- Title: Comic fans gather for Dubai extravaganza
- Date: 9th April 2017
- Summary: DUBAI, UAE (APRIL 8, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF VENUE OF THE MIDDLE EAST FILM AND COMIC CON (MEFCC) PEOPLE AT EXPO VARIOUS OF COSPLAYERS VARIOUS OF WOMAN DRAWING "WONDER WOMAN"
- Embargoed: 23rd April 2017 14:04
- Keywords: Dubai film Comic Con Game of Thrones cosplay cosplayers
- Location: DUBAI, UAE
- City: DUBAI, UAE
- Country: United Arab Emirates
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA0016BOF2VP
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The sixth edition of the Middle East Film and Comic Con concluded in Dubai on Saturday (April 8).
Organisers said nearly 60,000 comic fans attended the three-day event.
Among the stars at the event were "The Walking Dead" actor Josh McDermitt and Liam Cunnigham from "Game of Thrones".
McDermitt said even though the Dubai even was much smaller in size as compared to its American counterparts, the level of enthusiasm was unmatched.
"I would hope that this becomes more of an epicentre for the entertainment industry," the actor said.
For Cunnigham, the big draw at the event was the level of diversity of cultures on display.
"There's Europeans, Americans and of course these fantastic Arab people from all around the region. And you really get to see that we're all the same. I think that there's a lot more of that needed," he said.
For comic fans, it was a chance to dress up as their favourite characters.
Visitor Lucy Watson had dressed as a character from "Undertale" video game after seeing another cosplayer.
"They were so amazing, and I was like - I should do that character for Comic Con and it ended up being a reality," she said.
Organisers said they plan to bring more pop culture and entertainment events targeted at the region's vast young population.
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