What is ANIMÉ?

ANIMÉ is the shorter form of the name ANIMÉ the fair of comic books and board games. The idea of the fair originates from the period between the years 1997 and 2004. At the time, a group of comic books, manga and anime fans called Second Impact operated in Isola, and after several years of stagnation decided to reassemble under the name Association of Anime, Comics and Board Games fanatics ANIMOV and is now organizing the fourth annual Anime fair.

The fair is mainly meant for fans and collectors of comic books, as well as the spreading of comic book culture in our area. Comics books can be a great way to awaken an interest in foreign languages, converging literature and people with reading disabilities (i.e. dyslexia) and even possibilities for a profession (writer, illustrator). For these intended purposes, the fair will host numerous authors from Slovenia and even foreign countries.

Even though the name suggests at a very specific field, the actual content of the fair is a lot broader and expands every year. Aside from stands, which are the component of every fair, many other activities will be performed. These activities include discovering and playing board games, fantasy games (Dungeons & Dragons), video games, card games (Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!…), cosplay contests and other activities.

In the long run, we really wish for the fair to grow into a several days long festival with an abundant program, which would cover the entire region of Isola and create an important center for all fans of comics, cartoons and games.