Convention - Paris Fan Festival 2024: The Unmissable Pop-Culture Event Returns in Force

By Mulder, 26 february 2024

Pop culture fans can already mark April 27 and 28 in their calendars, as the Paris Fan Festival, organized by entertainment media and communications group New Vega, prepares to open its doors for the third time at Porte de Versailles. Following the resounding success of the two previous editions, this event promises a weekend of total immersion in the captivating worlds of Pop Culture.

Bringing together a diverse range of creators and artists, the Paris Fan Festival is much more than just a convention. It's a place where screenwriters, novelists, cartoonists, directors, game designers, animators and special effects creators meet and exchange ideas with the public. This year, the festival will welcome world-renowned personalities, including Jeph Loeb, the Comics creator behind such cult works as "Batman: A Long Halloween" and "Silence", as well as TV series such as "Smallville", "Lost" and "Heroes". The talented Segio Davila, who fuses the worlds of comics and video games, will present his crossover work between Marvel and Fortnite, while French manga pioneer Reno Lemaire, creator of the "Dreamland" series, and the indisputable Franco-Belgian comics author Enrico Marini will also be present.

The Paris Fan Festival is more than just a meeting place for artists and fans. It's transformed into a veritable theme park dedicated to Pop Culture universes such as Manga, Heroic Fantasy, Science Fiction and Super Heroes. Festival-goers will be able to immerse themselves in frenzied games of video games, explore a Viking village, feast on food trucks, then discover original exhibitions and a market of creative craftsmen. A rich program of conferences hosted by prestigious guests and shows, including concerts, K-pop dance demos and a parade of cosplayers from all over Europe, promises an immersive experience.

This year, the Paris Fan Festival introduces new experiences with a Korean Village, featuring the highlights of Hallyu, the Korean cultural wave. From K-Food to K-Beauty, K-Fashion and K-Pop, festival-goers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the cultural richness of South Korea. French Webtoon authors Kenjitoon and Cyann will add a local touch to the space.

In addition, the festival welcomes the world of fiction, with renowned French authors such as Margot Dessenne and the duo Alric and Jennifer Twice, offering a diversity of experiences for all Pop Culture enthusiasts.

To make the experience even more memorable, the Paris Fan Festival will welcome iconic dubbing actors such as Mark Lesser, the cult voice of Broly, Trunks and Gohan in Dragon Ball Z, and Joey Tribbiani in Friends. Other renowned actors, such as Arnaud Laurent and Bastien Bourlé, will also be on hand to meet their fans and share some unforgettable moments.

Last but not least, the festival proudly announces the participation of leading international actress Kat Graham, famous for her role as the powerful witch Bonnie Bennett in "The Vampire Diaries". Kat Graham will take part in photo shoots, signings and Meet and Greets, offering a unique opportunity for fans to meet her in person.

The Paris Fan Festival, a true celebration of Pop Culture, is set to be the key event of the year for all fans of comics, video games, series, novels and much more. Don't miss this unique opportunity to plunge into the heart of your favorite universes. For more information, visit the festival's official website.

Practical Information
Date: April 27 to 28, 2024
Venue: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles - Hall 6
Metro: Line 12 - Porte de Versailles
Streetcar: Lines T2 and T3a - Porte de Versailles
Tickets: Paris Fan Festival -

Photos: Paris Fan Festival 2023 / Boris Colletier / Mulderville

(Source : press release)