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Huge Turnout on First Comic Con in Jeddah | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Saudi, Jeddah, Comic Con

London, Jeddah- Saudi social media users expressed their enthusiasm over the “Comic Con” international festival that was held for the first time in Saudi Arabia and that concluded its activities on Saturday.

During the past two days, Take off venue in Jeddah was crowded with youth, who found a chance to preview various animation arts and comic characters.

Many of them were busy taking pictures with comic characters like “Joker” and characters from “Star Wars.”

Moreover, YouTube stars in Saudi Arabia participated in the different events and characters from Marvel’s Avengers attended the three-day festival.

Workshops to produce and direct movies and draw cartoon characters were held in addition to holding a contest in the electronic games, science fiction and comics.

For his part, Mohammed al-Omari, 14, commented on his visit to the festival and told Asharq Al-Awsat that the show was “innovatively improvised.”

He said that visitors expressed their enthusiasm and participated in innovative ways to be involved with the different cartoon characters.

Geological Engineer Raed al-Omari said that it was the first time he sees Saudi people interacting this way in an event.

He noted that the people attending the festival were overwhelmed by the friendly and thrilling atmosphere, taking photos with each other and commenting on their comic outfits that a large number of attendees were wearing.

The international festival was launched on Thursday amidst impressive attendance by people to enjoy the event.

The event gave the opportunity for Saudis and residents in the Kingdom to enjoy and live the entertainment atmosphere that characterizes the international event.