Community in the spotlight: Dutch Comic Con felt like coming home

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This week we would like to highlight someone from our community and in this article, Aäron van Leent will be in the spotlight. In this article, you can read about his experiences at Dutch Comic Con and what is he looking forward to the most of the event. Do you agree with Aäron? Tell us on social media!

Aaron went for the first time to Dutch comic con at the first edition ever in 2015. He was always a bit of an outsider because of his passions for the geeky stuff. For this reason, he directly became excited when he accidentally ended up at the Dutch Comic Con website.

‘’It felt like coming home’’ Aaron answered when we asked him about the first time, he went to comic con. “I was sixteen, and I was still finding out who I was. So, when I entered HDCC I finally felt like I belonged.’’ Aaron continued with explaining how it was a weekend packed with fun and new impressions. Consequently, at the end of the weekend he was completely exhausted. At the end of the day, it really made an impact on him: ‘’ It had such an impact on me that I was not alone in the Netherlands with these interests.’’ 

One of the best memories he has of HDCC was with our special guest Benedict Wong:

‘’ I walked to his tablet to ask him something, and we kept on talking for thirty minutes. That was such a wonderful experience.’’

However, the best memory he has of HDCC is from the cosplay contest in 2015. The competition was still a bit small and not well visited. At this competition, a cosplay duo entered who cos played mortal combat. This iconic intro song could not be absent, so when the first few tunes of the song started, the whole crowd went wild. At that moment I knew ‘’ These are definitely my kind of people.’’ The whole crowd felt like a family.

For the next edition, he looks forward to being able to talk to everyone and to see all the different generations of geeks: from young children to grandparents.

More to explorer

Online initiatives HDCC Community

After we announced that Heroes Dutch Comic Con has sadly been postponed to 26th & 27th of March 2022, we have noticed a lot of online events popping up on the original set date of HDCC this weekend on the 20th & 21st of November. We loved that even though the community can not meet up in real life these online initiatives are started. This is why we decided to make this page where we can highlight these events.

Are you organizing an HDCC online event this weekend? Don’t hesitate and let us know by filling out our contact from and we will add you to the list!

New COVID-19 Update 12.11.2021

Today, Friday November 12th, the Dutch government has decided to introduce new COVID-19 restrictions for events. These new restrictions will also apply to Heroes Dutch Comic Con next week on the 20th and 21st of November 2021. 

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