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All the celebrities you can meet at Middle East Film & Comic Con 2024

Apart from celebrity sightings, this event has tons more to offer.

Prepare for an unforgettable pop culture weekend as the Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) returns to Abu Dhabi. With a star-studded lineup of celebrities, voice actors, and comic creators, the event takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 9 to 11 February. So, if you want to spot the stars, these are the celebrities gracing the event with their presence. 

Frank Welker

Frank Welker is the vocal genius behind countless characters. From Megatron in Transformers to Scooby-Doo’s Fred, it’s all him. With a career spanning decades, Welker’s vocal wizardry extends to animals too, from Abu in Aladdin to the mischievous Curious George

Iñaki Godoy

With his captivating performance as Monkey D. Luffy, Iñaki Godoy is getting ready to spill the tea on his journey into the wild world of One Piece. Get ready for some serious insights as he discusses the hustle and heart behind bringing the beloved character with stretchy limbs to life.

James & Oliver Phelps

The Weasley twins from Harry Potter – Fred and George – are heading to MEFCC 2024. After ditching school to audition for the first Harry Potter movie, the prankster extraordinaire skyrocketed to fame. Since then, the Phelps twins have been fan favourites, infusing Fred and George with their trademark quirkiness, hilarious antics, and a love for Quidditch.

Peter Cullen

Hailing from Canada, Peter Cullen is the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers, making him the ultimate Autobot leader — and he’s also Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. With a voice that can make your heart swell and your inner child jump for joy, Cullen’s been dominating the voice acting scene since the 60s.

Pom Klementieff

Pom Klementieff, the French actress who plays Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy is bringing her cosmic charm to the capital. Born in Quebec City to a Korean mother and a French-Russian father, Pom kicked off her acting journey at the age of 19. From her French indie debut in Apres Lui to Hollywood stardom with Spike Lee’s Oldboy, this girl’s been turning heads.

Show Hayami

Hailing from Japan, Show Hayami is a voice-acting maestro who has been weaving sonic spells since the 80s. You might recognise his voice as Aizen in Bleach or Tokiomi in Fate/Zero. He’s also lent his talent to video games like Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid.

Taz Skylar

Taz Skylar is rocking it as Sanji in the Netflix sensation, One Piece. Born in the Canary Islands to a mix of Arab and British roots, he’s an actor, writer, and producer. Before stealing the spotlight in One Piece, he made a splash in The Kill Team, directed by the two-time Oscar-nominated Dan Krauss. He also snagged an Olivier Award nomination for his play Warheads in 2020.

Temuera Morrison

Meet Temuera Morrison, who conquered Hollywood with his undeniable talent and charisma. Born in New Zealand, this powerhouse has been slaying the acting game since the 70s. You probably recognise him from Aquaman and Star Wars. With that rugged charm and acting chops, he’s become a household name.

Toru Furuya

Hailing from Japan, Toru Furuya is the unsung hero behind some of your all-time favourite characters. From Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam to the Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon, Furuya’s vocal range is pure magic. With a career spanning decades, he’s become a legend in the anime realm.

Troy Baker

Troy Baker is your go-to voice for iconic video game characters. Whether it’s Joel in The Last of Us or Booker in BioShock Infinite, Baker brings the pixels to life with his vocal magic. With that rugged charm and a voice that could melt hearts, he’s one to meet at MEFCC 2024.

Beyond the glitz and glamour of celebrity sightings, Middle East Film & Comic Con 2024 is shaping up to be the ultimate haven for all things fandom. You can dive into the Comic Creators Club, where passionate fans can score unique commissions and connect with the creative minds behind their beloved stories. For art enthusiasts, the Artist Alley features local and regional artists showcasing and selling their latest masterpieces. And calling all gamers — the Gaming Arena is your playground to level up with the latest challenges.

The Main Stage will host celebrity panels, interviews, community sessions, and exclusive fan screenings. Meanwhile, the Festival Plaza promises a whirlwind of live entertainment, music, engaging activities, and a feast of lip-smacking food and beverages.

Making its debut this year is the Japanese Village, transporting attendees to the enchanting Land of the Rising Sun. Experience traditional wonders like Yukata tryouts, origami, calligraphy, and live performances that add an extra dash of cultural flair to the Middle East Film & Comic Con tapestry.

GO: Visit www.mefcc.com for more information.

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Shaheera Anwar - Staff Writer
From a beautiful childhood in Riyadh to a calm and collected life in Dubai. When she's not busy penning her latest masterpiece, you can catch Shaheera lounging with her family or binging on the latest movies. And as a millennial, she's got her sights set on TikTok - hoping to go viral someday (fingers crossed).

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