Every year we have an overload on Comic conventions, with at least 5 comic conventions every year. But I always keep coming back to Heroes Dutch Comic Con.
I look forward to good conventions and I have visited most Comic Conventions in Europe. But Heroes Dutch Comic Con in Utrecht is one of my favorites and is a must-visit on your geek bucket list.
This year it got bigger and there were even more things to do. There were live podcasts of Chez Geeque, a gaming area where you can play on retro arcade cabinets, a Cosplay area to see your favorite characters in their glory being portrayed by people, speed dating for people who have a hard time meeting people in real life and don’t forget the chance to meet actors/actresses!
This winter edition we got blessed with Marie Avgeropolous (The 100), Ian Ziering (Sharknado & Beverly Hills 90210) and Paul van Loon (Fantasy book author).
During this winter edition, we had a big area with merchandise. I am very picky when it comes to merch because I don’t want to see the same item at every shop. But I must say that this time we had tons of great merch to choose from. I got very spoiled after I visited London Film and Comic Con and the merch area was so diverse. I bought so many different things, that my suitcase didn’t have enough space. But at this edition of Dutch Comic Con it was pretty good. You could buy 3D printed guns from Star Wars for example.
What I loved the most was a booth where they did special makeup effects on people. You could see their whole face transforming from normal to a troll.
One thing I thought was kind of weird was the second floor. In that area where they had some talks, it looked kind of unfinished. What was amazing is that they had a bouncing castle, but I only saw kids inside. I felt so left out because I LOVE BOUNCING CASTLES. These kinds of kids’ things to do for grown-ups would have been amazing. Maybe next year!
Do you want to join up for their next edition? Don’t worry, because on March 28 – 29 March 2020 it’s going down. It’s absolutely worth your while to visit together with friends and family.