Comic Con Paris 2023: Schedule, Dates, Everything You Need to Know

Each year, pop culture aficionados get together at Comic Con Paris! It's a time when the boundaries between the real and the imaginary blur, when fans from all walks of life come together to celebrate their shared passions and dive headfirst into a universe teeming with creativity and fun. Between spectacular cosplay, meeting famous actors, exclusive discoveries and passionate conversations, Paris Comic Con is much more than just a convention: it's an immersive cultural experience. Find out more about how this event got started and how to get to Paris!

What Is Comic Con?

Comic Con, short for Comic Book Convention, is a popular event born in San Diego in 1970. Initially devoted to comics, the festival has since expanded to include other popular art forms such as films, TV series, video games, and more. 
Attracting thousands of participants, often in costume (cosplay), every Comic Con celebrates creativity and imagination in a festive, immersive atmosphere. It's an opportunity for fans to meet artists, actors and experts in the field, and to enjoy a wide range of events (sales stands, art exhibitions, book signings, conferences, etc.).


Where Is the Biggest Comic Con?

Today, while San Diego remains the largest Comic Con festival, local events have emerged all over the world, including Comic Con Paris!  

Formerly known as Kultima, Comic Con Paris was created in 2007 to promote imagination, comics, science fiction and all forms of popular art in the City of Light. 


Where Is Comic Con Paris 2023?

Unfortunately, the dates of the next Comic Con Paris have not yet been announced. But don’t despair pop culture fans, the Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show takes over the Parc des Expositions in Porte de Versailles (Paris 15th) on October 28 and 29, 2023. 

Cost: starting at 17 euros. 
On the schedule: conferences, meeting actors and youtubers, exhibitions, and more.


What Documents Do I Need to Travel to Paris?

Your ticket for the Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show 
Visit the Paris Manga website to buy your tickets - starting at 20 euros - and see the detailed schedule. 
The Right Travel Documents 

Are you a citizen of the European Union or Schengen Area (or Associated States)? You can come to the Schengen Area countries and the European Union, including France, with a national identity card or passport valid for the duration of your stay. 

Are you a citizen of a country outside the EU and Schengen Area? To enter the Schengen Area and France, you must have a valid passport and, depending on your country of origin, a Schengen visa. See which countries need a Schengen visa here.

Do you need a Schengen visa? Go to the official France-visas website for the information you will need and to start your Schengen visa application. Once you have obtained your visa, be sure to keep your supporting documents with you, including your proof of insurance that covers medical and hospital expenses for a minimum of €30,000 (French border control may ask for them). 

You don't need a Schengen visa? You can travel within the Schengen Area with a passport issued less than 10 years ago and valid for at least 90 days from your expected return date. The border police may also ask you for other documents. Please check with the French Embassy in your country for further information. Finally, as of November 2024, citizens of visa-exempt countries will need to apply for an ETIAS travel authorization to enter the Schengen Area. 

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