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Bill Shatner to Headline Mid East Comic Con in Dubai

Set phasers to stun! Captain Kirk is coming to the Middle East.

William Shatner

William Shatner will headline the Middle East Comic Con to be held in Dubai. Did anyone tell the locals that he’s Jewish?

For those of you with lives and who do not live in your parents’ garages or basements, Comic Con is a convention dedicated to all things related to comics and science fiction. The main one began as an annual event in San Diego and now they have them all over the world.

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There was a time when there were conventions held just for Star Trek fans every year at which Shatner would headline. Then they started to have regional conventions where attendees were happy if the only one to show was that guy who got killed in that episode of Star Trek: The Next generation.

But even after 50 years William Shatner is still the king of all Si Fi geeks and it is a coup for any such convention to get the 83 year old to attend.

Organizers expect over 50, 000 people to attend the convention which will be held from April 9th to the 11th at the Dubai World Trade Center.

Other celebrity guests will include Karl Urban, well known as Éomer in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in Star Trek (2009), and Judge Dredd in Dredd (2012); along with another sci-fi legend, Sam Jones, best known for his iconic role as Flash Gordon, who made one of the most talked about cameo’s in recent years in the smash hit ‘Ted’.

MEFCC declared that it will continue to give fans from around the region the chance to celebrate a shared love of pop culture, meet international celebrities and artists, learn from industry professionals, express their own talent and enjoy a feast of activities ranging from gaming to music, art, technology and beyond.

With more announcements to follow, tickets, are now on sale Online and at Virgin Megastores outlets across the GCC, with new categories and benefits this year, more information can be found at

The Middle East Film and Comic Con is the region’s largest popular culture festival showcasing Film, TV, Sci-Fi, Animation, Gaming, Manga, Comics, Collectables and more. Fans can meet celebrities, buy exclusive merchandise, take part in creative workshops & competitions, compete in gaming tournaments or just relax with friends and family.



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