“Stars, geeks and comic book aficionados are on direct collision course with Dubai” claims the IGN Convention that is scheduled to take place on November 21 and 22 at the Mina Seyahi Hall, Dubai International Marine Club. The convention promises to showcase the “latest and greatest [in pop culture] from the world of movies, video games and comics”.
The most prominent among the stars to attend the convention is Kristian Nairn – better known as Hodor – of Game of Thrones fame. Others attendees include Troy Baker who is the voice of gaming characters including those in Batman: Arkham City and Resident Evil Six.
“The idea is to create and enthralling world for pop culture followers and video games, film and comic book buffs. IGN Convention’s Dubai stop has always attracted local and international celebrities to go with great content and amazing attractions. It’s not just for geeks either; we’ve got some brilliant stuff for the entire family,” says Abbas Jaffar Ali, director of IGN Middle East in a press statement.
During the two days – from 12 pm to 10 pm – fans will get to participate in concerts with live video game music, different kinds of games, free workshops, eSports, regional artist showcase video game exhibitions, kid zone and comic zone among other attractions.
An Artist Alley will promote independent artists, game developers, film makers, fan clubs and authors while commercial entities will showcase their wares on the exhibition floor.
“This year, fans can look forward to more celebrities, more entertainment and more fun. Cosplay addicts will mingle with geeks discussing movies while gamers exercise their thumbs and reflexes. Quite simply, it’s a paradise for anyone in any way interested in movies, TV series, video games, comics or role playing,” concludes Jaffar Ali.