Bahrain’s biggest and most successful gaming and pop-culture event is coming back for the third time! IGN Convention, the country’s only international convention in the field of gaming, movies, comic book, TV series and all things pop–culture, will take place on October 2 and 3, at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).

Arranged by local event organiser Tarteeb and IGN Middle East, this year’s convention will feature celebrity appearances by international stars such as WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, Riki LeCotey who is an Internationally recognised Cosplayer and Costume maker; Dave Fennoy, an American voice actor who is best known for several titles such as The Walking Dead, Prototype and The Wolf Among Us and Adam Harrington, an American voice actor who was the voice for the main character Big by Wolf in the episodic,story-driven,action-adventure The Wolf Among Us.

The Regional celebrities will include Sheyaab a Kuwaiti entertainment group who rose to fame as finalists in the TV show Arabs Got Talent. A new addition to the convention will be the exclusive Japan Zone area which will feature Japanese companies flying all the way from Tokyo presenting authentic Japanese products.

The cosplay competition for this year will see the winner crowned as Bahrain’s King or Queen of Cosplay and will be flown to Abu Dhabi to compete for the regional title as the best cosplayer! For the first time, IGN Convention will be introducing a Nintendo tournament, which will see, experienced players competing through best-selling games featured on the Nintendo consoles with valuable prizes for the deserving winners. ✤


GO: Tickets will be sold at BD7 for a one day pass (BD8 on the gate) and BD12 for a two days pass. VIP tickets will be sold at BD50 and they will include a bundle of special fun and many other benefits that will be exclusive to VIPs only.

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