The largest festival for pop culture, comics, film, and gaming entertainment in the region will bring artists, celebrities, and lots of exhibitors to Dubai next month. Among Hollywood stars to arrive in the city for Middle East Film and Comic Con 2015 are the legendary William Shatner, as well as actor/musician Jared Leto and his band Thirty Seconds to Mars. And the latest celebrity guest was just revealed – Jillian Anderson.
Best known for her role as Dana Scully, the always-elegant and smart FBI agent from “The X-Files”, Jillian Anderson will now delight her fans in the Middle East with a visit to Dubai’s Comic Con. The Emmy-award winning actress currently stars in the TV series “Hannibal” as Hannibal Lecter’s psychotherapist, as well as in BBC/Netflix crime show “The Fall”. Her character there is a detective, who tries to catch a serial killer, played by “50 Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan. Anderson will be joining the celebrity guest line-up of the fourth edition of Middle East Film and Comic Con, which will be held for three days at Dubai World Trade Centre from Thursday, 9th April.
However, headline guest of the Middle East Film and Comic Con 2015 will be the brilliant William Shatner, known by several generations as Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. Star Trek fans will be also glad to see the appearance by Karl Urban, who played Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in 2009’s “Star Trek” and 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness”. Of course, another epic role of his is Judge Dredd in “Dredd” from 2012. And another legendary guest this year will be Sam J. Jones, who sci-fi fans remember from the 1980 classic “Flash Gordon”.
Besides meeting fans with their idols, the event will offer plenty of fun and entertainment, including an exhibition of everything from DVDs, comic books, and T-shirts, to gaming gear and games of course, electronics, singed memorabilia, exclusive merchandise, and many more. There will be amazing classes and workshops that will teach you how to draw manga or animation, cosplay activities and competitions, as well as live performances from local bands. Organizers also revealed there will be a special appearance by “30 Seconds to Mars” and their front man Jared Leto.
Other international stars arriving in Dubai for the convention are Kelly Hu (“X-Men”, “The Scorpion King”, “Cradle 2 The Grave”, “Arrow”), Angelica Bridges (“Mystery Men”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Miltos Yerelemou (“Game of Thrones”), Vic Mignogna (“Star Trek Continues”), and many more.