With most Scottish comics fans decamping this weekend for the Hi-Ex comics convention in Inverness, the next major Scottish event in the comics calendar will be the manga, anime and games convention Dee-Con at the University of Dundee Students Union (DUSA) on Saturday 7 April 2012 with doors opening at Noon. This year’s Dee-Con follows the previous three year’s successful (and similarly named) D-Cons which grew from a single day with several hundred attendees in 2009 to two days and several thousand attendees in 2011.
Dee-Con 2012 will have guest speakers with talks, art demonstrations and presentations covering various facets of anime and manga, video game tournaments including the brand new Street Fighter X Tekken, film screenings in their own private cinema room., as well as a Kendo demonstration from Northumbria University Kendo Club. In addition there will be an artist’s alley/dealer’s room with over 50 tables and a cosplay competition as well as a professional photo shoot for cosplayers. The day will end with an exclusive 18+ afterparty in DUSA with an audio and visual DJ set from 4MATT. All money raised will go towards funding the university’s DJCAD Animation Programme’s degree show activities.
All the Dee-Con daytime activities are free and open to all while the 18+ evening afterparty will be £4 per person with tickets available on site throughout the day.