– Also confirmed: Comic book artists Ken Lashley and Ryan Ottley
– The World Cosplay Summit (WCS) is back for its 3rd appearance at MEFCC
– VIP passes are selling quickly www.mefcc.com/home/ticket-info
Abu Dhabi, UAE-: Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC), the definitive pop culture festival in the region, is announcing another out-of-this-world addition to its celebrity line-up, which will feature Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels. He is best known for bringing the most beloved character C3PO to life and is the only actor who has appeared across all nine of the Star Wars films. Daniels has also played a part in many of the franchises’ spin-offs. Tickets are now available for the 11th edition of MEFCC, taking place from March 3 to 5, 2023 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
More Iconic Comic Book Artists join the International Artist Alley by Manga Arabia
Joining the current International Artist Alley which is sponsored by Manga Arabia are legendary comic artists Ken Lashley and Ryan Ottley. Ryan Ottley is highly regarded for his iconic masterpieces on Marvel titles such as The Amazing Spider-Man and Hulk. He was personally chosen by Robert Kirkman to work on Invincible and had the opportunity to draw 144 out of 127 issues.
Ken Lashley, on the other hand, has worked across the comic book industry with DC (Suicide Squad, Superwoman, Batwing, Superboy) and Marvel (Excalibur, X-Men Gold, Rising Stars, Black Panther).
Cosplay Competition winner to represent the UAE at the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya Japan
Showcase your cosplay skills and bring your favorite character to life at this year’s Cosplay Competition. The four categories include Best Craftsmanship and Best Performance on Stage with AED 30,000 prize money up for grabs, Best Kids Cosplay where everyone is a winner, and the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) Preliminaries, which is making a comeback for the third time at MEFCC.
To join the highly sought after WCS Preliminaries, participants will need to enter in teams of two, perform onstage and attend a prejudging round where all the costumes and props will be examined by esteemed professional cosplay judges and a representative from the WCS Board. The winners of this cosplay category will get the chance to represent the UAE at the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan.