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Comic Con Arabia to bring best of pop culture to Riyadh

Comic Con Arabia is asking the region’s artists to create a mascot fit for the brand.
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 make-up 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.
Picture gallery of the Comic Con Arabia