Your Complete Guide to Middle East Film and Comic Con 2023 Abu Dhabi

  • Publish date: Monday، 27 February 2023 Last update: Monday، 05 February 2024
Your Complete Guide to Middle East Film and Comic Con 2023 Abu Dhabi

The 11th edition of the Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) 2023 in Abu Dhabi between March 3 and March 5 of 2023 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

Comic-Con is a festival that celebrates Anime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi comics, movies, etc. It allows fans to meet A-listers and enjoy host talks from entertainment icons, theatre, workshops, comic and anime art galleries, eSports expositions, and even cosplay parades.

Celebrities at MEFCC Abu Dhabi

Hayden Christensen

Know for his Star War films including Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith. He also gained recognition for his role in 2001 film Life as a House, which earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

David Harbour

American Actor David Harbour plays Jim Hopper on the popular Netflix series Stranger Things.

Andy Serkis

Actor and Director Andy Serkis who has worked in productions such as Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Marvel and The Avengers, The Batman, Venom, and Tin Tin.

Jamie Campbell Bower

British actor Jamie Campbell Bower who starred in famous roles such as Lord Vecna in Strangers Things, young Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts, Christopher Marlowe,  Caius from Twilight,  King Arthur, and Jace from The Mortal Instruments is also among the A-listers attending.

Matt Smith

Another star you must meet is Matt Smith, one of the UK’s leading character actors, who starred as Daemon Targaryen, Prince Phillip, and Lucien in the Morbin Time Universe among many others.

Christopher Sabat

Christopher Sabat, the voice of characters Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Kami (and others) from Japanese Anime Dragon Ball Z will also be there.

Mike and Patty Peraza

Disney Master Artists Mike and Patty Peraza's combined filmography includes The Little Mermaid, Duck Tales, Fox, and the Hound, Return of OZ, Aladdin, Beauty, and the Beast, and Mickey’s Christmas Carol were announced too.

Zach Aguilar

Voice-over artist Zach Aguilar whose anime casting credits include Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Aether in Genshin Impact, and Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses/Super Smash Bros.

David Angelo Roman

The artist who designed the iconic comic book is gracing the event with his presence at MEFCC 2023. Besides Rick and Morty, David Angelo Roman has worked on Star Wars, The Walking Dead and Marvel Premier.

When and Where MEFCC Abu Dhabi will take place

  • Comic Con Abu Dhabi 2023 dates: 3rd March to 5th March 2023
  • Location: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
  • Timings: Fri: 03:00 pm – 11:00 pm (VIPs can access at 02:00 pm), Sat-Sun: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

MEFCC Tickets and Passes

General Admission:

These Abu Dhabi Comic Con tickets, will allow you to meet celebrities* and access the Cine Club, Festival Plaza and Creative Academy. 

  • Single-day pass: AED 135
  • Three-day pass: AED 299

* You will need a separate voucher for autographs/photographs.

VIP Passes:

General VIP Passes

  • 1 autograph/photograph voucher
  • Access to a separate ticket collection point 
  • MEFCC’s exclusive tote bag
  • Cost: AED 700

Super VIP

  • 4 autograph/photograph vouchers
  • Access to a separate ticket collection point
  • A swag bag with exclusive merch 
  • Cost: AED 2,500

Ultimate VIP Experience

  • 10 autograph/photograph vouchers
  • A 30-minute talk with your favourite stars
  • A fast-track access to meet the stars
  • A swag bag with exclusive merch
  • A priority VIP queue
  • VIP access on all three days
  • An exclusive badge for autographs
  • Cost: AED 5,000

Other VIP Pass holder benefits

  • VIP guests will get early access on the first day.
  • They will also have a separate ticket collection point.
  • Guests will also get seats in the front row at the Cine Club and a chance to sign up for free workshops at the Creative Academy.
  • VIP pass holders will also get to explore the Artist Alley and Festival Stage.
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