The passion for video games, comics, fandoms and board games is a real mass phenomenon that involves entire generations who have grown up in cartoons and video games since the 80s.
Milan Comics & Gamesscheduled Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May to Malpensa Fairs in Busto Arsizio, fully responds to the growing demand for pop culture and, from this edition, doubles the spaces, creating a huge free zone where getting out of one’s daily role is not only accepted, but highly recommended. The declared objective of the event is in fact to make anyone who wishes live active and exciting experiences between tournaments, rallies, exhibitions, shows, meetings with communities in which to share interests and fun. The public will find two pavilions entirely dedicated to shows, concerts, influencers, streamers, artists, authors and thousands of square meters of stands and thematic areas for nerds, geeks, collectors, gamers and onlookers.
The large market exhibition will offer comics, manga, anime, models, action figures, games, board games, miniatures, card games, accessories, collectible gadgets and novelty products as well as play areas with collectible card tournaments and role playing games. The participation of the main national comic shops will guarantee a complete overview in the history of comics, between rarities and new international trends, while in the Artist Alley there will be space for designers, illustrators, editors and independent writers, including some students of the Higher School of Applied Art of Milan, in total 60 young emerging talents, all to be discovered.
For collectors of author comics, Fieredelfumetto.it, in collaboration with Astorina Srl and Poste Italiane, has designed, on the occasion of the sixtieth year of publication of Diabolik (1962-2022), a special celebratory folder, dedicated to the black hero of the sisters Angela and Luciana Giussani which can be purchased at the Poste Italiane stand and signed by Riccardo Nunziati, author of the poster for this edition of Milano Comics and Games. The firmcopie is scheduled on Saturday and Sunday 8 am 11 am-1pm and 3 pm-179pm at the Dada Editore stand. In addition, 99 numbered lithographs of the poster will be produced, distributed free to the public until copies are sold out and a special postcard, again signed by Riccardo Nunziati, always in 99 numbered copies. Poste Italiane will make two special postmarks, one dedicated to Eva Kant on 30 April, the other in Altea di Vallenberg on 1 May.
Many of the guest authors at the stand of Dada Editore & Cut-UP, in addition to the aforementioned Riccardo Nunziati, also Anna Lazzarini, Tommaso Bianchi, Ivan Calcaterra and Oskar, designers for Sergio Bonelli Editore, Cut-Up and other Italian and foreign publishers, and the young mangaka Marea Artworks.
Gaming. For NEXT GEN lovers, many PC and console stations where you can play for free with the latest news, the titles of the moment and compete in eSports!
League of Legend. Deploy your champion and together with your team destroy the opponents’ nexus in a great live tournament.
Retrogames. For nostalgics of the arcade era, a new large area set up as a games room with lots of 80s and 90s cabinets, where you can play the great classics for free!
Card Games. The space where you can find role playing, card and box games. Free Dragon Ball Card Game and Digimon Card Game themed tournaments, the new game card series from the Japanese anime of the same name.
Two exciting live concerts on Sunday 1st May for lovers of cartoon theme songs.
The appointment is with the Manga Boysofficial singers of the Italian Digimon theme songs and with Stefano Bersola, also known under the pseudonym of Steph B, composer and interpreter, among the many successes, of the theme songs of Lum the girl from space, City Hunter and Super Wings. Together with the famous voice actor Pietro Ubaldi, Stefano will bring to the stage of Milano Comics & Games Anime Live a unique show – concert, dedicated to the world of cartoons and animated cinema, of yesterday and today.
Since the very first editions, cosplay has played a leading role in fieredelfumetto.it events. Thousands of cosplayers and prestigious names of the Italian and international community are expected at Milano Comics & Games: Dani D. Foca, Julia Loki, Alberta Avanzi, Lory Croft, Sara Siviero, Fery Lullaby, Giuditta Sartori, Runa Requiem and Jannet Incosplay who will sit on the jury of the cosplay contest scheduled for Sunday 1st May.
FANDOM AND POP CULTURE
The most incredible fandoms find space at Milano Comics & Games.
KST – Kpop Show Time. A dancefloor to dance and sing to K-POP music, the world phenomenon of the moment, with a dance cover crew, guests, a K-POP themed flea market and a double dance contest.
Assassin’s Creed. Gathering dedicated to Assassin’s Creed, the Ubisoft videogame saga born in 2007, which became famous also thanks to the various historical contexts in which the episodes are set. A fantasy universe made up of main video games, spin-offs, short films, books and other transmedia projects.
Genshin Impact. Gathering of the players of the action RPG set in a fantasy universe, played in the role of a mysterious traveler in search of his brother / sister, lost in the course of a mysterious event.
Total Combat Wrestling. Total Combat Wrestling was born in 2006 in Milan and stands out for its eccentric characters and the high adrenaline level of its hardcore matches. With the Custom Mazzate format they are broadcast on Nuova ReteBrescia and ItChannel. TCW Champions will battle it out in the ring and give away wrestling anecdotes and secrets.
At the events of the fieredelfumetto.it circuit there is always a space for the most loved and important voice actors on the Italian scene. They will be the protagonists of the interviews and the show on stage on Saturday 30 April and in the Meet and Greet to take photos, selfies, collect dedications and autographs.
Pietro Ubaldi. Special guest of this edition, Pietro Ubaldi is a legend in the field of dubbing of films, cartoons, anime, and video games. Throughout his long career he has voiced Doraemon, Patrick Stella from Spongebob, Geoffrey Rush / Hector Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean and Jeremy Clarkson from BBC’s hugely popular Top Gear.
Simone Lupinacci. The voice of the protagonists of the Anime of the moment, including Izuku “Deku” Midoriya from “My Hero Academia” and Shoyo Hinata from “Haikyu !! The ace of Volleyball” works at the most important recording studios giving voice to several characters of films, TV series, cartoons and documentaries, as well as the official speaker of international brands.
Federico Viola. Voice of the protagonist of the Marvel film Shang Chi, is Katsuki Bakugou in My Hero Academia, Vulcan in Fire Force, Tem from BEASTARS, Ichigo Kurosaki on Amazon Prime Video and in many video games: protagonist V of cyberpunk 2077, Ajay Ghale in Far Cry 4, and Eivor in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Annalisa Longo. The voice actress of Xayah from League of Legends, Minoru Mineta from “My Hero Academia”, Nagisa Shiota from “Assassination Classroom”, Elise de la Serre co-star of Assassin’s Creed Unity, Lev from “The last of us PART 2” and Misty from “Cyberpunk 2077”.
Elisa Giorgio. The voice of Maki Oze in “Fire Force”, Baby Five in “One Piece”, by Kukaku Shiba in “Bleach”, by Alexandra Trese in “Trese”, by Elsie Crimson in “Edens Zero”. You have heard her in cinema and on television, for the beautiful Megan Fox in the film Rogue Mission at High Risk, while on Netflix she lent her voice to Saray Vargas in the series “Vis a Vis”.
INFLUENCER | STREAMER | YOUTUBER
Adrian Fartade. Saturday 30 March at 5 pm on the stage of Milano Comics & Games the youtuber Adrian Fartade of Link2universe arrives, scientific popularizer, actor and writer dealing with astronomy and astronautics with the show with the ‘reassuring’ title We will die all! How will the world end? And what will happen to us?
Victorlaszlo88. Directly from Youtube and Twitch, Victorlaszlo88 is a real historical column of YouTube Italy. With his videos on Cinema and TV series, his language and his sympathy he has won over 250,000 followers. Victorlaszlo88 will keep you company on the stage and in the guest area where it will be possible to meet him for the whole weekend of the event.
The Svet. Luciana Perrucci aka Svet Krasna, is a translator and youtuber. Graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures, on YouTube and Twitch the topics of her videos range from the cinema to the videogame sector. In the podcast “It Rains for Dogs and Cats” you deal with adaptation and translation applied to Pop Culture.
Rob McQuack. Raised on Dragon Ball, DuckTales and Ninja Turtles, he has lived on Pop Culture for as long as he can remember. He collaborates with AnimeClick and Tom’s Hardware. On Twitch he curates News McQuack, where he divulges and comments the main Nerd news to the general public because, as he likes to repeat when he adjusts his glasses with the index, ‘Culture is sharing.’
Milan Comics & Games it is an opportunity to immerse yourself for a few hours in an imaginative and carefree world for young people and families. Inside, the public will also find eateries with sushi, ramen and other Asian, international and Italian street food delicacies.
Entrance ticket at 8 euros + commissions by purchasing online with DIY Ticket or through Mooney Sisal Pay points. Free car parking and free shuttle from the North Station and Busto Arsizio railway station to the fair. Children up to 6 years free.