THOUSANDS of costumed characters are expected to descend upon Dundee this Saturday for a colourful display of “nerdiness” at this year’s DeeCon.

The anime, animation and art convention will feature exclusive screenings and industry talks by former Disney FX animators this weekend.

Retro videogame tournaments, stalls, exhibitions, demonstrations and industry presentations will also take place.

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Margaret McCabe, organising committee member, said: “Dundee is the perfect place to be a geek and DeeCon is not short of attractions for the whole family to get into.

“We are looking forward to bringing everyone together, where they can share their work, meet like-minded people and enjoy a fun-filled day.”