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The first annual Saudi Arabia Comic Con has been announced

It will take place across three days in February

Christopher Hooton
Monday 26 December 2016 19:15 GMT

Comic Con is heading to Saudi Arabia for the first time, with Saudi Comic Con (SCC) set to take place in Jeddah between 16 and 18 February.

According to Arab News, the convention will include all the “comics, anime, manga art, pop art, celebrity appearance, video gaming, competitions, cosplay, books and more” you would expect from a Comic Con, the logo seeing a man ripping open his thawb to reveal his superhero alter ego.

SC, the latest in a proliferation of Comic Cons worldwide, is being organised by Time Entertainment and has the backing of General Authority for Entertainment, which oversees entertainment events and activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“There is great demand in the country as tens of thousands of Saudis have travelled abroad to attend such events. Everything is set up for Saudi Comic Con to be a tremendous success, leaving a footprint in the industry,” Obada Awad, executive director of Time Entertainment, said in a press statement.

Tickets for Saudi Comic Con will start at SR100 (£20).

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