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On 15 and 16 April, fantasy lovers can meet up in Dudelange for LuxCon 2023. Visitors can expect exhibitions, round-table discussions, a Cosplay contest, and much more.
LuxCon’s motto is “festival for fans, by fans”. As such, they’ve invited a number of prominent guests for their workshops, discussions, and meet-ups. Fantasy and science fiction authors, as well as popular cosplayers and podcasters will roam the convention grounds at the opderschmelz cultural centre in Dudelange.
Cosplaying is the art and performance of dressing up as a character from a work of fiction. Every year LuxCon organises a Cosplay contest and it’s always a blast! People from all parts of the country and the greater region flock in to show off their creations to the jury and the public. Then the jury awards multiple prices in different categories, such as best performance or best costume.
Furthermore, the convention features a good number of vendor and artist booths, where fans can buy all kinds of official merchandising and fan-made articles.
A long history
The team behind the festival got together back in 1995. At first, it was a meet-up to play the fantasy card game “Magic: The Gathering”, for which they organised tournaments. However in the 2000s their ambitions grew and the desire to organise a convention for the whole fantasy and science-fiction scene became apparent.
In 2014, their dream would become a reality. The very first edition of the LuxCon in Tetange attracted more than double the guests that they had initially planned for. Ever since, the number of attendees has grown. In 2017 they changed to a bigger location in the city centre.
After a break in 2020 and an online edition in 2021, the convention came back in full force in 2022. As part of Esch22, the festival took place in Dudelange for first time.
For this year's edition, the location has remained at the opderschmelz cultural centre and the entrance fee is 5€ per day. Additionally, a weekend ticket can be purchased for 9€. Children under the age of 12 may enter for free.
The convention will open at 10am on Saturday and close at 6pm on Sunday. Some events will happen on Saturday evening, such as the pub quiz or the Karoke night, but vendor and artists booths will close at 7pm.
Find more information at luxcon.lu.