Nickelodeon Middle East announced today that it will participate in this year’s Middle East Film and Comic Con taking place in Dubai this April.
In addition to an immersive booth experience, Nickelodeon will celebrate the new season of its popular animated series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiering this spring, and the upcoming summer blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows from Paramount Pictures, with an appearance by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman, and executive producer of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ciro Nieli.
"I could not be happier that Nickelodeon will be present in Dubai at the Comic Con for the first time," said Raffaele Annecchino, EVP and MD of VIMN South Europe, Middle East and Africa.
"We have a strong multi-platform presence through our great affiliate partners in the region, but Comic Con is a special opportunity to interact directly with our fans. In addition, it provides unique positioning for our key licensing partners, who will gain great visibility during the event."
Eastman and Nieli are confirmed to participate in a panel event and a series of fan meet and greets, with additional activities to be announced at a later date.
The Nickelodeon booth will also feature a range of products from key regional consumer products partners including Toy Triangle via The Toy Store and Mega Bloks.
The Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) is the only event for fans of cult entertainment and popular culture in the Middle East, with an expected attendance of 70,000 fans. The event will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from April 7th to April 9th.