06. June 2014 · 4 comments · Categories: General

Now Bookings have closed, you'll be wanting to start planning for your BiCon. Primarily we expect people to self cater. This year we have equipment in the kitchens! In addition to cookers, fridges, freezers and microwaves,

A basic apartment kitchen pack consisting of 3 pans, a knife block and a chopping board will be provided in each kitchen. In addition a dinner plate, bowl and cutlery equivalent to one set per resident will be provided in the kitchen areas. There will be a mug and a glass each.

The venue are well used to seeing supermarket delivery vans, the only one they've not seen so far is occado. This is probably the easiest way to get your food on site. |Remember to schedule your delivery for after your arrival and check in.

There is some food available on site from the Atrium cafe and the dining room (weekdays only) here are the opening times.

Atrium Café

Thursday: 8.30am-2pm

Friday: 8.30am-2pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm

Sunday: 9am-2pm

 

Dining Room

Thursday: 8am-5pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

 

The process of researching local restaurants and take aways for the handbook is just beginning, if you can volunteer for this it would be a great help to your much stretched Organising Team!

03. June 2014 · 1 comment · Categories: General

Bookings are now closed for BiCon 2014

Thank You So Much! to everyone who has booked!

30. May 2014 · 2 comments · Categories: General

Finally, the bank are booted and we can take Bacs payments!

So if this has been putting you off, it's not longer a problem!

Please Book and pay for BiCon! Before the deadline! (with some wiggle room, please talk to us)

26. May 2014 · 2 comments · Categories: General

Only five days left to book and pay if you want to stay on site for BiCon 2014!

If you want to arrange your own accommodation, weekend passes and day passes are available now and all through to and during BiCon.

09. May 2014 · Comments Off on Please give to the Equalities fund · Categories: General

As part of our commitment to access, people who cannot meet the costs of coming to BiCon can apply to our Equalities Fund. Over the years, the fund has helped loads of people attend. We're proud of it.

But this year, our fund is running very low. We need your donations to keep it going.

Here are some examples of the costs some people who want to come to BiCon face, that the Equalities Fund could help them meet.

  • £10 could pay for a taxi to and from the train station for a wheelchair user.
  • £40 could cover a day's childcare for a parent with a heavy debt burden.
  • £100 could hire a sign language interpreter for a day, for a Deaf person.

Please give any amount you can afford by PayPal: form removed

You can also donate to the Equalities Fund when you Register for BiCon. If you'd like to give to the Equalities Fund another way, such as by BACS, please email email address removed for information.

08. May 2014 · Comments Off on Booking Deadline is 31st of May! · Categories: General

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.

06. May 2014 · Comments Off on Flat Share Deadline · Categories: General

The deadline for submitting your requests for who to share flats with is 7th of June.
The deadline for booking is 31st May, as is the payment deadline (if you need wiggle room, email us)
There is only one kind of accommodation this year, so no need to worry that the people you want to share with are in the other type.
Flats for the most part have six bedrooms, a few have five bedrooms.
You don't have to make a full set, any number of people can request to stay together.
The main accommodation block has two flats per floor.

06. May 2014 · Comments Off on Ball Theme is Announced! · Categories: General

the theme this year is Favourite Fictional Characters

Film, TV, Books, Video games, RPG games, So many places to draw inspiration from!
Come as Conan! Go as Godzilla! Attend as Anne! Swan in from Serenity!
These are just a few of the snappy titles circling my brain.

(Dressing up is not compulsory)

11. April 2014 · 2 comments · Categories: General

The Equalities Fund is running out!

We need your donations to continue helping people access BiCon!

06. April 2014 · 1 comment · Categories: General

The access report is now available.