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Stars and Anniversary Program at FANTASY BASEL - The Swiss Comic Con

Media information: 5. March 2019

Cinema and TV star Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Origin) comes to Basel

Switzerland’s biggest festival for pop culture and gaming is celebrating its 5th anniversary with an extensive program.
From 3 to 5 May, a huge adventure world for fans of film, TV series, games, comics and cosplay will be set up in the halls of the Messe Basel on more than 60,000 m2. The organizers have already announced Natalia Tena, Julian Glover, Mark Hadlow, Angus MacInnes, Josh Herdman and Jon Campling some of the stars who are coming to the anniversary. Other stars and filmmakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans of Harry Potter can look forward to three actors from their favorite films.

TV and movie star Natalia Tena is known worldwide as a clumsy but loveable “Nymphadora Tonks” in Harry Potter and as a fearless “Osha” from the HBO series Game of Thrones. The versatile actress and musician from England has already played some major roles and is also part of the Maincast in the TV series Origin.
The “Death Eater” Jon Campling and Josh Herdman, who played Gregory Goyle, are two other actors from the Harry Potter films in Basel.

The world-famous actors Julian Glover (Game Of Thrones, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Indiana Jones), Mark Hadlow (The Hobbit, Mortal Engines, King Kong) and Angus MacInnes (Star Wars, Vikings, Rouge One, Hellboy ) will be on stage in talks. All actors will also be available for autographs and photo sessions.

Star Wars fans can look forward to the Saturday: “May the 4th”, where some specials are on the program. The Swiss Garrison, the Swiss representation of The 501st Legion with many stormtroopers and huge Star Wars fan props are also waiting for the fans. It is not for nothing that the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con is regarded by visitors from distant galaxies as one of the most beautiful conventions in the universe. Tickets for the mega event are already available in advance, presale is recommended.

Messe Basel, May 3 – 5, 2019, advance booking:

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Switzerland's biggest pop culture event celebrates the 5th edition with a strong anniversary program.

Media information: February 2019

The FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2019 is considered by over 50,000 visitors as one of the most beautiful festivals in Europe for fans of film, games, comics and cosplay. In 4 halls and 60’000 m2, everything that excites the multimedia generation will be shown. International movie and TV stars, shows and action zones, film, science-fiction and space exhibitions, eSports tournaments, gaming zones, over 200 draftsmen and artists and much more awaits the visitors. In addition, stands with merchandising and exclusive jubilee editions of comic books will be present. The cosplay shows on the big stage will be accompanied by a high-caliber international cosplay jury and will each be gleaming highlights of the festival. Some of the movie stars are already announced. With Julian Glover, Mark Hadlow and Angus MacInnes, three seasoned actors enrich the program *; further actors will be announced soon. Fans of Harry Potter, but also lovers of current TV series, may look forward to further announcements. And yes, Star Wars fans can be pleased about  Saturday: “May the 4th”! That’s why the FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con is also regarded among the visitors from distant galaxies as one of the most beautiful conventions of the universe.

Three days of smashing program: Secure tickets now!

Messe Basel, May 3 – 5, 2019, advance booking:,

* Julian Glover is known for his roles in Game of Thrones (Grand Master Pycelle), Doctor Who, Star Wars and Indiana Jones. For The Hobbit, King Kong, and Mortal Engines, the actor and comedian Mark Hadlow from New Zealand has established worldwide reputation. Also Angus MacInnes is known from Star Wars, but for roles in Vikings, Rouge One or Hellboy.

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FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con 2018 begeister 52’000 Besucher

Media information from 13.5.18

Die FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con lockte während den vergangenen drei Tagen über 50‘000 Besucher in die Hallen der Messe Basel. An über 300 Ständen fanden die Besucher Attraktionen und Neuheiten rund um Games, Cosplay, Comic, Film, Urban Art und Unterhaltungselektronik. Die Messe für die „Generation Multimedia“ konnte auch dieses Jahr mit grossen Ausstellernamen, Stars aus der Film- & TV-Welt, Gamepremieren und hochwertigen Cosplay Contests aufwarten. An der „Swiss Gaming Challenge“ und der Schweizer Meisterschaft im Spiel FIFA18 duellierten sich besten eSportler der Schweiz. Für ein Autogramm mit Gotham-Star Sean Pertwee und der Schweizer Schauspielerin Carla Juri standen die Fans ebenso Schlange wie beim Stand des Comic Zeichners und diesjährigen Plakat-Gestalters Enrico Marini. Grossen Andrang fanden die Game of Thrones – Panels sowie die über 200 Künstler aus aller Welt. Der hohe Anteil an Cosplayern bescherte dem Event eine fröhliche und farbenfrohe Note. Das Feedback von nationalen wie auch internationalen Besuchern war äusserst positiv; die Convention zählt international bereits zu den Top Events dieses Genres. Die Erfolgsstory geht weiter: die Veranstalter freuen sich bereits auf das fünfjährige Jubiläum der FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con, vom 03. – 05. Mai 2019.

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