MEFCC 2015: A Bigger, Better and Crazier Comicon

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MEFCC 2015 . Photo-Mahsoom Thottathil/Arabian Gazette

The Middle East Film and Comic Con is the region’s largest popular culture festival showcasing Film, TV, Sci-Fi, Animation, Gaming, Manga, Comics, Collectibles and more. Fans can meet celebrities, buy exclusive merchandise, take part in creative workshops & competitions, compete in gaming tournaments or just relax with friends and family.

The Middle East Film and Comic Con (www.mefcc.com) continues to grow significantly and the organisers expect a target of over 50,000 visitors for the 2015 show and an additional 35% of space booked at the Dubai World Trade Center.

All the craziness that you can expect from the annual Middle East Film and Comic Con – from cosplayers, gaming tournaments, celebrities and artists to amazing merchandise, MEFCC are certainly not to be missed!

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At the MEFCC 2015. Photo-Mahsoom Thottathil/Arabian Gazette

Middle East Film and Comic Con started on the 9th April 2015 and today is the last day if you wish to attend. MEFCC is happening at the Dubai World Trade Center, Zabeel Halls 1, 2 and 3.

MEFCC gives fans from around the region the chance to celebrate a shared love of pop culture, meet international celebrities and artists, learn from industry professionals, express their own talent and enjoy a feast of activities ranging from gaming to music, art, technology and beyond.

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At the MEFCC . Photo-Mahsoom Thottathil/Arabian Gazette

Sally Edwards, Director of Dubai Calendar, a department of DTCM said: “A unique and intriguing event, Comic Con is a key diary date for Dubai’s year-round calendar of internationally acclaimed arts, entertainment and community events. With additional space confirmed for this year’s edition, it’s fantastic that the event will be even bigger and better than Comic Con 2014, which was a resounding success. We look forward to seeing Comic Con’s popularity continue to grow in the coming years, as we welcome the who’s who of the worlds of comics, TV, film, anime and so much more to enjoy all that our Emirate has to offer.”

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World’s most friendliest Batman? @ the MEFCC . Photo-Mahsoom Thottathil/Arabian Gazette

The headline guest for the 2015 edition which is scheduled for April 9th to 11th will be all-round legendary performer William Shatner, recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk. A number of other guests have also been revealed as well including sci-fi legend, Sam Jones, best known for his iconic role as Flash Gordon, who made one of the most talked about cameo’s in recent years in the smash hit ‘Ted’, Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame, Hayley Atwell who stars as Peggy Carter in the Captain America movies and the TV spin-off Agent Carter will also be in town for the event.

Image Comics, the publisher of huge hits like The Walking Dead will also be exhibiting for the first time with more guest and content announcements promised in the coming weeks.

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At the MEFCC . Photo-Mahsoom Thottathil/Arabian Gazette

“Our promise is always Bigger, Better & Crazier than Ever,” said Managing Director, Ben Caddy. “With the overwhelming support of both our industry partners and the fan community, whether they are artists, exhibitors, sponsors or fans, people feel that they have a stake in this event and the platform it provides,” he added, “and it’s that enthusiasm which is driving the growth of the event.”

Fancy getting the chance to have your photos taken and signed autographs by celebrity guests, check out our Meet the Stars schedule.

More photos from the MEFCC 2015 can be found on Arabian Gazette Facebook Page.

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