31st Helsinki Comics Festival
2–4 Sep 2016
Themes: France, journey, hip hop
Festival art by: Kaisa Leka
31st Helsinki Comics Festival is located for the first time at Kansalaistori park in central Helsinki, between Helsinki Music Centre and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. There are also gallery exhibitions around the city. Free entry!
Helsinki Comics Festival is the largest comic-related event in Finland and Northern Europe. The festival is free of charge and the programme consists of interviews, lectures, discussions, exhibitions, workshops, performances, competitions, signings, street food and evening events.
The festival offers a fair and a platform for publishers and comic artists from Finland and abroad. In addition to the main exhibitors' area we organise Small Press Heaven, an alternative fair of zines, smaller publications and young artists. Small Press Heaven (Pienlehtitaivas) is situated at Kansalaistori square in several smaller tents.
Helsinki Comics Festival is organised by Finnish Comics Society.
For more information, please contact:
Kalle Hakkola, artistic director
Maura Manninen, international coordinator
Want to book a commercial booth at Helsinki Comics Festival 2016?
In 2016 the main exhibitor area will be situated on Kansalaistori square in two 27 m x 10 m tents. The new tents are lighter in build than the old main tent and will not have a built-in floor. The tents will be provided with electricity for the use of the exhibitors.
1 table / 2 metres 300 €
2 tables / 4 metres 500 €
3 tables / 6 metres 700 €
One table contains 2 chairs. If you are interested in sharing a sales space with another exhibitor, let us know.
You can also bring your own additional furniture to the booth or order them from the festival for an additional cost. Here are some example prices:
additional chair 6 € / pc
spotlights 12 € / pc
Small Press Heaven 2016
Sign-up for Small Press Heaven 2016 is now closed. You will find the Small Press Heaven exhibitor area at separate tents at Kansalaistori.
Photos: Jussi Pakkanen, Aino Sutinen
Finnish Comics Society / Sarjakuvakeskus / Comics Center