Quick on the heels of the GAMES 15 announcement, comes the launch of the IGN Convention that is slated to take place between October 16-18 at the du Forum in Abu Dhabi. The IGN Convention calls out to all gamers, cosplayers, superheroes, sidekicks, movie buffs and citizens to come together and join in a video games/movies and pop culture-event. I daresay, this is Abu Dhabi’s answer to the Middle East’s Film & Comic Con in Dubai. Well, if it is, then all I will say is welcome to the party, habibis.
“The idea is to create an enthralling world for followers of video games, films and pop culture. IGN Conventions have been a perfect mix of local talent and international celebrities with great content and amazing attractions. It’s not just for geeks– we’ve got brilliant entertainment for the entire family,” said Abbas Jaffar Ali, Director, IGN Middle East.
IGN Convention Abu Dhabi will also feature a cosplay tournament open to cosplayers from all around the region, with a total of $10,000 to be given away. During the two days fans will get to be a part of several activities such as arcade, card and table top games, free workshops, gaming tournaments, regional artist showcases, concerts with live video game music, and much more.
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To summarize, here are all the specific details:
Venue: du Forum, Yas Island
Dates: Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2015
Timings: 2pm till 10pm
– VIP: AED 500
- Access to the event on both days.
- Two celebrity autograph tokens.
- Priority queuing at the Celebrity Village.
- Gift bag including a limited edition t-shirt and posters.
- Closed Discussion Panel for Media and VIP
– General Admission: AED 100 Access to the event on one day