JEDDAH: Cosplay returns to Jeddah this week with the second Comic Con, with a host of celebrity appearances and a range of activities for dedicated fans.
Organizers of Comic Con Arabia 2022 at the Jeddah International Exhibition & Convention Center will be packed with celebrity panels, the “fiercest” cosplay competition, exclusive announcements and immersive events.
Visitors can also watch competitors in the Salam Esports gaming tournament, hunt autographs and attend creative workshops.
Famous names at the event will include Alexander Ludwig and Georgia Hirst from “Vikings”, Luka Peros and Itziar Ituno from the Netflix series “La Casa de Papel” (Money Heist) and David Mazouz from “Gotham.”
The Saudi rock and heavy metal scene will have a spotlight at a live concert featuring Immortal Pain and Ana N7n.
Neladri J Mondal, CEO of organizers Panache Middle East, said Comic Con Arabia 2022 was “the start of a fresh journey” as the pandemic subsides.
“This edition is going to be highly refined and will give emphasis on immersive content and experience for all pop culture fans, creating an immense platform for regional talent,” he said.
The last Comic Con in Jeddah in 2018 featured celebrities such Ian Somerhalder of “The Vampire Diaries,” Brazilian “Narcos” star Wagner Moura, and Gustaf Skarsgard of “Vikings.”
Comic Con Arabia 2022 starts on Thursday at the ICC and runs for three days.