Upcoming events

SEPTEMBER 2018
Elfia Arcen 2018 2018

Kasteel Tuinen

Sep 21, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018

In Elfia you are who you are, but the amazing thing is: you can also become whoever you want to be. An angel or a devil; a fairy or an evil princess; a romantic pirate or a divine entity. Everything is possible and all your dreams can become reality.

Festival | Firestarter
Splash 2018

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Sep 22, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018
50.00 EUR - Early Bird 70.00 EUR - Standart 90.00 EUR - Last chance

The unique czech event bringing a lot of information of 2D and 3D graphics, animation, post-production and other creative industries, all in two days of lectures, workshops and accompanying program. SPLASH is the follower of the legendary conference MAXCON (2005-2012), which held gained a good reputation across disciplines and got favourable attendance for many years. At present, more and more rapidly evolving world of computer graphics and the growing interest among young users, however, required a new concept of the event.

Festival | Michal Benda
Trojan Horse was a Unicorn 2018

Fort St. Elmo Valetta

Sep 23, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018

Trojan Horse was a Unicorn went from being a five-day digital art festival to an organization that psychologically, technically, and educationally supports the global digital artist and ensures that the world understands and celebrates their artistry and craft.

Festival | Andre Luis
2018 ZBrush Summit 2018

Gnomon School of Visual Effects and Gaming

Sep 27, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
0.00 USD -

Join us as we continue to bring the ZBrush community together in a global phenomenon that is the ZBrush Summit. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with ZBrush artists at the 2018 ZBrush Summit on September 27th – 30th. With an international audience numbering in the hundreds of thousands, the annual ZBrush Summit is the year's biggest event for the community of artists centered on the Academy Award® winning ZBrush software.

Festival | Paul Gaboury
Nexus Con - Pop Culture Convention 2018

Coffs Harbour Racing Club

Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018

What is Nexus Con? Nexus Con is a “Pop Culture Convention”. Think all things pop (popular) culture; anime, gaming, cosplay (costume play), characters, movies, fantasy and so much more! Nexus Con is a chance for the Coffs Coast and the wider North Coast region to come together to celebrate everything Pop Culture in one place. Nexus Con is an all ages, family friendly, inclusive event. There is something for everyone and the whole community is invited to join in the fun. You won’t want to miss it.

Convention | Firestarter
FACTS 2018

Flanders Expo

Sep 29, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

In one FACTS weekend, the connoisseurs of the finer sci-fi and fantasy worlds receive the experience of a lifetime. If you adore comics, anime, cosplay, science fiction, video games, board games, fantastic films and tv series or other alternative activities, then FACTS is an event you simply cannot miss. We have all your favourite franchises under one roof. FACTS is an acronym, after all, for Fantasy, Animation, Comics, Toys and Sci-Fi.

Convention | Firestarter
Promised Land 2018

Sep 30, 2018 - Oct 03, 2018

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, the city of Łódź, Poland and EC1 Łódź, are proud to announce that Promised Land returns this year to once more unite creative industry professionals from around the world. This year’s event will take place from September 30th to October 3rd in the EC1 Łódź centre — a former power station, now fully modernised and serving as a centre for culture and science.

Festival | Promised Land
OCTOBER 2018
BFX Festival 2018 2018

Bournemouth International Centre

Oct 03, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018

Returning to Bournemouth in 2018 for its 6th year, BFX has been designed to celebrate and promote the visual effects, computer games and animation industry, inspire the next wave of talent and share the latest practices and knowledge found in today’s Digital Economy. BFX will have a fantastic line-up of speakers, screenings, workshops, masterclasses and family activities, with content from across the globe.

Festival | Firestarter
Playgrounds: The Art Department 2018

Klokgebouw

Oct 04, 2018 - Oct 05, 2018
75.00 EUR - full pass early bird

A 2 day conference on concept art for films, animation and games. 40+ of the world’s leading and inspirational artists and designers meet up in the Dutch capitol of design Eindhoven. Character design, concept art, background visuals, character building, robotics, props: every single detail a crew has to think of and decide upon before they can get start actually making the film. For two days we immerse ourselves in the magic of visual storytelling.

Festival | Paulien Mandos
OFFF Vienna 2018 2018

Gösserhalle Vienna

Oct 05, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018
169.00 EUR - Regular Ticket

OFFF is a community inviting all those whom are eager to learn to participate and get inspired in a journey of conferences, workshops, activities and performances. OFFF takes place in the heart of Barcelona annually, while it tours the world as OFFF on Tour. Welcome to OFFF Vienna 2018!

Festival | Julia Weithaler
DAC-FRA 2018

DJH JugendHerberge Frankfurt

Oct 05, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018

DAC-FRA is a new Digital Art Conference in Frankfurt where artists of all levels can come together to learn cool stuff, meet new people and enjoy 3 days of inspiring talks, workshops, live demos, portfolio reviews and more. 2017 is our first edition and the whole concept this year is to have a close connection between speakers and participants. For this reason we chose to host the conference at a centrally located hostel in Frankfurt, as well as accommodate all speakers there. Participants who choose to stay at the hostel will be fully immersed in the conference for 3 days as well as be able to see and talk to their favourite speakers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This way we hope the connection between everyone is never lost and the potential for creative encounters remains high.

Festival | Danijel Beljan
CONCEPT ART and ART DIRECTION WITH IAN MCQUE OCTOBER 12 - 14, 2018 - WORLD BUILDING AT YOUR DOORSTEP 2018

IDEA Academy, Via Ludovisi 16 - 00187, Rome ITALY

Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
399.00 EUR - Full Price 349.00 EUR - Discounted price with the promotion "Bring a friend"

Ian's McQue will show how his process uses locally sourced reference material to create a compelling and believable world, from sketchbook basics through to a finished digital painting

- | IDEA Academy
Buchmesse Con 2018

Bürgerhaus Dreieich

Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
10.00 EUR - Basic

For the thirty-third time we invite all friends of Science Fiction & Fantasy to the central meeting of the fantasy scene on the Book con weekend.

Convention | Firestarter
Adobe MAX 2018

Los Angeles Convention Center

Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 17, 2018

Perfect your skills Overindulge on inspiration Learn from your design heroes See what your peers are doing Explore what's next for creatives

Festival | Firestarter
EHARTHE: Art Conference 2018

Toolbox

Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018
39.99 EUR - 1-day Pass (Early Bird until 10/09/2018) 79.99 EUR - 3-day Pass (Early Bird until 10/09/2018) 49.99 EUR - 1-day Pass 99.99 EUR - 3-day Pass

EHARTHE Art Conference is the first italian event entirely devoted to Concept Art and Digital Arts. Organized by Event Horizon School, the appointment is from is from Friday, October 19th till Sunday, October 21st at Toolbox, in Turin.

Festival | Fabio Cristi
German Comic Con Berlin 2018

STATION Berlin

Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018

The GERMAN COMIC CON BERLIN is an official convention around the theme comic, movie & tv, cosplay & costume, games and general entertainment at the STATION Berlin.

Convention | Firestarter
VIEW Conference 2018

OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni

Oct 21, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018

Exploring the new digital frontier, spreading ideas and knowledge.

Festival | Maria Elena Gutierrez
Internationale Spieletage Spiel 2018 2018

Messe Essen

Oct 24, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

SPIEL in Essen means: Four days of fun, meeting friends, playing and testing thousands of games and novelties together with gamers from all over the world. Make up your own mind about the quality of the international gaming market and feel free to buy your favourite ones!

Convention | Firestarter
PAX Australia 2018

MELBOURNE CONVENTION CENTRE

Oct 25, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018

PAX is a series of gaming conventions held in Seattle, Boston, Melbourne, Philadelphia, and San Antonio. Founded by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, authors of the popular web comic Penny Arcade, each PAX is a show dedicated to supporting and celebrating video and tabletop gaming.

Convention | Firestarter
NOVEMBER 2018
UNHIDE Conference 2018

Centro de Convenções Rebouças

Nov 01, 2018 - Nov 03, 2018
250.00 USD -

For the first time in Brazil, there will be a festival to bring together the leading names in Digital Art from all over the world: Artists from major companies such as Adobe, Sony, Disney, ILM, Dreamworks, Rede Globo and examining artists of massive film productions like Star Wars, The Avengers , Transformers, Pacific Rim and games like Mass Effect and God of War. The Festival will hold lectures, talks, workshops, art battles and parties.

Festival | Milton Menezes
Weekend of Hell 2018

Westfalenhalle Dortmund

Nov 02, 2018 - Nov 03, 2018

EUROPE’S HOTTEST HORROR CONVENTION THE WEEKEND OF HELL IS THE ULTIMATIVE FAN EVENT FOR FANS OF HORROR, MOVIES, TV-SHOWS AND ENTERTAINMENT!

Convention | Firestarter
House of Horror Convention 2018

Turbinenhalle Oberhausen

Nov 09, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018

You can expect a hellish weekend in the unique Turbinenhalle Oberhausen. Gloomy decoration ensures the right mood, the windows are covered with black, scary sounds and a scary decoration will ensure that you will experience pure horror feeling!

Convention | Firestarter
Dutch Comic Con 2018

Jaarbeurs Utrecht

Nov 24, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018

Heroes Dutch Comic Con is the largest Comic Con in the Netherlands. Such a Comic Con should have a great programme to go along with it. That is exactly what we offer!

Convention | Firestarter
The London Illustration Fair 2018

Bargehouse London

Nov 28, 2018 - Dec 01, 2018
0.00 USD - free

The London Illustration Fair is an annual, artist-led illustration, print and graphic design fair, bringing artists and buyers together in a unique environment. The fair offers the chance for illustration lovers to come face to face with their favourite artists and discover amazing new artwork from emerging illustrators. There is something for every pocket from exclusive original pieces to prints and gifts for under ten pounds.

Exhibition | Firestarter
Art Weekend 2018

Sommières, South of France and Saint-Georges, Switzerland

Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 02, 2018
209.00 EUR - Knight - 3 days 246.00 EUR - Master - 3 days + 2 resting days

3 days, 5 famous speakers, limited to 100 attendees, 2 countries. The Art Weekend is an incredibly powerful moment of sharing, friendship, creativity and so much more in a small format... A perfect parenthesis between all the big events. Ticket include all the conferences, accommodations, food and drinks.

Festival | Wardenlight Studio
PAX Unplugged 2018

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 02, 2018

PAX Unplugged will be an exciting analog-focused extension of our already existing portfolio of PAX events. We’ve found that the Tabletop parts of PAX have grown and grown to the point where we said, “You know what? Let’s make a show that’s just that.”

Convention | Firestarter
DECEMBER 2018
German Comic Con Dortmund 2018

Westfalenhalle Dortmund

Dec 01, 2018 - Dec 02, 2018

The GERMAN COMIC CON DORTMUND is the first official convention around the topic Comic, Film & TV, Cosplay & Costume, Games and general entertainment in the Westfalenhallen Dortmund.

Convention | Firestarter
JANUARY 2019
Palms Springs International Film Festival 2019

Jan 02, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019

Palm Springs International Film Society strives for a world in which enlightenment, knowledge and tolerance prevail. We believe film as an art form has the power to bridge cultures and illuminates the universality of the human experience.

Festival | Firestarter
Hong Kong International Licensing Show 2019

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Jan 06, 2019 - Jan 08, 2019

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong International Licensing Show, the world’s second-largest and Asia’s largest event of its kind, drew to a successful close today. The three-day fair welcomed a record of more than 21,000 visitors from over 100 countries and regions, up four per cent over the previous year. The Asian Licensing Conference, featuring 27 global licensing experts as speakers, drew more than 1,400 attendees.

Convention | Firestarter
Consumer Electronics Show 2019

Las Vegas Convention Center

Jan 07, 2019 - Jan 10, 2019

CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry.

Festival | Firestarter
PAX South 2019

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 19, 2019

PAX is a series of gaming conventions held in Seattle, Boston, Melbourne, Philadelphia, and San Antonio. Founded by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, authors of the popular web comic Penny Arcade, each PAX is a show dedicated to supporting and celebrating video and tabletop gaming.

Convention | Firestarter
NATPE Miami 2019

NATPE

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 23, 2019

NATPE is where dealmakers gather to access world-class content creators, producers, financiers, marketers and distributors.

Festival | Firestarter
MARCH 2019
SXSW Conference and Festival 2019

Austin Convention Center

Mar 08, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019

Each March in Austin, diverse groups of creatives across interactive, film, and music industries converge at the SXSW Conference & Festivals. Journey into this oasis of fresh ideas to cultivate creativity, untangle problems, propose solutions, and forge lasting connections during 10 days of collaboration with thought leaders working towards a more connected future.

Festival | Firestarter
MANGA-COMIC-CON 2019

Messe Leipzig

Mar 20, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019

The first meeting place for all comic book, manga, cosplay, Japan and gaming aficionados. Welcome to your own world: The Leipzig Book Fair provides you with your own exhibition hall where you can unleash your fantasy and imagination

Convention | Firestarter
APRIL 2019
MagicCon 2019

Maritim Hotel Bonn

Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019

MagicCon 3 – meet your favorite stars from the most different Fantasy & Mystery series and movies from April 26th 'till 28th 2019 at the Maritim Hotel Bonn.

Convention | Firestarter
FMX 2019

Haus der Wirtschaft

Apr 30, 2019 - May 03, 2019

FMX is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business.

Convention | Firestarter
MAY 2019
Fantasy Basel 2019

Messe Basel

May 03, 2019 - May 05, 2019

At 60’000m2, FANTASY BASEL – The Swiss Comic Con is the biggest convention in Switzerland for film, game, comic and cosplayfans and thanks to the location of the border triangle Basel it has an international vibrancy!

Convention | Firestarter
JUNE 2019
Dokomi 2019

Messe Düsseldorf

Jun 07, 2019 - Jun 08, 2019

DoKomi - Germany's Anime- and Japan Expo! Welcome to your world of anime - Find new friends among 40.000 other anime-fans.

Convention | Firestarter
Fantasy Art Workshop's Illustration Intensive 2019 2019

Alverno College

Jun 17, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019

Fantasy Art Workshop’s Illustration Intensive is a five-day workshop for aspiring and professional illustrators who want to take their art to a whole new level in an encouraging and creative environment, all while getting intense instruction from an award-winning faculty with decades of experience in fantasy gaming, video games, editorial, conceptual art, children’s books, and more.

Workshop | Jeff Miracola
AUGUST 2019
FaRK 2019

Bergwerk Reden

Aug 23, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
0.00 USD - free

The fantasy and role-playing convention is an event around science fiction, steampunk, cosplay, fantasy, live action role play (LARP), movies, series, comics, computer and video games, and end times.

Convention | Firestarter