Today’s competition prize is a MASSIVE one – we have a pair of three-day Comic Con tickets to give away and a goody bag packed with geeky wonder stuff, including a Call of Duty Game.
The seventh annual Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre this weekend for a celebration of pop culture. This exquisitely geeky Gulf entertainment exhibition takes place between the 11th-13th April and is packed with SO MANY awesome activities, for fans of cult TV shows, movies, comics, video games, cosplay and anime.
For example, there are the celebrities you can catch on discussion panels, where you can pose questions that have burned a hole in your patience ‘since, like, the pilot episode.’
There will also be the opportunity to go full fan boy/girl and meet stars face to face, get an autograph with them or snatch a selfie. Try and limit the screaming though, yeah, it tends to spook people. This year’s line-up is not limited to, but includes, Shazam! Man, Zachary Levi; Game of Thrones (very) bad man and consummate sausage wobbler, Iwan Rheon; Arrow’s Katie Cassidy; Luke Cage’s Mike Coulter; The Walking Dead’s Ross Marquand and Avenger’s Benedict Wong.
Do you just ‘floss’ or do you play? Get interactive with Esports tournaments, playable game previews, cosplay competitions, escape rooms and laser tag. There’s live music on the main stage, with acts like the Boxtones and DJ sets from DANCE FM and KLAB Captain Tsubasa Sound Team.
There’s the Artist Alley, featuring a stunning collection of objet d’awesome from international artists, available to buy, peruse, and make “ooooh I want it” type noises at. With big names in the game representing Marvel, Pokemon, Rick & Morty, DC, Disney and more – it’s the region’s best opportunity to secure pop culture-inspired creations.
Make like a Westerosi maester and wise-up with free expert-lead workshops on subjects ranging from ‘Creating a Villain for your Comic Book‘ to ‘Gaming Journalism 101 with IGN.’ There’s a ton more stuff that we wanted to fit in, but as Comic Con fanatics ourselves, we’re in training for the zombie apocalypse, and time is precious.
THIS COMP HAS NOW CLOSED – THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED
MEFCC 2019 takes place between 11th-13th April at Dubai World Trade Centre. Thursday: 2pm-10pm, Friday: 12pm-10pm, Saturday: 11am-9pm.