The Middle East Film and Comic Con

Everything You Need to Know About Comic Con Dubai – MEFCC 2019

  • Organised by Informa PLC, Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) is an annual convention celebrated in Dubai, attracting around 50,000 visitors every year.
  • It created multiple ripples in 2012 by emerging as the first-of-its-kind event in the UAE.
  • It is best known to bring to the forefront multiple genres that fall in the pop culture domain, the largest of its kind in the Middle East, MEFCC acts as a common ground, a place where talent gets the chance to meet experience and thought.
  • From science fiction to comic books to TV and film, everything gets its rightful place at MEFCC, you will not be surprised that the spotlight rests on elements like horror, web-comics, manga, anime and much more.

MEFCC also acts as a platform where regionally created work gets a chance to reach the global platform — the Sons of the Two Suns, Gold Ring, Freej and Xero Error are some of the native works which have been previously exhibited. When compared to big events like ‘London Film and Comic Con’ (LFCC) which is celebrated annually in all major cities in the UK, many might think that the MEFCC is a-scaled-down version but in its small life it has never failed in any way especially when it comes down to the fun fodder that we geeks crave.

The eighth edition of Comic Con Dubai – MEFCC 2019

This year, MEFCC is again bringing the best to the forefront! Ross Marquand, Mike Colter and Tara Strong are the celebrities who are going to attend this global event. Whether you want to meet video-game makers, celebrities, artists or witness the evolution of an idea into turned into reality at the workshops, MEFCC will not disappoint you. Definitely, the experience of the year – MEFCC 2019 is going to be bigger and better!! So buck up guys, brace yourselves for the best three days of 2019 that every geek is waiting with bated breath!!

World Cosplay Summit – UAE Preliminaries

Cosplay competition is amongst the things that make the MEFCC so great and this year, the theme is Japanese Anime, Manga, Tokusatsu or Games. Winning this competition can land you up at the World Cosplay Summit Championship finals in Japan.

Tickets for Comic Con Dubai

Tickets for Comic Con Dubai 2019 can be purchased online from the official website of the event or other ticket booking platforms. You can either go for a one-day pass or a three-day pass, VIP passes are also available. The prices of the tickets and passes range from AED 115-2500.

Schedule for the MEFCC 2019

Venue Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC)
Location Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai
Dates 11 – 13 APRIL 2019
Show timings
11 APRIL 2019 2 PM – 10 PM
12 APRIL 2019 12 PM – 10 PM
13 APRIL 2019 11 AM – 9 PM

Getting there

  • DWTC is just a 15 minutes drive away from Dubai International Airport via Sheikh Zayed Road.
  • The venue offers free and paid parking facilities as well as valet and VIP parking.
  • One of the options is renting a car at DXB to manage your transfers to and for the event.

Last year’s Comic Con – 2018

  • Though Middle East Film and Comic Con is not as old as LFCC, the fact that its launching in April 2012 was attended by guests like Jason Momoa, Luciana Caro and Mark Shepherd — and Marvel Comics and Xpanse CGI were among its many exhibitors — it left quite an impression!!
  • And, ever since there has been no turning back, with each passing year MEFCC has grown and improved manifolds. Last to last year, MEFCC was able to pull about 60,000 people (an increase from the previous year) and was attended by prolific guests like Veronica Taylor, Nick Frost and Summer Glau etc and besides comic creators like Kevin Eastman and Fabian Nicieza, a Q&A session was also organized via video calling with Stan Lee.