Peymeinade Manga Festival 2022: a weekend under the sign of video games and pop-culture for this seventh edition!

This seventh edition of Manga Fest de Peymeinade will take place on October 29 and 30 at the David Douillet gymnasium in this inner city of Grasse. Still without any commercial purpose, it is organized by the city’s department of communication, culture and associations and has as its objective only the satisfaction of visitors in love with Asian culture. Entrance to the festival is also free for minors and only two euros per day, or three euros on weekends, for adults.

This new edition of the show offers new stands and several entertainment centers to spend a pleasant day. In the program, various booths will offer goodies, folding origami, video games, board games, figurines and manga comics for sale. Asian specialties will also be on sale for all those who want to discover or rediscover Asian cuisine.

On the animation side, comics, manga, lightsaber fighting, hado e-sports, drawing workshops, kimono workshops, calligraphy workshops, three inflatable structures, a laser game, origami workshops, video games, virtual reality, shogi, demonstration of martial arts and the unmissable cosplay competition will be on the agenda.

In the part that belongs to us, we will be on the ground with a stand divided into two. On the video game side, there will be a PlayStation 5 console (free game) and Nintendo Switches to be managed by our friends at associations LaxFly Gaming Tournament and two members of the association Twilight of the Gods. We will organize some tours Super Smash Bros. Ultimateon Saturday 299 and Sunday 30 October. On the virtual reality side, our stands will offer positions with new experiences accessible from the age of seven. Our cylinder driving simulator will be present, as well as two haptic jackets to enjoy even more immersive experiences. You can try out, upon request, the Pico 4 and Meta Quest Pro VR headsets.

The general program of the show:

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Exhibitor in Japan and manga :
Various booths will offer goodies, origami, video games, board games, figurines and manga comics for sale.

Asian specialties and sweets for children:
Asian specialties will be on sale for all those who want to discover or rediscover Asian cuisine.

cosplay contest (Saturday, October 29, 4:30 p.m.):
A contest and a parade will be organized for cosplay enthusiasts. Those interested can register on site from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The parade will start at 16:30 and the award ceremony will take place at 17:30.

Lightsaber Battles:
The Light Saber Company will demonstrate lightsaber combat and engage the audience to the delight of Stars Wars fans!
Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30 from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 18:00.
Showing Saturday, October 29 at 11am, 2pm and 4pm.
Shows Sunday, October 30 at 11am and 2pm.
Tour with the public Sunday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m. – Prize giving at 5:30 p.m.

Hado e-sports
Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m. tour with the public and prize giving at 3:30 p.m.
This collective game combines the virtual and the real thanks to augmented reality. The goal is to hit your opponents while avoiding enemy hits.

The kimono workshop
Saturday, October 29 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Want to discover the art of kimono? Because it really is an art in Japan! This complex and ancestral garment must be worn in a certain way. The Manabi Association in Nice will be happy to introduce you.

Drawing workshop
Saturday 29 October and Sunday 30 October from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00.
Budding artists can learn manga drawing techniques.

origami workshop
Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30 from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00.
A seminar will be organized for folding enthusiasts. Participants will be able to learn how to make cranes, stars, flowers, a fox, a heart and more… a creative and relaxing activity.

Japanese calligraphy workshop
Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30 from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00.
This art of writing and concentration will be offered throughout the festival. To your brushes!

Stand for video games and virtual reality
Saturday 29 October and Sunday 30 October from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00.
Come and live extraordinary experiences with the latest generation virtual reality headset! Come and try the simulation seat on the cylinders for a dizzying sensation…
Many other video game tournaments and duels will also be offered.

Friend
Saturday 29 October and Sunday 30 October from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00.
This traditional Japanese board game close to chess will appeal
strategy game enthusiasts.

Outdoor laser tag
Saturday 29 October and Sunday 30 October from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00.
This shooting simulation game in which players equipped with infrared blasters compete in a limited time will let you fight while having fun! The goal is to hit as many opponents as possible to achieve victory.

photo booth
Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
You can immortalize your visit by taking a photo of yourself! It will be sent to you directly by e-mail or on social networks.

If you are in the area, we invite you to come and see us to enjoy the good atmosphere that this has Manga Fest of Peymeinada.

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