Article written by Giulia Garofoli, Erika Principato, Andrea Urso, Erik Lena, Alessia Gatti and Gabriele Seva – students of Ist. Firpo Buonarroti in Genoa

Even this year, in the 105 Stadium in Genoa Sampierdarena, near the shopping centre Fiumara, SMACK! 2017 will take place, the 7th edition of the Comic Festival for children and adults. The event will happen on the 13th and 14th  of May from 10:00 am to 07:30 pm.

SMACK! 2017 is an unmissable two-days event based on comic art, fantasy characters, creativity and videogames in which your children will take part safely.

This Festival can count on some of the most popular and important comic stands, with sections dedicated to board games, cosplay, exhibitions and gadgets; there are also different kinds of stands hosting mangakas /cartoonists, authors and a lot of sponsors.

In the Author’s Area children will meet the cartoonists of their favourite comic strips: Mickey Mouse, Spiderman, Star Wars and even more…

On Sunday in the afternoon, from 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm, you should not miss the big party with the Cosplay Contest & Party, a competition where the participants will be awarded for the best costume and performance. The cosplayers create their costumes based on characters from comic strips, TV series, videogames and cinematographic sagas by themselves. During the competition they will be awarded for their effort.


The Festival can be reached by car (A12, A26, A10), by train (from Genoa Sampierdarena and Genoa Brignole station) and by bus (with lines 1-3-8-9-18).

We suggest you to reach the Festival by public transports because, due to the great number of visitors, it will be difficult to park your car.

Get lost in this experience that will make you dive in the colourful world of SMACK! 2017, where the East meets the West in a multicultural Festival.

At SMACK! 2017 during these two days you will have fun with all your family.

SMACK! 2017 comes back to Genoa: the Comics Festival ultima modifica: 2017-05-09T07:47:48+00:00 da greenlab

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