Dining out at Luxcon 2017 was never a dull experience
Photo: Mike Zenari
Pikachu, Wolverine and Darth Vader enter a bar--chances are they were hanging at Luxcon, the meeting place for sci-fi, fantasy and horror, hosted in Luxembourg last weekend.
Photo: Mike Zenari
The two-day geek-fest, now in its fourth year, beat previous attendance records after moving from the Schongfabrik, in Tétange, to bigger digs at Forum Geesseknäppchen in Hollerich.
“We had more programmes this year because we have more space in which to host them. We’ve more vendors and stalls in general,” president of the Science-Fiction Fantasy Society Luxembourg Gérard Kraus told Delano Magazine, adding: “This is a side of Luxembourg you don’t often see…Here, nothing is normal!”
In addition to welcoming major authors including Christopher Priest, Ian R. Macleod and Peadar O’Guilin, Luxcon 2017 hosted medieval battle re-enactments, gaming, a geek speed dating event and the ever popular Cos Play contest in which people came dressed as their favourite characters from film, video games or comic books.
“I never knew that geeks existed in Luxembourg. I always thought I was the special cookie in the class,” Sophia, who was dressed as animé character Nui Marima, told Delano.
“I love it so much! A lot of people made their costumes themselves. It’s amazing to see what people do!”
Friends Pascale and Caroline came as Team Rocket from Pokemon, with Caroline fashioning her wild, blue hairstyle from a yoga mat.
“This is the third time we’ve been here. I just really like the atmosphere and meeting people who like the same stuff as I do,” said Pascale.
Attendants were multi-generational with many adults bringing their children, among them father and daughter team Eric and Théa, who fought a lightsaber duel in the playground.
“She is dressed as Rey from Star Wars,” Eric explained. “She chose the character herself.”