Lavecon 2021

Sponsored by Spidermind Games

Lavecon 2021 is 2nd - 4th July 2021
Sedgebrook Hall Hotel, Northants, UK

Lavecon is the premiere Elite Dangerous Convention!

Lavecon 2021 is online only. 


The Timetable and links can be found here. Please do check back before the event as there may be last minute changes. 

Following the Government's  announcement, we have made the difficult decision that Lavecon 2021 will be online only. The online event will be the same dates 2nd - 4th July.

The limit on size of indoor gathering and mandatory social distancing makes an event of this nature impossible to hold in person.
Obviously we are very sad about this, but always knew that we were taking a risk by planning it so early in the year.

For those who have booked tickets, we will be emailing you with a choice of:

  1. Carrying you ticket over to 2022. (If hotel prices go up there may be a small surcharge for any rolled over items.)

  2. Full refund

  3. If you have a VIP ticket you will have the option to receive the VIP merchandise and have the refund/carry over to next year as a gold ticket. You would have the option to upgrade back to Platinum next year.

  4. Partial refund, partial rollover. 

Please note that the default position will be to refund your ticket if we don’t hear from you. Please do not message me about tickets via fb, Twitter or other social media. If you want to get in touch please drop me an email.

We will also be selling 2021 polo shirts, Lavecon face masks, Lavecon hoodies and any left over merchandise packs on our website. We will aim to get these to you before the virtual event, subject to post/deliveries etc. Hoodies are now only available for delivery after the event. 

Lavecon 2022 will be 1st - 3rd July 2022.

Lavecon is not just computer gaming; during the convention,  you can join us to play board games or LAN games like our Artemis Simulator or try out some VR. 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 could choose to relax in the Swimming Pool or spa. You can take part in tournaments, play computer games, listen to talks and panels, and play more Elite Dangerous!

Some History

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.


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. 

We do not send out physical tickets (I know the standard wording at purchase suggests we do) name badges will be available to collect on the day. If there are any issues please use the automated email you will receive as proof of purchase. 

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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.