Images by Anete Thomas
The Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC 2017) drew to a close after welcoming enthusiasts, fans and cosplayers who all came out in full force to catch their favorite stars and experience the best of the festival from April 6-8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The date for the next edition is set for April 5-7, 2018 leaving fans with plenty to look forward to. The organizers have also announced a partnership with the Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) for the first-ever VIDXB.
Anthony Mackie, Liam Cunningham, Greg Grunberg, Kane, Josh McDermitt and Cas Anvar lent some major star presence to the event. There were several workshops hosted by professional cosplayers like Nicole Marie Jean and Linda Le, award-winning film makers such as Faisal Hashmi, and comic artists.
The cosplay competition, which has always garnered overwhelming attention and participation, witnessed avid Comic Con fans dress up as their favorite characters and winning titles for ‘Best Play-Station Cosplay’ and ‘Best Manga/Anime Character’. And the addition of the International Artists Alley featuring over 30 professional artists was a huge hit.
The target audience of VIDXB is everyone who has embraced digital platforms to create, consume and share content. The spectrum of interests covered will be extensive and range from lifestyle and beauty to gaming, technology and sports. Knowledge will be shared through hands-on, fun activations and interactive workshops and panels with top creators.