SanDisk teams up with IGN

November 23, 2014 1:19 pm

SanDisk, the global leader in flash memory, has teamed up with IGN to power the region’s ultimate film, video games, comics and technology convention, the IGN Convention Dubai, running this weekend from November 21 to 22 at the Mina Seyahi Hall, Dubai International Marine Club.

The IGN Convention Dubai will draw international celebrities, and artists and fans from across the region into the city. The star attraction at the event will be Northern Irish actor Kristian Nairn, best known for playing Hodor in popular television series Game of Thrones. Voice actor Troy Baker, who has lent his talent to multiple characters in bestselling games BioShock Infinite, Final Fantasy XIII, Batman: Arkham City and Resident Evil Six, will also attend, and so will American cosplayer (costume player) Riddle.

The two-day event will also screen fan-favourite sci-fi and super hero films, conduct workshops on developing manga, animations, video games and films, promote local artists, and feature a cosplay (costume play) competition, gaming announcements, discussion panels on movies and games, trivia quizzes, comic book stalls and a video game tournament.

“SanDisk’s storage solutions are the perfect accessory for gamers who want to be able to easily back up, transport and share game data. We also offer solutions specifically tailored for gamers on the go,” said Tareq Husseini, SanDisk’s Regional Sales Director for Middle East and Africa. “We are always looking to connect with our end users, and are therefore quite excited to be a part of the IGN Convention Dubai,” he added.

SanDisk’s presence at the IGN Convention Dubai furthers its commitment to bringing quality memory expansion solutions for gamers to the world. SanDisk’s mobile memory solutions are designed specifically for a wide array of popular gaming consoles, including the Sony PSP and Microsoft Xbox 360. Meanwhile, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD – a drive designed for gamers, PC enthusiasts and media professionals who demand the highest possible consistent, real-world performance – is capable of loading and running graphics-intensive applications and game levels in a heartbeat.