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Entry Tickets

1 Day

Fri / Sat / Sun

Adult

Ages 16+

£20

£FREE

Child

Ages 5 -15

£10

Under 5s

Ages 0 – 4

£FREE

2 Day

Fri & Sat / Sat & Sun

Adult

Ages 16+

£30

£FREE

Child

Ages 5 -15

£15

Under 5s

Ages 0 – 4

£FREE

3 Day

Fri, Sat & Sun

Adult

Ages 16+

£35

£FREE

Child

Ages 5 -15

£17.50

Under 5s

Ages 0 – 4

£FREE

Getting Here

Getting Here

Holiday Inn Maidenhead
Manor Lane
Berkshire
Maidenhead
SL6 2RA

Car Parking

There is free parking on site at the venue for attendees (first come, first served). We advise that all attendees register their cars at the hotel reception. Although the automated parking management system in the hotel car park will be turned off from 7am on the Friday until 1am on the Monday, we still strongly advise registering your car to avoid receiving parking tickets. If you shall be arriving or departing outside of these times, you will need to register your car anyway.

You can also park in some of the surrounding roads, You can find more info in our FAQs.

Train

The nearest train station is Maidenhead Railway Station. The venue is only a 20 minute walk or a 15 minute bus ride away.

Bus

The nearest bus stop is in Norreys Drive, which is located in the road opposite the venue. You can find bus times for the westbound route (towards town) here and eastbound route (away from town) here.

Arriving

Registration Opening Times

Friday: 9am – 8pm

Saturday: 9am – 7pm

Sunday: 9am – 7pm

You must arrive within the times listed above to register. If you arrive outside of these times entry cannot be guaranteed.

Please bring your ticket to the HandyCon registration desk on arrival (in printed or digital form) to redeem it for your pass. If you do not have your ticket with you we will need you to provide some form of photo ID.

Attendees must display a valid pass at all times whilst in any area where the event is being held.

Gaming Areas Opening Times

The event is open from 9am Friday until 8pm Sunday.

Although we close the front desk each evening around 7-8pm, the open gaming areas are available to use for the duration of the convention.

Single and Two Day tickets permit entry from 9am on the relevant date(s) until 9am on the following day or until the closing time of the event (8pm on Sunday).

Those arriving on Thursday evening are welcome to game in the hotel bar area, although this is at the discretion of the hotel and space cannot be guaranteed.

What's On

Open Gaming

Open gaming is available for the duration of the convention. We have a large main open gaming area (Berkshire Suites 1-4) and the areas near the bar as well as a few other rooms on the first floor (Cedar Suites 1 – 4).  You can find a map of the space available here.

Are you coming along on your own or do you just need some extra players? No worries! We have a number of options to help you find people to game with:

Game Finder

This is our web-based Game Finder system, which allows attendees to create and sign up for events before and during the convention.
Check it out

Players Wanted Signs

'Players Wanted' signs will be available for you to display on your table, letting people know you are looking for some extra players. Looking for a game? Keep an eye out!

Facebook Discussion Group

Some of our attendees like to try and prearrange games on the HandyCon Facebook Discussion Group.
Take me there!

Games Library

The games library is open to all attendees throughout the convention.
View Library
Schedule

We will release the full schedule in advance of the event.

Exhibitors

Are you interested in exhibiting at HandyCon? You can find more info in our Exhibitor Guide.

Playtesting

Come and play yet to be released games and give your feedback to designers!

Playtest tables will be located in the Berkshire suites.

If you are a designer and have a game you would like to playtest at HandyCon, you can find more info in our Exhibitor Guide.

Bring & Buy

Sell your old games and pick up a bargain in the Bring & Buy!

 

We will release details closer to the event.

Volunteering

Join the HandyCrew!

Want to be involved with the running of HandyCon? We are looking for people with a passion for gaming to help promote a helpful, friendly and inclusive atmosphere at the con.

Volunteering at HandyCon could involve helping set up/tear down, checking in attendees and running the front desk, teaching games, helping with tournaments and events or even just being on hand to help solve issues that arise.

HandyCrew

Accommodation

For those of you wanting to stay on site, the Holiday Inn Maidenhead, we have managed to negotiate the following room rates:

  • Standard Double – £65
  • Twin Room – £75
  • King Room – £75
  • Executive Room – £90
  • Suites – £120
 

All room rates are per night and include breakfast.

These room rates are available from Thursday to Sunday night, so you can stay the night before and the night after the con at the special rate.

Rooms can be booked online using the Group Code (found under the ‘More Options’ toggle on the bookings page) ‘GY7’ for HandyCon August 2020. Alternatively you can call the hotel on 01628 506070 and quote ‘HandyCon August‘.

UPDATE:

Hotel rooms for August 2020 are now sold out for the Friday and Saturday, with only a handful of rooms still available for Thursday and Sunday.

Rooms may still become available due to cancellations and the hotel are operating a waiting list for those who would still like a room on site. You can join the waiting list by:

Calling the hotel, from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, on 01628 506070

or

Emailing the hotel at [email protected]

Please ask to be put on the waiting list for HandyCon August 2020 in both instances. Also note that if you decide to call, you must contact the hotel on the number above during the specified times and not go through central reservations.

Hotel room

Food & Drink

Food: We are working closely with the hotel to provide a special HandyCon menu with options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

Drink: Free tea, coffee and iced water will be provided for attendees, available from the refreshment stations. We highly encourage attendees to bring their own mugs and water bottles to cut down on waste. The bar also serves Starbucks Coffee and various soft and alcoholic drinks.

Nearby: Maidenhead town centre has many restaurants and shops and is just a 20 minute walk away, or 15 minutes by bus.

Please note that any food and drink not purchased at the hotel may only be consumed within bedrooms and not in any of the gaming rooms or public areas.

Bar Area

Charity

Each HandyCon we select a charity to raise money for via a raffle and the bring and buy.

We will announce the chosen charity for August 2020 soon.

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