Expo.
Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, is devoted to this film genre in all its forms: animated cartoons, puppets, modelling clay and digital, in advertising, clip or feature-length format. The films shown come from all over the world and are aimed at all audiences: children, adults, families, professionals… It is the only event in Belgium devoted to animation film and is one of the biggest in Europe. It is authorised to select nominees for the Oscar for best animated short film. It takes place in the Flagey building, in Ixelles. If you are a fan of fantasy films, the BIFFF, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, lets you discover films of this genre but also science-fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror and surrealism. Attend screenings in several cinemas, visit exhibitions and discover street theatre, take part the in vampire ball…
GameForce is the video game fair where you can discover new games, the latest consoles, games from independent developers and retro and 100% Belgian games. Test them, try virtual reality, participate in cosplay and esport activities or buy hardware and merchandise.
Bourse ‘O’ Pop is the unmissable event if you’re a collector or lover of Funko Pop. Individuals and professionals offer you all kinds of Pops, from the most popular, to the most rare.