25. July 2014 · Comments Off on session accessibility advice · Categories: General

we have had several people asking about how to make their sessions more accessible or what to watch out for as barriers to access.

I have added two pages of session accessibility advice on the Access section of the site.

It is not exhaustive and if anyone would like to add more in comments or get me to add it to the pages, please do! 🙂

21. July 2014 · 4 comments · Categories: General

You can now download a pdf of our shiny handbook and programme grids from the programme page and there is also an accessible word version of the large print handbook. Don't worry, you will get a printed copy as well when you check in, so you don't have to print it, but we thought you'd like to see the lovely things we have in store 🙂



19. July 2014 · 2 comments · Categories: General

We have organised a creche, the times are:

Thursday 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Friday 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.20am to 1.20pm
Sunday  10am to 2pm

Outwith those times, the pink room can be used, when it is not being used for other sessions.

Please do still let us know if you're planning on bringing children to BiCon, as there are rules about how many children the creche can take. Pre-booked children will always be given priority.

19. July 2014 · 1 comment · Categories: General

We have some sessions that would like you to bring things, so we'd better warn you now!

roller skates

rope appropriate for shibari  (if you don't know what this is, googling for it may be NSFW)

I'm sure there is something else, I'll add it when I remember! for now my day job calls!



17. July 2014 · 2 comments · Categories: General

The venue have been sweet talking the caterers and the Dining room will be open saturday and sunday from 9am to 2pm! Cooked breakfast is go! So, if you aren't a fan of cooking, only evening meals to worry about.

15. July 2014 · Comments Off on Getting Groceries Delivered · Categories: General

Since BiCon is self catering quite a few people like to order grocery deliveries to their flats, so here's some tips on how to do that.

The venue address is:

Leeds Trinity University
Brownberrie Lane

LS18 5HD

For some supermarkets, e.g. Tescos, it looks like this is the only address you can put in when you order. This makes it very important that you put in a working mobile phone number and add your flat address to the delivery notes field as well. BiCon volunteers cannot take delivery of your groceries (imagine the chaos!).

If you are staying on site you should have your room number by now.The number is the number of the flat and the letter is which room you're in. Most accommodation is in All Saints Court, but some people are staying in Trinity Close. You should have been told which you are in, but if in doubt do ask.

So for deliveries you should tell the supermarket your flat, eg Trinity Close flat 6, as well as a phone number.

You will also need to pick a delivery time when you will be there to receive it. Rooms should be available from 2pm on Thursday, but bear in mind that the venue can't give everyone theirs keys at exactly the same time, so it's best to allow a bit more time to be sure you're in your flat.

Happy shopping, and see you soon!

05. July 2014 · Comments Off on Staying off site at BiCon · Categories: General

Although the deadline has passed for getting a room at BiCon you can still book a non-residential weekend or day ticket and stay off site. We know quite a few people are doing this so you won't be the only one! BiCon is not a tourist information bureau, but we can tell you that the nearest hotel is:-

Travelodge Hotel – Leeds Bradford Airport,
Whitehouse Lane
Leeds,  LS19 7UE


0871 984 6275

They still have rooms at the time of writing  for £51 for the Thursday night and £58 for Friday and Saturday

For details of other options you can contact Leeds Visitor Centre on 0113 242 5242 or go to http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/where-to-stay/.

The BiCon venue address is Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Ln, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS18 5HD, so you know where you need to be near.