FACTS 2011

On October 25, 2011, in English, Information, by Stefaan Lesage

Just as last year Knightwise invited me to join his press team and to help him shoot some interviews on the FACTS show floor. And just as last year … we had a blast !

Avatar Statue

Avatar Statue

Where last year we had 3 people, this year we had a bigger and better organized crew :

  • @Knightwise, our interviewer and host of the KnightCast and KWTV.
  • @Niejana, our producer and the ‘card lady’
  • @KonradPhoto, our professional Photographer
  • , as the amateur photographer and camera man 🙂
  • A lovely assistant …

I actually already went to check FACTS on saturday with my son Jens and some friends. For my son, it was his first visit to FACTS and he was really impressed. Of course I had to drag him out of the Games hall and then away from all the light sabers which were on display (and for sale), but he told me he enjoyed it.

Personally I thought it was a little less crowded than last year. It must have been an impression, since the organizers already said that they had 30% more visitors than last year. Only thing I can say is that we didn’t see any lines at the entrance, and we did see a lot less CosPlayers than last year.

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins


After an interview we did with Mary Poppins, we were told that there is an even bigger CosPlay event happening in a few weeks. From the 4th till the 6th of november the Japan Expo Belgium will take place.

From what I did understand, this is the event where the Belgian finalists for the European Cosplay will be picked. Apparently quite a few CosPlayers are keeping their costumes for that special occasion. Mary Poppins told us we should definitely go check it out, and somehow I hope we could even get a press invite for that 🙂

Maybe that is why I had the impression that there was less CosPlay happening this year. Last year we could actually pick out the CosPlayers we wanted to interview. This year … we had to go look for them.

We met up with some people we interviewed last year (as you will see in the video’s once they are ready) and for some reason … I think we looked a lot more professional. Some people recognized us, some people even made room for us to do our interviews, and we even had the opportunity to look inside the R2D2’s from the R2D2 Builders Group !

Meanwhile you can have a look at the beautiful images Konrad Dwojak’s made or head over to the set of Images I made in between the different video takes.

Anyway … we had a blast … and if you have some patience (while we process the audio and the video we captured at the event) the results of the Video Interviews will be available real soon …

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