If you’re a fan of comics you can not miss the appointment with the Lucca Comics and Games 2014, which will be staged from October 3 to November 2. The fair is dedicated not only to the traditional world of comics, but also to the world of role-playing games or cards, video games and animation. Surely it is the most important event of the sector in Italy and many consider it second only to Tokyo Comiket in Japan and the San Diego Comicon.
Lucca Comics and Games: where and when, all informations
This important festival will occupy the historic center of Lucca for four days. The theme for 2014 is “Revolution“ to symbolize the renewal that will characterize the new edition of the fair. The cost of the ticket is 16 € for adults and € 7 for children under 10 years. There are discounts for conventions (14 Euros) and subscriptions with guaranteed admission for 2, 3 or 4 days.
Exhibitors and visitors
Will be plenty of exhibitors occupying the most beautiful buildings of the city. Panini and Bonelli Publishing have pavilions stand-alone dedicated to their products.
Will be plenty of comic book editors, the central hub of the interest of the fans.
The edition of 2014 has been renewed with great spaces for video games as reconstructions, cosplay and interactive events: one of them is the one dedicated to Assassin’s Creed, in its latest version. Ubisoft and Electronic Arts have announced an unprecedented event.
It will not be forget the film industry with Warner Bros. and Disney undisputed protagonists will be presented the new upcoming titles. There is the presence of important figures of Italian cinema including Gabriele Salvatores. For the little ones will be dedicated to the Family Palace (admission free for adults and children): here there will be workshops and interactive labs to make the show more enjoyable for children.
They will be a lot of workers in the industry at the fair, not only authors, voice actors and artists, but also the famous cosplayer ie guys who make and wear clothing inspired by their favorite players. Many visitors from overseas as Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Igort, Brian Vaughan.
Among the Italian cartoonists to indicate the presence of Zerocalcare, the italian cartoonist most widely read. Michael Rach will present his new work, indisputable publishing success.
Japan Town for fans of Manga
To the Japanese world will be dedicated an entire area of the Fair: Japan Town will host everything about the comics world (and not only) of the Orient. Not only manga and animation as well as action figures and very important names in this field, among which those of the Korean Boichi of Masasumi Kazikaki and Masakazy Katsura.
How to get to Lucca
Lucca is about 90 km from San Gimignano. There is a comfortable scenic road that takes you from San Gimignano to Lucca in a short time