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Paris à la Geek Visits the Paris Comic Con 2017
Miguel Guerra and Suzy Dias from Paris à la Geek visit the Paris Comic Con. It’s the one and only web series that combines geek culture, comics and Paris. What’s not to love? This is our first Paris comic con so like good ex-New Yorkers, we used our two big reference points – the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and the New York Comic Con (NYCC). What did we discover? Read on. We’ll see if this is a good place to get your geek on!
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Paris Comic Con
If you’re unfamiliar with the Paris Comic Con, let me introduce you. The festival startedin 2007 as Kultima, but changed it name to something more American friendly. It’s perhaps not as creative, but at least people know what it is and where it is. The festival usually runs in October.
This year it was held at the Grande Hall de la Villette in Paris on October 26, 27 and 28. Here’s the link to the English version of their site (click here). It’s an enormous historical building (1867) that now serves as a venue for trade fairs, exhibitions, music festivals, and open-air movies. It’s next to a subway/metro station and is easy to find.
Paris Comic Con: Floor
The open floors of the building and lots of natural light help to keep your spirits up all day. Uou don’t feel like you’re in a large fluorescent lighting cave all day. There’s plenty of opportunities for fans to participate TV and movie activities, attend many Cosplay demonstrations, and visit panels where you can meet artists, writers, actors, and movie makers.
Paris Comic Con: Artist Alley
The Paris Comic Con definitely tries to model itself on U.S. style cons. Oddly enough, it was light on actual comics and BD (French comics are called bandes dessinées), but their Artist Alley was lit! It was a fun, easy place to meet authors and artists.
Paris Comic Con: Cosplay!
For me the best are the cosplayers! They bring such good vibes to the event and their attention to detail always amazes me. I wish I had more pics. Here are a few of the people that really make any con a good time…
And if you need to touch up your makeup, they have a shop located right inside…
Paris Comic Con: Gaming
They also had huge and well organized gaming sections where you could play for hours! Here, take a look…
Paris Comic Con: Movies and TV
There were a lot of areas promoting movies and TV, but the two big attractions were Star Wars, especially with the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Stranger Things. There were fan events and panels and fun interactive games.
Paris Comic Con: Rest Areas
One thing Miguel and I appreciated were the areas where you could sit, relax, have something to eat or grab a drink. It wasn’t part of the food court, so people who brought their own food or wanted to check out their loot could chill for a while.
Paris Comic Con: Overall Thoughts
Miguel and I had a good time and definitely recommend it to anyone who is a comic, tv or movie fan. I think we can throw in plushie fans too. There were a lot of toys, and tons of Funkos. If you’re from the U.S. or Canada, it’ll remind you of home. It’s definitely a U.S. style con.
However, there can definitely be some improvements like more comics and BD, more collectible toys, and a few more freebies to giveaway.
Overall, the Paris Comic Con gets two thumbs up from Paris à la Geek. It’s three of the nerdiest days you could spend in the Paris. Definitely a place to get your geek on!
After a long day with plenty to do, kick back over a good meal, relax and remember all of the geeky good times you had.
• Paris Comic Con (official site in English)