House of the Dragon Star to headline MEFCC

3-5 March, Adnec Abu Dhabi

MEFCC will also welcome Disney’s award-winning designer, Mike Peraza who has created movie magic for The Little Mermaid, Duck Tales, Fox and the Hound, Return of OZ, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast, among others. With Mike Peraza is his wife and another Disney master artist, Patty Peraza – the first female hire of Walt Disney Studio who worked on captivating animations for Mickey’s Christmas Carol and various Disney commercials.

The roster of talent confirmed for MEFCC also includes voice actors Paige O’Hara, who played Belle of Beauty and the Beast and Zach Aguilar widely known as Tanjiro Kamado or Demon Slayer and Aether of Genshin Impact. Catch all of them at Meet the Stars for autograph and photograph opportunities and at the Cine Club for exclusive Q&As.

The Cosplay Competition is now open for registrations with three categories. The categories include Best Craftsmanship and Best Performance on Stage with AED 30,000 prize money up for grabs and Best Kids Cosplay where everyone is a winner. The deadline for submission is on 27th of February 2023, cosplay competitors can register now.

The all-new Cosplay Central will be filled with colourful opportunities for cosplayers and anime enthusiasts to meet-and-greet with local and international professional cosplayers, repair stations to fix or store costumes and a chance to get your best moments captured on camera. 

Visitors can also dive into a different dimension of creativity and imagination, explore art, and meet the geniuses behind iconic masterpieces at the Artist Alley and International Artist Alley which is sponsored by Manga Arabia.

In the Retail Area and MEFCC Exclusive Merchandise zones, fans can snap up a range of collectibles, signed merchandise, exclusives and customised art, while the outdoor Festival Stage in the Festival Plaza boasts a packed itinerary of cosplay, dance competitions, pop quizzes, karaoke and more. The plaza will also host Kid’s World and the Foodie’s Village, with food trucks and customised MEFCC menus.

Finally, MEFCC is pleased to announce its newest VIP ticket packages for seasoned fans, which will offer unique encounters with the biggest names at this year’s show. Visitors get a chance to secure their spot to meet their favourite celebrities across three days.

Middle East Film & Comic Con is bringing an all-new exclusive VIP experience with the Ultimate VIP ticket which includes fast track access with autograph and photograph vouchers for all celebrities. The Super VIP pass gives visitors access through priority VIP queues with four autograph or photograph vouchers.

Ultimate VIP Experience 

AED 5000

Super VIP Experience 

AED 2500

VIP Experience 

AED 700

Individual passes can also be purchased at AED 135 for single-day and AED 299 for three-day access.

Perks include meeting your favourite celebrities at Meet the Stars, exploring the Artist Alley, watching live stage performances at the Festival Plaza and access to the workshops at the Creative Academy.

VIP and regular tickets are now available at Platinumlist and Virgin Megastore Tickets via www.mefcc.com/home/ticket-info.

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