Organisers of Durham's first ever "geek festival" said they are over the moon after landing Red Dwarf star Craig Charles as a guest.
The actor who played Dave Lister in the hit sci-fi show will be attending King Con, a film and comic convention.
The event is being organised by the owners of Durham's Dark Matter Comic Cafe who described King Con as a celebration of all things geek.
The festival will be held at the Gala Theatre on 12 October.
KingCon organiser Dan Pye said: "King Con boasts three floors of beautiful geeky goodness right in the heart of Durham.
"Getting Craig Charles is a real coup, he is a TV legend.
"Our mission is to add something to the city which has never been seen before and draw people from all over the region to Durham for a great celebration of all things geek."