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31st Helsinki Comics Festival dates: 2–4 Sep 2016
Location: Central Helsinki
Themes: France and travel

Thank you everyone who joined in 2015! We counted 24 000 visitors!

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30th Helsinki Comics Festival 28–30 Aug 2015

Programme in English: see here

Artists in English: see here

Exhibitions in English: see here

Main venue: Lasipalatsi Square (Mannerheimintie 22–24, central Helsinki). All venues: see here or download map

Main tent opening hours:

Friday 28 Aug 2–8PM
Saturday 29 Aug 11AM–8PM
Sunday 30 Aug. 12am–6PM

Small Press Heaven: 11am–6PM and Sunday 12–6PM. 

Exhibitors at the comics markets are listed here : main market, Small Press Heaven, international exhibitors

Festival pop-up shop is located at Galleria Art Kaarisilta (Sanomatalo, 1st floor, Elielinaukio 2,) with Petteri Tikkanen's exhibition. Pop-up Comics Center is located at Annantalo (Annankatu 30).

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The 30th Helsinki Comics Festival will take place on 28th–30th of August 2015 at Lasipalatsi Square and nearby venues in Central Helsinki, Finland. The 2015 festival themes are Hong Kong, South Korea and zines / small press.

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 and evening events. The event keeps growing and last year we counted 25,000 visitors.

The festival offers a fair and a platform for publishers and comic artists from Finland and abroad. In addition to the main exhibitors' area (main tent) we organise Small Press Heaven, an alternative fair of zines, smaller publications and young artists. Small Press Heaven (Pienlehtitaivas) is situated at Lasipalatsi Square in several smaller tents.

The main festival venue tent and the Small Press Heaven are located at Lasipalatsi Square (Mannerheimintie 22 - 24). Helsinki Comics Festival is organised by Finnish Comics Society.

The festival of 2015 is part of Helsinki Festival and its Focus: China theme.

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For more information, please contact:

Kalle Hakkola, artistic director
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Maura Manninen, international coordinator
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Petra Koponen, production assistant
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Photo: Jussi Pakkanen 2014

Finnish Comics Society / Sarjakuvakeskus / Comics Center
Hämeentie 150
00560 Helsinki
Finland