Ghoulish goings on as gamers have a field day at the Winter Gardens

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From the spooky and the cute to the virtually real, Winter Gardens’ gaming convention brings out the fans

Blackpool played host to a range of video games and consoles at the weekend as part of a huge convention at the Winter Gardens.

Games Mania at Winter Gardens Blackpool Mya Walker, 14

Games Mania at Winter Gardens Blackpool Mya Walker, 14

There was an impressive array of costumes on display as gaming enthusiasts got in the spirit for the occasion.

Gamers young and old turned up to enjoy Games Mania on Saturday and Sunday.

The were able to enjoy classics – such as Donkey Kong and Pacman – as well as newer offerings, including the latest virtual reality games.

Organiser Nigel Moran said the event was intended to provide a ‘family, fun vibe’.

If these images taken by photographer Neil Cross on Saturday are anything to go by, the event lived up to expectations.