Dubai: The Final Frontier - which icons are attending Comic Con this weekend?

Published April 6th, 2015 - 07:48 GMT
Get your geek on this weekend at the Dubai Comic Con. (Image:
Get your geek on this weekend at the Dubai Comic Con. (Image:

Are you ready to get your geek on? The world's biggest pop culture event is taking place in Dubai this weekend. 

Comic Con fans will flock to the UAE city for a chance to meet and greet some of their favorite marvel, sci-fi, fantasy and pop culture's icons, while also getting the chance to eye up some original memorabilia from their favorite films, shows and comic books.

The three-day event will kick off on Thursday, April 9, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Organizers of the Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) have set up an action-filled schedule and announced an amazing celebrity line-up.

Hayley Atwell will be attending the event, reported Gulf News. Atwell starred as Peggy Carter in the Captain America movies and in the TV spin-off Agent Carter, which was broadcast this year. She will also reprise the role in the film Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will be released at the end of this month.

Also making an appearance is Captain James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner, Sam Jones - aka Flash Gordon, Kelly Hu - aka Arrow's China White, and one of TV's coolest agents, Gillian Anderson from The X Files.

If you're a fan of Vikings then you're in luck! Actor Clive Standen, who plays Rollo on the show, has been added to the line-up. The actor, stuntman and swordsman also played Archer in BBC’s Robin Hood.

One actor who will be missing out on the action is Karl Urban, who had been previously announced to attend, but will no longer be at the event. Urban is best known as Éomer from The Lord of the Rings.

One-day tickets for the MEFCC are Dh100 (early bird) and Dh130 on the door for a Friday and Saturday entry.

Or you can purchase a three-day pass for Dh250 (early bird) or Dh300 on the door; a VIP pass giving three-day access, priority queuing and exclusive VIP-only entry on Thursday from 10am-4pm is Dh500 (Dh600 on the door).

For more information and a point of sale, check out any of the Virgin stores.

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