Comic Con confirmed for return to Abu Dhabi

Coming soon: Season 11…

The 11th edition of the Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) has just been confirmed for March 2023 and will be hosted for the second time in Abu Dhabi.

When is MEFCC 2023?

A celebration of all things pop culture, Comic Con went on a quest last year, moving from its previous home in Dubai’s World Trade Center Exhibition Halls to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). And it’s ADNEC that will host the main sequel, between March 3 and March 6, 2023.

What is ComicCon?

Comic Con is a festival dedicated to the spirit geek in all of us – offering fans the opportunity to participate in A-lister meet & greets, entertainment icon talks, theater, workshops, comic and anime art galleries, eSports exhibits and even cosplay pageants.

What happened at MEFCC 2022?

Last year’s huge event included meeting and greeting moments with Charlie Cox — the people’s daredevil, one of the few characters to make a transition from the Netflix Marvel streaming series collection to the MCU proper — and if the rumors are true, we’ll be seeing a lot more of him there; Nathalie Emmanuel, who not only stopped the wheel, she pretty much broke it – starring in huge Hollywood blockbusters and starring in what is probably the biggest TV show of the 2010s (Game of Thrones); and Michael Rooker, a veteran walker-slayer but still possibly best known for his azure twist as Yondu Udonta in the Marvel Guardians of the Universe series.

There was Barry Keoghan – an Irish actor with an impressive show reel with roles in critically acclaimed films such as Dunkirk, the green knight and Killing a Sacred Deer; and he is one of the select actors who have danced on both sides of the Marvel (Druig, The Eternals) vs DC (the batter); and Ming-Na Wen – who recently dazzled us on Disney+ Star Wars universe epic, Boba Fett’s bookWen’s film and TV career has spanned a slew of pop culture mega-hits. You may remember her as Melinda May in Agents of SHIELD; the voice of Mulan in the two original Disney animated films.

Note Jon Bernthal is pictured above, but he sadly had to pull out of last year’s show.

When can we get tickets for MEFCC 2023?

Tickets for the event are not yet on sale, but are usually available through the website We’re also still waiting for early bird pricing confirmation, but looking at last year’s cost, you can expect basic access from around Dhs115.

Who can we see at MEFCC 2023?

The talent for the event is also yet to be confirmed, but once those names are announced, you’ll be the first to find them on What is on, as usual. And with the landslide of new film and TV that has come in the wake of the pandemic backlash, this year will almost certainly be the biggest and brightest yet. What were your entertainment highlights in 2022? Who would you like to see at MEFCC 2023? Let us know in the comment section.

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