Thursday, October 27 will see Dubai’s first ever PopCon open its doors, at a purpose-built venue at Dubai Outlet Mall. Don’t get it confused with the Middle East Film and Comic Con – PopCon will be a celebration of popular culture, and is set to be the biggest festival of its kind in the world.
Organised by Universal Events and 117 Live, it won’t just focus on films and comics – although they’ll be there, with companies like Marvel and Disney showing off what they’ve got. From October 27 to October 29, you’ll be able to find out all the latest trends in everything from movies, television, fashion, music, and sport.
The centrepiece of PopCon will be their big Halloween-themed concert, Fiesta De Los Muertos, on October 28. The gig will see international acts like Major Lazer and All Saints taking to the stage, along with local duo Hollaphonic. Anyone who visits PopCon or the concert is encouraged to dress up, as there’ll be a cosplay competition – so start working on your homemade Batman costume now.
At the first Asia PopCon in Manila last year, celebrity guests included Captain America: Civil War star Paul Bettany, and Nathalie Emmanuel from Game of Thrones.You can expect to see celebrities from movies and TV at the Dubai event, although no names have been announced as of yet.