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PopCon Middle East brings Chris Hemsworth to Dubai

The first edition of PopConME & GameExpo, part of the Dubai Esport Festival, will take place this year from the 10th to 13th of November at the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), Expo City Dubai. The expo is promising to deliver the best in entertainment and unforgettable experiences full of fun and exciting activities along with chances to win thrilling prizes.

If you are into dressing up or performing, the PopConME & Cosplay Generations will give you the opportunity to display your creativity in the cosplay competition, the People’s Choice Awards, the karaoke competition, and various other challenges.

You can will also stand a chance to win big and take home a piece of the AED 76,000 prize pool. Other activities, to name a few, include a cosplay parade, a scavenger hunt, and a spin-the-wheel by Speedy Comics.

For cosplay enthusiasts, the PopConME has set up The Dojo where visitors can take part in creating art and content, toy building, voice acting, and cosplay workshops. The Dojo will host workshops such as the Picasso Arts, Opus Academy, Otaku ME and Sean Kanan Karate sessions for guests. The Artist Alley will host 114 artists that will include local, regional and international talent presenting and selling arts, crafts and merchandise.

Watch the latest blockbusters with your family and friends at The Cinema from VOX Cinemas. Here you can watch the latest movie screenings along with one-on-one interviews, award ceremonies, and panel talks. On the main stage, panel sessions with celebrities will include Breaking Bad actor Giancarlo Esposito and Julian Glover known for his role in the blockbuster Black Panther. Fans will also be able to interact with American actress Cara Buomo who plays Karen Wheeler in the Netflix TV series Stranger Things.

You'll be able to meet your favourite heroes and get posters and merchandise signed by the celebrities attending PopConME & GameExpo at the Meet the Heroes area of the convention. Headlining the first edition of PopConME & GameExpo will be Chris Hemsworth AKA Thor along with English actor Kit Harington, stat of HBO epic fantasy series Game of Thrones. Also confirmed to attend the convection include Canadian actor Stephen Amell, best known for his role as Oliver Queen in the TV series Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.

To keep the momentum going across the entire convention, PopConME & Game Expo will be flying in international band Urbandub straight from the Philippines to perform live on the main stage. Joining them will be Charlie119, The Pixies Dance Crew, Dream Fairy Idols, UAE Juggler and many more.

To secure tickets and find out more about PopConME, visit