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International guests named for Dubai’s new PopCon festival

International guests named for Dubai’s new PopCon festival

09 October, 2016

THE NATIONAL

International names appearing at Dubai’s new pop culture festival, PopCon, have been revealed for the first time. Comic book artists Whilce Portacio, Agnes Garbowska, Jason Palmer and David Yardin will all appear as part of the event’s Hall of Fame. Hosted by television personality Giuliana Rancic, the free-entry, three-day festival will take place at Dubai Outlet Mall on the weekend of 27-29 October. Also confirmed for the first time are details of a huge cosplay contest — with a AED 25,000 top prize — plus tabletop and model kit competitions. Specialist merchandise will be sold at pop-up shop Comicave.

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