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GoT King Joffrey Baratheon Headlines IGN Convention on Yas Island


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Pop Culture celebrities are set to grace fans with their presence at Abu Dhabi’s first IGN Convention – a gathering of pop culture and gaming enthusiasts. The IGN Convention aims to elevate the pop culture experience for gamers, comic enthusiasts, cosplayers, movie buffs and all citizens of the UAE. The event takes place at du Forum on Yas Island on 16th and 17th October (2pm – 10pm daily) and will be attended by a star-studded line up of international celebrities.

The much awaited line-up for 2015 includes Game of Thrones star Jack Gleeson who fans will recognize for portraying the character of Joffrey Baratheon on screen. Fans will also get to mingle with voice over artists Adam Harrington, the voice of Bigby Wolf in the Wolf Among Us video game, and Dave Fennoy, the voice of Lee Everett in The Walking Dead video game.

Italy’s most popular cosplayer, NadiaSK will also be in attendance and be part of the judging panel for the region’s biggest Cosplay Contest. Cosplay fans put their skills to the test when they showcase their outfits to the judging panel and compete for a total of $10,000 in cash. Interested participants can register to take part at before 28th September, 5pm.

Previously more than twenty thousand fans have collectively attended IGN Conventions in Bahrain, Doha and Dubai. During the two days fans will be a part of several activities such as arcades, card and table top games, free workshops, gaming tournaments, regional artist showcases, concerts with live video game music, and much more.

Jack Gleeson
Jack Gleeson

“We’re very excited about all the amazing activities we have lined-up for this year’s IGN Convention in Abu Dhabi. We hope to make this first event in Abu Dhabi a truly memorable one for video game and pop culture fans in the capital,” said Abbas Jaffar Ali, Director, IGN Middle East.

Ticket Prices:

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 VIPGeneral Admission: AED 100

 Access to the event on one day

Tickets are on sale now through and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE or by calling 800 TM UAE (86 823). This year, GP race ticket holders can benefit from a 20% discount on General Admission tickets for the IGN Convention Abu Dhabi through the Y1 Access program.