ORGANIZING COMIC CON DURING A PANDEMIC

There was no Comic Con Ghent, Comic Con Antwerp, Elftopia, Helltopia or Japan Con in 2020.
The disappointment was great and the demand to organize something became louder and louder.
Your health is our absolute priority, but we also want to respond to the growing group of people who want to be able to visit a convention again.

Only if we can all pull together, with a shared love for conventions and Geek Culture and respect each other’s health, can we let Comic Con continue.

Because of this we have been working on a new model of Comic Con, to guarantee a fun and safe visit for everyone. However, to make this new model work, all artists, visitors cosplayers, gamers, special guests, collectors, simply EVERYONE will have to work together.

To make sure everyone has a chance to visit Comic Con, but with respect for the social distancing rules, we have decided to make 9 time slots available for the Valentine’s day weekend Comic Con. It won’t be possible to visit us for a whole day or weekend, but people are free to buy multiple slots if one seems too short for their visit.

If the rules on social distancing should relax, making it possible for larger groups of people to gather indoors, all purchased tickets will upgrade to half-day or full day tickets automatically

In consultation with various authorities we have decided that this is the safest, and only, way for Comic Con to take place. We are asking a lot of everyone involved, and the rules will be strict, but this is the only way to ensure that Comic Con will all be able to return to its normal form soon.

If however the covid-rules change there is a possibility your ticket automatically changes into a day ticket.

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

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KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
WHENEVER POSSIBLE

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MASK ARE
MANDATORY

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CHECK IN ON TIME AT
COMIC CON AIRLINES

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DISINFECTING YOUR HANDS
IS MANDATORY

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KEEP RIGHT AT ALL TIMES AND FOLLOW
THE ARROWS IN THE DIRECTION INDICATED

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FREE CIRCULATION IS ALLOWED IN ALL
THE HALLS,  BUT ONLY IN THE CORRECT DIRECTION

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COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT

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BE PATIENT AND KIND TO EACH OTHER ALWAYS

LEAVE THE CONVENTION ON TIME AND ON YOUR OWN FORCE

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HAVE A LOT OF FUN!

* ASK PERMISSION FOR PICTURES AND RESPECT THE DISTANCE AT ALL TIMES!

THE PERKS (RESPECT THE GAP)

There’s a lot of rules to follow, but there are some advantages to organizing this way as well!

  1. There will be no long queues anywhere.
  2. The chance of contamination is reduced to the absolute minimum.
  3. There is a lot of space in the corridors and you can see more in a shorter period of time.
  4. You can meet up with friends in the same time slot and never lose them in the crowd.
  5. And lastly, but very importantly: Comic Con can take place this way.

So we count on your support and a sense of responsibility to learn together how we can make this a fun experience now and in the near future.

It’s no secret that we would have liked to do this differently, but this is the new normal in the near future.

In all humility, we are already grateful to you for the years you supported us, and with a shared love for Comic Con and Geek Culture in general, we will defeat this demon.
Because Love will always beat a demon!

LOVE ALWAYS BEATS A DEMON

We are starting a new movement: “Love Always Beats A Demon”
This is an initiative by the Comic Con Brussels organization during these difficult and harsh times. It’s to show that if we are strong, patient, respectful and loving, we will get through this time together.

It is a movement and a community, but above all an attitude.

You can support this movement by using the hashtag #lovealwaysbeatsademon and by, of course, acting on it every day.

We will also be selling merchandise for some extra support during these trying times, the profits will go to organizations that help young people with mental health issues.

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