THE CELESTIAL ORIGINS OF BUN & MEFCC
Millions of years ago on a planet in the Beta Galle 1 galaxy, one of the most advanced civilizations in the universe came to be.
Borne out of the most beautiful and enthralling sounds and lights of the Big Bang's echoes, this civilization’s DNA evolved to grow sentient, absorbing all forms of media into its form. Their
bodies become the living embodiment of all the media they consumed.
They called themselves the Bunbinge.
Over eons, the Bunbinge grew to use entertainment as their food, and one day decided to explore this vast universe. Their missions took them to galaxies far and wide and to each civilization they encountered they brought the gift of entertainment.
It was during one such mission that their supreme leader and bravest explorer, Bun, chanced upon a little known galaxy called The Milky Way. What caught Bun’s attention were sound waves which didn’t sound like the Big Bang’s echoes. No, he heard voices and music. Locking on to these waves, he rode them until he found the source: Earth.
As he orbited earth, learning more and more about this unique civilization in a galaxy where no other civilization exists, he zeroed in on what he thought was the most beautiful object he had ever seen: the tallest antenna ever, a gleaming structure of glass and steel!
Bun started his descent towards this antenna, and as he got closer he realized there were people inside it! How could this be? A living antenna? Drawing thousands of people into it every hour? And surrounding it were hundreds of thousands of more of these…humans…that’s what he learned this civilization was called. Everywhere he looked, humans in this city were enveloped in music, TV, films and entertainment of all sorts.
It felt like his home world!
The name of the antenna he would later learn was the Burj Khalifa, named after the visionary leader of the country and built by the ruler of this incredible city called Dubai.
Bun decided to make his home in Dubai, and sent a message to his world inviting them to join him. While learning about Dubai, he realized it was essential to give this wonderful city something that would unite all forms of entertainment, something that would give everyone a voice to show their talents and build on the premise that this fascinating city with it’s a melting pot of cultures were light-years ahead of the rest of the globe and united by a vibrant love of entertainment – but one thing was missing… a community to unite these enthusiasts.
It was then that he remembered his hero, Shelf Dorf. The man so obsessed with media and entertainment that he invented the world’s first Comic Con in San Diego in 1970. Growing to become the world’s biggest and best event, and inspiring enthusiasts around the world to create their own Comic Conventions. The Middle East needs a Comic Con!
That realization became reality in 2012, when the Middle East’s first Comic Con came to life – creating a community for film & TV lovers and geeks to unite, explore and indulge in entertainment glory. Now in its seventh year, Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) is the largest and longest running comic Con in the Middle East, welcoming visitors from around the GCC and the world’s biggest names in entertainment. But one thing strange happened. Despite hundreds of Cons springing up around the world, MEFCC had grown into something different. A whole new beast, delivering much more than celebrities – it is now a place that enables dreams, inspires young minds and is a platform for developing talent. It is a place not just for geeks, but for everyone to discover new passions. With so much to see and do, and features including entertainment, games, activities, fun-sports, VR experiences, world-firsts, mini-carnivals, food-festivals, gaming tournaments and so much more!
In 2019 Bun’s mission continues, as he explores the Arabian Peninsula searching for his greatest fans and calling on them to unite.
Spread the word - anything is possible at MEFCC!