The 37th Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême is in danger. The mayor of Angoulême has announced that the funding for the festival will be lowered with 400.000 Euros, which has prompted speculations as to whether the festival will even take place, or if it will be canceled and moved somewhere else. No official announcement has come from the festival organizers yet, and the mayor will make a new announcement today.
I don't think this year's festival is in danger of being canceled and considering they have just extended and rebuilt the comics museum I don't think the region will let the festival go. Still, I am worried, as this is my personal favorite among all the comics festivals I visit every year.
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