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✨ 2019 CELEBRITIES✨

ZACHARY LEVI

One of the most respected actors of his generation, Zachary Levi has become known for his captivating on screen presence. Levi recently wrapped production as the title character in David F. Sandberg’s highly anticipated tent pole, Shazam! for Warner Brothers.

BENEDICT WONG

British actor Benedict Wong is best known for his roles in Marvel’s “DR STRANGE”, Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame as Wong, SyFy network’s new hit series “DEADLY CLASS, Netflix’x “MARCO POLO” (Kublai Khan) and Ridley Scott’s “THE MARTIAN” (Bruce Ng).

IWAN RHEON

Iwan Rheon is a Welsh actor, singer and musician, who is perhaps best known for his role as the infamous Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones. Iwan has also takes a starring role in the UK’s hit series Misfits.

KATIE CASSIDY

Katie Cassidy is one of Hollywood’s most engaging young actresses. Katie was the female lead in the smash hit CW series, Arrow.  Next, Katie can also be seen in the thriller titled The Scribbler, in which she played the lead character ‘Suki’ and also starred Michelle Trachtenberg and Eliza Dushku.

KAI GREENE

Known as ‘The Predator‘, Kai Greene is one of the greatest bodybuilders in the modern era of the sport. After winning numerous competitions, he’s become widely recognized around the world for his incredible physique.

TARA STRONG

Tara Strong is a Canadian voice actress who has voiced dozens of memorable characters, including Timmy on The Fairly OddParents, Dil Pickles on Rugrats, Ben Tennyson on Ben 10, Raven on Teen Titans Go, Batgirl on the New Batman Adventures, Bubbles on The Powerpuff Girls and more. She has also appeared in various Live Action TV Series

ROSS MARQUAND

Ross Marquand is an American actor native to Denver. Upon receiving his BFA in Theatre from the University of Colorado he moved to Los Angeles and quickly garnered attention in various film and television projects. After portraying the late Paul Newman on "Mad Men," Marquand went on to land perhaps his best known role, Aaron, on "The Walking Dead."

COSPLAY GUESTS

ALODIA GOSIENGFIAO

Alodia Almira Arraiza Gosiengfiao is a Filipina cosplayer, model, artist, actress and now a recording artist in Tokyo for her new J-Pop Cosplay Idol Group called Super Dolls.

SAUD AL HAZZANI AKA VEGACOSPLAY

VEGA Cosplay is a well-known Saudi Cosplayer since 2011. Aside from organising some major cosplay contests he also competed in every MEFCC, and represented UAE for the first time in WCS Japan 2017.

SUMICOSPLAY

Sumi Cosplay is a Middle Eastern talented professional Cosplayer.

Started cosplaying in 2013 and fell in love with it. She is the representative of the UAE team in the World Cosplay Summit Japan 2017. Cosplayed a variety of characters, won a lot of cosplay competitions, and has been a cosplay judge in different events. Sumi has started her own business (SUMICOSPLAY) by doing cosplay commissions & princesses stage shows.

ANGEL LIONESS

Angel Lioness is an active cosplayer from Bahrain. She was one of the judges at the Bahrain Comic Con 2018 and is one of the judges of the upcoming 968games 🇴🇲 2019 Cosplay competition.

She is also a creative vlogger, model, who works in the media field. A wild free spirit who loves to have adventures and can't wait to see you guys at MEFCC

CAVIN LAM

Cavin Lam is  a cosplayer, costume designer, engineer and a prop maker based in Hong Kong. He started cosplay in 2014, and didn't have any experience in costume making and prop making. To date, he has created a number of Spider-Man suit and props.

He has studied different kinds of fabric and screen-printing techniques to replicate the texture on the Spider-Man: Homecoming suit. During his final year of education, he started his own workshop and started to produce movie-grade Spider-Man suit and props.

International ArtistS

WILLIAM SIMPSON

William Simpson is an international artist, whose career began in comicstrip art, working on a range of character icons: Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Batman, Transformers, Hellblazer, Tyranny Rex, Aliens, and Vamps.

In recent years he has developed his work in the film industry providing conceptual art and storyboards for a variety of feature films most notably  for the TV Show Game of Thrones

DAVID FINCH

For almost 20 years David Finch has inspired fans with his raw and gritty art aesthetic. His comic credentials include creator-owned successes Ascension and Aphrodite IX and main stream hits like Ultimate X-men, New Avengers, Moon Knight and Ultimatum. 

These days Finch’s breathtaking eye for detail can be found bringing the caped crusader to life in the pages of Batman with comic writer Tom King. 

DAVID ANGELO ROMAN

David Angelo Roman is a classically trained artist, having studied in Spain and Italy. Roman began his professional career as a mural and fresco artist, with emphasis in photo-realism and illusions. 

Currently Roman is a Rick and Morty cover artist, creating art for the Oni – Adult Swim – Rick and Morty comic book and the Cryptozoic trading cards.  Roman is also an artist for Star Wars, Walking Dead, and Marvel under Topps, and Upperdeck. Most recently, David has been contracted with Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe Cryptozoic Trading Cards.

Mitsuhiro Arita

Mitsuhiro Arita was born in 1971 in Fukuoka Japan. He has been working as a freelance artist since 1986. The first project he worked on was Pokémon Trading Card Game, and continuously working on it for over twenty years. He also worked on Final Fantasy XI for eleven years and did concept design for the theatrical animation film BERSERK: the golden ages I-III, books, and magazines.

OTTO SCHMIDT

Born Eugene Schmidt on 1972 in Siberia currently lives in Cyprus. After working for Disney he joined Marvel Comics in 2015, doing art for Korvac Saga and Secret Wars. In 2016 he joined DC Comics on the Green Arrow Rebirth project, along with writer Benjamin Percy. 

LONG VO

Long Vo is a Senior Producer and Lead Artist for Udon Entertainment. Long is most known for his art direction and illustration on many Udon/Capcom projects from the Street Fighter Comics to Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, Tatsunoko VS Capcom, Street Fighter 4 and 5 -- as well as the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter 2 for the new Nintendo Switch. 

JEFFREY CRUZ

Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz is a Melbourne based Comic book artist whose credits include: UDON's Street Fighter II Turbo series, Super Street Fighter Vol. 1 & 2, Skullkickers and Wayward from Image Comics, Red Sonja comic by Dynamite, Cover art for TMNT: the animated comic by IDW and many more!

EDWIN HUANG

Edwin Huang is a comic artist at UDON Entertainment and concept artist at Pop Culture Shock Collectibles. He is best known for his work on Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Mega Man, and Skullkickers.  

SANA TAKEDA

Sana Takeda is the artist of Monstress which won multiple Eisner awards in 2018 including her award for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist and the Hugo ‘Best Professional Artist’ Award for the same series.

She has been involved in a wide range of projects for Marvel, DC and many other publishers.

Her art is loved by people for subtleties unique to her.

SIMONE DI MEO

Born in Turin in 1992, Simone started working as full artist or inker for various publishers such as: Sergio Bonelli Editore, Disney Italia, Disney WorldWide, Titan Comics, IDW, Etc… Currently he is working on the regular series of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers published by BOOM! Studios and Immortal Hulk:The Best Defense, published by Marvel, for which he already worked on the last Old Man Logan Annual.

SIMON BISLEY

Simon Bisley's incredible artwork changed the industry forever in the late 1980s with his work on Slaine: The Horned God and Judge Dredd, producing a myriad of imitators and launching a decade-long fad for painted comic art.

 He’s worked for DC, Marvel, 2000AD, Legendary and  Heavy Metal Magazine among many others, as well as illustrating album covers, computer games, RPG games, movie posters and even taking on fine art projects.

JAMES C. MULLIGAN

James C Mulligan (Celebrity/Disney Artist) Mr Mulligan’s work is represented in galleries internationally, and collected by everyone from Hugh Hefner (where his work was recently featured in Mr. Hefner‘s lifetime estate auction) and Johnny Depp to Dick VanDyke, Richard Sherman (half of the Oscar-winning song writing duo of Mary Poppins) and Roger Daltrey.

An artist with a career long relationship with the Walt Disney Company, spanning over two decades, projects include Animazement, Light Magic, Haunted Mansion Holiday, and from the feature animation family: Frozen, Lilo and Stitch, Moana, Mary Poppins Returns, as well as newly revitalized classics

DES TAYLOR

Convention veteran Des Taylor is back at MEFCC looking for creators to tell the stories of tomorrow on the digital motion book app MADEFIRE. He will also be set up in the International Artists alley selling lots of cool art, taking commissions and the usual Pop Culture banter.

He is a popular face in the world of Pop Culture creating cover art for DC Entertainment , Dr Who, Archie comics, Star Trek as well as his creator-owned comic books Scarlett Couture, The Vesha Valentine Story, The Trouble With Katie Rogers plus many other published works.

LIVE LONG & COMIC CON!

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