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Enjoy discounted tickets to Middle East Film and Comic Con with The Filipino Times

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Mar. 02, 20 | 5:42 pm

Filipino families and friends who wish to engage themselves in a fun-filled weekend at the upcoming Middle East Film and Comic Con from March 5 to 7 at the Dubai World Trade Centre can now get exclusive discounts with The Filipino Times!

All they need to do is to head to either Platinumlist or Virgin ticket websites and enter the code: ‘TFTCC’ for discounts on single day and 3-day passes.

Now in its ninth edition, Comic Con runs for three jam packed days, Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 March at DWTC, and attracts more than 45,000 fans from seriously diverse backgrounds. This year, the format has been revamped for a bigger and better experience, including a theatre now dedicated to movies – with advanced previews and exclusives, a fully loaded festival arena, all new brands on the show floor and workshops now central to the show floor, not to mention the artists and celebrities.

An exclusive Gold VIP ticket is now available online for AED 2,500 which provides true fans the opportunity to meet all the celebrities along with a private experience, entry to the Golden Circle at the mainstage, front row and priority entry to all screenings and a swag bag full of exclusives and MEFCC goodies.

“We cannot wait for our fans to experience the ninth edition of MEFCC,” said MEFCC Event Manager, Michael Lamprecht. “Over the years, Comic Con has become the pinnacle of pop-culture in the region and we’ve seen the community grow each year. This year, we have made some significant changes and have themed the event around what our visitors are looking for. This is reflected in the talent, workshops and exhibitors that will be showcased on the floor.”

“Our fans are at the heart of everything we do, and we have created ticket options that we hope will fit every pocket/budget. For the first time, we have added the family ticket which gives visitors four for the price of three, catering to families who are looking for a fun and exciting activity over the weekend. For students, our core fan base, we have tickets priced at AED90 including special group rates through school and university bookings.”

This year, pop-culture fans will get to check out a wide range of exhibitors on the show floor including:

Speedy Comics: Also the “Meet the Stars” Sponsor, they debuted at MEFCC last year and showcased exclusive vintage comic books and limited edition figurines, as well as bringing international artists, Bob Layton – Iron Man, Ant Man, Valiant Comics, David Angelo Roman – Rick and Morty cover artist and Warren Louw – Comic and Graphic Artist who will also be running workshops for fans Speedy Comics were one of the most successful exhibitors of 2019 and will be looking to build upon last year’s success.

Manga Productions: The “Theatre Sponsor” for 2020, the Saudi-based Anime producer will be screening two exclusive, original pieces of Anime content at this year’s event. A real treat for Anime aficionados.

Tsume: Exhibiting for the second time with Pop Culture icons “The Little Things”, Tsume are back with an extensive new collection of Anime figures from the biggest brands in the industry, as well as a veteran Anime guest who will be announced soon.

Tatsumaki Studios: Making their first Middle East appearance, Tatsumaki Studios are set to bring a large collection of Anime figures to MEFCC, including MEFCC exclusive items.

Crunchyroll: Calling out to all Otakus in Dubai. Crunchyroll, an Anime favourite known for its worldwide streaming and coverage of Anime, will be screening an exclusive release before it hits theatres in Japan, as well exhibiting new products from the world of Anime.

Otaku ME: Local powerhouse and Gunpla model specialist, Otaku ME, is bringing a mini 4WD racetrack and Gunpla building stations for anime and robot hobbyists.

Funko: The international figure specialists will be back again at this year’s MEFCC with another line up of MEFCC Exclusive Funko Pops.

To purchase your tickets online, please visit https://dubai.platinumlist.net/ or https://tickets.virginmegastore.me/. or visit any Virgin Megastore branch located in the UAE.

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