Over 62,500 superheroes crowded the Lingotto Fiere on the occasion of Turin Comics 2023 edition, from 14 to 16 April. The XXVII edition, dedicated to comics, manga, cosplay, games and videogames, was the most visited ever, even surpassing the 2022 event, which had recorded 60,000 admissions.
Full pavilions and stages animated by the calendar of appointments, concerts and contests. The turnout in the meeting rooms was also excellent – this year as many as 5 -, dedicated to cultural moments and editorial presentations. Meetings that took place in the presence of some of the most important Italian cartoonists: from Bruno Bozzetto to Gabriele Dell’Otto, from Antonio Lapone to Moreno Burattini.
During the Torino Comics 2023 edition, the workshops for schools were also very crowded, with over 70 classes and 1500 students who participated between Friday and Saturday in the activities on comics, scenographic make-up, cosplay, inclusion and sustainability; film screenings, in collaboration with the Sardinia Film Festival.
Success was met by the novelty Area Family reserved for games for the little ones, in collaboration with Carioca, Quercetti and Masters of Magic.
Torino Comics 2023 edition: focus on inclusion
Inclusion was one of the keywords of this 2023 edition. The spaces of Lingotto Fiere have in fact become more usable also for people with disabilities. The area of pavilion 2, set up in collaboration with the Consulta for people in difficulty, has aroused the interest of visitors, more and less young, involved in activities, games and paths to put themselves in the shoes of the other.
Another novelty was that represented by the Red Zone, unique in Italy, dedicated to erotic comics and reserved for an adult audience. Inside, visitors were able to visit the 5 exhibitions dedicated to erotic comics by Italian and international authors.
The cosplayers are still the protagonists
Great enthusiasm for the music on stage, with the Battle of the Bands and the two guests of Torino Comics 2023 edition https://torinocomics.com/, namely Giorgio Vanni, the most famous singer of the Italian cartoon theme songs of the 90s and 2000, and Cristina D’Avena together with Gem Boy, an insane rock group famous for their parody covers of cartoon theme songs.
Among the undisputed protagonists of the fair there are of course the cosplayers. The stage in Pavilion 1 was animated for three days with exhibitions, competitive fashion shows, karaoke and moments of entertainment thanks to the activity of the Cospa Family kids. The International Cosplay League competition, included in the ICL circuit, was held on Saturday 15 April, the winners of which will represent Italy at the world finals in Madrid, as part of the Japan Weekend. Instead, the classic competitive fashion show took place on Sunday 16 April, which rewards the “artisan” ability of the competitor, his ability to identify himself with the chosen role and his interpretative and likable skills, in a challenge to the last dress for the awarding of prizes.