Comic book fans reach for stars at Riyadh’s Stan Lee Super Con

Many fans once again turned up to the convention dressed as their favorite characters, some in elaborate costumes.
Updated 16 November 2019

Comic book fans reach for stars at Riyadh’s Stan Lee Super Con

  • Many fans once again turned up to the convention dressed as their favorite characters, some in elaborate costumes

RIYADH: Star-studded panels of actors, directors and producers provided stellar entertainment for comic book fans on the second day of the Stan Lee Super Con in Riyadh.
The cast of “Charmed” — a television fantasy drama that ran from 1998 until 2006 — were greeted with loud cheers from the convention crowd. Actors from the series who took part in the event were Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause, Drew Fuller, and Dorian Gregory and they recalled their time on the show. Fuller said: “We are an extended family and so many years later we are still close and will stay with one another. I also miss the food, the food they fed us every day was just amazing.”
Addressing fans Combs said: “When we began filming, the show was very underrated, we never knew if there would be another season. Now, knowing that we reached out to so many people all the way to Saudi Arabia, it is a bit unexpected but extremely rewarding.”
Another panel welcomed “Game of Thrones” star Daniel Portman, who played Podrick Payne. He talked about how lucky he was to be acting along with his father, the Scottish actor Ron Donachie.

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Many fans turned up to the convention dressed as their favorite characters, some in elaborate costumes.

“I like how in every season we had a family representative, as my father was in the pilot and a few other episodes, and then I was there for the rest of the seasons. I learned a lot from these actors because I was only 19 when I joined the cast. We laughed from the first moment we met until the very end.
“I was doing different shows, I have movies scheduled and another TV show that will hit the TV next year, so hopefully I will be bringing my own show for you guys next time,” he added.
Many fans once again turned up to the convention dressed as their favorite characters, some in elaborate costumes.
Ahmad Harasi wore a Spider-Man outfit, even sporting the exact movie hairstyle of Tom Holland who played the character Peter Parker and his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man.
“Ever since I saw the movies, I was looking forward to the comic con to dress up as him. People have been stopping me for pictures, so I am very happy about it,” Harasi said.


Moudhi Al-Jamea, general manager of digital technology at STC Academy

Moudhi Al-Jamea
Updated 19 September 2020

Moudhi Al-Jamea, general manager of digital technology at STC Academy

  • Al-Jamea has bachelor’s degree in computer & information systems from King Faisal University, a master’s in information technology & e-business from the University of Greenwich, and a doctorate in computer security & informatics from King’s College London

Moudhi Al-Jamea has been the general manager of digital technology at STC Academy, Saudi Telecom Company’s technology and leadership academy, since February 2019.
She has a bachelor’s degree in computer and information systems from King Faisal University, a master’s in information technology and e-business from the University of Greenwich, and a doctorate in computer security and informatics from King’s College London.
After graduating in 2006 Al-Jamea took on the role of CEO at Superior IT Services for seven years. In 2013, while studying in the UK, she became the vice president of the Scientific Society for Saudi Students.
From 2015 to 2016 she was a member of the board of trustees behind the first “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Prize” for Saudi Students in the UK, aimed at encouraging them to participate in creative thinking.
She then worked as a security consultant partner at Ibtkar Strategic Consultancy, liaising between its offices in the UK, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
She has retained a career in education while completing her studies and acting as CEO. She started as a lecturer in 2010 at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Dammam. In 2017 she became an assistant professor while also being president of the entrepreneurship and incubator unit.
She is certified in ethical hacking from the EC-Council and completed the women’s leadership program at Prince Mohammed bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship in 2017.
Last year Al-Jamea did the MIT Sloan Executive Education program specializing in cybersecurity for managers.