Thousands attend first-ever Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah

Saudi Comic Con (SCC) is the first event of its kind to be held in Jeddah and is backed by General Authority for Entertainment
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Held across three days, an estimated 7,000 anime, pop art, video gaming and action film enthusiasts gather in the port city of Jeddah to witness the event. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The event, backed by General Authority for Entertainment, is part of a government initiative to bring more entertainment to Saudi Arabia. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The festival of anime, pop art, video gaming and film-related events is part of a government initiative to bring more entertainment to Saudi Arabia. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Held across three days, an estimated 7,000 anime, pop art, video gaming and action film enthusiasts gather in the port city of Jeddah to witness the event. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Lebanese woman poses for a selfie with a man dressed up as 'Iron Man' during Saudi Arabia's first ever Comic-Con event in the coastal city of Jeddah on February 16, 2017. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Saudi woman looks on as children pose for a photo with a man dressed up as 'Iron Man' during the country's first ever Comic-Con event in the coastal city of Jeddah. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudis attend the country's first ever Comic-Con event in the coastal city of Jeddah. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Held across three days, an estimated 7,000 anime, pop art, video gaming and action film enthusiasts gather in the port city of Jeddah to witness the event. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The event, backed by General Authority for Entertainment, is part of a government initiative to bring more entertainment to Saudi Arabia. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi women queue up outside the venue hosting the country's first ever Comic-Con event in the coastal city of Jeddah. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
Sun 19 Feb 2017 01:13 PM
By Staff writer