Project Description



For the annual Frankfurt Book Fair, GAHRENS + BATTERMANN was responsible for the technical planning and realization of the opening ceremony, the final of the German Cosplay Championships, the presentation of the Youth Literature Prize and a public reading.

The project at a glance


Fairground Frankfurt


During the day, the event rooms of the Congress Center were used as conference rooms. A perfectly thought-out concept for the optimal use of the premises was therefore a prerequisite.

Extremely short set-up and dismantling times between the individual events required a perfectly coordinated team and a tight schedule.

Another tight schedule had to be kept at the German Cosplay Championship, with dress rehearsals in the morning and taking place finals already in the afternoon.


Two camera trains captured the opening ceremony in moving images, which were transmitted by means of four projectors both on a 19 x 6 meter screen in the back of the stage and in the adjacent rooms. Images were also made available for live broadcast online and on TV.

Illuminated ATOMIC SuperColums in various designs and sizes provided a fancy stage set with a harmonious play of light and color at the Youth Literature Award ceremony.

A light script that was precisely coordinated in advance with the individual representations of the participants guaranteed an outstanding show at the finale of the German Cosplay Championships.

Your contact

Feel free to call me for more information about the project:

Rüdiger Reiß

Rüdiger Reiß – Branch Manager – Head of Sales