Valencia (EFE) They meet this year at the Salón del Cómic de València, which is held from March 3 to 5.
This year, the fair claims the cultural, leisure and even playful component of the comic book universe, and for this reason Feria Valencia will host competitions such as the Corona Lúdica Awards, by Jocs Quart, which will choose the best board games of the year.
In addition, in the Joc & Rol Zone of the Salón del Cómic de València, the public will be able to try some of these games and many others in this space designed specifically for playing.
As a prior to the contest, in addition, the organization has proposed some ‘Practical conferences on new tools for revitalization and pedagogy’ that aim to offer teaching staff and youth technicians some knowledge in the field of gamification or role-playing games from an educational perspective. It will be between this Friday and Saturday in the Assembly Hall of Feria Valencia, from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Also this weekend, on Saturday, the first edition of the Anime Festa will take place at Kinépolis, with the preview of the film Canta con un Chispa de Armonía’ and a concert by Ruki, the first Valencian singer to sign a record contract in Japan.
The fair aims to influence the prizes and the competition, with the celebration in its 2023 edition of up to six contests, such as the J-Pop contest, a “talent show” of Japanese pop music themes linked to otaku culture, or that of K-pop, linked to Korean pop.
On the other hand, regarding the world of ‘cosplay’ -costumes of characters from comics or series- the School Cosplay contest is aimed at all educational centers that visit the event on the morning of Friday, March 3, although it is also held the Cosmasters Contest, to which is added the Cosmasters Catwalk 2023 contest, with guest cosplayers.
In addition, the winner of the Cosplay Cosmasters 2023 will be the Spanish representative in the international edition of this event, the Cosplay World Masters, whose final will be held in Lisbon on May 13.
Likewise, the Hall proposes the II School Contest, where students have to deliver an 8-page comic, and this year the theme chosen has been the life and work of the Valencian painter, Joaquín Sorolla, within the framework of the celebration of the Year Sorolla.
activities for everyone
With the presence of international authors such as the Canadian Guy Delisle (‘Shenzen’, ‘Pionyang’ or ‘Jerusalem Chronicles’) or the Korean Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, (‘Grass’, ‘The Wait’) and national authors such as Flavita Banana , Paco Roca, Laura Pérez, Cristina Durán and Miguel Ángel Giner Bou, this year the festival is committed to signatures and activities.
Although it has an educational component and pays attention to children, the Valencia Comic Fair has also scheduled activities for adults, such as the presentation of ‘Pobre Diablo’, the new series by Joaquín Reyes and Ernesto Sevilla.
The two comedians from ‘La hora chanante’ will present their project at Feria Valencia, in which Ignatius Farray and Carlos Areces, among others, participate, and which tells the life of a Satan who does not want to be the Antichrist, but to sing and dance in a musical on Broadway. EFE