It is nice to enjoy life completely without any Covid restrictions, right?! I cannot believe how fast another year has passed and it is time again for the big Fantasy Basel event. The Swiss Comic Con is a vibrant event and truly has something for everyone, regardless of age or interests.
Unfortunately, due to some delays in the morning (our taxi driver came back home very late from a party lol), we arrived later than planned and had not enough time to check all the stands and halls. As soon as we arrived, we headed to the Japanese Food Hall to grab some Karaage (fried chicken). Once we finished our meal, we took the opportunity to explore the Merchandise Hall and Cosplay Village. Anime merchandise lovers will find themselves in paradise. The abundance of booths and vendors offering a wide range of anime-related products, from figurines and posters to clothing, accessories and many more geeky stuff! The Artist Alley hall was undoubtedly the highlight of my experience and it’s where I happily dedicated the majority of my time and money hehe. It was a captivating space filled with talented artists from all around the world, showcasing their creations, live drawing and offering commission opportunities. I was most thrilled to finally meet the artists whom I had been following on Instagram for a long time! In the last hall (where we sadly had the least amount of time) you could find the Gaming Zone, which was all around Games, VR and eSports, the Swiss Space Museum and the Star Wars Zone, where fans can marvel through unique photo sets and a Sci-Fi scenery.
The day was a bit stressful, but overall we had a blast and a great time at the convention. From the thrilling cosplays to the fascinating exhibits, every moment was filled with excitement. I am already looking forward to next year!
Fantasy Basel – the Swiss Comic Con
18 – 20 May 2023
10:00 – 19:00
50 CHF Day Ticket Adult (44 CHF online price)
35 CHF Day Ticket Kids (29 CHF online price)
40 CHF Afternoon Ticket Adult (37 CHF online price)
25 CHF Afternoon Ticket Kids (22 CHF online price)