While searching German comics publishers, I discovered a German comic con happening one week after the Frankfurt Book Fair:  Comic Action 2012.


Here are the bullet points:

  • Running since 1999
  • Part of SPIEL, a massive games show (halls 4-12 in Essen, 8+9 for comics)
  • 152,000 visitors, 763 exhibitors from 31 nations showing their products on 475,000 square feet of exhibition space (games and comics)

Games are big in Germany,with the Spiel des Jahres being a major international award.  (Many get imported into the U.S.)

For comparison, GenCon usually attracts 37,000 attendees.

DC Comics blogs about Comic Action!