If you watch Game of Thrones, you’ll recognise his face anywhere! The one and only Jack Gleeson a.k.a Joffrey Baratheon will be greeting fans at the first ever IGN Convention in Abu Dhabi. The two-day event is a gathering of pop culture and gaming enthusiasts, set to take place at du Forum on October 16 and 17.

The IGN Convention aims to elevate the pop culture experience for gamers, comic enthusiasts, cosplayers, movie buffs and all citizens of the UAE. On from 2pm to 10pm on both days, the event is set to be a star-studded affair with a line-up of international celebrities attending. Joining Jack Gleeson will be 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. 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.

GO: IGN Convention Abu Dhabi takes place on October 16 and 17 from 2pm to 10pm, at du Forum. Ticket prices vary, starting from AED100. Buy your tickets from www.ticketmaster.ae or any Virgin Megastore across the UAE, or by calling 800 TM UAE (86 823).

Visit www.ignconvention.com/ abudhabi for more information.