Guests and Sessions
Panel Discussions
Throughout Saudi Comic Con, there will be open discussions between the moderators and the speakers on various of topics in the area of comics, video games, and production. Also, engaging with the attendees in answering and discussing their questions and inquiries. So choose your favorite panels and enjoy the discussion, or even be a part of it!
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Charles Dance

Charles is known for his role in "Game of Thrones" the TV show as Tywin Lannister. However, he is known in so many movies like "ALIEN3" as Clemens. Also, one of his popular movies is the "Imitation Game" and his role was Commander Denniston. Charles also played the role of the villain as Benedict in the blockbuster hit "Last Action Hero" and Master Vampire in "Dracula Untold”**. In addition to featuring movies like "Ghostbusters" as Harold Filmore, and playing Thomas in the famous movie series "Underworld" in "Underworld: Awakening" & "Underworld: Blood Wars"**.

Feb 16, Thursday
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Julian Glover

Julian is known from the James Bond's "For Your Eyes Only", "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and Troy. Also played the voice of the giant spider "Aragog" in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, along with the role of"Grand Maester Pycelle" in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Feb 16, Thursday
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito, the award winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (Critics’ Choice Television Awards) and nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award (Primetime Emmy Awards), is known for his role in the AMC’s "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" as “Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring”. He’s also known for his role in Spike Lee films such as "Do The Right Thing". In addition to playing the role of “Major Tom Neville” in the NBC series "Revolution".

Feb 17, Friday
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Mads Mikkelsen

Mads is known for his role in the famous Star Wars movies Rogue One as “Galen Erso”, and in James Bond's "Casino Royale" as “Le Chiffre”, and in Marvel’s film "Doctor Strange" as “Kaecilius”, and also in the TV series "Hannibal" as “Dr. Hannibal Lecter”. He is also set to star in Hido Kojima’s video game "Death Stranding".

Feb 18, Saturday
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Moderated by:

Maher Mosly

Maher Mosly

Movie Blogger @MaherMosly
Feb 16 Panels
Dynamic Story Creation

Feb 16, Thursday, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Mas'hour Show Panel

Feb 16, Thursday, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

This panel will discuss with the director Mohammed Makki's, and the rest of the cast members', new fiction drama show titled "Mas'hour" which is about ordinary Saudis discover they attained superpowers as a result of witchcraft. Makki directed several shows such as the YouTube show "Takki".
Directors and Producers Panel

Feb 16, Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Nawaf Al-Thafiri will discuss the movie making industry and projects with some of Saudi's most talented directors and producers.
Feb 17 Panels
Gamers Panel

Feb 17, Friday , 4:00 - 5:00 PM

A different kind of panel, moderated by Mash'hour Aldubaiyan where he will discuss and try various video games.
Next-Gen Development Pipeline for Games & Animated Movies

Feb 17, Friday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

In this session we will discuss the content production pipeline that is commonly shared between producing next-gen video games and animated movies. We will look into story boarding, character creation, environment production and cinematic post processing techniques. Real life examples from locally produced titles such as Al Rekaz, Badiya and Out of Coverage will be used to illustrate these concepts.
Feb 18 Panels
Don't Tell Your Story, Show it

Feb 18, Saturday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For VIP Ticket holders only
From comics to Marketing

Feb 18, Saturday, 2:30 am - 3:00 pm

We will discuss my experience at GUIDE in converting comics into consumer products, as well as discussing the tools and tactics that helped reach my marketing and sales goals.
Myrkott Panel

Feb 18, Saturday, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this panel, content developers at Myrkott, the makers of Masameer show, get together publicly for the first time to discuss their future projects and the relation between the characters they developed and the Saudi society.
Character Creation – Who is that masked man anyway?

Feb 18, Saturday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

The Making of Arab Superheroes Panel

Feb 18, Saturday, 5:00 - 6:30

Prince Fahad Al Saud, CEO & Founder of NA3AM (New Arab Media) along with his co-writer and legend in the comic industry, Stan Berkowitz, will discuss his creating of the internationally renowned "Saudi Girls Revolution", Saudi Arabia's FIRST comic series dedicated to Arab super heroines. Another trail-blazer in the region's new creative identity, Naif Alkhairalla, will also expand on his works of using comics as a platform for independent story-telling.

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