Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee) is coming to FACTS Spring Edition!

You know Sean Astin best as Samwise Gamgee, Frodo’s loyal Hobbit companion from the original The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. As the protagonist of one of the most praised fantasy movies of the past decades, he can surely tell the FACTS fans quite a lot about what happened behind the scenes. And what it’s like to walk around with extremely hairy feet.

This talented American actor also portrayed Mikey in the cult movie The Goonies (1985), protagonist Rudy in the movie of the same name (1993), Doug Whitmore – the young man ravaged by steroids – in 50 First Dates (2004), Lynn McGill in 24 (2006), Frack in Dorothy and the Witches of Oz (2012) and Jim Kent in The Strain (2014).

He will be available during FACTS Spring Edition 2016 (2-3 April) for panels, signing sessions and photoshoots.

FACTS is the largest Comic Con show in the Benelux and will be held for the 26th time on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April, at Flanders Expo in Ghent. Each edition more than 45,000 fans gather at FACTS for two days to switch from the real world to the one of Fantasy, Comics, Action Heroes, Games, Anime and Toys.
With more than three hundred exhibitors, dozens of international stars and a unique Cosplay contest, FACTS is for the European fantasy fans, as one of our visitors called it, “not just a convention, it’s our special dimension!”

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Anthony Audenaerd

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FACTS, Your Belgian Comic Con, is not just a convention, it’s another dimension. FACTS is the biggest pop culture event of the Benelux that brings together the best of movies, series, games and superheroes, allows all its aspects to spring to life and unites a wide array of pop culture fans.

Twice a year, the FACTS Flagship docks at the halls of Flanders Expo in Ghent to present its riches in the form of world-famous actors, international comic artists, thousands of fans dressed up as fictional characters, 54.000 m² of surprising activities, and 250+ exhibitors with geeky merchandise and collector’s items. 

FACTS has been around since 1993 and has 30 years of know-how in the comic con world. On top of that, this event is backed by ‘Heroes’, a European network of 9 pop culture events spread across Belgium, The Netherlands, and Sweden. The Belgian eventMade in Asia, for example, is one of those sibling events.

The 2023 editions will be held on 6-7 April and 2-3 November, in Flanders Expo Ghent. If you’re even remotely a fan of fantasy, science fiction, comics, anime, cosplay, video games, board games, films and TV series, then FACTS is a phenomenon that should be on your bucket list.

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