Get ready to geek out…

The first celebrity guests have been announced for the Middle East Film and Comic Con, which returns to Dubai next month.

Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham – who plays former smuggler Davos Seaworth in the epic HBO series – will make an appearance, as will Heroes star Greg Grunberg, who is also known for his roles in Star Wars and Star Trek.

The line-up includes Disney and Warner Brothers artist James C. Muligan, comic book artist Simone Bianchi, and one of the world’s top professional cosplayers, Linde Le (also known as Vampy Bit Me).

More celebrities, artists and guests are due to be announced over the coming weeks, so we’ll keep you posted as we learn of other big names jetting in for the convention.

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Now in its sixth edition, this year’s Comic Con is expected to be the biggest yet. 

Other highlights include a new travelling art exhibit featuring Star-Trek inspired works by 50 artists – including a piece by Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock himself (who sadly passed away in 2015).

There will also be a full-sized dodgeball court where fans can compete for the Dodgeball Cup – with celebrity guest judges Missi Pyle and Jamal Duff from the classic Ben Stiller comedy, Dodgeball.

Plus, you can look forward to all your old favourite activities like the cosplay competition, retro gaming, and eSports tournaments.


The Middle East Film and Comic Con will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 6 to 8.

Tickets are available online through Platinum List and in store at The Toy Store, Hallmark and UAE Exchange outlets.

Early bird three-day passes are going for Dhs200, while a one-day pass costs Dhs100. A VIP Power Pass offering three-day entry costs Dhs500.

For more info visit the website.

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