Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport

the venue

BritizenCon 2018 will be at
The Radisson Blu hotel
Manchester Airport

The hotel has excellent access via road, rail and air.
The address is: Radisson Blu hotel, Chicago Avenue, Manchester Airport, M90 3RA

We have full access to a bar just for the event and the hotel has a quality restaurant on site. After the event, there will be an organised BarCitizen at a local pub. More details will be available closer to the time.

Car Parking Information
Car parking within the hotel car park is subject to availability and charged at the following rates:
• £9.00 per car/per day (conference guests only) – Please note: Parking tickets are not issued. Parking is paid for at Business Centre
Reception (Level 1) where Car Registration details must be given.


Please note: All guests appear subject to work and life commitments and so panel line-ups may change at short notice.

Erin Roberts

Global Head of Production

Brian Chambers

Development Director


SpecialEffect Logo

We are pleased to announce that SpecialEffect will be attending BritizenCon 2018. SpecialEffect are the gamers charity who put the fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

SpecialEffect will be presenting a panel about the work they do and will also be available in the exhibitor hall for you to find out more about the valuable work they do in bringing gaming to people to whom it was previously inaccessible.

SpecialEffect is the Oxfordshire based charity that uses technology to enhance the quality of life of severely disabled people, including stroke, traumatic injury, life-limiting conditions and injured soldiers. Their mission is to empower anyone – whatever their disability – to participate, aiding rehabilitation, self-esteem and vital inclusion.


Republic of Lorell

Republic of Lorell

The Republic of Lorell is a Role Playing Organisation within Star Citizen. It features a complex lore, opportunities for text-based RP and a community spirit devoted to helping its members to realise their full potential. Lorell has members from all over the world and from a variety of different backgrounds.

The organisation will have a table in the exhibitor hall where they will have some trinkets and original artwork for sale.

Want to be an exhibitor?

We have a small number of exhibitors tables available. If you wish to exhibit at the event, or use a table to showcase your Org or fan project, please contact us through our Contact Form.


A finalised schedule will be available closer to the time.
  • 10:00 - Bar and exhibition area open. Anyone registered for the competitions should also arrive at this time.
  • 10:30 - Competition heats start.
  • 13:00 - Panels start in the main hall. We are hoping to organise at least two Dev panels and there will be one or two other panels during the day. The event will finish off with competition finals on stage followed by the raffle and prize-giving.
  • 20:00 - BarCitizen will commence about this time at a local pub.
With the exception of when the Dev panels are on, we plan to run the competitions and panels concurrently in two separate areas. This will allow attendees to watch whichever interests them more.

There is no cosplay competition this year but the wearing of cosplay is encouraged if you wish to do so. BritizenCon is an Armistice Zone. Attendees must not bring any weapons or anything that looks like a weapon to the event.

Short Film Showcase
If you have a fan film (up to 10 mins) that you wish to be shown at BritizenCon, please put them on YouTube and send us a link through our Contact Form. Ensure that the video is either public or unlisted. All videos will be vetted before being shown.

pre-event BarCitizen

That’s right, we’re holding a ‘Pre-BritizenCon BarCitizen’ on Friday 20th April at Brewhouse & Kitchen from about 6pm till late!

We did write an all inspiring paragraph about why you should come along and join in the festivities. How you’d get to rub shoulders with some of the F42 team responsible for making the BDSSE and how you can meet some of the game’s best-known content creators. But at the end of the day, we figured the main reason you’d want to join us is rather more simple; they serve food and beer!

Whatever your motivations, make sure you’re in Wilmslow on Friday 20th April for the Pre-BritizenCon BarCitizen. This is a free event that anyone can attend, even those not coming to BritizenCon. Of course, we’d love for you to join us the following morning for the main event, too. Especially as you’ll already be in Wilmslow!


At BritizenCon this year we will, once again, be running the UK Dogfight Championship! An online form will be available nearer to the event for signing up to the competition. Competitors are requested to turn up promptly at 10am so that we can start the tournament as soon as possible. There will be prizes for the winner and runner ups and the winner will be awarded a free ticket to the next BritizenCon where they will be invited to defend their title.

We hope to run additional types of competitions. The details of which other game modes we will be running, if any, will be available prior to the event. Competitions are an area we aim to improve year on year for the foreseeable future.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the Alpha nature of the game and that crashes will most likely happen, we will deal with these as fairly and as promptly as we can on the day.


The raffle has now, of course, become a key feature of every BritizenCon event and we are delighted that we will have an even better one this year. JR Design & Fabrication Ltd, creators of the amazing Raven model seen at CitizenCon last October, have donated a special 6 Unit Star Citizen Crate to give away to one lucky winner.

Foundry 42 UK have also promise us some exciting prizes that you won’t want to miss out on your chance to win!

Not only does buying raffle tickets give you a chance of winning fabulous prizes, but all the money raised goes directly into supporting BritizenCon!


As in previous years we will be holding a BarCitizen after the event, from 8pm, at a local pub. Details for this are still being finalised and we will let you know as soon as we can.


BritizenCon 2018 Tickets Available Now!

Tickets will be on sale until 11:30pm on Fri, 20th April 2018. Tickets will be sold on the door at an increased price.

Standard Ticket

Entry Ticket
BarCitizen Entry

Gold Tier
  • Entry Ticket
  • BarCitizen Entry
  • Hotel Room - Radisson Blu
    - Saturday night
  • Inclusive Breakfast
  • Raffle Ticket

Sales of this tier end 19th March 2018


Whether you bought a ticket that doesn’t have a T-Shirt included or you’d just like to show your support, you can now get your hands on Official BritizenCon 2018 merchandise in time for the event!

Attendees that have Merch included within their ticket will be receiving these shortly and don’t need to purchase them from here. But don’t let that stop you if you really must have two of everything!!!

BritizenCon 2018 T-shirt

BritizenCon 2018 T-shirt

BritizenCon 2018 Hoodie

BritizenCon 2018 Hoodie


We had two Dev Panels at BritizenCon 2017. The full videos for each can be seen here:

Design Panel

Technical Panel


Introducing the BritizenCon Support Centre

Anyone who has contacted us using the contact form since August 2017 will be aware that we have now set up a customer support ticket system. This offers a number of advantages to us organisers over just using email and allows us to get a faster response to your questions.

This support system has its own web interface, available from the link below where you can submit new support tickets and check the status of existing tickets. At some point in the future it will also contain a knowledgebase of frequently asked questions so you can check answers to common questions without having to submit a ticket.

All support tickets are answered by volunteers so please be patient with us. We aim to respond to all support tickets within a week but depending on the nature of the ticket this may not be possible.