In an absolute first, and absolutely smashing news, the Al Ain mall in Abu Dhabi will be hosting the city’s first ever anime and gaming con.
What Is The Anime & Gaming Con?
The Anime & Gaming Con is a 3 day festival of various pop culture activities. There will be a host of activities like karaoke, photography, and painting. You can also expect a host of giveaways, cosplay competitions for adults and kids, a retro arcade gaming zone, and more. There will be a bunch of tournaments in board games, laser tag, dodgeball, bowling and more.
All in all, it’s a super place to be for kids & adults alike!
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James Hartt, director of strategic initiatives and business development at AD Gaming said, “Abu Dhabi’s gaming and esports industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, increasingly contributing the the emirate’s broader economic diversification strategy.”
“Abu Dhabi, and particularly Al Ain, is home to an incredibly passionate community of gaming and pop culture fans, which is why events such as this Anime and Gaming Con are so important.
“By supporting the local gaming and esports communities, we look to spark a passion for a career in video game development and esport tournament production that will, in turn, support the long-term sustainable growth of the emirate’s gaming industry.”
Venue & Timings:
Location: Al Ain Mall, Othman Bin Affan St – Central District – Abu Dhabi
Dates: 7,8 & 9 October, (Friday to Sunday)
Timings: 1pm to 10pm