Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 TIBE: Belgian cultures highlighted; Comic Hall makes differences to the public

2013 The 21st Taipei International Book Exhibition (a.k.a. TIBE 2013), organized by Taipei Book Fair Foundation (TBFF) under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, will start its exhibition hour tomorrow at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan.

Guest of Honor: Belgium Annual Pavilion

After "Green Reading" theme last year, the organizer announced Belgium as Guest of Honor (a.k.a annual theme nation of the TIBE) in the 2013 TIBE. The Belgian Pavilion will feature several cultures including architecture, design, art, illustration, novel, animation, music, and several famous published works.

To commemorate the creator of saxophone, this annual pavilion will arrange a theme exhibition "Adolphe Sax: An Inventor of Genius" to showcase the history of saxophone, a huge two-meter tall saxophone will also be displayed with upcoming performance by Steve Houben this Thursday (January 31st).

Major variations in the Comic Hall of 2013 TIBE

To variate traditional image of the Comic Hall in the TIBE, the organizer planned "Special Exhibition of International Comics and Animation" featuring ACG works from Belgium and Taiwan to attract the public interact the power of Belgian and MIT works. Different with the upcoming 2013 Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival, the Comic Hall of TIBE focuses on showcases of soft strength in the ACG industry of Taiwan and Europe.

As the Taiwan Super COSPLAY Celebration (TSCC, Taiwan Qualifier for the World Cosplay Summit) made a major success last year, the organizer arranged 2013 TSCC Spring Qualifier into the TIBE Cosplay Competition to attract more newbies interacting with Japanese ACG Cosplay culture.

[Official Information]

  • Supervisor: Ministry of Culture, R.O.C.
  • Organizer: Taipei Book Fair Foundation
  • Date and Time: 
    • January 30th - 31st & Feb 4th: 10am to 6pm
    • February 1st & 2nd: 10am to 10pm
    • February 3rd: 10am to 8pm
  • Venue:
    • General and International Books: Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1
    • ACG Works: Taipei Show Hall 2
    • Kids Book: Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3
  • Official Website: http://www.tibe.org.tw/