Gillian Anderson and William Shatner have been announced as some of the international stars set to appear as part of the The Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) programme. The conference's fourth edition will open its pop culture doors to fans of sci-fi, comic books, animation, fantasy and film and television on April 9. 

Emmy Award-winning actress, Gillian Anderson, best known for her role in the sci-fi drama series The X Files, but currently starring in the new psychological thriller-horror television series, Hanibal, will be taking to the stage to speak at the event. Also no stranger to the global comic con circuit is the legendary William Shatner, who is beaming up to Dubai to delight fans of the Star Trek series, with a headline talk at the event. Access to the scheduled MEFCC talks is ticketed and booking early is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Jared Leto, Gillian Anderson, and William Shatner to appear at Middle East Film and Comic Con

With this announcement, MEFCC have also revealed that it is partnering up with Live Nation to host Jared Leto's rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars for a special gig on April 10, tickets are available via Ticket Master.

Update: March 29 2015 – The Thirty Seconds to Mars concert originally scheduled for April 10 at the Dubai World Trade Centre Arena has been rescheduled to September 25 "due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict" 

Jared Leto, Gillian Anderson, and William Shatner to appear at Middle East Film and Comic Con

The Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) will be held at World Trade Centre April 9-11