Lucca Comics & Games is the largest annual comic book, gaming, illustration and animation convention in all of Europe and the second largest in the world, after the Comiket in Japan. Not just for children and young readers, as many might think: comics are a means of communication comparable to literature and art. They compile stories combining words and images in an inseparable way, ranging from sci-fi to intimate autobiographies. The charming world of comics has expanded its boundaries to games and animation, giving birth to a huge fair that every year involves Lucca and its Palazzo Ducale. Visitors are the true “main characters” of this magic adventure, especially the cosplayers (in case you didn’t know, cosplayers are manga and anime lovers who dress up and perform as their chosen heroes).