Lucca Comics & Games
was a blast and a high-calibre experience not to be missed, as the second biggest comics and games convention in the world after San Diego CA, in terms of size and visitor numbers (300,000+). Lucca is certainly a creative force to be reckoned with as an international event bringing together a plethora of guest artists and creators (authors, game designers, illustrators, cartoonists, publishers, movie makers, etc.), and genres and platforms as varied as movie extravaganza (Star Wars) to D&D (Rob Kuntz
and other D&D creators), to manga.
The atmosphere was upbeat, as can be expected from such a type of festival, with a plethora of costumed individuals hyped up by the Halloweenesque time of year, lending it a surreal vibe, against the solemn grandeur of the historical Tuscan town of Lucca. For the event spills well out of the confines of the halls and tents, into the Renaissance streets, past the opulent architecture of the town.
Most of all, we were impressed by the friendliness, dedication and professionalism of the team of volunteers, helpers and show enthusiasts who work consistently year on year to make Lucca Comics & Games a resounding success!
Meanwhile we shall leave it to the pictures to do the talking...
|The fun starts here!|
|Rob meets up with fans at the Mondiversi Publishing booth|
|Rob and Amos Pons (Mondiversi Publishing)|
|Rob DMing the first session of The Cairn of the Skeleton King|
|Rob's workshop on design philosophy: Lateral Thought Processing in Real-Time RPG Design|
|Overhead view from the 'tower' of the dealers section|
|Rob at the Mondiversi booth|
|Rob and Mark Rein-Hagen, with our Italian interpreter and assistant, Anna|
|Mark Kelly, C.A. Suleiman and Rob doing his best zombie imitation!|
|Relaxing before the video podcast|
|The 'A Team' of behind-the-scenes helpers, Paolo, Irene and Gian Luca (Jurgen)!|
|Rob on the video podcast|
|Andrea D'Urso (left), one of the main event organisers, Lorenzo and Rob|
|Rob and Nathalie|
|Presenting awards for the winners of the D&D tournament|