A CHARITABLE gaming and comic convention has raised thousands for local charities.

Dragondaze Games Convention & Comic Con was hosted, at Newport Centre, on Saturday and attracted 1,200 guests, dressed in their best cosplay.

The day featured a huge range of stalls, trade stands, and demo tables in the main hall, and hosted games in the Balcony Games Room, and the Role Playing Games Room

Also featured at the convention were cosplay and reenactment groups, with food and drink available at the Heroes Bar and in the Rockwell Diner.

Celebrity guests at the event included: Virginia Hey, Doug Cockle, CJ Gutteridge, Francois Pandolfo, David Stone, Vera Fossett, Eileen Roberts, and Toby Philpott.

£2,555 was raised at the event. The Sparkle Appeal and Barnardo's will get £1,000 each, with the rest going to Newport Lions Club Charity Trust Fund.