Dubai announces its first-ever PopConME pop culture festival

Will host TV and movie celebrities such as Arrow’s Black Canary Katie Cassidy and CW Supernatural Kevin Tran

If the upcoming Icons of Porsche event wasn’t already going to witness a massive enthusiast gathering in Dubai, another forthcoming event might pip the footfall count. The weekend commencing the 10th of November will oversee Dubai hosting its first-ever pop culture festival. Titled PopConME, the festival will showcase the best in Movies, TV, comics, graphic novels, anime, cosplay and more.

Set to take place at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, the PopConME festival will feature workshops, movie screenings, and cosplay gaming competitions. Moreover, fans would get treated with the attendance of a host of the TV show and movie celebrities. Some confirmed international artists include Arrow’s Black Canary actress Katie Cassidy, Kevin Tran of CW Supernatural fame. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency actor Osric Chau and voice actor Ray Porter, best known for portraying Darkseid in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, will also be present.

The PopConME would also host its own People’s Choice Cosplay for CosPlay artists. Popular card games like Dungeons & Dragons and Pokémon/Yu-Gi-Oh will have separate competitions. Comic book geeks would find it particularly pleasing courtesy of exclusive workshops, meet and greet their favourite talents and buy one-of-a-kind merchandise at the Artist Alley.

“We are excited to introduce PopConME to Dubai. I have been a fan of comic books since I was a child and have been entrenched in the community from an early age. This is a dream come true for a true geek like me. I want this convention to have everything and more my geek heart desires.” said Amer Rashed Al Farooq, Deputy CEO, Speedy Comics Group, the region’s number one destination for vintage comics and pop culture collectables.

The PopConME will get conducted with the partnership of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), Speedy Comics and Alanza Trading. It will be held as a part of the Dubai Esports Festival, conducted between the 9th and 20th of November. One can visit PopConME’s official website for more information on the festival.

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