Residential bookings are now closed, but you can still buy non-residential day and weekend passes in advance or on the day.

Register for BiCon 2014 button

Register for BiCon. link to booking form removed


Income Band Ensuite Residential Non Residential One Day Pass
Under £13,000 £150 £25 £10
Under £20,000 £170 £30 £12
Under £25,000 £190 £35 £14
Under £30,000 £210 £40 £16
Under £40,000 £230 £45 £18
£40,000 and over £250 £50 £20
Supporter £270 £65 £25
  • BiCon uses a sliding scale and has an Equalities Fund to make coming to BiCon as accessible as possible.
  • Weekend registration for BiCon 2014 includes BiReCon on 31 July.
  • Residential rates include en suite accommodation for three nights.
  • More about accommodation.
  • Extra nights are available direct from the venue.
  • Bookings must be fully paid by 31 May (we can get some wiggle room if you need it, but our contract with the venue must be filled before we can do this, email us.)
  • No refunds of instalments will happen after 31 May – this is because we will be booking the rooms shortly after this date

Upgrading booking type

We can upgrade day tickets to non-residential passes throughout BiCon for the difference in cost between them if that is cheaper than two or more day passes.

Booking Deadline

We have been asked why the booking deadline is 31 May this year – so we wrote a little blurb below
1. The venue needs final residential number and the room allocations a month in advance.
2. We need time after the deadline to chase up payments and flat shares etc. This will take at least 1 month.
3 . We are different from last year because all venues are different. It's about paying for the rooms. If we book them we have to pay for them whether someone is paying us or not – so we need costs in before we pay for them. It is different to last year, because last year had already agreed to pay for those rooms so had to keep going later just to recoup the cost.

However, if you want to organise your own accommodation you can get your BiCon ticket any time.


  1. Can you tell me if it is self catering ie using the kitchen in the halls of residence or will there be a hot meal service available on campus in a canteen or a student union that would include breakfast etc

    • The accommodation is self catering. The rooms are arranged in flats of six bedrooms with a large kitchen area with table seating and sofa seating. Pots plates cutlery and glasses are provided. Hot meals can be purchased from the canteen on thursday and friday 9am to 5pm. The Atrium cafe will be open 9am till 1pm thursday friday saturday and sunday.
      We hope to have a selection of take away menus available at reception for attendees to arrange their own orders from.

  2. I see bookings are closed but assume this is just residential? Will day passes be available on the door, as in previous years, for us locals! Do we need to register in advance? I'm a bit confused!

    • You don't have to register in advance, but it is helpful to us if you do. It helps us know how many copies of the programme to print out etc.
      looking forward to seeing you at BiCon!

  3. Hi, sorry, I only just found out about this, is it too late to sign up for this year?

    • Hi Rhian, it's not too late to attend – you can book a non-residential ticket either in advance or on the day. The deadline for booking rooms has passed though, so you would need to organise your own accommodation off site.

  4. What is your policy on under-18s attending, please? What about under-16s?

    • Jennifer Hunt

      16 – 18 year olds can attend BiCon 2014 in their own right, but they have to be identified as under 18 as per the rules of the Venue. This is so we can be aware of looking out for their wellbeing, and so they don't purchase or consume alcohol (being The Law).
      Under 16s can only be present at BiCon 2014 in the company of a responsible adult.

  5. hi I just discovered that Bicon is happening this weekend. I want to attend and coming from London, what would be a good place to stay around the venue? is there any last-minute acccommodation available?

  6. Hi Anthony, as it happens we do have two rooms available due to cancellations. Just so you know they're in a flat with families with children. So if you book today and pay with Paypal you stay on site!

  7. I am visiting the UK from Australia and have just seen that Bicon is on.
    Have you had any further accomm cancellations?