High-profile guests join Comic Con tomorrow in Riyadh

Updated 27 November 2017
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High-profile guests join Comic Con tomorrow in Riyadh

JEDDAH: New celebrities and artists will join Comic Con Arabia event slated for Thursday in Riyadh, according to an official announcement on Tuesday.
The new guests include Keven Sussman, Kris Holen-Ried, Patricia Summerset and Samantha Inoue Harte.
Keven Sussman is an American artist known for his roles in The Big Bang Theory, Burn After Reading and A.I. Artificial intelligence.
Kris Holen-Ride, a Canadian actor known for his roles in Lost Girl, The Tudors, and Underworld: Awakening, is also going to join the fifth season of Vikings next month.
American-Canadian actress Patricia Summerset has given the voiceover for Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda. She will also act with Jennifer Lawrence in her new movie “Mother!”
Samantha Inoue Harte is a voiceover artist and founder of Saiko Studios. She is famous for giving the voiceover for Chocobo in Final Fantasy: Unlimited, and Kohran Li in Sakura Wars. She has also acted in a number of series like Sin City and No Pain, No Gain.
Comic Con Arabia is an annual family festival. It was first organized in Jeddah in February. It is brought to Riyadh by Events Oasis and Panache Middle East. The festival will run from Nov. 23 to Nov. 25.


Saudi crown prince meets families of servicemen killed in line of duty

Updated 14 November 2018
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Saudi crown prince meets families of servicemen killed in line of duty

  • The prince welcomed the guests and passed on the greetings and appreciation of King Salman to all the families of all those killed

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first deputy prime minister and minister of defense, has met the families of members of the armed and security forces killed in the line of duty.
At the start of the reception, at the Royal Court on Nov. 13, the prince welcomed the guests and passed on the greetings and appreciation of King Salman to all the families of all those killed and the ruler’s pride in their sacrifices in defense of their religion and homeland. Prince Mohammed said many other families of fallen officers were not present at the gathering but that efforts would be made to meet them all, and that all families of fallen and wounded servicemen are cherished.
“We have assigned departments concerned with the families of the martyrs of the duty, wherever they are, to fulfill their requirements and to communicate with them, and we are in fact” one united family, the crown prince said.
He added that he was pleased to meet the families, and asked God to welcome those who had died, heal the injured, bless the efforts of the armed forces and security forces, and guide them to victory and success.
The families expressed happiness at meeting the crown prince and asked him to convey their greetings and appreciation to King Salman. Prince Mohammed was joined at the reception by other members of the royal family and officials.