In its 6th edition, MEFCC is bringing fans some of the best names in the comic con universe, including Marvel's Falcon...
2 April 2017| Last updated on 25 May 2017
Arguably one of the most popular events on Dubai's annual calendar, MEFCC brings the best and world's biggest brands in film, TV, sci-fi- animation, manga, comics, collectibles and much more.
In its 6th year, MEFCC will transform Dubai World Trade Centre as fans across the region are invited to join in, show and share their love of all things comic con.
With impressive names and artists coming to the region over the years, the 2017 line-up is just as stellar and will no doubt provide fantastic entertainment for event-goers. We’ve already revealed most of the superstars and artists heading to this year’s event, but MEFCC is the gift that keeps on giving.
Marvel’s Falcon will be at MEFCC this weekend
That’s right, fans of American actor Anthony Mackie will no doubt be thrilled to learn of his visit to this year’s event. Best known for playing the role of Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War, fans of the actor and the Marvel world will have the chance to get up close and personal with the man himself.
The announcement of Anthony’s presence at this year’s event comes shortly after event organisers announced that the WWE wrestler Kane will be attending. Plus, fans will have the chance to enjoy an exclusive live broadcast Q&A session with the American filmmaker, actor, comedian and public speaker Kevin Smith.
Who else will be there?
Event-goers will no doubt have been keeping track of who’ll be at this year’s event; other big names such as American television and film actor Greg Grunberg of NBC TV series Heroes and Star Wars: The Force Awakens; award-winning actor Cas Anvar known for his roles in Oscar-winning best pictures (Argo) and biopics (Diana); Pooja Batra the leading actress of Hollywood sci-fi film One Under the Sun; and music composing, singer and song writer, father son duo for Spacetoon TV channel Mohammad and Tareq AlAribi Tourgane will all be adding some major star presence to the event.
Not only that, but Game of Thrones fans will no doubt be pleased of the appearance of Liam Cunningham, who’s best known as Davos Seaworth in the HBO epic-fantasy. Plus, not forgetting the fact actor Josh McDermitt will be brought to this year’s event, who is mostly recognized as Dr. Eugene Porter in AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Three international cosplayers posed to grace MEFCC
Fans at this year’s edition will receive the exclusive opportunity to meet international cosplayers Linda Le, Nicole Marie Jean and Madeleine “Zhiana” Rose. Linda Le rose to popularity in her show The Nerdist and her costumes which were a worldwide success after being featured on Marvel.com.
Also present at the event will be famous cosplayer, artist, sculptor and designer Nicole Marie Jean who began her journey into the cosplay and convention world in 2011 and has since created over 100 costumes the most popular of which has earned her the nickname of Lady Bane throughout the cosplay community. And finally, an MEFCC favorite Madeleine “Zhiana” Rose who has been cosplaying since 2010 and is also a host and writer on Maude Garrett’s YoutTube channel ‘Geek Bomb’ will be back this year.
International Artists Alley official opens
Another exciting feature to MEFCC 2017 is the launch of the International Artists Alley, which will see more than 30 professional artists from across the world wowing devout comic and film enthusiasts in a move to top the success of previous years.
Chad Hardin, also known for his work on the Harley Quinn comics by DC, is one of the talents confirmed to attend this edition. Simone Bianchi whose art portfolio includes work for the DC miniseries, Shining Knights and for Marvel (Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men, Thor: For Asgard and the New Avengers, to name a few), will also be present. James Mulligan whose fine art work is collected internationally, and resides in the collections of celebrities such as Hugh Hefner and Brad Pitt, and who was recently named as one of Disney’s top selling artists will also be at the event.
Other artists who have been confirmed for MEFCC are Jason Shiga, Livio Ramondelli, Yishan Li, Des Taylor, Elly Prizeman, Guy Gilchrist, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Marco Santucci, Maria Laura Sanapo, Mike Toth, Roderick E. Thornton, Tom Bancroft, Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz, Long Vo, Edwin Huang, J RYU, Jon Bolerjack, Mark Kistler, Skan Srusiwan and Otto Schmidt along with publishers 451 Comics, Action Labs and First Second to name a few.
How can I get my hands on tickets?
Tickets are available online through Platinum List and in stores at The Toy Store, Hallmark,UAE Exchange and Zoom outlets across the UAE.
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For more information, visit www.mefcc.com.