Sci-fi, fantasy and comic book lovers, this is news for you! The Middle East Film and Comic, the definitive pop culture convention in the Middle East has announced a second wave of celebrity guests for its fifth anniversary celebration including Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, WWE Superstar Randy Orton and sci-fi icon Summer Glau!
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays Jamie Lannister, one of the most complex characters in the TV mega-hit Game of Thrones. The phenomenal show is set to break more records with the new season premier arriving on April 24th 2016. Nikolaj will appear at MEFCC on Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8 giving Game of Thrones fans a chance to rub shoulders with the Kingslayer!
Randy Orton, arguably one of the biggest names in WWE history, with his impeccable track record and reputation as the World Heavyweight Champion, Intercontinental Champion and World Tag Team Champion along with his infamous RKO signature move, is coming to MEFCC 2016! Born a WWE Superstar and already in the Hall of Fame, Randy will be meeting and greeting his fans making this fifth anniversary event one to remember.
Summer Glau is an American actress best known for her portrayal of powerful female characters including River Tam from Firefly/Serenity, Cameron from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and the ruthless Isabel Rochev from Arrow amongst others. Apart from being a highly talented actress, Summer is trained in ballet, kickboxing and kung-fu making her performances literally fly off the screen and as beautiful as they are deadly.
Simone Legno, an Italian born artist with a passion for Japanese art and culture, as well as street art and graffiti, is the co-founder and creative director of the tokidoki brand. Simone is appearing at the MEFCC for signings, workshops and meeting of fans! Tokidoki, which means ‘sometimes’ in Japanese, is a global brand famous for quirky and energetic characters like Cactus Friends and Cocomando that are popular around the world and Simone will be sharing his craft and experience with likeminded fans at MEFCC 2016.
Renowned for his creative genius and contribution to the world of comic books on titles such as The Punisher, X-Factor, Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, and Wetworks among many others, the American-Filipino comic book artist Whilce Portacio will be making his first appearance in the region at MEFCC. Well known around the world for co-creating the X-Man Bishop, Whilce was a co-founder of the now famous Image Comics, launched in 1992 by high-profile illustrators, that has changed the industry giving creators the ability to publish their material without giving up the copyrights to the characters they created.
With exhibition space already sold out, MEFCC 2016 has also reported that the early bird ticket category was sold out within a week, following the announcement of initial guest line-up including the likes of Christopher Lloyd, Veronica Taylor, co-creator of Deadpool Fabien Niceza and the Godfather of Comics, Stan Lee via live video.
INFO: Thu April 7- Sat April 9, Tickets stars from Dhs100, Za'abeel Hall 4,5,6 Dubai World Trade Centre, www.mefcc.com/tickets.