Animation and game festival Animex returns to Teesside
10 February 2014 Last updated at 16:40 GMT
Teesside University is hosting the 15th Animex - an international festival of animation and computer games.
Comic book writer Gail Simone, whose works include Birds of Prey, Secret Six and Wonder Woman, will be speaking at the festival.
Previous speakers include Mark Walsh, the directing animator on Finding Nemo, and Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson.