Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Director-General of the Government of Dubai Media Office, today officially opened the ninth edition of the Middle East Film and Comic-Con, the biggest regional festival for fans of the film, comics, gaming, and entertainment at the Dubai World Trade Centre running until 7 March 2020.  

Following the official opening, Al-Marri was given a tour by Event Manager Michael Lamprecht and Pop Culture Portfolio Director Kiera Doherty, with MEFCC set to celebrate a weekend of comics, movies, anime, manga, and all things pop culture including brands Speedy Comics, Funko, MBC Shahid, Manga Productions, and Athlete’s Co. 

The opening day will give comic book lovers the chance to learn from one of the industry’s best, Renée Witterstaetter, an American comic book colorist, editor, producer, and writer who worked on comics including The Avengers, Spider-Man, She-Hulk, and Superman. Renee kicks off The Workshop sessions at 4 pm sharing her experience of, ‘A Life in Comics’. 

This weekend visitors and fans also get access to a unique chance to watch the first five minutes of the highly-anticipated Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna screened at MEFCC before it hits cinemas later this year, along with first screenings of Disney-Pixar’s Onward, Tower of God by Crunchyroll and the multi-award-winning Korean film, Parasite from director Bong Joon-ho.