Comic lovers are in for a treat at this year’s Dubai Comic Con to be held from April 5.
The largest popular culture festival in the Middle East, focused on film, TV, comics, manga, animation, collectibles and pop art, is returning to the region.
The two-day event will feature celebrities, artists, music, art and exhibitors from across the globe.
The star- studded guest list includes Fantastic 4’s Mr. Fantastic, Ioan Gruffudd and The Hobbit’s villain Azog, Manu Bennett.
The Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) will give people the opportunity to watch exclusive previews, purchase limited edition merchandise or take part in competitions.
The event also offers fans the chance to watch exclusive previews of the year’s forthcoming blockbuster movies, take part in workshops and observe discussion panels.
MEFCC is also seeking to promote local talent in the Middle East and is encouraging artists to submit their own work for promotion and even for review by some of the world’s leading animation artists.
The concept of the Comic Con stemmed in the late sixties to early seventies and has since developed into a worldwide phenomenon, with almost every major city around world attracting hundreds of thousands of fans every year.
The MEFCC hopes to support the media, licensing and entertainment industry, as well as encouraging a new generation of artists, writers, directors and entrepreneurs within the entertainment and artistic field in the region.