Fri / Sat / Sun
£12 - 15
Ages 5 -15
£6 - 7.50
Ages 0 – 4
Fri & Sat / Sat & Sun
Ages 5 -15
Ages 0 – 4
Holiday Inn Maidenhead
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.
The nearest train station is Maidenhead Railway Station. The venue is only a 20 minute walk or a 15 minute bus ride away.
When you arrive at the hotel, please make your way to the HandyCon registration desk (note that this is not the hotel reception desk!) located near the front entrance to pick up your pass.
Please bring your ticket with you, in either printed or digital form, to speed up check-in. If you do not have your ticket with you we will need you to provide some form of ID.
HandyCon registration is open from 9am until late each day.
The con is open from 9am Friday until 8pm Sunday. Although we close the front desk each evening around 7pm, 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 late (or 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.
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). We also have the restaurant space from 12pm to 5pm each day. 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:
The full schedule for the event will be posted closer to the time.
Come and play yet to be released games and give your feedback to designers! We will be releasing more details of who to expect at the convention closer to the time.
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.
Details of the bring and buy and how to enter your items will be available, you guessed it, closer to the time.
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.
Volunteer applications for HandyCon 7 are not yet open.
For those of you wanting to stay on site, the Holiday Inn Maidenhead, we have managed to negotiate the following room rates:
- Double Room – £60
- Twin Room – £70
- King Room – £70
- Executive Room – £85
- Suite – £115
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) ‘HA7’ for HandyCon 7. Alternatively you can call the hotel on 01628 506070 and quote the above code.
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 only snack foods such as sweets, fruit and other small items of food may be consumed in the public areas. Any other food and drink not purchased at the hotel may only be consumed within bedrooms and not in any of the public areas.
We shall release menus closer to the time.
Supporting the Wexham Park Paediatrics Ward
We will be raising money for the Wexham Park Paediatrics ward through the Frimley Health Chairty.
We will be running a charity raffle as well as donating half of the profits from the bring and buy fee.
If you would like to donate items to the charity raffle, please get in touch via email.
You can find out more about the work they do on their website.
HandyCon 7 News
Entry Tickets and Hotel Booking codes are now live! You can purchase tickets online on our website. Hotel room prices, bookings codes and more information