Day 3 – Saturday 8th April
MBC2 MEET THE STARS PHOTO SESSION
Kane 12.15 – 14.30
Anthony Mackie 15.00 – 17.00
Greg Grunberg 16.45 – 17.45
Liam Cunningham 18.00 – 19.30
MBC MEET THE STARS SIGNING SESSION
Anthony Mackie 12.30 – 14.30
Greg Grunberg 13.00 - 14.30
Kane 15.15 – 17.15
Josh McDermitt 15.30 – 17.30
Liam Cunningham 16.15 – 17.45
Cas Anvar 17.30 – 18.30
Tarek & Mohammad Al Aribi 18.00 – 20.00
NOVO IMAX CINECLUB
10.00 – 11.00 SyFy Channel Screening
Time to see one of your favourite shows from Syfy
11.00 – 11.45 Azzam – A Hero Comes to Life (Arabic)
Meet the team behind the latest home grown hero - Azzam the Nature Knight. See how the team was able to bring together a superstar team to bring this hero to life
11.45 – 12.30 Tarek AlAribi and Mohammad AlAribi (Arabic)
Revive your childhood memories and ask all the burning questions from your favorite Arabic singer, song writers!
12.45 – 13.45 Past, Present and Future – Cas Anvar
He’s been the voice of Altair in Assassin’s Creed and currently he’s spanning the solar system with his crew of misfits in The Expanse, Cas Anvar is here to talk about his varied career across media!
14.00 – 15.00 The Luckiest Man in the Zombie Apocalypse – Josh McDermitt
Josh McDermitt
, Dr. Eugene Portman may not really know that much about science but he sure knows all about The Walking Dead!
15.15 – 16.15 The Onion Knight – Liam Cunningham
Will Liam Cunnigham be smuggling some information about Game of Thrones to you at his panel? There’s only one way to find out!
16.30 – 18.15 One Under the Sun - Middle East Premiere
Be the first to watch this critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller in the region hot off of their Hollywood premiere!
18.15 – 19.15 Q&A with One Under the Sun cast and crew
Meet Pooja Batra, Vincent Tran, Riyaana Hartley and Sunny Vacher to find out what it takes to create a film in the crazy world of Hollywood!
20.00 – 21.00 I’m not even supposed to be here today!
But he is! Kevin Smith is taking some time out of his crazy schedule of lying around to talk to his fans right here in the Middle East via live broadcast – try and keep it clean Kevin!
21.15 – 21.30 Valerian Exclusive
See the new trailer and additional materials of the upcoming movie, Valerian, before everyone else, only at MEFCC!
WORKSHOPS

Workshop Room 1

14.00 Independent Nation – Jason Shiga
He’s got a style all his own and has created numerous worlds and characters in the independent comic book scene. First Second creator Jason Shiga will give you some insight into the world of creating for independent comics
15.00 Creating Cosplay Armour – Linda Le
Linda Le aka Vampy Bit me has created over 100 cosplay costumes that have been praised for their authentic look and great quality. So who better to tell you all the secrets of creating the perfect cosplay armour – Special Double Session!
17.00 Homegrown Comics – Sajeed Arjumand
Sajeed Arjumand, the Dubai based comic book creator, will tell you all about getting started in the world of comics and working towards getting your comic book published.
18.00 Join The Empire – 501st Legion
The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. They seek to promote interest in Star Wars and are inviting all Star Wars fans to take part in their workshop


Workshop Room 2

14.00 Genre, what is it good for? with Yasmine Mehio
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thrillers, Mystery, the list of different genres goes on and writing for each is a very different ball game – find out the little intricacies of what makes these genres great!
15.00 The Art of Dynamic Writers – Long Vo and Jeffrey Cruz
Long Vo and Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz are accomplished comic book writers and talented artists. This time they will give you insight into the world of dynamic writing to engage your audience in the best way possible.
16.00 Creative Thinking with Nadia Tabbara
Getting an idea is great, but how do you develop that idea into something special, something substantial, get all the insight you need right here with Nadia!
17.00 Creating Female Heroes for Cinema – Riyaana Hartley
Riyaana Hartley is a director and actor, known for Batgirl Rises, One Under The Sun and the upcoming movie The Grandmaster and she knows everything you need to know about creating female heroes for cinema and she is here to give you some great insight