Middle East Film&Comic Con Continues to Grow!

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Scheduled for April 9th to 11th, The Middle East Film and Comic Con (http://www.mefcc.com) continues to grow significantly with a target of over 50,000 visitors for the 2015 show and an additional 35% of space booked at the Dubai World Trade Center, with organisers looking to elevate the Dubai based event to the next level.

Headlining celebrity guest for the 2015 edition will be all-round legendary performer William Shatner: known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk of the original Star Trek TV series. A number of other guests have also been revealed as well including Karl Urban: as √Čomer in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in "Star Trek" (2009), and Judge Dredd in "Dredd" (2012); along with another sci-fi legend, Sam Jones: best known for his iconic role as Flash Gordon, who made one of the most talked about cameos in recent years in the smash hit "Ted". Other guest include artist such as: Des Taylor, Long Vo, and Mark Sable just to name a few. Regional Guest include: Mo Abedin: an active Emirati artist, founder of the Foo Dog brand of designer toys and creator of upcoming Manga - Raiiken, Amna Al Blooshi:one of the winners of Abu Dhabi Art “wings project” for the year 2014. Her work was published in one of New York’s well-known newspapers, and Omai Butti: a filmmaker, TV host and MC of some of Dubai’s most prestigious events and he’s back to talk about the industry and his latest projects! 

MEFCC are thrilled to be working in collaboration with partners such as: 
Live Nation to feature and exclusive concert featuring the band Thirty Seconds to Mars on Friday 10th April. The band is noted for its energetic live performances including their #1 hit singles "From Yesterday", "Kings and Queens", and "This Is War". The concert is sure to be a hit with convention and music fans alike. Concert Tickets on-sale from Wednesday February 11th at 12pm from http://www.ticketmaster.ae. For more information please visit http://www.MARSinDubai.com

Other partnerships include LINE, the world's leading life platform with 181 million monthly active users. It offers free text and voice messaging, voice and video calling and group chat with up to 200 people, integrated with various interactive elements such as Stickers, Timeline and Official Accounts. By opening a dedicated Official Account, LINE will offer fans at the show up-to-the-minute live updates of activities, promotions, signings, workshops and exclusive offers, ensuring that they don't miss out on the jam-packed weekend of activities."Partnering with MEFCC was a natural choice for LINE given the creative, artistic and tech-savvy crowd that the exhibition has been attracting over the years. I'm sure our dynamic messaging platform and the wide array of LINE Family apps will appeal to the youth attending the event and we look forward to interacting with them at the event," said Minho Goh, Head of Turkey, Middle East and Africa at LINE Business Development Division at LINE PLUS Corporation.

This year the Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is also playing an even bigger role in promoting the event as a global attraction. Sally Edwards, Director of Dubai Calendar, a department of DTCM said: "A unique and intriguing event, Comic Con is a key diary date for Dubai's year-round calendar of internationally acclaimed arts, entertainment and community events. With additional space confirmed for this year's edition, it's fantastic that the event will be even bigger and better than Comic Con 2014, which was a resounding success. We look forward to seeing Comic Con's popularity continue to grow in the coming years, as we welcome the who's who of the worlds of comics, TV, film, anime and so much more to enjoy all that our Emirate has to offer."

MEFCC will continue to give fans from around the region 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 ranging from gaming to music, art, technology and beyond. With more announcements to follow, tickets, are now on sale Online and at Virgin Megastores outlets across the GCC, with new categories and benefits this year, more information can be found at http://www.mefcc.com/tickets. Middle East Film and Comic Con will be held from the 9th to the 11th of April 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Center, Zabeel Halls 1, 2 and 3.

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