Days 2 & 3 – Lucca Comics & Games Festival – A Bianchi Book Signing

I realized why  I did not make any blog posts last year while the Festival was on going:  there is just too much going on to be able to sit down and properly write one. 

The con starts tomorrow or about 7 hours  as I write this.  The apartment is full now that C.B. has arrived.

I spent the last 2 days moving around the beautiful city of Lucca, playing tourist.  I was able to revisit the art exhibition and will post pics in the next two weeks or so.

Tonight after dinner, we headed of to Simone Biannchi`s book signing/Q&A at Edison Books.  What a great bokstoore!


The bookstore is in what was originally a bank.  Huge cathedral ceilings with bright lighting.  Tons of books.  A nice spacious area to sit and relax.  And a bar area where you get food and drinks.  The bartender made for us the best screwdrivers I’ve ever tasted.

Freshly squeezed OJ makes a Screwdriver a SCREWDRIVER!

Simone’s book signing was a combo presentation/discussion/book signing/portfolio review.  It lasted about 2 1/2 hours, ending at midnight, and packed the bookstore. We ended up celebrating at a bar nearby that is owned by Andrea Silvestri’s , Simone’s assistant, brother.  Something called a  Maxi Hot Dog was ordered by all.  Basically it is a cheesy hot dog panini.  In retrospect, this was not the best way to end the night!

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