Evening of fun in HCMC awaits Lucky Luke fans

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Local fans of Lucky Luke, the cowboy who can shoot faster than his shadow, can attend a celebration of the character organized next month by First News, a Ho Chi Minh city-based publisher.

Called "Lucky Luke Plus You 2011", the one-day camp on June 4 will recreate some of Luke's adventures in the comic series through several games that the fans can participate in.

The camp will also have a concert by Filipino band "Sound on Fire" who will play songs related to Lucky Luke.

A booth collecting comics and other books for underprivileged children will be a highlight of the camp.

Comic buffs can get tickets to their first offline meeting by emailing luckylukefanclub@gmail.com.

The camp will take place from 4p.m. at Phu Tho Stadium, 229 Ly Thuong Kiet, District 11.

A Wikipedia entry notes that Lucky Luke is a Franco-Belgian comics series created by Belgian cartoonist, Maurice De Bevere, better known as Morris. For a certain period, it was written by René Goscinny.

The adventures of Lucky Luke have enchanted millions of readers and the comics have been translated into 31 languages.

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