Top 10 things to do at Middle East Film & Comic Con next month
Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC), the region’s largest pop culture festival, has announced the top activities and attractions that visitors can look forward to at the 2024 edition of the event, being held from 9 – 11 February 2024 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
Fans, friends, families and geeks alike have much to look forward to as the countdown continues to the epic weekend extravaganza. Read on to find out what you can expect at Comic Con this February.
MEET THE STAR
Share a special memory with your heroes and get a lifetime of bragging rights to share with your families, friends, and the whole world. The Meet the Stars zone is where you will meet your favorite celebrities, voice actors and other stars. The 2024 edition of the event brings a stunning lineup featuring names like Iñaki Godoy (One Piece), James and Oliver Phelps (Harry Potter), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Temuera Morrison (Star Wars), and Troy Baker (Last of Us).
COMIC CREATORS CLUB
Meet and greet your favourite Comic Creators of the world’s most popular characters and fandoms. This year’s lineup includes legendary artists like Steve McNiven (Marvel Civil War, Old Man Logan, New Avengers); Ivan Reis (Green Lantern, Teen Titans, Superman); Mark Brooks (Batman, Immortal X-Men, Fantastic Four); Stephen Segovia (X-Men, Star Wars, Captain Marvel); Carlo Pagulayan (Hulk, Batman & Robin, Elektra); and digital artist Kode Abdo (digital artwork of Marvel, DC, anime and more).
The Japanese Village is a new feature that will cater to the otakus, samurais and idols that are looking to experience a mix of traditional and modern Japanese activities, bringing a true Japanese pop culture experience to MEFCC.
ARTIST ALLEYSupport your fellow local and regional artists and explore their original work, crafts, art and so much more. The Artist Alley is a cornerstone of MEFCC where many artists from the region gather to showcase their latest work, get commissions done on demand by visitors, and network with fellow artists and publishers.
The Festival Stage brings live entertainment to MEFCC, with a three-day program full of fun and exciting sets, including music acts from bands & DJs, dance performances and competitions, and the fan-favorite cosplay competition.
Get your hands on some of the best goodies that MEFCC’s retailers, shop owners, and collectors have in store for you at the Con from exclusive and limited-edition figures, comic books, Funko Pops, trading cards, shirts, to other collectibles on sale.
The ultimate hub for pop culture enthusiasts, bringing together fans who share a common passion for comics, movies, TV shows, anime, gaming, and pop culture. Here, you can experience celebrity panels, interviews, attend engaging community sessions, enjoy exclusive fan screenings, and connect with fellow geeks, filmmakers, aspiring actors, animators, and many more.
Featuring a world of characters from anime, games, comics, movies, and TV shows being brought to life through the most passionate, expressive and energetic fans that visit Middle East Film & Comic Con each year – Cosplayers!
Plug in your controllers, it’s time to get your game on! The Gaming Arena is the home of video games, tournaments, challenges and entertainment tech. Gamers can expect another year of extremely competitive tournaments, cash prizes and exclusive goodies. Fight for bragging rights, experience demos of unreleased and indie games, and test-drive the latest gaming tech.
PLAN A COMIC CON STAYCATION
Fans can avail an exciting range of discounted offers from MEFCC partner hotels for a staycation experience. Fans booking their stay through MEFCC partner hotels will receive fantastic benefits such as best discounted rates, closest possible rooms to convention venue at ADNEC, and the opportunity to geek out and make new friends with other Comic Con attendees and enjoy the ultimate Abu Dhabi experience.
To find out more about MEFCC and to purchase tickets now, visit www.mefcc.com and follow @mefcc to stay connected.