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Apr. 15, 19 | 9:17 am

 

Middle East Film and Comic Con draws to a successful close as the definitive pop culture event in the region attracted thousands of film, comic, gaming, TV fans under one roof at the Dubai World Trade Centre last April 11-13.

Filipinos together with their families and friends, some of which were in full cosplay, packed the halls along with hundreds of other nationalities that came in droves as the hours and days went by with majority enjoying the activities prepared by brands, fellow fans, content creators and celebrities during this must-attend event on the Dubai’s calendar.

Workshops and panels brought together some of the finest talents from creative industries to share their knowledge. MEFCC 2019 gave Middle Eastern fans the chance to celebrate a shared love of pop culture, meet international celebrities and artists, learn from industry professionals, express their own talent and enjoy a feast of activities from gaming to music, art, technology and much more.

The Event Manager for Middle East Film & Comic Con, Michael Lamprecht, said: “This year has been unbelievable. The joy and entertainment that this show brings is what makes MEFCC a key diary date in Dubai’s year-round calendar of events. We look forward to seeing MEFCC’s popularity continue to grow in the coming years, as we welcome super fans from the worlds of comics, TV, film, games and anime.”

During its eighth edition, fans were treated to an amazing line-up of international celebrity guests including: Ross Marquand, Katie Cassidy, Tara Strong, Zachary Levi, Iwan Rheon and Benedict Wong; plus international artists like William Simpson, David Finch, David Angelo Roman, Mitsuhiro Arita, Otto Schmidt, Jeffrey Cruz, Long Vo, Sana Takeda, Simon Bisley and Des Taylor.

Local and international cosplay fans competed against each other and showed off their extraordinary costumes and knowledge of science fiction or superheroes in the now legendary MEFCC Cosplay Competition, with the winners across multiple categories winning cash prizes.

 

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