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 Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Anthony Audenaerd Sales and Marketing Coordinator


FACTS, Your Belgian Comic Con, is the biggest pop culture event of the Benelux, where movies, series, games and superheroes come to life. Twice a year, FACTS transforms the halls of Flanders Expo in Ghent into a magical spectacle, with Hollywood stars, international artists, thousands of fans dressed up as fictional characters and enough surprising activities to keep your mouths watering for a whole weekend. 

FACTS has been around since 1993 and has over 25 years of know-how in the comic con world. On top of that, FACTS is backed by ‘Heroes’, a European network of 11 pop culture events spread across Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. The Belgian event ‘Made in Asia’, for example, is one of those sibling events.

The next FACTS is held on October 19-20, 2019, 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 an event you don’t want to miss.

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