6 celebrities to look out for at Middle East Film & Comic Con

No Comic Con is complete without a list of actors and actresses who have used their acting skills, humour and charm to earn a special place our hearts. With so many big names making their way to the three day festival this year, ShortList has picked six celebrities that we’d most like to see.

Stan Lee
Title: Comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics…need we go on?
What he’s known for: Mention the name Stan Lee and watch as every Sheldon Cooper in the room roll their eyes in despair of you not knowing the answer. In case you’re still wondering he’s man who created Spider-man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor and the X-Men series to name a few.
What he’ll be doing there: While he won’t be there in person he will be answering questions through what is bound to be an intense video streaming Q&A panel. There will also be exclusive, signed merchandise from Stan Lee Collectibles available for purchase during the three day festival.
Added bonus: All ticket holders can enter a lucky draw for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles for two and walk the red carpet alongside Stan Lee at the premiere of “Captain America: Civil War”.
Fun Fact: Stan Lee was the recipient of the 2,428th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Summer Glau
Title: American TV and film actress
What she’s known for: Take your pick, she’s starred as River Tam in “Firefly/Serenity”, Cameron in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, Tess Doerner in “The 4400” and, take a deep breath, Isabel Rochev in “Arrow”.
What to expect next: She’s the newest member of ABC’s hit show “Castle” which sees her re-join her “Serenity” co-star Nathan Fillion. She is seen in the 14th episode as Kendall Frost, a provocative private detective in Los Angeles who competes with Castle to solve a deadly mystery.
What she’ll be doing there: We’re not sure yet but we suspect it’s the usual meet and greet and Q&A season.
Fun Fact: She’s a professionally trained ballet dancer, Kung Fu fighter and kick boxer.

Christopher Lloyd
Title: American actor, time traveller and a proud member of the Addams family
What he’s known for: If you have to ask, you shouldn’t be going but in case you’re suffering from a mild case of amnesia or we’re just really old then you should know that he played Emmet “Doc” Brown in the “Back to the Future” trilogy, Jim Ignatowski in the television series “Taxi”, Uncle Fester in the “Addams Family” series and Judge Doom in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”.
What he’ll be doing there: As the first celebrity guest he’ll be signing autographs and will also be available for meet and greets. It’s like he’s in the future only he’s not.
Fun Fact: His nephew Sam Lloyd played Ted Buckland on “Scrubs”.

Fabian Nicieza
Title: Comic book creator
What he’s known for:  He’s the co-creator of Marvel’s snarkiest character “Deadpool”, and in case you’ve been living under a rock or haven’t read our last few issues it’s film adaptation broke numerous box-office records including biggest opening weekend for a first-time director and biggest 20th Century Fox debut ever… oh and the title character was played by former boy-next-door Ryan Reynolds.
What he’ll be doing there: Fabian will be signing autographs and talking to fans about how he came up with the world’s most bankable R-rated superhero.
Fun Fact: Fabian is also the co-creator of X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable and Thunderbolts.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Title: Danish actor, producer and screenwriter
What he’s known for: Although he’s been acting for over a decade his claim to geek fame was playing Jaime Lannister, one of the most complex characters in the HBO
mega hit series “Game of Thrones”.
What he’ll be doing there: Jaime sorry Nikolaj will be meeting fans on Thursday and Friday. Expect a major swoon fest.
Fun Fact: If he wasn’t an actor he would have been a footballer.

Nick Frost
Title: British actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and author
What he’s known for: “Shaun of the Dead”, “Hot Fuzz”, and “The World’s End” to name a few.
What’s next: Nick is said to return to the big screen in the highly anticipated prequel to 2012’s “Snow White and Huntsmen” called “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” which is set for a release later this month.
What he’ll be doing there: Aside from being hilarious, we suspect he’ll be doing the usual meet and greet and Q&A season.
Fun Fact: Nick is a budding painter but don’t expect to see his work on gallery walls anytime soon. “It’s something that I love, but I think at this point they are fairly private to me. I’m not sure anyone would want to see them. To be honest they’re like the pictures that surgeons make people do who have had a bad brain injury.”

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