Lucca Comics & Games – Lucca
1-5 November 2023. The most famous Italian event for comic and game lovers.
From November 1st to 5th 2023 takes place in Lucca the 57th edition of Lucca Comics & Games, the international fair dedicated to comics, animation, games (role-playing, board, card), video games, fantasy and science fiction.
Lucca Comics & Games is the first and the biggest European and second worldwide fair after the Comiket in Tokyo.
The 2023 theme is Together
All the most important operators in the field and an ever-increasing number of specialized shops, comic shops and recreational-cultural associations participate. During the days of the fair various events are held including, concerts, shows, meetings with the authors, presentations, live role-playing and cosplayer tournaments dedicated to the comics and animation sector in general.
Both within Lucca Comics and Lucca Games offer exhibits and exhibition itineraries dedicated to the main world artists or work titles present at the festival. Some of these exhibits are set up in the evocative Renaissance setting of the city, inside the same ancient buildings of Lucca.
Every year Lucca Games also organizes a series of events related to the game world such as tournaments, prizes, competitions and seminars. The Best of Show award is the award for the leading products of the gaming industry, assigned by a jury to the best game among those presented by the publishing houses in the various categories.
In addition, at Lucca Comics there are also many awards such as the Gran Guinigi, awarded to various exponents of the comics industry and the Lucca Project Contest intended for aspiring Italian comics authors.
The numbers are impressive: the 1993 edition had just had nearly 30,000 visitors, and it was a real record at the time!
In 2016, 270,000 tickets were sold and since then a maximum of 80,000 salable day tickets has been established.
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