Get Your Capes On!

Comics, cosplay, celebrities and more take centre stage at the biggest pop culture convention taking place in the Kingdom.

Get ready for an unforgettable weekend celebrating your favourite comics and pop culture icons at the eagerly awaited Bahrain Comic Con 2024, taking place on April 26 and 27 at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.

The convention, which debuted in 2018 and received 13,000 attendees, has grown considerably over the years, with more than 35,000 visitors attending the 2023 edition.

The event is organised by DALLAH, with founding members and brothers, Salman, Khalid and Saud Bukhari, whose love for pop culture led to the creation of the Bahrain Comic Con. This year’s programme promises a fun-filled family weekend full of exciting activities, celebrities and many other surprises, along with participation from several exhibitors, artists showcasing their talent, movie studios, E-gaming companies and more.

Famous celebrities gracing this year’s event include Manu Benett renowned for playing Deathstroke in Arrow; Ross Marquand who played Redskull in Marvel Cinematic Universe and Aaron in Walking Dead; Steven Ward who played Mihawk in Netflix’s One Piece; Chris Bartlett of Star Wars’ C-3PO fame; and former WWE wrestler Paul Wight (better known as The Big Show), who is currently part of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), with more names to be announced soon. Attendees will have a chance to meet their heroes in the flesh, as well as get autographs and photographs with them.

There will also be plenty of other entertaining activities and experiences for visitors to engage in, such as a haunted house, carnival games, live cosplay entertainment, live bands, DJs and a kids’ entertainment area.

More excitement will follow with the Middle East Cosplay Competition (MECC), which will be held on April 27, alongside the convention. The competition will draw some of the biggest and most well-known cosplay social influencers from around the region to compete against each other for the crown of Best Cosplayer in the Middle East. The event will also host the biggest E-gaming competition featuring various games for participants to sink their teeth into.

The ticket price for a one-day pass is BD11 and BD16.5 for two days. There will also be VIP tickets priced at BD110. These will include perks such as two-day entry; VIP lounge and Bahrain Comic Con after party access; two autographs and two photographs with celebrity of choice; fast track for celebrity lineup; a VIP goodie bag; and a VIP T-shirt.

With more than 40,000 attendees expected this year, don’t miss out on a chance to experience the dynamic realm of comics, cosplay, gaming and more.

Tickets can be bought on Platinumlist, Virgin Megastores and all SADAD Kiosks. ✤