Success for the first edition – from 23 to 25 June – of the 1th Comicon Bergamo, a bet that closed with 28,000 visitors. After more than twenty years in Naples, where the 2023 edition recorded an all-time record of 170,000 visitors, Comicon – International Pop Culture Festival made its debut in the Lombard city with a very rich program of events and guests.
The city is also involved
Inserted in the official schedule of the Italian Capital of Culture 2023, and created in partnership with Promoberg, the festival occupied all the spaces of the Bergamo Fair. Over 20,000 m2 of covered area, more than 15,000 m2 of uncovered areas, 150 exhibitors distributed in 10 thematic areas, 200 guests who animated the over 220 events and 15 exhibitions. These are some numbers of the three days of comics, exhibitions, video games, cinema and TV series, games, Asian culture, kids, concerts.
1th Comicon Bergamo: a tested format
“Today, with the twenty-three editions in Naples and after this first edition in Bergamo, Comicon confirms itself as a hub of cultural and entertainment events on a national level, with relationships and projects of international quality. This new edition followed the tried and tested format, with a central fulcrum at the fair, and a program – coordinated by the artistic director Matteo Stefanelli together with the area curators – full of appointments with exhibitions, meetings with authors and artists, capable of also contaminating the territory host with a significant cultural offer, such as the Milo Manara exhibition open in the city, in Bergamo, until September”, commented the president Claudio Curcio.
An event that involved the almost 100 direct collaborators of the organization with interesting repercussions also for the city of Bergamo.
A multi-year agreement
“We are very satisfied with the 1th Comicon Bergamo https://bergamo.comicon.it/, which already at its debut recorded very positive data from both companies and the public. With Comicon we have enriched our calendar with a pop event dedicated in particular to the new generations, who responded by coming from all over Northern Italy” underlined Luciano Patelli, president of Promoberg. “For over ten years we have been successfully exporting Creattiva, our international manual arts fair, to Naples. With the friends of Comicon we have signed a multi-year agreement that allows us to plan and develop an international event in the best possible way and to further strengthen the synergies with the Neapolitan capital. Certainly in the sign of entertainment and imagination to the nth degree, but not least of the economy of the comics supply chain and of the promotion of the respective territories also in terms of tourism”, concluded Patelli.