THE region's nerds, geeks and enthusiasts are invited to meet like-minded people at a new Coffs Harbour festival this weekend.
Community group Haven MNC is making final preparations for the first Level Up festival on Saturday that is set to be a distinctly brainy event.
The one day Level Up festival will include a range of stalls and events including Warhammer, Quidditch, Fan Fiction and Zombie runs.
Mid Coast Communities project officer Sue Currie said the entertainment also included a Cosplay competition judged by three well-known Cosplay performers.
"Whether you're interested in Anime or Dr Who, the Phantom or Pokemon, there will be something for you at Level Up," Ms Currie said.
The festival is the brain-child of Haven MNC - a group of young people with a passion for creating places where like-minded enthusiasts can connect and share their interests in all things nerdy.
Haven MNC is working in partnership with Mid Coast Communities and headspace as well as generous sponsors and many supporters.
The event will be held on Saturday at the Coffs Harbour Race Course. Gates open at 10am and entry is $5.
Tickets can be pre-purchased online at www.mid coastcommunities.org.au/ training-events. This will give you faster entry to the event and a guaranteed Level Up wristband. Tickets are also available at the door.