The Middle East is constantly developing and growing and the international comic community is embracing it too. Doha in Qatar is going to be hosting the 2015 IGN Convention on February 26th and 27th and will be welcoming a host of stars and visitors from across the world.
Globally, comic conventions are on the rise with their popularity going through the roof. As the public embraces pop culture these shows of support are growing too and conventions across the world are in high demand.
This years IGN Convention at the Qatar National Convention Center, Doha will run from:
26 February: 4pm – 10pm
27 February: 12pm – 10pm
Special guests at this years event include Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the man mountain made famous in Game of Thrones, Adam Harrington, Dave Fennoy, Nadia SK and Ryan Hart to name just a few.
The event will welcome cosplayers, gamers, movie fans and more to enjoy discussion panels, activities and the opportunity to meet and greet stars and celebrities. There will also be a number of workshops that will let people find out a bit more about animation, manga, video game development and movie making.
As well as all of this you will also have the opportunity to get your hands on some exclusive and limited merchandise through dealer stalls and official outlets. A lot of items sold at conventions like this are only available at the conventions making them extremely collectible.
Anyone looking to dress for the occasion will want to indulge in a bit of cosplay and there is even a competition so you had better make an effort. If you are new to cosplay it is the dressing up as favourite characters and the quality and effort that that some people go to would rival the real thing!
To find out more details about how to get to and from the venue, how to book tickets and what else will be happening just visit the official site at – http://ignconvention.com/qatar/.
If you are thinking about making the trip you will find that Doha has a lot to offer and you can take advantage of Frasers Hospitality’s fantastic accommodation. The serviced apartments offer visitors a wonderful place to stay while visiting this incredible city so just head over to http://doha.frasershospitality.com to find out more.
With so many great options for pop culture fans these days it can be difficult to make up your mind which convention to visit but with so much to offer, Qatar is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations.
Previous IGN Conventions in the Middle East have proven to be extremely popular with last years event in Bahrain being brilliant. Held at the Bahrain International circuit the event saw people from around the world flock to the country.
When we visited we stayed in Seef, which was only a 45 minute drive away. Seef is a fantastic area in Bahrain with designer malls as well as luxury hotels and apartments. Our accommodation in Seef was incredible and gave us easy access to the event.
Event Organisers will be hoping that this years IGN Convention in Qatar can live up to the 2014 Bahrain event but as always that will be down to the crowds.