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



John Howe

John Howe


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


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


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


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


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.

Stanislav Ianevski

Stanislav Ianevski



Stanislav is a Bulgarian actor born on May 16, 1985, Stanislav Né le 16 mai 1985. He studied in Mill Hill School in England, and in June 2004, he was cast to play Viktor Krum in the 4th Harry Potter film The Goblet Of Fire. He also briefly appeared in Hostel 2 (2007) and a Bulgarian series Pod Prikritie (2011).




Programme Schedule


Cosplay contest

On Sunday, October 23, the cosplay contest will take place!! But what is cosplay and how is it different from costume?

When we cosplay a character, no matter the universe, the goal is to resemble him or her not only through costume but through attitude, hair style, gesture… The universes that are most represented in cosplay are manga, Japanese animé, as well as Star Wars, Marvel, DC and more generally films and TV series.


The contest will be based on costumes, which has to be as close to the original as possible, but also scenography of the character. Reproducing dialogues, scenes and even fights is highly recommended! Below are all the registration requirements and the form to fill out. There are prices to be won.

Additionally, the cosplay context of Swiss Fantasy Show allows you to be eligible to represent Switzerland in WCS, le World Cosplay Summit, an annual international contest that promotes cultural and social exchange through Japanese pop culture. The convention takes place in Japan since 2003.

Seeing as how the conditions are particularily strict, the participants who would like to take part in the contest and be eligible for World Cosplay Summit should contact our animation team at dario@swissfantasyshow.ch


Costume contest

Unlike the cosplay contest, the costume contest on Saturday is open to everyone! You are proud of your Batman cape or your Princess Mononoké mask and you would like to show it to everyone?

Register directly at the information stand at the time of the convention on Saturday and you will be able to do it! There are a few prizes available, and who knows, maybe it is a good occasion to be noticed by the guy or the girl you like, who always dreamed of being charmed by Batman or Princess Mononoké!


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Entrance Fee (per day)


SIGNING prices


Poster 2016 limited edition by john howe

Fine Art Print by John Howe
Fr. 200.-


Poster of the third edition of the Swiss Fantasy Show
Format A1. Printed by Uldry serigraphy in Bern.
FineArtPrints 310gr pper. Papier superface noble
Print quality 11 colors.
Numbered and signed  by John Howe himself

To obtain the last copies
please contact us with our contact form



Avenue Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne



Consultez l’horaire en ligne sur www.cff.ch. 


Quelques places de stationnement sont disponibles au parking de Baulieu. Nous vous conseillons néanmoins de privilégier les transports en commun.



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.



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.


Règlements des costumés dans la convention
Seules les armes d’airsoft sans batterie, sans gaz/air, sans métal sont autorisées. Nous refuserons l’entrée aux visiteurs dont les accessoires sont en métal (par ex. lames) ou porteur de tout accessoire jugé dangereux. Les répliques en mousse, par exemple, sont autorisées.


Animals are not allowed in the agreement. It is forbidden to smoke in enclosed spaces. The organization reserves the right to exclude any person not complying with the law or with the wrong behaviors considered.


Accreditations / press:


Les Gardiens de la Fantasy
Ch. de Maillefer 105
1018 Lausanne




The Swiss Fantasy Show Team:
Dickler Kevin,  Hilfiker Marc, Naim Yasmina, Theinz Gaëlle,  Vazquez Christine.