ABOUT SWISS FANTASY SHOW

The Swiss Fantasy Show is a cultural event which takes place in Western Switzerland and aims to pay tribute to all things fantastic.

 

The fantastic, as the term is used here, refers to science fiction and fantasy. There are many ways to explore the two genres and their imaginary worlds: through literature, graphic arts, sculpture, merchandise and, most importantly, cinema. The structure of the event is based on conventions organised in other countries, such as London Film and Comic Con, Collectormania in Milton Keynes, FACTS, San Diego Comic Con, as well as Paris Japan Expo.

Such conventions exhibit several intrinsic characteristics:

  • Costume contests (Cosplay)
  • Inviting film actors for autograph sessions
  • Illustrators and 3D artists who come to present their pieces and share their work with the public
  • Associations dedicated to the recreation of their favourite characters and universes through costumes and props
  • Shops selling merchandise, figurines, comics, manga and other paraphernalia
  • Private collections of tie-in items
  • Various exhibitions pertaining to science fiction and fantasy

The SwissCollectors Guild

The Guild of Swiss Collectors is a non-profit association founded in 2011 by several members of the “SwissCollector” forum who wished to share their passion for cinema, sci-fi and fantasy with the public.

Starting from 2012, members of the Guild began organising conventions in Switzerland, in particular the Swiss Fantasy Show in Morges.

If you too are a fan of cinema and science fiction, and if you have time and energy to invest in your passion, join our adventure by becoming a member of the Guild.

The role of Guild members

As a member of the Guild of SwissCollectors, you would have access to the latest SFS announcements and updates before the general public. You would also have the opportunity to vote for the last actor to be invited to the convention. The weekend of the convention, members have the privilege to attend the Saturday evening dinner with the actors.

In addition to organising the Swiss Fantasy Show, members participate in an annual outing and a dinner.

The Guild of SwissCollectors is also present in other festivals, conventions and events, both in Switzerland and abroad, such as Japan Impact, DeTo, FantasyBasel and at the premiere of Star Wars VII in the Malley Lumière Cinema of Lausanne.

GUEST STARS

John Howe

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John Howe, born August 21, 1957 in Vancouver, is a well-known Canadian illustrator most famous for his work on the Lord of the Rings universe.
We have had the honour to collaborate with him this year. And so we are proud and happy to present to you the Swiss Fantasy Show 2016 poster: a vision of the town of Morges by the incredible John Howe.

The poster may be purchased at the time of the convention as a limited edition lithographic print (170 copies). DRAGON PASS owners have the option of pre-ordering their copy.
IMPORTANT: John Howe will only be present to sign autographs on Saturday afternoon!

Corin Nemec

Corin Nemec

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Corin Nemec, born Joseph Charles Nemec IV on November 5, 1971 in Little Rock, Arkansas, is an American actor, producer and screenwriter.

He is best known for the successful 1990s TV series Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. He also starred in the mini-series The Stand, as well as the fifth, sixth and seventh season of the American science fiction series Stargate SG-1.

John Noble

John Noble

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John Noble is an Australian actor born August 20, 1948 in Port Pirie (South Australia).

Having starred in both films and series, John Noble has also directed over 80 theatre plays. He is best known for his role as Denethor in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingHe has also appeared in popular TV series, such as JJ Abrams’s Fringe, where he played Walter Bishop, a scientist recently released from a psychiatric hospital, as well as Henry Parish from Sleepy Hollow.

Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels

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Anthony Daniels is a British actor born on February 21, 1926 in Salisbury (UK). He pursued theatre studies, after which George Lucas cast him in the role of the protocol droid C-3PO for all seven episodes of the Star Wars saga.  His  slender silhouette and his miming talents insured that he was successful in the role. He speaks French.

Kerry Ingram

Kerry Ingram

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Kerry’s first professional stage role was in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. She then went on to play the lead role of Matilda Wormwood in Matilda, a Musical in Stratford Upon Avon’s Courtyard Theatre. The show was a success, and it then transferred to West End and Kerry was the only original Matilda to transfer. Kerry won an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the role. She then went on to film a small part in the film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, however, her role was cut from the final edit. In June 2012, she was cast for the role of Shireen Baratheon in HBO’S Game of Thrones and has since filmed the 3rd, 4th and 5th season.

ARTISTS

Janelou

Janelou

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Originally born in the Philippines and grew up from in Switzerland. With great interested in the visual world she’s hooked up with illustration. Her education in graphic design was another way to be creative. Both ways in her mind she would like to combine in her future work. At this time she’s working as graphic designer in Solothurn and draws or paints in her spare time. Characters and portraits are to paint for hours, either digitally or traditionally. There is no real prefered medium when it comes to deciding between oil paint, pencil, watercolour or the graphic tablet.

Angel Sewing

Angel Sewing

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I’ve been a dressmaker since the age of 10, and I am currently specialising in corset-making and science-fiction costumes. I like the fact that I can move from one universe to another with a simple swish of a needle. From 18° to Star Wars, passing through the Victorian Era and the international salon of chocolate in Lyon.

Whether you have a wish or an idea, I will make a custom-made dress or costume of your dreams.

Patrick Biesse

Patrick Biesse

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Self-taught French illustrator Patrick Biesse created the premises for his Tiny World in décembre 2012, and since then, the family is ceaselessly growing. He has started of with simple pencil sketching, rapidly developing his style for Tiny World. Patrick then quickly found his own crowd of colourists, notably his friend, an illustrator from Roanne Jhengis, as well as Ashline. The collaboration permitted them to create numerous projects inspired by different worlds. The far-away Star Wars galaxy did not escape, just as the world of superheros and other fantasy inspirations, such as Game of Thrones! And recently, Patrick Biesse’s work took on a 3-dimensional aspect with the conception of figurines (limited series), which will be on display at his stand, right next to prints and original drawings!

Ashline

Ashline

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Ashline pursued her studies in photography and lives in France in the Vichy region. Years ago, she had “succumbed” to the Dark Side of self-taught illustration. Ashline is a jack of all trades – pencil sketching, digital illustration, oil and watercolour painting, nothing resists her, and she conquers them all. Ashline creates her proper visions of fairy worlds, but of course, being a big fan of well-known fantasy universes, she also illustrates famous epics like Game of Thrones, as well as many others. Her style, or rather her many styles, range from photorealism to “chibi”. The feminine style of her work leaves no person indifferent, as visitors can judge for themselves when they discover her original art and various prints, which will be for sale at her stand.

Fabrice Pittet

Fabrice Pittet

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Fabrice has been submerged in fantasy world since his childhood. First, through video-clubs under the vigilant eye of his parents, and then through reading everything he could about monsters, fearless warriors and intergalactic battles. After this inspirational period, Fabrice took to writing in order to tell the stories, which roamed in his head. He pursued his studies in biology, and since they has been teaching the subject, as well as math, to teenagers in Geneva. But his computer is never far, in case his characters come out to ask for more adventures – something that actually happens every day…

 

Stix

Stix

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Stix is an independent brand of clothing and accessories by Ganorf and Himi. Discover their original products of dark humour universe.

 

Les Space Modelers

Les Space Modelers

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Les Space Modelers are Cécile et Thierry Lhuissier, independant artists (outside their job) specialised in mediating science fiction through the intermediary exhibitions of objects and scale models of original space engines, miniature scenes from both cinematic and literary iconography, as well as original creations.

Sandrine Durietz

Sandrine Durietz

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Sandrine studied fashion, theatre, cinema and television, as well as special effects, prosthetics and creature design in the Complections College in Toronto. Since May 2013, she has been working as a freelancer for video clips, fashion shows, award ceremonies, photo-shoots, short films and much more. She had previously worked in Toronto, Paris and Switzerland.  

DJ SLY

DJ SLY

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An unconditional fan of the Star Wars saga, DJ Sly creates scale models and kits of the universe, as well as a few others (Star Trek, Cosmos 1999, Battlestar Galactica).

Valérie Surchat

Valérie Surchat

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As long as she can remember, Valérie Surchat has always been drawing and painting. As an imaginative child caught up in fantastic universes, her discovery of the German painter Rudolf Hossfeld was a revelation. She produced her first watercolour weapons at the age of seven.  

EMAF graduate (today known as EIKON), now she specialises in graphics and e-commerce. She continues painting and is also passionate about photography. 
As a pop culture fan of cartoons and cinema, she still keeps a touch of magic in her work primarily inspired by the animal world and fantasy characters.

 

Mariam Lamrani

Mariam Lamrani

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May is an artist who loves action and science fiction.

Although most of her work is digital, she also adept in ink and watercolour. Her domain is animation and comics. She is interested in her surrounding because it inspires her to invent new stories. Her dream is bring her drawings to life.

 

Le Patchi

Le Patchi

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A young illustrator who loves video games, manga and the geek culture in general.

Goupil Illustration

Goupil Illustration

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Sunila Sen Gupta is a self-taught illustrator who is most known for her illustrations of children’s books. However another side of her work is dedicated to fantasy. When she is not busy wondering about Middle Earth or another universe, she creates parallel worlds inhabited by strange creatures.

With a background in biology, Goupil is the name which illustrated her passion for the animal world. This pseudonym is also a shorten version of her name. For over ten years, she has been exhibiting her work in many European conventions.

Tiffany Schneuwly

Tiffany Schneuwly

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Born in 1989 in the canton of Fribourg (Switzerland), Tiffany had been surrounded by fairy tales and stories from a tender age. Thus stimulated, her imagination pushed her to take up the quill and write down everything that goes through her head. Tiffany finally encountered the publishing world in 2004 by winning a contest, which allowed her to publish one of her stories in an anthology. Since that day, she has been published by a number of small publishing houses, and has since taken her first steps as a scriptwriter writing for musical theatre.

Petit-Goupil

Petit-Goupil

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Bea, aka Petit-Goupil, graduated from Geneva’s L’école d’arts appliqués in the branch of Illustration/BD. She now works as an independent illustrator in Switzerland.

Jean-Mickaël Schott Mangold

Jean-Mickaël Schott Mangold

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Coming from a commercial background, Jean-Mickaël Schott Mangold decided to throw himself into writing about the adventures of Brelin after having a dream. As an ardent reader of JRR Tolkien’s celebrated masterpiece, the fantasy genre has always appealed to him. Due to his Alsatian roots, he is also interested in the Medieval era, since  it was an important period for the region, which is home to innumerable legend and fortresses.

Cyplog Editions

Cyplog Editions

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The publishing house Cyplog was created in April 2012 and specialises in editing romance texts, a genre which subdivides into different sub-genres:

  • Historical novel
  • Fantastic/paranormal
  • contemporary
  • suspense
  • Young Adult and New Adult fiction
Atelier Paul Lançon

Atelier Paul Lançon

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Paul Lançon designs masks, special effects make-up and accessories for films and short-films, as well as theatre. He will also exhibit his drawings and illustrations at the stand. A few characters and DVDs will be for sale.

For more information, his portfolios are available on his Facebook page.

 

ASSOCIATIONS

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Programme Schedule

Saturday 22 October

11h00 | OPENING

12h00 – 12h30 | Actor 1 Talk

12h30 – 13h00 | Actor 1 Photoshoot

13h00 – 13h45 | Sci-Fi/Fantasy Quiz

13h30 – 14h45 | Comptine Barbare

14h00 – 19h00 | John Howe signing session

15h00 – 16h00 | Greisinger Museum

15h00 – 15h30 | Actor 2 Talk

15h15 – 17h15 | Cosplay Contest

16h00 – 16h30 | Actor 3 Photoshoot

16h45 – 17h15 | Actor 4 Talk

15h00 – 15h30 | Actor 2 Photoshoot

17h45 – 18h15 | Swiss Force Academy

19h00 | | CLOSING

Sunday 23 October

09h00 | OPENING

11h00 – 11h30 | Saber Force Academy

11h00 – 11h30 | Actor 1 Photoshoot

12h00 – 12h30 | Actor 2  Photoshoot

12h00 – 12h45 | Video Games Quiz

12h30 – 13h30 | Karaoké-Film

13h00 – 13h45 | The Lord of the Rings Quiz

13h30 – 14h00 | Actor 4 Photoshoot

14h15 – 14h45 | Actor 5 Photoshoot

14h00 – 14h45 | Conference by Marc Atallah, Maison d’Ailleurs

14h15 – 14h45 | Actor 5 Talk

15h00 – 15h30 | Actor 3 Photoshoot

15h15 – 16h15 | Conference by Carlos Mühlig, The Horror Movie Club

15h15 – 17h15 | Cosplay Contest

18h00 | CLOSING

A detailed programme will be available for download in PDF a few days before the convention.

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Entrance Fee (per day)

ADULT, over 16 years old
Fr. 10.-
Student, AVS, children 10-16 years old
Fr. 8.-
Children below 10 years old
Free entry

 

Children who are less than 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

 

PHOTO-SHOOT prices

Photo-shoot John Noble
Fr. 30.-
Photo-shoot Corin Nemec
Fr. 30.-
Photo-shoot Anthony Daniels
Fr. 55.-
Photo-shoot Kerry Ingram
Fr. 30.-

 

Limited number available.

 

SIGNING prices

John Noble signing
Fr. 30.-
Corin Nemec signing
Fr. 30.-
Anthony Daniels signing
Fr. 55.-
Kerry Ingram signing
Fr. 30.-

 

 

Anthony Daniels Combo

Signing + Photo-shoot
Fr. 100.-

 

 

2016 limited edition poster

Fine Art Print SFS by John Howe, 170 copies
Fr. 200.-

 

 

The price includes a photo of choice available at the actor’s table.

 

Please refer to the detailed programme on the ACTORS page for a schedule of photo-shoot and signing sessions . The Swiss Fantasy Show is not responsible for any delays.

 

The official John Howe SFS3 lithographic print sales will take place exclusively at the convention. Pre-order is only available to the Dragon Pass holders.

Online ticket sales end on October 21, 2016 at midnight.

 

 

 

DRAGON PASS

A non-transferable ticket – limited number available. For super-fans who wish to attend the convention both days, as well as benefit from the following advantages:

 

  • Weekend pass
  • Two vouchers of CHF 30 .- to be exchanged for a photoshoot
  • Queue jumping (avoid waiting in line)
  • Priority access to the theatre and conference halls
  • Opportunity to pre-order the lithographic print of the SFS poster created by John Howe, limited to 170 copies, at the special price of CHF 150 .-
  • A goodies bag

 

 

Pass holders also show support to the Swiss Fantasy Show, and help keep the event going. Passes are only available for purchase on the ticket section of the website, and will not be sold during the convention. Pass sales are time-restricted and will close on 30.09.2016. The price of the lithography is not included in the price of the DRAGON PASS !

*Tickets for the photoshoot will be issued at information desk during the convention.

MEDIA

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HALL OF BEAUSOBREAVENUE DE VERTOU 2MORGES – SUISSE

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN MORGES

The TMP provides transport links between Beausobre and Morges City Centre every 30 minutes. Bus 701: Bellevue stop (for Beausobre). Bus 702: Beausobre stop.

 

TRAIN

The CFF train station in Morges is 10 minutes away by foot and 6 minutes away by public transport from the convention. Check train times online www.cff.ch 

 

CAR

There are several parking spots in the vicinity of the convention; however we strongly advice you to consider using public transportation.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

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Would you like to be part of Swiss Fantasy Show’s success? We are always looking for devoted volunteers, who are ready to fiercely guard the entrances, feed and water the visitors or massage our special guests’ feet.

 

If you are free between the 21st and the 24th of October 2016, and if you wish to take part in this adventure with us, download the registration form below. Just let us know when you are available, as well as what your preferred sector of activity is.

 

FAQ

What are the opening times of the convention?

Saturday 22.10.2016 from 11h00 to 19h00 and Sunday 23.10.2016 from 09h00 to 18h00.

 

Can I order my ticket in advance?

Yes. All you need to do is go to the “Tickets” section of the website once pre-order will be available.

 

Do you accept payment in Euros?

No. SFS does not accept Euros as payment for entry, signings or any food and drinks.

 

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes. SFS accepts credit cards as payment for entry and signing sessions (all cards except Postcard card). Nonetheless not all stalls will have a card machine. There are no ATMs on the premises of the convention, but there are some available in the surrounding area.

 

Am I allowed to bring my own food to the convention?

No. Both food and various drinks will be available within the convention.

Why do I have to pay for the signing session with the actors?

The money from signings is a way to pay the actors for their presence. It is standard practice in all conventions of the same type.

 

Can I take a picture with an actor without having to pay for the signing session?

You may take pictures of actors at their signing tables but they will not be posing for those (and it is subject to their permission and availability).

 

How much is a picture at the photo-shoot session?

All information will be available on the ACTORS page of our website.

 

Cosplay contest: Information and Registration.

All information, as well as rules, will be available soon.

contact

Accreditations / press:
communication@swissfantasyshow.ch

 

Organisers:
La Guilde de SwissCollectors
Case postale 85
1110 Morges

 

info@swissfantasyshow.ch

 

The Swiss Fantasy Show Team:
Jean-Marc Belet, Vincent Brügger, Dario Casarico, Soufien Chappuis, Kevin Dickler, Marc Hilfiker, Yvan Jourdain, Michael Mauron, Caroline Mégroz, Yasmina Naim, Stéphane Perez, Esteban Pontanilla, Christine Vazquez, Valeria Gerontopoulos, Sophie Wüst