Lavecon 2020

Sponsored by Spidermind Games

Lavecon is the premiere Elite Dangerous Convention!

Since 2013, the fan community has gathered together to celebrate the return of Elite in it's current incarnation as the multiplayer game Elite Dangerous. Lave was the system from which players of the 1984 game, Elite started their adventures. It has subsequently spawned the community podcast, Lave Radio and the official Elite Dangerous fiction novel, Lave Revolution.

Since the 2012-2013 Kickstarter for Elite Dangerous, the fans and backers of the game have been meeting up and sharing their experiences of the current game and its previous iterations. Elite (1984), Frontier: Elite 2 (1993) and Frontier: First Encounters (1995). The community is an incredibly supportive and innovative group, supporting a great deal of diverse projects and charities through events at Lavecon and beyond.

Of course it is not just computer gaming; during the convention,  you can join us to play board games or LAN games like our Artemis Simulator rooms. You can participate in some tabletop roleplay with the Elite Dangerous Roleplaying game, or attend workshops on all sorts of topics like Writing Science Fiction, Making Podcasts and Writing Computer Games. You can take part in tournaments, play computer games, listen to talks and panels, and play more Elite Dangerous!

Lavecon 2020 will be on the 3rd - 5th July 2020.


Bookings for Lavecon 2020 are aiming to go live soon!

There will be a second release of gold/platinum tickets after we have allocated volunteer places.
Camping tickets will not be live straight away, these will be added later.
Logistics Volunteers (eg running Artemis or on the Welcome desk) do not need to book at this time, but please do let us know that you would like to volunteer. 
If you are involved with content (and not a logistics volunteer), please do book via the website, but if you are unable to get a ticket for some reason then do please contact us and we will see if we can help.  
Bronze/Silver tickets are unlikely to sell out, so please don't buy a back up ticket if you are hoping to get a Gold/Platinum ticket. 
Rooms in the Hotel for the Saturday night can only be booked with a Lavecon ticket they are not available directly from the hotel or via other booking sites. 
Terms and conditions can be found here.
If you have an access reason for needing a room in the hotel and are not able to book one via the website, please do contact us and we will see if we are able to help. 


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Ticket Types:

Bronze - Entry to the event and activities (apart from LAN) and complimentary Tea/Coffee all day

Silver - Bronze, with added Buffet Lunch

Gold - Entry to the event and activities (apart from LAN), complimentary Tea/Coffee all day, Saturday and Sunday Lunch, Saturday dinner, Sunday Breakfast and hotel room for Saturday Night only.

Camping Gold - Gold but with camping rather than a hotel room. 

Platinum - Gold but with added LAN pass and exclusive Lavecon 2020 goodies. 

LAN pass - Space for you to put your personal computer on to our online LAN allowing game play and streaming.  

N.B. Tickets are valid for the number of people stated and days listed, see individual ticket options for details.