The event, which was to take place at the end of January as every year, has been postponed due to the epidemic peak. The new date is set.
LThe organizers announce it this Friday via a press release. Postponed due to the epidemic peak, the Angoulême Comics Festival will take place from March 17 to “in all its components”. No change regarding the artistic programming, the Official Competition, the designation of the Grand Prix, the presence of authors and their publishers. “The ambition therefore remains completely intact to offer all comic book fans an edition comparable, by its richness and the diversity of its cultural offer, to those which preceded the pandemic”, indicates the team, which specifies that the choice of the new dates “was carried out in consultation with the public and private partners of the Festival”. According to current projections, the peak of the epidemic should be reached in the next few days, which gives hope for a better situation in March. “Experience shows that a significant decrease should take place in the following weeks – some countries are even now talking about a transition from pandemic to endemic. A situation that will logically reopen latitudes of action in the field of events. »
The team also took into account the calendar of cultural events. “There is great hope of finding the Festival in its most successful form, unifying an entire ecosystem of the 9and art that generates a real passion among many French and international people expected in Angoulême in this unprecedented weather in March”, notes the press release.