First Names Announced for this Year's Middle East Film and Comic Con
The initial guest line-up has been announced for this year's event AND tickets are now on sale!
We can't deny that every year we get super excited for MEFCC! Our team annually attend, dress up and explore every superb aspect of this great event... And this year, we're once again extremely excited for it to arrive!
Following its hugely successful fifth anniversary (where we got to meet Summer Glau
), MEFCC 2017 is returning to the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 6th - 8th April
with a spectacular showcase of the best regional and international talent, celebrity guests, pop culture exhibitors, thrilling activities and more for a wider audience from around the world.
This year is its sixth edition and will be powered by Rani,
and the definitive pop culture convention in the Middle East is expected to be the BIGGEST ever.
Of course, the best part of MEFCC each year is the opportunity to meet huge names from our favourite movies, TV shows and comics, and following this year's initial announcements, we're in for a treat.
Who'll be there?
MEFCC are delighted to welcome and give fans the opportunity to meet another eclectic collection of guests this year. The first line-up announcement include Liam Cunningham best known as Davos Seaworth in the HBO epic-fantasy series Game of Thrones
, and Greg Grunberg, one of Hollywood’s busiest actors
who’s appeared in Star Wars, Star Trek and is best known for his role in Heroes too.
International guests joining the celebrity line-up this year include superstar artists Simone Bianchi and James C. Muligan, Linda Le also known as “Vampy”
one of the world’s top professional cosplayers, and custom toy designer J*Ryu.
More celebrities, international guests and artists to be announced over the coming weeks as well.
What'll be there?
In true MEFCC fashion, every year is jam-packed with activities for all to enjoy and once again, there'll be activities aplenty across the Comic Con for 2017.
Highlights include the "Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years Exhibit",
which is a new and exclusive travelling art exhibit, presented by Dubai TV and Film Commission and featuring Star Trek-inspired works by 50 artists, including one by Leonard Nimoy, the franchise’s iconic Spock
and renowned photographer who sadly passed away in 2015.
Also a fully sized Dodgeball court will be in the Rani Fun Zone for fans to create their own teams and compete for the (soon to be!) coveted MEFCC Dodgeball Cup with Celebrity Guest Judges Missi Pyle
(Fran Stalinovskovichdavidovitchsky!) and Jamal Duff
(Me’shell Jones!) from the 2004 classic Ben Stiller Comedy – Dodgeball – A true underdog story!
MEFCC fan favourites are back
Fan favourites including the Splash Cosplay Competition, Top International Comics and Animation Artists, the Zoom Festival Area, HubZero Artists’ Alley, Gamezone eSports Tournaments, Panels at the Cine Club, Signings at the MBC2 Meet the Stars area, Workshops, Rani Zip Line, Retro Gaming area or Syfy Entertainment Stage also all return in force with tons of local bands and performers, artists and exclusive merchandise, activities and prizes to be won and a visitor experience that is out of this world!
Tickets are NOW on sale
Tickets are available online through Platinum List and in stores at The Toy Store, Hallmark, and UAE Exchange outlets across the UAE with a limited quantity of early bird tickets giving fans the opportunity to get their hands on the coveted 3 day passes for a special rate until sold out.
Early Bird Limited (3 Day)
VIP Power Pass - 3 Day
Finally, when the full guest list is announced Fans will be able to purchase celebrity signings and photo ops online at Platinum list guaranteeing they get their signed picture of the chance to meet their idols!
For more information, visit www.mefcc.com