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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

Thousands attend first-ever Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah
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)
Thousands attend first-ever Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah
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)
Thousands attend first-ever Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah
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)
Thousands attend first-ever Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah
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)
Thousands attend first-ever Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah
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)
Thousands attend first-ever Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah
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)
Thousands attend first-ever Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah
Saudis attend the country's first ever Comic-Con event in the coastal city of Jeddah. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands attend first-ever Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah
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)
Thousands attend first-ever Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah
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)
Thousands attend first-ever Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah
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)