Anthony Mackie who plays Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Kane from WWE are
confirmed to join this year’s burgeoning lineup of guests.
Live broadcast Q&A session with the legendary American film-maker, actor and comic book writer
Josh McDermitt, Greg Grunberg, Cas Anvar, Pooja Batra, Tarek AlAribi and Mohammad AlAribi are
also making their way to the con
International Artists Alley will showcase the talent of 30 international professional artists.
Middle East, March 29, 2017: The Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) powered by Rani for 2017
is all set to pack a punch with a host of star appearances and exciting new additions such as the
International Artist’s Alley. The event will revive its successful run at the Dubai World Trade Centre
(DWTC) from April 6 to 8 for its sixth edition with Early Bird Tickets officially selling out in less than
two weeks from the ticket announcement, with the coveted VIP Power Pass rapidly following suit.
The MEFCC has gained a solid reputation of showcasing the best regional and international talent,
celebrity guests, pop culture exhibitors, thrilling activities and more for a wide global audience, and is
geared up to recreate its success on a larger scale than ever before.
Falcon and Kane to descend upon Dubai as headline acts for the MEFCC
Fans of American actor Anthony Mackie 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 will have a
chance to get up close and personal with the man himself.
WWE enthusiasts will also be thrilled to meet Glenn Thomas Jacobs, best known by his ring name
Kane. The American professional wrestler and actor is signed with the WWE, where he is currently
working on the SmackDown brand.
Chat with multi-talented filmmaker, actor and comic book writer, Kevin Smith
Fans of American filmmaker, actor, comedian, and public speaker Kevin Smith, will be delighted to
know that MEFCC will be arranging an opportunity for them to speak to him over an exclusive live
broadcast Q&A session. Kevin Smith rose to prominence with the comedy film Clerks which he
produced, directed and played the role of Silent Bob. He also shares a close connection with the
comic fraternity being a comic book nerd and writer himself and also founded Jay and Silent Bob’s
Secret Stash, a comic book store in Red Bank, New Jersey, that is the subject of the reality-television
show Comic Book Men.
Greg Grunberg, Cas Anvar, Pooja Batra and Mohammad Al Aribi to make an appearance
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
Three international cosplayers poised 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 officially 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.
Tickets are available online through Platinum List and in stores at The Toy Store, Hallmark,UAE
Exchange and Zoom outlets across the UAE.
1 Day 100
3 Day 250
VIP Power Pass – 3 Day 500
For more information, visit http://www.mefcc.com.