Comic Con was first held in Saudi Arabia

Comic Con was first held in Saudi Arabia

Popkultury festival Comic Con was first held in Saudi Arabia, a country where the main Holy city of Islam, Mecca and Medina. About it reports Reuters.

Saudi Arabia — the country where the study of magic, homosexuality, and extramarital relations are punishable by death — is now developing its entertainment industry taking aim not depend on oil prices. Entertainment sector in the Kingdom is engaged in a special Department, which this year is going to hold a series of festivals and concerts, and Comic Con has become one of these scheduled events.

#Saudi gamers get together at kingdom”s first-ever Comic Con

#ComicCon #سعودي_كوميك_كون

— My Salaam (@My_Salaam) 20 Feb 2017

7,000 fans flock to the first-ever #Saudi #ComicCon in Jeddah

— Linda Hemby (@LindaHemby) 17 Feb 2017.

Saudi Comic Con was held in Jeddah, which, as the home for the festival of California, San Diego, located on the coast of the sea. It is just about 20 thousand visitors, some of them were in costumes of comic book characters and video games.

Saudi version was different — different queues for men and women and breaks the namaz (prayer five times a day call from the minarets).

In Saudi Arabia, men and women usually can’t mix in public. But at the nation’s first Comic Con, they mingled

— CNN (@CNN) February 20, 2017

Local religious leaders have criticized Comic Con as cult worship of Satan.

Comic Con festival the annual international festival held in the United States since 1970. It is dedicated to various phenomena of popular culture, TV series, literature, horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, fantasy novels and web comics.