Comic-Con is known as the hub of all geeks who love dressing up as their favorite fictional character and reveling in them.
Typically, comic lovers would have to travel to San Francisco or New York City for such conventions. However, this week they’ll be able to celebrate geek culture at Saudi Arabia’s first Comic-Con, according to vocative.
Here are things you might not know about the event:
- Saudi Comic Con will be held in the city of Jeddah from February 16 to 18.
- There are people who are opposing the convention.
- These conventions started in the 1970s.
- It is the first official Comic-Con in Saudi Arabia. There have been other types of comic book conventions organized in the Middle East such as the Middle East Film and Comic-Con.
- Saudi Comic-Con is being organized by Time Entertainment and is backed by the General Authority for Entertainment.
- The convention’s website prohibits cosplayers from displaying any indecent symbols or logos that may be deemed contrary to Islam or public morality.
-Maher Mosly, movie blogger and panel moderator at SCC, will be moderating a panel featuring lead actors from hit TV shows “Hannibal,” “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad.”
- There will also be other panels featuring Saudi actors, producers, and directors.