The Middle East Film and Comic Con 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.
The headline guest for the 2015 edition which is scheduled for April 9th to 11th will be all-round legendary performer William Shatner, recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk. A number of other guests have also been revealed as well including Karl Urban, well known as Éomer 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”. Image Comics, the publisher of huge hits like “The Walking Dead”, will also be exhibiting for the first time with more guest and content announcements promised in the coming weeks.
With a number of new partnerships to deliver the best pop-culture content from around the world, MEFCC are thrilled to be working in collaboration with Live Nation to feature fan favourites Thirty Seconds to Mars on Friday 10th April. They have sold over 5 million albums worldwide and hold the Guinness World Record for the most concerts in a tour. 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.
Another key strategic alliance announced is one with 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.