Lucca Comics & Games 2020: what are the prospects?
In a climate that is terrible for fair events, which are forced to slide towards the autumn of 2020 because of the pandemic and forced to adapt to the measures of “social distance” that will be born, you are wondering what the future will be the oldest and most important comic book fair in the world, Lucca Comics & Games.
The event, which has gathered in the course of the years, more than 90,000 people inside the ancient city walls of Lucca, is preparing for the edition LXVI, not without many doubts on what to do. In the past few days, the director Emanuele Vietina, said: "This is not the time of the ads, and even the time to decide how you will be able to change the festival. Our commitment is to work on the content, cultivating the relations with the social partners, the institutions and the companies of the creativity that they invest on the event. It is the time of the unit, observation and collaboration so as to build a springboard for the publishing industry and the future of the cultural events. But it is also the moment of careful economic and financial planning, and for this we are talking about with the Institutions and the associations category. Whatever will be the activities that we will be able to do, the revival will go through investments that must be well planned and to do that we will need the intervention of all: the public, private, and the city of Lucca, a city that has received so much from all sectors of our beloved Community Event, and that today is called to do its part."
Like other big fairs of the world (for example, those of San Diego and Cologne), Lucca Comics & Games does not change the announced dates (i.e., from 28 October to 1 November) and see the updates in the month of June: "there are more than six months – emphasizes Vietina – then we proceed with the usual hard work, keeping open all the possible scenarios: from the digitization of the events in any co-productions with our partners. It will then be in comparison with the authorities in June that we will be able to have a more precise picture. The working group that I represent is used in companies titanic and when called upon will respond, as always."
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