From Asterix to manga, in Hall 3.0 you'll find everything to warm the heart of a true comics fan. Children and adults alike can discover and rediscover new and traditional comics; they can talk to the artists or simply read the books. Let the vibrant pictorial world of comics fascinate you, in Hall 3.0.
There’s a lot happening in the Comics Centre at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
This is the platform for talks with artists, activities, workshops, presentations, award ceremonies and trade visitor events. The stars of the comics scene sign dedications for their fans. Crossmedial content, printed books, tips for booksellers and librarians, artistic events, discussions with prominent guests, a cartoon exhibition: all these things and more are at the heart of the Comics Centre. Visit us there in Hall 3.0.
What's new in the Comics Centre?
The Comics Shelf has developed into the Comics Collective Stand. This will enable even the smaller publishers without their own stands to exhibit their products for the full duration of the fair. The stand will be supported by expert staff from the Frankfurt Book Fair and is furnished with tables and chairs. Exhibitors using the collective stand can conduct their important discussions here. One more advantage: Participants can arrange their appointments flexibly across all the days of the Book Fair as they don’t have to be present at the stand all the time. For instance, smaller publishers would be able to visit the Book Fair for just two days, in which time they can conduct their business while their comics are presented at the collective stand for the whole duration.
Things to read, things to learn.
The Hot Spot Kids & Comics provides space for exhibitors of children’s books and publishers of comics who are digitally-focused to present their digital products. The Hot Spot also offers exhibitors a stage for holding events, as well as a lounge for business talks.
To lend physical emphasis to the relationship between comics, film and games, and the new digital forms of content use, this year the Comics Centre is in a new location, directly next to the Hot Spot Kids & eReading. The collective events stage serves as a bridge between the tried-and-tested and all things new.
The German Cosplay Championship (DCM) is organised by Animexx e. V., Germany’s largest manga and anime community, and the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Cosplayers dress up in imaginative outfits of their own creation, modelled on characters from comics, mangas, films or games. During the championship they make a number of on-stage appearances in their costumes. The best cosplayers qualify for the final in eight preliminary rounds. As is traditional, this will once again be held at the Frankfurt Book Fair, on 13 October 2013.
This year once again we are inviting entrants to the German Cosplay Championship, which will be contested this time as a championship for solo cosplayers. All those who qualify for the final will be invited to a dinner with the Japanese Consul General in Frankfurt, on the evening before the event. When they qualify, each of the finalists will be rewarded with mangas and comics from the publishers Carlsen, Egmont, KAZÉ and Panini. You can find more information about the new season at the DCM-Homepage, at Facebook, Twitter, and at www.animexx.de.
Anyone interested can register here: