This post won’t be about game design, but it’ll be some kind of report of the wonderful Lucca Comics & Games 2012, held from 1st to 4th November in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.
It’s one of the most important event of its kind all over the world. Each year more than 150,000 visitors siege the small city and assault the stands looking for comics, cosplays, gadgets, games and, of course, videogames.
Sneaking inside this jungle of fan and shopping frenzy is amazing! A life long earning won’t suffice to buy all the wonderful items sold in the greatest European comics and games convention.
Lucca Comics & Games is so big that it lure tourists from all over the world, eager to see the many famous guests, to try previews of many games and take part to countless events.
I can list, for example, just a minimal bunch of these fantastic things of this year (respectively): Christopher Paolini (author of the blockbuster Eragon saga), Nintendo Wii U and the Assassin’s Creed III Bunker Hill commemoration battle .
I myself was able to try the newest Nintendo baby born and its controller with New Super Mario for a few minutes!
If you love games and/or comics and/or the kind of things I mentioned, or you are just curious to see a city inhabited by thousands of fictional characters, I suggest to visit next year Lucca Comics & Games. As usual, it’ll have place around the first days of November! You won’t be disappointed.