The 2021 Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show is currently taking place at the Porte de Versailles all weekend.
After two years of absence linked to the health crisis, the 2021 edition of the Paris Manga & Sci-Fi fair opened its doors to visitors at the Porte de Versailles on Saturday 6 November. The first day, however, was marred by a strong presence and regulatory concerns. We were there…
So it was necessary for him to patiently take his troubles on Saturday morning to be able to enter Hall 3 of the Hall dedicated to the Folk Culture Festival (even as a journalist…). In question, a large crowd of visitors from all over France, who had hoped to take advantage of the event, after two years of a hiatus marked by the health crisis.
The organizers are overwhelmed by the success of the event!
From 8:30 in the morning, fans of popular culture were already queuing at the doors of Hall No. 3. The queue grew exponentially within a few minutes, and several thousand people arrived at the doorstep. Around 9:00 am.
In the face of this influx, organizers were forced to stop selling tickets at the site and advised people to postpone their visits to Sunday, November 7, as they indicated in a tweet:
Among the crowd, many people had already bought their tickets and could not enter because of the crowd. Internet users on social networks expressed their discontent with the organization:
“We paid, we don’t go back, we know nothing. You sold thousands of seats knowing not everyone fit into Little Hall 3. This is called an organized mass scam,” David writes.
Other netizens are requesting a refund of their tickets simply because they won’t be able to come back on Sunday. Several of them also shared photos showing an impressive crowd gathering in front of the doors of Hall 3 as evidenced by the tweets below:
The Paris Manga & Sci-Fi show remains the most important show of popular culture in France. Many distinguished guests are there throughout the weekend, to come and get to know their fans. The fair also offers several selling points and activities during these two days of the event.
via Jeremy Renard
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