Comic Con Paris 2016


Retour sur 2 jours avec trop de Deadpools et pas assez de Batmans.

Ce weekend s’est tenue la deuxième édition de la Comic Con Paris, la première pour moi. Au programme : conférences, concours de cosplay et beaucoup, beaucoup de monde !


Comme souvent dans ce genre d’événement, l’ambiance est bon enfant, beaucoup viennent déguisés — de façon plus ou moins réussie, mais toujours avec une beaucoup de passion et de travail. Pas de jugement, juste des passionnés qui se retrouvent pour s’amuser et enrichir leurs collections d’objets ou apprendre à mieux dessiner leur personnage préféré.

On y découvre des cosplays versions rares de Superman, comme Superman Red Son, marteau et faucille rouges sur le torse (si, si !), Harley Quinn et le Joker qui marchent main dans la main ou même une robe-Tardis. Deadpool dans sa version bas resille , Brice de Nice, seulement un Batman, Mario et Luigi, 2 fantômes de Pac-Man ou encore Narcissa Malefoy, Bellatrix Lestrange et Serevus Rogue en balade dominicale.

Les photographes se pressent pour prendre les stars du jour en photo et ces derniers se prêtent volontiers au jeu.

Brice était de la partie

Rencontre inattendue avec des Legos


La potterhead qui sommeille en moi à craqué sur les quelques accessoires présentés et/ou vendus, surtout ceux de Norbert des Animaux Fantastiques.





Pour les collectionneurs, il y avait de nombreux stands, certains hyperspécialisés en accessoires steam punk ou en maquillage ou perruques pour cosplay.


La Comic Con Paris, ça vaut le coup ?

Petite soeur de la Comic Con de San Diego, la Comic Con Paris à suivre réunir les français fans de comics et proposer une programmation alléchante.

Pour rencontrer un artiste présent en dédicace ou assister à une conférence, je recommande vraiment le festival. La programmation est riche et il y en a pour tous les goûts. Pour se faire plaisir et acheter un t-shirt ou un objet collector, pourquoi pas. Les stands sont nombreux mais tous ont un site internet qui proposera la même chose. Pour montrer au monde son meilleur cosplay et défiler entre amis dans les allées, c’est parfait.

Ce qui fait le charme de la Comic Con Paris, au fond, ce n’est pas tant la programmation ou le salon que l’ambiance et les cosplays des visiteurs. La Comic Con Paris accueille avant tout des passionnés de tout âge qui souhaitent partager leurs créations. C’est un événement qui je l’espère deviendra incontournable en France et qui m’a fait passer un très bon week-end ☺

2 weeks of Pokemon GO in Paris

Pokemon GO logo

My feelings after 2 weeks of playing Pokemon GO in Paris.


This article first appeared on my blog.


As a typical 90’s nostalgic geek, I was thrilled to try out the new Pokemon GO app. I got it the very first day it was out, on the 6th July. Here are my feelings about this game, based on two weeks of playing in Paris.

Paris is full of rats, pigeons and bats

As in many big cities in the world, you will find a lot of Pidgeys, Rattatas and Zubats in Paris. I don’t know of it’s kind of a joke for the developers, but it really feels like it was done on purpose.

A gym in Paris will change team a couple of time per day

And even more on strategic places ! There’s one close to my work place that is taken over more than 3 times in average only during lunch time, each day. Things move really fast in the French capital !

You’ll never miss out of PokeBalls

PokeBalls can be found at Pokéstops. Good news, you’ll always have enough to go on playing for hours. Just don’t forget to farm now and then.

I discovered new places

The great thing about Pokemon Go is that you have to walk around the city to play. That way, I discovered loads of new places in Paris. I also started to pay attention to small details of the city. You know, those small things that make your day better once you realize they were always here.

It’s harder to find Pokéstops in small cities

I’ve been away from Paris a couple of days last weekend. Turns out there’s less PokéStops in small cities. For example, I was staying in a 4500 inhabitants city near the Atlantic coast. I could only find 3 PokéStops in the whole place. In Paris, I have two within reach of my flat, and two others within reach of my office.

But you should find a gym close enough

Speaking of this city I was staying at, there was a gym, located on a old church in the city center. In the end, even with few PokéStops around, you should be able to find and conquer a gym.

Playing Pokemon at work is possible

You just need a couple of tricks to maintain your device on all the time. Pokemons will come to you here and then. My coworkers think I’m a bit crazy, but it doesn’t affect my workflow so they are ok with it.

It gives me a reason to go out after work

Usually, I would just come home, eat, watch a movie and basically do nothing. Now, I (sometimes) take a walk at the end of the day to go catch Pokemons. I guess it’s healthier than staying on the couch right ?

It builds teamspirit between partners

My boyfriend and I help eachother in our Pokequest. I know it sounds a bit cheesy but it’s really fun to play the same game now and then.

Story Time 1: on our first week of playing, we were battling for a gym, located on some artwork. We were both leaning against a building, a couple past by and wished us a good match ! Those kind of situations are awkward at first, but get really funny with time.

Story Time 2: I found myself chasing Bulbasaur in the Jardin des Plantes with 100 other Pokemon trainers. People were shouting « Dratiniii!! » « Eeveeeeeee!! » all around the parc, and people would run in that direction. We were a bunch of geeks having fun in a parc, like 10 years old. The parc closes at 8pm. So security asked us to leave at 7:45pm. Players started to argue to stay longer in the parc and continue playing. I had never experienced a scene like this ! It was so much fun !

So here are my feelings after 2 weeks of Pokemon GO playing around Paris. What are yours ? Do you experience the same thing in your own cities around the world ?