The launch event will take place in May and will include gaming and film screenings. State of the art Virtual Reality will be on show alongside Spyquest events and retro gaming consoles.
A young people’s centred exhibition programme provides the backdrop for the event and includes Bricktropolis (a Lego exhibition) and Michael Morpurgo (children’s author who wrote War Horse). Both exhibitions have their Scottish premieres as part of the festival.
Competitions in film making, digital art and writing will take place from the launch in May until November, when award ceremonies and celebratory events will take place with the winning entries going on display.