Arab News Japan
DUBAI: Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC), the region’s largest pop culture festival, has announced its first comic creator for 2024, Filipino artist Stephen Segovia, known for his comic illustrations for Marvel, Batman, Star Wars, X-Men, Moon Knight, and more, will be joining next year’s convention for all three days.
Stephen Segovia broke into the comic book industry at the young age of 16, with his work with DC Comics on the likes of Superman and Redhood and the Outlaws establishing him as one of the industry’s hot new talents. Stephen is currently working with Todd McFarlane on an ongoing team book called The Scorched, which assembles some of the most well-known characters of the Spawn comics.
For those who want the best Middle East Film & Comic Con experience, VIP tickets are now on sale for the 2024 edition, which will be held from Feb 9 – 11, 2024 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). VIP passes are divided into three tiers, namely Ultimate VIP, Super VIP and VIP.
As the name suggests, the Ultimate VIP ticket offers the ultimate MEFCC experience, giving you three-day VIP access with 10 Autograph or Photograph vouchers, a 30-minute encounter with your favourite celebrities, a dedicated fast track lane to Meet the Stars and many more privileges.
The Super VIP ticket gives you three-day VIP access with 4 Autograph or Photograph vouchers, a Super VIP swag bag with exclusive merch, priority queues at Meet the Stars and front-row seating at the Cine Club.
Meanwhile, the VIP Pass gives you three-day VIP access with 1 Autograph or Photograph voucher, priority queues to purchase additional Meet the Stars vouchers, early access on Day 1, and many more privileges.
In 2023, MEFCC cemented its success as the premier pop culture event of the year, seeing its biggest turnout yet after welcoming over 35,000 visitors spanning over the three-day festival.
At MEFCC 2023, fans of various iconic TV shows and films were given the chance to get autographs and pictures with their favorite celebrities, including Stranger Things stars David Harbour and Jamie Campbell Bower, Star Wars’ Hayden Christensen and Anthony Daniels, Lord of the Rings’ Andy Serkis, House of the Dragon’s Matt Smith, and Moon Knight’s May Calamawy, as well as the voice actors behind Disney’s Belle (Paige O’ Hara), Vegeta in Dragon Ball (Christopher Sabat), and Demon Slayer Tanjiro Kamado (Zach Aguilar).