Fantasium Creatium is a place, where fantasy meets art. Here you can find exhibitions featuring not only well-known and iconic universes, but also emerging projects, all maintaining fantasy qualities.
If you are wondering, what could anyone do with artistic abilities and a head full of ideas, here you will find the answer. In Fantasium Creatium artists from the whole country present their amazing works. Paper models of spaceships, cardboard weapon replicas, upcycled gadgets – the only restraint is artists’ imagination. Only one thing is certain, this is the place, where you can feel the fantastic spirit of distant universes and get truly immersed in Fantasy.
Interactive exhibitions- Experience the fantasy on your own!
There are more than one reasons for Fantasium Creatium’s uniqueness. It’s not only a place where you can look at the exhibited projects, but also pick them up, talk to artists or take pictures together! If you have ever dreamt of holding blasters straight from Galactic Empire or taking picture with Princess Leia (even if it’s only a sculpture), you came to the right place. However, remember to ask if authors don’t mind touching their works. Not every model is capable of lasting even the most careful convention attendee.
What is where- a word about thematic zones
Fantasium Creatium is divided into thematic zones. If you’re interested in a specific theme, you don’t have to search for your desired projects around the whole venue. All exhibitions of the same theme are arranged in one place. On Pyrkon 2018 you would find i.a. Science Fiction zone (with i.e. Star Wars, Star Trek, Transformers sub-zones), Fantasy, Science or Emerging Artists zones. Comprehensive description of all zones and exhibitions will soon appear on our website.
Emerging Artists Exhibitions
On Pyrkon we value creativity and would like to give chance of public debut to all creators. That’s why we came up with a separate zone, where upcoming artists could display their works. If you are producing outstanding pieces, yet haven’t had a chance to exhibit them on any conventions or festivals, it could be a perfect occasion, to present those to wider public. If you decide to exhibit your work with us, we’ll provide you with:
- U-shaped exhibition wall
- two benches
- two chairs
- 2 festival passes (one for the author and another for accompanying person)
Submit an exhibition
Feels like it’s something for you? Do you want to have your own display in FantasiumCreatium? Or maybe you have any questions? Let us know by mailing the exhibition section organizer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Authors of the best exhibitions would be awarded!
Notice that displayed works must be made by you! We don’t accept store-bought collections.
Twenty years of Druga Era exhibition
In the whole Poland, Druga Era is known first of all as the organizer of Pyrkon – the biggest fantasy festival in the country. But as you may know, even though the event is extremely important to us and we spend really much time and energy to organize it, Pyrkon is just one part of the actions we undertake to promote fantasy and create community friendly to everyone interested in literature, movies, or tabletop games. Each thriving section of our club does regularly meet, host workshops, discussions and any activity that not only gives great fun, but also allows the development of people taking part in them. And the number of people is growing, as Druga Era has got now over 70 members and friends!
Few weeks ago we officially celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the foundation of the Club and honoring the occasion we prepared a special exhibition that will present to you all Pyrkon posters – together there are 20 pieces that will let you see the evolution of our event.
Fantastic Creations Workshop of Stanislaw ‘Locker’Czarniecki is a place where anyone can find something interesting. Stanley makes from scratch fantasy and Sci-Fi themed prototypes, sketches, models and figurines. During Pyrkon you would be able to see the process of model-making or sculpture carving. The author will be glad to explain used techniques and show how to handle precise tools.
Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club
The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club are an international non-profit costume organization who, apart from doing charity work, are involved in designing and creating costumes from the Star Wars universe. It’s one of 3 elite costume organizations with a LucasFilm license, and it has almost 2 000 members all around the world.
WWW, FB fanpage
P.I.S.O.F. Science Fiction exhibition
The Poznan Institute of the Space Odysseys Fans (polish P.I.F.K.O. = beer) as every year, invites you to the Science Fiction exhibition. In addition to the largest individual collection of Star Trek in Poland (which is even bigger this year), models from such series as Star Wars, Seaquest, Tron or Batman, and others will be presented. The exhibition includes various types of spacecraft models, books, weaponry, communicators, and various items produced under a license and those fan-made. Of course, apart from the exhibition, we will also be there 🙂
BDJ (Dollfie) dolls and Queen Amidala’s costumes
The wardrobe created for Natalie Portman, who portrayed Queen Amidala in Star Wars, is incredibly impressive. Its creators used expensive fabrics, searched for inspiration in traditional outfits, and very often used typical elements of historical outfits from different eras. Altogether, around 40 different costumes were made, and so no one should be surprised that in every new scene with Natalie Portman we can see another unique outfit. You can view this richness of colors and forms with your own eyes at the exhibit prepared by Aldona Talarczyk. She’s an artist who for several years has been recreating Queen Amidala’s costumes, spending a lot of time on each one.
Although so far she has only managed to recreate a small part of Her Majesties wardrobe, every model is guaranteed to hold your attention.
What’s more, this time you will also be able to view the BJD (Dollfie) collection, which Aldona has been collecting for almost 10 years, and dressing them in handmade and masterfully ornamented outfits. You are all invited
Rafał Skaza’s sculpture reliefs
There’s never been anything like that on Pyrkon – we invite you to the biomechanoid exhibition. Among others there will be sci-fi, horror, fantasy and post-apocalyptic sculptures. Together with RafałSkaza you will cross the borders of imagination.
Piotr Mintura’s Star Wars figurines
We invite you to a fantastical exhibition of Piotr Mintura’s works in the Star Wars universe. The author of the exhibition will present to you figurines, models and Cosplays from Star Wars. All of the works presented are his own job, from the beginning to the end.
The Greater Poland’s Starfleet Chapter
The Greater Poland’s Starfleet Chapter (the crew of the USS Posnania) are a Star Trek fan club. Their history goes back to 1995, which makes them the longest-running such organization in Poland. At their stand you will be able to meet cosplayers, exchange stories of galactic exploration, knowledge and trivia, but also, and this is the most important thing, view many interesting exhibits from the furthest (but also some quite near) parts of the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire and more.
One of the attractions will be Poland’s largest collection of original photos and autographs of the actors who played in Star Trek TV series and movies.
NoCrew- miniatures from the world of Star Wars
It happened. Pyrkon has been attacked and defeated by the Galactic Empire. As a proof there is a huge fighter jet put in the very centre of Pavilion 8, to control the Festival attendees. Tie Fighter is a 1:1 replica measuring 6,3m in length, 6,4m in width and 7,6m high. It’s the first model of such size from the world of Star Wars in Poland. Apart from the Tie Fighter, which you might recognise from last year, you will see a realistic figure of Snoke made by Rob Roy and Rey’s speeder. You shouldn’t miss it!
The Cantina Project is an interactive diorama of the most recognizable bar in the history of Sci-Fi cinematography, Mos Eisley’s canteen from “Star Wars”! The exhibition was created by the members of Polonia Minor Squad and their friends. Come, unwind, drink some beverages from all across the Galaxy and remember that Han always shoots first.
Real Star Wars
Sebastian names himself a “Star Wars universe buff”. Even as a boy he was interested in Star Wars, collected various newspaper clippings and tried his hand in costume making. Now he’s an adult, but still has something of a child inside of him. During Pyrkon he will show off his ‘small’ (don’t be misguided by this word) collection of costumes, helmets and models.
Paper, crochet and stone
Three women, who live in three different cities, invite you to one amazing exhibition of handicrafts. They will show you jewelry inspired by nature and worn by Padmé from “Star Wars”, sheets of paper and paper pieces inspired by the popculture and crocheted characters known from popular cartoons. Throughout Pyrkon you’ll have the possibility to learn how to create beautiful sheets of paper and crocheting. The teachers will always be at your call and ready to share their secrets and techniques!
Dream Frames Art
Dream Frames Art – paintings by Mateusz Twardoch. The artist will traditionally present something from his world of symbolic fairy tales, as well as pop cultural settings of the post-apocalyptic times and fantasy. Most of the works will have its exhibition premiere on Pyrkon, including a painting presenting a new style for the artist inspired by the Land of the Blossoming Cherry.
Maniacy Figurek and Meetopoint Transofmers
During this year’s Pyrkon ManiacyFigurek.pl will return with a new, even richer collection! Do you want to feel like you were young again? In that case, we invite you to a fantastic exhibition prepared in cooperation with Hasbro Poland!
During the event you will see countless figurines of your favorite heroes issued in last thirty years! A variety of characters from the Transformers, Marvel and G.I. Joe, Dragon Ball and many more! What exactly?
Transformers – Among the Maniacs collection you will find thematic exhibitions dedicated to various eras of Transformer’s rich history: you will get to know the second generation of Transformers, Transmetals from the Beast Wars series, heroes of the Unicron Trilogy and characters from the movie universe. In addition to them, the evolution of the plastic incarnations of the Decepticon leader – Megatron, the clash of the Titans, the largest Transformers released so far, unique, hand-made customs and trailers of new figurines that will soon appear on store shelves. You cannot miss it!
G.I. Joe – Knowledge is the key factor on the battlefield, so this year we will take a close look at … the commas of the Joes. As a part of the exhibition, the Cobra training ground is available for you, located near the huge Terrordrom, where under the watchful eye of the Cobra’s top brass over 100 recruits are practicing. In addition, you will see the evolution of figurines from 1982 to 2018, you will get to know some interesting facts from the world of Joes and not only. The G.I. Joe squadron and their parachute group will be watching over from above.
Marvel – This year we will have an epic fight X-Men vs. Sentinel, another edition of the struggle of a group of mutants led by Wolverine and Cyclops in a clash with a ruthless machine! There will also be attractions to celebrate the premiere of the movie Avengers: Infinity War, including figurines of heroes and the gadget in the form of the Infinity Glove, in which you will be able to take a photo as a souvenir.
Dragon Ball – Are you sad because of the approaching end of Dragon Ball Super? The SH Figuarts collection will help to improve your mood a bit. The stand will be waiting for you with a diverse mix of characters from the latest version of anime such as Beerus, Whis or Goku as well as the duel of classic heroes Cell and Gohan. A powerful and one of a kind dragon Shenron will be also at your service, just say your wish to him and maybe he will fulfill it!
ManiacyFigurek.pl is more than toys. They are fandom of enthusiasts gathered around such brands as Transformers, G. I. Joe and Marvel. This year you can become part of this fandom, taking part in numerous attractions organized as part of the official Transformers Meetpoint exhibition. This is a place created in cooperation with Hasbro Poland. There are waiting for you: contests, interviews, discussion panels and many other attractions for fans of large robots and not only. That’s why we encourage you to visit a stand by Maniacyfigurek.pl and stay with us for longer. See you at Pyrkon!
Other Worlds of Jakub Różalski
Behind each stroke of the brush there’s an entire universe hidden. ~ Michał Cetnarowski
Masters of the word and ten completely different stories. What connects them?
Fascination with images of one of the most-appreciated Polish contemporary painters.
The amazing paintings by Jakub Różalski and their unobvious message of concern, often horror, are reflected in stories created by great authors.
Sylwia Chutnik, Jacek Dukaj, Aneta Jadowska, Anna Kańtoch, Jakub Małecki, Remigiusz Mróz, Łukasz Orbitowski, Robert J. Szmidt, Aleksandra Zielińska, Jakub Żulczyk
Jakub Różalski – painter, conceptual artist and illustrator, creator of the famous 1920+ project. He started his adventure with art on paper and canvas long before the discovery of computer graphics. In his work, he combines classic motifs and painting with modern design and original ideas. His greatest inspiration is painting at the turn of the 19th and 20th century, history and everyday life. Based on his paintings, computer and board games are created.
Media patrons: Nowa Fantastyka, Fantom
Issuing partner: Ochorowiczówka Museum
Faces of post-apocalypse
Artist: Magdalena Matuszewska / ZlodziejeDusz
You can’t put a face to the Apocalypse. Well, at least – not one face. Everyone has their own version of the future – some will fight for survival in a desert, others in the Zone. There will be warriors, medics and traders. And probably at least one person to document and photograph all of it. This exhibition has its premiere on Pyrkon. Come and see photos taken at polish post-apocalyptic LARPs and don’t forget to visit Post-Apocalyptic Village in Fantasium Suburbium area afterwards.
The exhibition of the most talented photographers operating in the world of fantasy, who are also connected through Fantasy Festivals Twierdza and Cytadela. The theme is quite wide. From event documentation focused on fandom to image composition and visualisation of models and location. The displayed works will do as the evidence of the photographers’ craft, featuring fantasy festival attendees, cosplayers, costume designers as well as the costume presenting models.
The incredible locations- historic fortresses Modlin in NowyDwór Mazowiecki and Boyen in Giżycko are used as a background complimenting the amazing creations and adding up to the fantastical atmosphere. Exhibition is organised by the Mad Hatter Foundation, organizer of The Fantasy Festival Cytadela (15-17.06 in GarnizonModlin, NowyDwór Mazowiecki) and the Fantasy Festival Twierdza (7-9.09 in Boyen Fortress, Giżycko).
The lousy corner is a hideout of a mad night goblin shaman – Rangamog. Wicked old goblin welcomes guests with pleasure, what doesn’t really mean that he is a friendly fellow – those who enter his cave will be met by all kinds of unpleasant surprises like nest full of enormous spiders, his squig Zembol and gluttonous kettle. It’s worth mentioning that those brave enough coming to him with gifts or trophies of monsters can count on a pint of mushroom beer and a bit of starved to death elf.
The Goblin’s stash “Lousy corner” is based upon Warhammer’s Fantasy universe. During Pyrkon the exhibition’s visitors will be able to take part in sewing, model and prop making workshops as well as bargain with blitzes and throw some goblins. Creators of this, without question, magical place are Inkaturon, Fellhayn Crafts, Last Minute Cosplay and Name of Madness
You can watch Ariel’s works here and here.
Emerging Artists Exhibitions
I will present paintings on wood, made with acrylic paint with the addition of such tools as a pen, black pencil and pastel. I have had a passion for creating drawings and paintings since I was a child. I only started painting on wood quite recently, about 6 months ago. For now I have several paintings on wood and drawings on paper in my collection. In my works you can see inspiration from movies, woman’s beauty, the human figure, fantasy and my own imagination… I try to use every free moment to create something new, so my art collection grows constantly.
Piotr Karol Grzesiak – scenography and mock-ups
Self-designed and handmade scenography for movies and concepts for future projects. The exhibition consists of over a dozen works made on the basis of my dreams and interpretations of various aspects of life. I have been interested in models since elementary school.
Thea Cosplay – cosplay exhibition
Handicrafts that allow you to move to your favorite fantasy universe for a moment! Do you want to see how a piece of fabric or foam painted with ordinary paint turns into something magical and unique? Our stall gives you this opportunity. We will show the process of creating individual elements and reveal all the secrets of cosplay.
Patryk’s Paper Pokemons
We invite you to the only paper Pokemon exhibition of its kind! The collection contains over 300 pieces, although Patryk has been doing this only for 2 years. During Pyrkon you will be able to see not only how such figurines are made, but will also have the opportunity to try folding them yourself!
Aleksandra Rostek – Convention details
Ladies and gentlemen, here are the convention details – those who everyone saw, some even smiled at, but nobody remembered. Fortunately, they were frozen in a frame. Sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose. Now, after many years, they want to come back from the electronic disk to where they belong – the fantasy festival! As for me, I deal with nature photography and reports. I collect analog cameras. I ride horses in every style – western, dressage, jumps, rallies, cavalry, women’s saddle. I train the Israeli hand-to-hand combat. I read Polish fantasy. I travel as much as I eat – a lot. I can watch dance and listen to music for hours. One day I will have a Mustang ’68.
Eden – cross the borders of imagination
Eden is a fan initiative uniting PBF (Play By Forum games) players. It’s already served the community for three years – it helps users make baby steps on the forums, teaches how to write more and better, as well as how to develop a database of CSS codes and graphics, which are needed to decorate profiles. During this year’s Pyrkon Eden, together with other forums, will prepare 10 panels, which will advertise their promotion of writing, developing imagination and PBFs. On the posters you will find a comparison of character cards from various forums, world maps, the best fragments from sessions, fan arts presenting original characters and much more! You will also be able to talk with tear, Asami, Noritoshi and Kira and get to know their various secrets – among other things, they will tell you how to write well and create a good, unforgettable character.
Mammoth’s Bazaar – LARP costumes, tailor-made
Why some costumes look amazing and others don’t? How to dress up comfortably for LARP? Additionally, how to look as someone from specific universe with a given social rank? The team of Mammoth’s Bazaar tested it first-hand, making creations adapted to various seasons, weather conditions and depicted universes. They want to share their knowledge, demonstrating their specific, tangible projects, created with the universes of the Witcher, Star Wars, post-apocalyptic wastelands and many others in mind. They will tell what works, what doesn’t and what works only in terms of iconic shapes of costume elements. They will also explain why.
Meteors- shooting stars
For 3 hours you will be able to see and maybe touch unique pieces of meteorites from around the world. Among others will be bits of Moraski meteor which dropped nearby Poznan about 5 thousand years ago and created a 100 m deep hole in the ground (also known as the impact crater). The collection belongs to an experienced meteor hunter- Mateusz Szyszko (PhD candidate from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań). The scientific commentary will be provided by a certified planetary geologist- PhD Anna Losiak from the University of Exeter.
Term: The exhibition will take place on Saturday from 15.00 to 18.00.