Romics, the international festival of comics, animation, cinema and games which took place from 6 to 9 April at New Rome Trade Fair, in its twenty-first edition has consolidated with over two hundred thousand visitors the great success of the previous editions. Great authors, exhibitions, launches, spaces dedicated to cinema and games, the celebrations of Wonder Woman and Cocco Bill and the tribute to great master Carlo Rambaldi, have characterized this edition: an unmissible appointment which season after season renovates itself with events and meetings simultaneously in 5 locations 5. The 2017 edition of Romics was inaugurated by Minister Sen. Valeria Fedeli, who has awarded the winners of the National contest "The languages of imagination", created in collaboration with Ministry of Education, University and Research and aimed at every school of any level and order for the best artistic creations on comics, illustration, animation, games and visual arts. Instead, the Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities On. Dario Franceschini, has taken part in the award ceremony of the 2017 Golden Romics. Yoshiyuki Tomino, one of the great fathers of japanese animation, protagonist of an historical period which saw the exploding of an extraordinary creativity and artistic excitement in manga and anime industry, first in Japan then in the rest of the world. Tomino introduced us into the fantastic worlds of Gundam and real robots. Sharon Calahan, american artist, director of photography of famous animated films by Disney•Pixar. Igort, master of the italian comics, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Matteo Casali, successfull authors in Italy and abroad.
Many events have taken place during the four-day festival: Lega Prima Romics, final phase of the italian championship of League of Legend, organized by Romics in collaboration with GEC- Giochi Elettronici Competitivi. The Cosplay contest, with exceptional guests such as Giada Robin and the danish Sorine and Carina. Furthermore, thematic meetings on the stage of the Movie Village and important previews of films and tv series of the genres: superheros, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and adventure . Romics has also hosted some of the most beloved youtubers. In the occasion of the twenty-first edition of Romics, Poste Italiane Filatelia has presented a special minifolder: two art postcards with stamps and cancellation marks specifically developed for the Festival. The show goes on with the Dubbing Grand Gala, an important event that this year saw its XVI edition.
The organizers await you for the next edition of Romics that will be held from 5 to 8 October 2017.