Dozens enjoyed a day full of nostalgia for this year’s Southampton Comic-Con and Gaming Festival.

The event hosted by CGF at Oasis Academy Mayfield in Sholing saw crowds of people enjoy a day featuring vendors selling homemade goods, artwork, and a chance to play game consoles.

It started at 10am and attracted the attention of adults and children alike.

Daily Echo: Leigh Hawker, 50Leigh Hawker, 50 (Image: Newsquest, Jose Ramos)

Leigh Hawker who was sporting a Ghostbusters outfit travelled from Somerset for the event.

The 50-year-old said: “We go to lots of these comic cons in the South West and this was on this week so it’s a good opportunity to wear the costume.

“It’s just a bit of fun really, it’s the nostalgia because of the film and all the kids wear it, especially if they’re wearing a Ghostbusters costume they will ask if you take a photo with them.

“It’s a really good day. Just today I was speaking to various families who said ‘Oh we have just seen the new film, we love it’. It’s great to be able to interact with them.”

He added: “It’s been a very good event today.”

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Daily Echo: Leland Calloway playing the Simpsons game on PlayStation 2Leland Calloway playing the Simpsons game on PlayStation 2 (Image: Newsquest, Jose Ramos)

Meanwhile, eleven-year-old, Leland Calloway, found the graphics for the Simpsons game very different from the newer ones.

He said: “It’s been really good. It’s different graphics and all the buttons look different as well.”

Chris Pidgeon, 34, from Hedge End who stood nearby watching the gameplay said: “This is the first time we have come. It's something a bit different, something to do on a Saturday."

He added: “You see these old games and it makes you realise how different the graphics, it looks so old now compared to the new games that there are out there.

“Back when you played it you used to remember how good it was.”

Attendee Andy Kybett said: “We were here last year. It is a small convention so very family-friendly thing, not like a big London one.

“There are people here selling goods who may be artists and authors.

"People who come to these shows are looking to meet like-minded souls and to support local businesses.”