Gardacon, the comic, video game and pop culture fair: a great party for the whole family

Gardacon

A symbol of recovery and restart, but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in a colorful and surprising world. Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September Gardacon returns to the scene, the event that already in 2019 was able to involve and enthuse over 14 thousand visitors thanks to its festive and light-hearted atmosphere: two days in which comics, games, cosplayers and cartoons are absolute protagonists, with hundreds of live events, interactive stations, attractions, activities, stands where you can buy gadgets, comics and videogames.

An even bigger, richer, more fun fair. The number of exhibitors and areas dedicated to play is growing, as is the surface occupied, well over 20 thousand square meters: larger spaces to ensure physical spacing, but also temperature measurement at the entrance, use of the mask and constant control of capacity, with the obligation of a green pass from 12 years upwards. All this to give visitors – adults, young and very young, simply curious or fans of games and comics – two days of sharing within a controlled and safe context.

The attractions and activities that made the first edition memorable are confirmed. Starting with the retrogaming area, a real vintage game room that houses over 50 arcade cabinets and 150 back consoles, to the delight of all nostalgics. It is a short step from the past to the future of gaming: video game enthusiasts will find bread for their teeth with the futuristic Gamers Arena, the gaming area that hosts the latest generation PC and console setups, free-to-play stations and tournaments. of the most popular titles of the moment, including Fortnite, FIFA 21, Call of Duty, Tekken 7.

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Gardacon, the comic, video game and pop culture fair: a great party for the whole family
A symbol of recovery and restart, but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in a colorful and surprising world. Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September Gardacon returns to the scene, the event that already in 2019 was able to involve and enthuse over 14 thousand visitors thanks to its festive and light-hearted atmosphere: two days in which comics, games, cosplayers and cartoons are absolute protagonists, with hundreds of live events, interactive stations, attractions, activities, stands where you can buy gadgets, comics and videogames.

An even bigger, richer, more fun fair. The number of exhibitors and areas dedicated to play is growing, as is the surface occupied, well over 20 thousand square meters: larger spaces to ensure physical spacing, but also temperature measurement at the entrance, use of the mask and constant control of capacity, with the obligation of a green pass from 12 years upwards. All this to give visitors – adults, young and very young, simply curious or fans of games and comics – two days of sharing within a controlled and safe context.

The attractions and activities that made the first edition memorable are confirmed. Starting with the retrogaming area, a real vintage game room that houses over 50 arcade cabinets and 150 back consoles, to the delight of all nostalgics. It is a short step from the past to the future of gaming: video game enthusiasts will find bread for their teeth with the futuristic Gamers Arena, the gaming area that hosts the latest generation PC and console setups, free-to-play stations and tournaments . of the most popular titles of the moment, including Fortnite, FIFA 21, Call of Duty, Tekken 7.

Gardacon is a real journey into the fantasy worlds most loved by children of yesterday and today, thanks also to the numerous cosplayers who play the characters of cartoons, comics and films, or to the evocative scenarios of the brand new fantasy area and science fiction, which recreates the cult settings of genre cinema and TV series. Still on the subject of imagination and creativity, it is impossible not to be fascinated by the bricks area – thousands of square meters with the works of art of the best Italian builders – and by the talent of the 40 cartoonists ready to meet their fans for a sketch or a workshop. live drawing.

Those who grew up with cartoons of the eighties and nineties will find on the main stage many themed shows with the television themes that have marked the imagination of entire generations, the voice actors of the most famous characters and the stars of children’s TV. And speaking of cartoons, manga and Japanese culture, news at Gardacon is the Otaku pavilion: an event within the event, a large village dedicated to pop culture of the Rising Sun which will host publishers and themed stands, animation, cosplayers, modeling and several stages with a schedule of conferences and meetings, for those who want to know everything about this extraordinary and fascinating world.

Tickets for Gardacon are available at the special price of 9 euros + presale rights until August 31st, on the website www.gardacon.it