Star Trek legend William Shatner to headline Dubai Comic Con

Shatner will also be accompanied by a number of other big names such as Karl Urban and Sam Jones

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Middle East Film and Comic Con will offer far more tickets this year to target 50,000 fans and is set to boast Hollywood stars such as William Shatner at the event in early April.

Shatner, who rose to fame playing Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series, will also be accompanied by a number of other big names.

Karl Urban, well known as Éomer in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, along with another sci-fi legend, Sam Jones, best known for his iconic role as Flash Gordon who made one of the most talked about cameo’s in recent years in the smash hit “Ted,” are also attending.

The event, which will offer 35 percent more tickets in comparison to last year, will run from April 9 to 11 at the Dubai World Trade Centre’s Zabeel Hall.

“Our promise is always Bigger, Better & Crazier than Ever,” said Ben Caddy, the managing director of the event, in a released statement.

He added: “With the overwhelming support of both our industry partners and the fan community, whether they are artists, exhibitors, sponsors or fans, people feel that they have a stake in this event and the platform it provides. And it’s that enthusiasm which is driving the growth of the event.”

Tickets, starting at Dh100 ($28) for a day pass, are now on sale online and at Virgin Megastores outlets across the GCC. Also, check:

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