Cosplayers in action at the Middle East Film and Comic Con in Dubai on March 5, 2020.
PHOTO BY CLIFF IAN TOLENTINO/EXPAT MEDIA
DUBAI – Cosplayers outdid each other in their most elaborate costumes as the ninth edition of the Middle East Film and Comic Con opened in Dubai on Thursday (March 5).
The event at the Dubai World Trade Centre brought together the region’s biggest fans of film, comics, gaming and entertainment.
Open until March 7, Comic Con will celebrate a weekend of comics, movies, anime, manga and all things pop culture.
This year’s event also features A-list celebrity meet and greets, live performances, cosplay, gaming, interactive workshops, limited edition merchandise and special screenings.
Film lovers will get the opportunity to rub shoulders and get up close and personal with John Rhys-Davies, the dwarf warrior Gimli from Lord of the Rings, Joseph David-Jones from American TV shows Nashville and Arrow, and Superman star Brandon Routh, with other celebrities, including Mena Massoud, joining the festival on Friday and Saturday. Over the weekend, each celebrity will participate in live interviews on the Mainstage, as well as sign autographs and take pictures with their fans at the Speedy Comics Meet The Stars zone.
The opening day will give comic book lovers the chance to learn from one of the industry’s best, Renée Witterstaetter, an American comic book colorist, editor, producer, and writer who worked on comics including The Avengers, Spider-Man, She-Hulk, and Superman. Witterstaetter kicks off The Workshop sessions at 4pm sharing her experience of ‘A Life in Comics’.
This weekend, visitors and fans also get a unique chance to watch the first five minutes of the highly-anticipated Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna screened at MEFCC before it hits cinemas later this year, along with first screenings of Disney-Pixar’s Onward, Tower of God by Crunchyroll and the multi award-winning Korean film Parasite directed by Bong Joon-ho.
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