Lavecon 2020

Sponsored by Spidermind Games

Virtual Lavecon 2020 is 4th - 5th July. 


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

Lavecon is the premiere Elite Dangerous Convention!

Lavecon 2020 is a virtual event, get the draft programme Here!

You may have heard via social media that we have decided we could not continue Lavecon 2020 as a physical get together. We looked at the options of postponing, but the uncertainties and other personal commitment likely to be required at that time of year means this is not a viable option for us. 

Just a note for those concerned about us, the Sedgebrook Hotel team have been brilliant and we are just carrying our booking/deposit/contract over to next year, so do not lose any money on that. Our other costs are limited, so HWS’ funds will cover the small loss. Thank you to those who checked in to see if we were ok. 

Thank you all for your support and understanding, we run these events because of and for the brilliant community that you are. 
So to conclude, please could you join us for the virtual event and make a note in your diary that Lavecon 2021 will be on the 2-4th July 2021. 


Karen and the Lavecon Team. 

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 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. 

If you would like updates about Lavecon or any other HWS projects then please sign up to the HWS mailing list

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.  

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