Lucca Comics & Games

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Coordinates: 43°48′N 10°30′E / 43.8°N 10.5°E / 43.8; 10.5

Lucca Comics and Games
Lucca Comics 2007 San Michele.JPG
A Lucca Comics pavilion, near the San Michele in Foro basilica, in 2007.
Status active
Location(s) Lucca
Country Italy
Inaugurated 1966
Attendance 240,000 by 2014[1]
Organized by Comune of Lucca, through the limited company "Lucca Comics & Games Srl"[2]

Lucca Comics & Games is an annual comic book and gaming convention in Lucca, Tuscany (Italy). It takes place, usually, at the end of October. It is the largest comics festival in Europe, and the second biggest in the world after the Comiket.

History and organization[edit]

Launched in 1966 as Salone Internazionale del Comics, the event grew in size and importance over the years. It began in one small square in the center of Lucca, then in the 1980s was moved to a sports center outside the city walls. Actually, the Salone Internazionale del Comics was launched in 1965 in Bordighera, then transferred to Lucca until 1992 and ended in Rome from 1995 to 2005. After the Salone internazionale del Comics ended in Lucca, they launched a new convention called simply Lucca Comics that was a reprise of the old one. In 1996 it changed its name in Lucca Comics & Games. In 2006, for the 40th anniversary, the fair was moved back to the city center, with numerous tents and pavilions arranged in different squares within and outside the walls of this medieval city.


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