GEA supports first ever Comic Con in Saudi Arabia

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General Entertainment Authority supports first ever Comic Con in Saudi Arabia

Three day Jeddah-based event brings world of films, comics and anime to The Kingdom

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 14th February 2017: The General Entertainment Authority is supporting the country’s first ever Comic Con event, which will take place at the end of this week (February 16-18th) at Take Off RC Club in Jeddah. Comic Con is a globally recognized event and iterations have been held in cities across the world, including San Diego, London, Moscow, New Dehli, Sydney and Dubai.

Organized by Saudi-based company Time Entertainment, Saudi Comic Con seeks to bring the world of films, comics and anime to residents of Saudi Arabia. A number of activities featuring anime, pop art, video gaming and competitions are scheduled. Celebrity appearances from both the local and international entertainment scene have also been confirmed, including: Saudi film director Ayman Jamal; Saudi actor and producer Hisham Faqeh; British actor Julian Glover, US actor Giancarlo Esposito; British actor Charles Dance; and Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen.

The event is expected to attract 25,000 attendees from across Saudi Arabia, giving residents a chance to experience first-hand the unique nature and atmosphere of Comic Con, whilst also providing a boost to the local economy.

Commenting, Amr AlMadani, CEO of the General Entertainment Authority, said: “The General Entertainment Authority is proud to be a supporter of Saudi Comic Con. This is an exciting development for our country – Comic Con events have a strong family appeal and we are delighted we can now add our own city of Jeddah to the list of host venues.

“Our aim is to provide people living in Saudi Arabia with memorable moments that they can experience with friends and family. We see from the high number of Saudi-based attendees at Comic Cons abroad in recent years that there is a strong demand to host these events in our own country. Now this aspiration has become a reality and we are confident it will be a great success.”

Tickets for Saudi Comic Con event are available at Virgin Megastores across Saudi Arabia and online at http://www.ticketingboxoffice.com

ENDS

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