Guest stars in­clude ‘Game of Thrones’ ac­tor Jason Mo­moa among oth­ers


JED­DAH: Pop­u­lar cul­ture con­ven­tion, Comic Con Ara­bia, is com­ing to Riyadh for the first time from Nov. 23-25.

The event, or­ga­nized by Panache Mid­dle East and Events Oa­sis, will be held at the Riyadh In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­ter.

The three-day multi-genre cel­e­bra­tion will pro­vide spec­ta­tors with the op­por­tu­nity to meet “Game of Thrones” and “Jus­tice League” star, Jason Mo­moa, re­gional rap­per Qu­sai and many more.

“Comic Con Ara­bia’s au­di­ence will be en­ter­tained with an eclec­tic se­lec­tion of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing two cos­play com­pe­ti­tions, chal­leng­ing e-sports tour­na­ments and 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,” or­ga­niz­ers said in a press state­ment.

The re­gion’s best cos­play­ers will have the chance to com­pete against each other in male and fe­male cos­play com­pe­ti­tions, for a cash prize of SR7,000 ($1870) each.

The com­pe­ti­tions will be judged by in­ter­na­tional celebrity cos­play­ers who are ex­perts in cos­tume cre­ation and whose cre­ations have been used in Hol­ly­wood movies.

Ad­di­tional fea­tures of the event in­clude stim­u­lat­ing dis­cus­sion pan­els and makeup work­shops for women from pro­fes­sional make-up artists. Tal­ented re­gional artists will adorn the Artist Al­ley with their cre­ations and avid gamers can dis­play their skills at chal­leng­ing eS­ports tour­na­ments.

Apart from the cos­play com­pe­ti­tions, Comic Con Ara­bia will of­fer nu­mer­ous op­por­tu­ni­ties to win prizes in­clud­ing a fully paid trip to Spain and other give­aways from so­cial me­dia com­pe­ti­tions.

Comic Con Ara­bia is also ask­ing the re­gion’s 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 SR5,000, 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 through Vir­gin Me­ga­s­tores or at the door.

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