Comic Con arrives in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh’s first Comic Con arrives this November
Panache Middle East and Events Oasis is bringing to Riyadh
the first edition of popular culture convention, Comic Con Arabia from 23rd – 25th of November at the
Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. Sponsored by Rani, this three-day multigenre
celebration will provide spectators with the exclusive opportunity to meet Game of Thrones
and Justice League star, Jason Momoa, Heroes star, Greg Grunberg, Kuwaiti Comedians Sultan Al
Faraj and Mubarak Al Manea, regional rap legend Qusai and many more.
Comic Con Arabia’s audience will be entertained with an eclectic selection of activities including two
cosplay competitions, challenging eSports tournaments, food from a delicious medley of food-trucks,
and shop for some exclusive collectibles inspired by the exhilarating world of anime, manga, graphic
novels, video games, toys, TV shows and films. The event will be hosted by popular MCs Baraa
Abdulla and Kris Fade.
The region’s best cosplayers will have the chance to compete against each other in an exclusive male
and female cosplay competition, for a cash prize of SAR 7,000 each. The competitions will be judged
by international cosplayers Carlos Blanchard, Riki LeCotey and Michael Wilson. Comic Con Arabia
enthusiasts will learn tips and tricks to expert costume creation from these professionals.
The additional features of the event include stimulating discussion panels and a cinematic make-up
workshop for women from regional make-up artist Ghadeer Sultan. Talented regional artists will don
the Artist Alley with authentic creations and avid gamers can display their skills at challenging
Apart from the cosplay competitions, Comic Con Arabia will have numerous occasions to win prizes
such as a fully paid trip to Spain and many other giveaways from social media competitions.
Providing the exciting opportunity to make history with art, Comic Con Arabia is offering the region’s
top artists to create a mascot fit for the brand. The crowd-sourced mascot competition will see one
highly creative individual take home a cash prize of SAR 5,000, unlimited access to all of the coming
Comic Con Arabia events and more. Additional prizes will be provided for the winners of the eSports
tournaments and competitions.
Tickets are available exclusively through Virgin Megastores (https://goo.gl/hNGicN) or at the door.
For more information on Comic Con Arabia visit http://comicconarabia.live/
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