Why you must visit the exclusive HDCC Preview Night!


Harry Potter twins James and Oliver Phelps will be present during the exclusive Heroes Dutch Comic Con Preview Night on June 21st.

James and Oliver Phelps, known for their roles as Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, are coming to Heroes Dutch Comic Con! The twins will be guests during the event’s exclusive preview night, taking place on Friday evening (June 21st). Especially for a select group of Heroes Dutch Comic Con fans, a unique experience is being organized on this extra evening. Visitors can take photos with James and Oliver Phelps, get an autograph, or ask them questions during the Q&A on the main stage.

James and Oliver Phelps became world-famous overnight with their roles as the Weasley twins in the immensely popular Harry Potter film series. For ten years, the actors appeared as Fred and George Weasley in all eight films. Since then, the duo has been mainly focused on producing their Normal Not Normal podcast, where they speak with friends who also began acting at a young age. Additionally, they developed Fantastic Friends, a docuseries where the twins explore a different world city with a special guest in each episode. The second season premiered last year on HBO Max.

Exclusive Program

For the first time, Heroes Dutch Comic Con will not only open its doors on Saturday and Sunday, but also on Friday evening. On this exclusive evening, a select group of Heroes Dutch Comic Con fans will have the opportunity to enjoy a program that is not offered on Saturday and Sunday. They will have access to special panels, unique masterclasses, and get the first look at fun stands. The Phelps brothers will only be present on Friday evening, not the rest of the weekend.

The organization also announced today that the online comedy show The Hillywood Show will be present throughout the weekend. With 1.8 million subscribers on their YouTube channel, sisters Hilly and Hannah Hinti entertain their audience with funny parodies of the biggest movies and series. During the preview night, visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions to the duo during a Q&A on the main stage. The Hillywood Show will be present on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday to sign autographs and take photos with fans.

The creators of the brand-new film Superkrachten voor je hoofd will host a special panel and masterclass. Wouter de Jong, Dylan Haegens, and Marit Haegens-Brugman will not only talk about bringing a film to life, but also answer questions from fans and show exclusive first footage. The film, for which several scenes were filmed during the last winter edition of Heroes Dutch Comic Con, will be released in theaters on July 10th. Make sure to be present and receive an exclusive signed poster.

But there’s also a lot to experience for comic and game enthusiasts! Joanne Starer will present her book, Total Suplex of the Heart, for the first time to the world on the main stage. In the Cozy Corner, Andrew Wildman will create a live drawing of a Transformers artwork, and Yancey Labat will take visitors through the drawing process of the official Heroes Dutch Comic Con poster. Those eager to learn about Dungeons & Dragons can also satisfy their curiosity here; during the GlassStaff panel, visitors can battle each other for great prizes and learn how to become the best Dungeon Master!

Unique merchandise by our exhibitors

On Friday, June 21st, the moment has finally arrived: the very first Preview Night of Heroes Dutch Comic Con! Halls 7, 8, 9, and the outdoor area are open. Be the first to shop for your favorite merchandise in the Dealer Hall, watch cool performances on the Main Stage by artists like Descacosplay, meet Special Preview Night Guests James & Oliver Phelps, admire unique items at the Artist Alley, and visit the outdoor area filled with fun activities and food trucks. Don’t miss these Preview Night offers from our exhibitors:

🔸 HeartOfSonata | Lottery for 2 dragons (participation possible until June 11th online)

🔸 AlexKuipersComics | Deadpool friendship necklace

🔸 Aniworld 4 U | Vintage pokedolls with tags

🔸 Funko On Wheels | Exclusive Funkos from Funko itself. Alternative: Loungefly product from the new COLLECTIV collection

🔸 Caitlin Bongers | Ceramic figurines via a lottery

🔸 Nachimbear | Starter kits: K-pop / Binders / Stray kit bias mystery bag

🔸 Red5 Collectors | Lottery > Hot Toys; Normally 200eu now someone can win it for 1eu. + Custom Made Loth Cath (Starwars) for 25eu

🔸 Uitgeverij Versa | Special edition Book set

🔸 SGB Design | Playmat

🔸 Dragons’garden | 20% discount on special dragon plushies and free stickers

🔸 PPopsFunko | Special Spiderman Funko in orange

🔸 PPopsFunko | Exclusive limited P.Pops t-shirt in honor of HDCC Summer 2024. Limited to 60 pieces

🔸 PPopsFunko | Exclusive limited pin in honor of the 5th anniversary of P.Pops. Limited to 50 pieces

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25 Years of LEGO Star Wars with LEGO Designers Lucy Bilgin and John Ho

Meet Lucy Bilgin (Associate Designer) and John Ho (Senior Designer) from the LEGO Star Wars design team! During this presentation, Lucy and John will offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at LEGO. They will share insights about the 25th anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars theme and explain the process of designing a LEGO set.

You can dive into the Gaming Hall during Heroes Dutch Comic Con at Jaarbeurs Utrecht on June 22 and 23!

The Gaming Area is an essential part of Heroes Dutch Comic Con. Every edition, we go all out to organize an amazing weekend for you. From beginner to advanced gamers, and from arcade cabinets to board games, there’s something for everyone! With a packed schedule of challenges and tournaments, there are exciting activities for all. Whether you’re competing or cheering from the sidelines, you’ll have a blast in the Gaming Area!