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January 13, 2006

Angouleme Infrastructure Hassles

Imagine a Comic-Con International where the construction of the convention center was part of the preparation, and you might have an idea of what's going on in France right now in the days leading up to the Festival de la Bande Dessinee d'Angouleme. This article at points out that with some traditional real estate used by the Festival out of circulation, a system of multiple areas for publishers to takes its place has some questioning their ability to easily meet safety standards, and that even with the best outcome possible, traffic might be even more snarled than usual because of their location relative to one another.

It's not a huge news story or anything, and these things tend to work themselves out, but it's sort of compelling to read about the preparation for a comics show that sounds like one of those Olympic City reports.
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