Middle East Film and Comic Con 2018 is back in the UAE and set to run from 5th to 7th April. And the early buzz is good. MEFCC have already confirmed quite a few big names, including Karen Gillan, Karl Urban, Jason David Frank and the legendary Adam Kubert. Yes, the same artist known for his work on Wolverine, Weapon X, The Incredible Hulk and the Ultimate X-Men comics.
New aspects of the show include participations of brands like Netflix, who will have activations to promote their latest series. Funko, whose collectible figures were available at earlier MEFCC events, will now be participating directly this year. HubZero is there as well, as also Roxy Cineclub, the promise being a boutique Comic Con cinema experience.
In terms of local talents, Sharjah-based comic book publisher Kalimat, the largest dedicated house for Arabic Comic creations in the world, will launch a new Emirati graphic novel at the show. Alongside Kalimat, Emirati animation production company Eating Stars Studios will be returning to the event, showcasing early footage of its debut production, Emara, which features a female superhero who makes it her mission to fight crime on the streets of the UAE.
Middle East Film and Comic Con 2018 will run from 5th to 7th April, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).