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12 best pictures from the return of Dee Con

DeeCon returns to Dundee after a two year absence.  Picture shows: Robyn Carver (aged 6) from Dundee, as a character crossed between Harry Potter and My Little Pony.
Picture by: Steve MacDougall / DCT Media
DeeCon returns to Dundee after a two year absence. Picture shows: Robyn Carver (aged 6) from Dundee, as a character crossed between Harry Potter and My Little Pony. Picture by: Steve MacDougall / DCT Media

Anime characters, medieval knights and supervillains descended on Dundee this weekend as they attended the city’s largest cosplay, gaming and comic convention.

After a two-year break caused by the pandemic, Dee CON returned to the University of Dundee on Saturday 9th April.

An estimated attendance of 2500 people enjoyed events such as Cosplay masquerades, an Artist Alley, video games tournaments, and seminars on comic books.

Launched in 2009, Dee CON is organised by Dundee University students, with any profit used to fund student activities. The event is supported by local businesses such as Highlander Games, and lecturers including Professor Christopher Murray who leads Comics Studies at the University.

We sent our photographer Steve MacDougall to capture the fun.

From left to right, Kelly Mac, Alyssa Mitchell and Ceni playing characters from Critical Role. Imogen, Ferne and Laudna – a Dungeons & Dragons web series. Picture by: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media
Heather Brownlee from Dundee (as comic book character Harley Quinn). Picture by: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media
Shelby Simmers as Sora, the protagonist the Kingdom Hearts video game series. Picture by: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media
Chloe Robertson (from Dundee) as Hedwig from the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Picture by: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media
Colin Jackson (originally from Leven) as his Dungeons & Dragons character Valefor. Picture by: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media
Cavan McKillop (as a Plaque Doctor) and Heather Brownlee (as comic book character Harley Quinn) both from Dundee. Picture by: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media
Lucy Caswell and Calum MacGillivray as characters Isabelle and Tom Nook from the game Animal Crossing – both from Dundee. Picture by: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media
Lysander Bennie as The Daycare Attendant, an antagonist in the game “Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach”. Picture by: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media
Demonstration by Britannia XIV Medieval Re-enactment group. Picture by: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media
Demonstration by Britannia XIV Medieval Re-enactment group. Picture by: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media
DeeCon (cosplay and comic festival) returns to Dundee after a two year absence. Picture shows scenes from the event at the Bonar Hall off Nethergate, Dundee. Picture by: Steve MacDougall/DCT Media

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