MEFCC Reveals More Surprises For its Sixth Edition

The Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) powered by Rani for 2017 is all set to pack a punch for its sixth edition this year with a host of star appearances and exciting new additions such as the International Artists Alley. The event will revive its successful run at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from April 6 to 8 and has already sold out Early Bird Tickets in less than two weeks, with VIP tickets rapidly following suit. 
 
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 on 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 the American filmmaker, actor, comedian, and public speaker Kevin Patrick Smith, will be delighted to know that MEFCC will be arranging an opportunity for them to speak to him over an exclusive Skype chat. Smith rose to prominence with the comedy film Clerks where he played the role of Silent Bob. He also shares a close connection with the comic fraternity being a comic book writer himself and the owner of 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
Noteworthy 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 composer and sound department administrator for Spacetoon TV channel Mohammad Al Aribi Tourgane will all be adding some major star presence to the event.
 
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 as the Harley Quinn artist, is one of the talents confirmed to attend this edition. Simone Bianchhi 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 and Otto Schmidt.
 
Tickets are available online through Platinum List and in stores at The Toy Store, Hallmark, and UAE Exchange outlets across the UAE. One day passes are priced at AED 100 and a VIP Power Pass for three days is priced at 500.
 
For more information, visit www.mefcc.com.

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