The very first edition, in historical theme park Archeon
It all started in the historic theme park Archeon in Alphen a / d Rijn. At the time, the founders still called the event ‘Elf Fantasy Fair’. Right from the first edition it was a resounding success with many international guests such as writers Robert Jordan and Terry Pratchett, and fantasy artists Brian Froud and John Howe.
The first edition was also characterized by long traffic jams of cars that continued all the way to the highway.