Created in 1981, the Salon du Livre de Paris, which became Livre Paris in 2016, is a book fair that brings publishers, French and international authors and over 150,000 avid readers together each year. A major cultural event in French public life, the book fair is highly appealing for its rich and varied programme and the many get-togethers it offers its visitors over four days: more than 800 events and activities featuring nearly 3,000 authors, who will be signing their books or taking the floor in talks and debates with readers.
Comic Con Baltics is an annual popular culture event organised in Vilnius, Lithuania. This year it’ll take place on September 15-16, at the LITEXPO exhibition centre. The key words you need to know: famous actors; the biggest Cosplay competition in Baltic states; panels; presentation of the newest Lithuanian film projects; comics; kids game zone; games and newest technologies; props from cult films. Most importantly – it is a place, where heroes meet!
The goal is to encourage the public to get interested in and involved with popular culture and art. Take a look at how Comic Con Baltics rocked in 2017: http://bit.ly/CCBaltics.
The Night of Philosophy and Ideas is an all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music, including top philosophers from around the world. The event will also feature celebrated graphic novelist Jul, author of Uh-Oh, Plato! (Dargaud, Europe Comics in English). His event, “Laughter, Image, and Philosophy,” will take place Sunday morning at 4 am, where Jul will show in just a few steps how his work as an illustrator and humorist meets the pleasure of thought in motion.
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY. Doors open at 7PM. Free entry.
The digital revolution changed the way many businesses work—including publishers. But publishers of comics and graphic novels are confronted with specific issues. Technology and regulation affect the sector in ways that can represent a threat or an advantage. A panel of experts discuss the topic as part of the COMIKS project. In collaboration with Europe Comics, the Italian Cultural Institute of Brussels, the Brussels Comic Strip Festival, and Lucca Comics & Games.
18:30, European Parliament Room A3H1
Four authors of comics and children’s books of international renown come together to discuss the important role these works can have for children. Featuring authors Emile Bravo, Raina Telgemeier, Federico Bertolucci and Brrémaud. Moderated by Andrea Antonazzo (Fumettologica).
11:00 – 12:00, Auditorium San Girolamo, at Lucca Comics & Games.