The 2018 Middle East Filfm and Comic Con is going to be bigger and better than ever before!
18 March 2018| Last updated on 18 March 2018
Middle East Film and Comic Con the definitive pop culture festival in the Middle East, announces Hodor from Game of Thrones who will also be performing a DJ Set on the WAVO Mainstage on Saturday April 7th. The original green power ranger Jason David Frank’s MEFCC karate class, Montegrappa’s limited edition Iron Throne pens celebrating the great houses in Game of Thrones, and Huawei’s first appearance at Comic Con showcasing their new Nova 3e ‘superstar’ smartphone with full-view display that is perfect for gamers and binge watching your favourite heroes have also been confirmed.
All that is on top of previously announced celebrities like Natalia Dyer, aka Nancy Wheeler from award-winning drama Stranger Things; Karen Gillan who has featured on the big screen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and who stars alongside the Rock in her latest film JUMANJI, Doctor Who, Karl Urban, one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood after starring in blockbusters such as the Star Trek Trilogy, Lord of the Rings, Riddick and Thor: Ragnarok; and Adam Kubert, a true comic book royalty famous for his run on Wolverine, Weapon X, The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate X-Men, and Spectacular Spider-Man.
Set to run from 5th to 7th April, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) , tickets are on sale now online and at Virgin Megastore outlets across the GCC.
Hold the door for Kristian Nairn aka Hodor in Game of Thrones
Enigmatic Game of Thrones fan favourite Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor in the series, will feature on this year’s guest list. A self-confessed Comic Con ‘nerd,’ Kristian is an avid fan of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres, as well as World of Warcraft, and despite his relatively limited dialogue in Game of Thrones, he’s quite outspoken in real life. He will also be performing a DJ Set on the WAVO Mainstage on Saturday 7th April. The character will definitely bring his renowned energy and famed sense of humour to MEFCC 2018.
Karate class with the Green Power Ranger
The original green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank, will be morphin’ fans into fighters at MEFCC with a special karate masterclass. Wear something comfortable, or even join the class in your cosplay! Whatever your outfit, be ready to learn some tricks of the trade so you can karate chop your way out of a tricky situation. Jason will lead the class through a series of moves and manoeuvers from 4pm on April 7. Don’t miss it!
Hauwei makes its debut appearance at MEFCC & hosts cosplay competition
Huawei will make its debut appearance at Middle East Film & Comic Con this year, bringing the region's largest Cosplay Competition to MEFCC and the chance to have a hands-on experience with the new superstar Huawei Nova 3e smartphone. Cosplayers, comic heroes, gamers and fans will all be able to interact with the superstar smartphone live at their booth and experience game-changing Huawei FullView Display for rich, vivid colours when binge watching their favourite superhero TV shows or playing videos games. Visitors to Huawei's booth will also be able to explore what innovative photography is all about, with features that produce the perfect image every time.
Montegrappa limited edition iron throne collection available at MEFCC
Montegrappa have released 300 limited edition fountain pens and rollerball pens capturing the essence of the most coveted seat in Westeros. Exquisitely detailed, the Iron throne collection comprises of 7 exclusive fountain and 7 exclusive rollerball pens cast in 18k gold, representing the number of kingdoms in the series.
One of the solid gold Iron Throne pens – with a retail value of AED 215,000 – will be brought to the region especially for display at this year’s Comic Con, while the new Montegrappa collection will be available at this year’s MEFCC for true fans to take home and cherish.
Things to do while waiting for the con
If you can’t wait for Comic Con to officially kick off, get your geek on at Geek Fest in Times Square Center! Starting from March 15 (that’s today!) and continuing for three whole weeks, get involved in everything Con. From board games like X-Wing and Lego Build and Play, to the newest VR games, anime and manga, mystery races, Messi football challenges, cosplay for kids, and so much more, there’s lots happening every single day from now until Comic Con begins! Don’t miss your chance to get to Geek Fest at Times Square Center, and get in the spirit of Con!
Ticket offering expanded
With weeks to go until the event, you can count on MEFCC to announce lots more celebrities and lots more fun activities to take part in at the show. All VIP passes are now sold out and will not be available to buy at the show.
Due to the popular demand of the VIP offering, Power Pass tickets have been upgraded to enhance the premium experience opportunities at the event. Now named the Al Awal Platinum Power Pass, to recognize the additional inclusions – all existing Power Pass Holders will have their inclusions automatically upgraded. The cost remains the same (AED 350).
Al Awal Platinum Power Pass Includes:
- 3-Day Access to MEFCC (Worth AED250)
- 1 x Meet the Stars: Photo OR Autograph Voucher (Worth AED 180)
- Exclusive MEFCC Limited Edition Poster (Worth AED 500)
- (NEW) VIP early access to MEFCC on Thursday 5th from 12pm – 2pm
- (NEW) VIP Lounge Access
- (NEW) VIP Fast Track into MEFCC
- (NEW) VIP Fast Track to meet the stars
Plus, one special Al Awal Platinum Power Pass holder will be surprised with a special portrait drawing by Simpson’s Artist, Phil Ortiz during the show!
Al Awal Platinum Power Pass packages cost AED 350, including VIP and are available for advance sales only until 18 March – they will NOT be available to buy at the show!