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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 02/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Social media has been abuzz with discussions on cosplay (costume roleplay) comic book illustrations 3d character creations and fans looking forward to meeting celebrity guests

Nissan manga town a geek out zone the legendary stan lee vintage comics village and an exclusive workshop on clay modeling: these do not sound like anything out of a normal convention now does it? then it must be comic con! the middle east’s most sought after multi-genre pop culture festival middle east film and comic con (mefcc) is here. the convention will begin on thursday april 3 at the dubai world trade centre convention center and will end on saturday april 5.



Social media has been abuzz with discussions on cosplay (costume roleplay) comic book illustrations 3d character creations and fans looking forward to meeting celebrity guests.


Entering its third year the mefcc has become a regional hub for comic books science fiction and other fantasy genre lovers.



Who is looking forward to mefcc?


Victor philip ortiz (29) filipino e-marketing consultant


“i’ve been attending (comic con) since the first one in 2012. i love meeting fellow film buffs and comic book fans especially from this region. it might be a while before i can attend the biggest one in san diego so this is the closest i get to see my favorite artists and celebrities. i am really looking forward to seeing the celebrity guests and a live conference with stan lee.


Pankaj karamchandani (23) indian product return inspector


“this is my first time attending a comic con. amongst all the events i am looking forward to seeing some of my favorite mangas for purchase: crows worst one piece etc. some are really hard to get and i’m hoping to get a few for my personal collection. i am really excited about stan lee. he’s literally the father of many of the super heroes today.”


Kevin sebastian (24) indian journalist


“i’ve attended all the middle east comic cons from the start you could say i’m a true to heart geek and i always find myself going to the con every year. the cons so far have been fantastic and we definitely need more events on this scale. stan lee? who doesn’t want to see the founding father of marvel comics? as much as i’d like to see him in person the video conference is an amazing idea and that’s one of the few reasons why i love mefcc. they go the extra mile to do this. i’m also contemplating who to dress up as. i may go as rorschach from the watchmen.”


Dhanusha?khaleejtimes.com



Ben caddy ceo extracake — organisers of mefcc — said: “we have come a long way since the first event in 2012. the event’s growth has been phenomenal especially when you consider it is just our third year and we’ve moved to a venue the size of the dubai world trade centre. our original venue for the first two years was great but we were just bursting at the seams last year. with 15000 visitors at the first event and 21000 last year we are expecting 30000 fans at our new venue this year.”


Caddy added: “we have also seen the number of international exhibitors and artists who are coming down for the con grow. word is obviously spreading in the industry and dubai is becoming the destination for every kind of event including pop culture now.”


The line up of celebrity guests this year is impressive with the icing on the cake being a video conferencing session with comic book legend stan lee. he is the creative force behind spider-man the incredible hulk thor and the avengers to name a few.


Caddy said: “the list of features and activities is potentially the best we’ve ever had and it’s difficult to pick a handful to talk about. for the first time comic book fans will have the opportunity to ask those burning questions that they’ve always wanted to know the answer to but never had the chance from stan lee.”


Other celebrities’ include hollywood a-lister seth green canadian actor taylor kitsch american actor director and producer giancarlo esposito (best known for his portrayal of gustavo ‘gus’ in amc’s breaking bad).


Gaming will also take a great precedence at the comic con. “we also have the launch of the plg grand arena giving gamers the chance to compete in a professional tournament environment. they’ll be bringing in some championship level tournament teams as well including team klarity and team alliance making the game zone an absolute must see for gaming fans in the region.”


Collectibles fans can look forward to metropolis collectibles. they will be bringing down one of the largest and rarest collections of vintage comics the middle east has ever seen —worth over 1 million. “whether you’re an investor comic lover or just a visitor at mefcc this is going to be a sight to behold” said caddy.


Like every comic convention fans can look forward to cosplay. cady said: “our legendary cosplay competition is back and we have well over 100 entries already and it’s still growing as devoted cosplayers try to finish off their costumes on time. the main stage area is also going to have numerous performances from regional and international bands and musicians as well as interactive elements with our celebrity guests.”


Dhanusha?khaleejtimes.com

 






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