The Middle East’s largest nerd convention is back and bigger than ever. There’ll be workshops, talks, cosplayers galore, and best of all – celebrities.
If you’ve already nabbed yourself some tickets for Dubai Comic Con, which runs from on April 7 to 9, or still need that extra bit of convincing, here are some of the celebrities you can expect to see:
Original nerds will remember Summer from her role as River in TV show Firefly and its movie adaptation Serenity, but more recently she’s been playing the roles of Cameron in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, as well as Tess Doerner in The 4400 and Isabel Rochev in Arrow.
He’s got a string of movies under his belt, but Nikolaj is probably best known for his role as Jaime Lannister, one of the most complex characters in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. Nikolaj will be meeting fans on Thursday and Friday at Comic Con.
He was the first ever WWE World Heavyweight Champion, WWE Champion, Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Team Champion, 2009 Royal Rumble winner and 2013 Money in the Bank Ladder Match winner. Nicknamed ‘The Viper’, Orton was almost destined for wrestling fame. His father, WWE Hall of Famer ‘Cowboy’ Bob Orton, his uncle Barry ‘Barry O’ Orton and his grandfather the late ‘The Big O’ Bob Orton Senior were all wrestling greats, and it only made sense that Randy Orton followed in their footsteps.
You’ll know him best for his role as Emmet ‘Doc’ Brown in the Back to the Future movies. However, Christopher Lloyd also played Uncle Fester in the Addams Family, and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
While you might not recognise her face, you’ll probably recognise her voice. Veronica Taylor has been on TV for a while now, best known for her roles as Ash and May in Pokemon, April in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and other roles in Yu-Gi-Oh, Cubix, Dinosaur King and more.
She’ll be doing meet and greets at the con, with autographs and the chance for you to get a personal recorded message in whichever voice you want.
With over 1,000 comic book writing credits which have sold over 200 million copies, this is the man that co-created Deadpool. He’s also written, edited or provided intellectual property management on global franchises, characters and properties including The Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man, X-Men, Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Power Rangers, Pirates of the Caribbean and many, many more.
A man responsible for a large part of many of our childhoods. Stann Lee is the American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, TV host, actor and former president and chairman of Marvel. He’s the man that created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and many more characters. Unfortunately, Stan Lee won’t be attending the con in person. He will however, be delivering a live Q and A via video streaming.
He’s known locally as the host and MC of the MEFCC’s Cosplay Competition, but Max Landis is no small name in the world of film. He’s written 75 screenplays since the age of 16, some of which include Chronicle (2012), American Ultra (2015), Victor Frankenstein (2015), Me Him Her (2016) and Mr Right (2016). He’s also written a number of Superman comics for DC, and has even directed a couple of music videos, one of which was Ariana Grande’s.
He’ll be at the con chatting about his recent successes, what it’s like to work in Hollywood and how to find your way in the industry.
Cominc Con is running from April 7 to 9. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Thur 2pm to 9pm, Fri and Sat 10am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 4474344. Metro: Dubai World Trade Centre. mefcc.com
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