Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

latest news

Freelancer Max - JRDF

11th Mar 2019

VIP Tickets Sold Out!

All our VIP Tickets have now sold out! There are still our Standard, Premium and Premium Plus tiers available and there will be more opportunities to get hold of exclusive goodies on the day.

Just to tease you all on what the VIP Ticket holders will be getting, here is what the JRDF Freelancer Max model looks like.

Tim Welch

9th Mar 2019

Tim Welch!

Tim is the Studio Manager at CIG’s Wilmslow office and will be joining us in April!

Brian Chambers

2nd Mar 2019

Brian Chambers!

We are delighted to announce that Brian Chambers (Development Director – Foundry 42, Frankfurt), will once again be joining us for BritizenCon! Brian has been at every BritizenCon since we started in 2016.

Xi'an workshop at CON42

11th Feb 2019

More Exhibitors!

Star Citizen Chris Harrow will be joining us with his Xi’an workshop.

SpecialEffect Logo

8th Feb 2019


We have our first to exhibitors to announce!

SpecialEffect and JR Design & Fabrication Ltd will be joining us once again for BritizenCon 2019. You will be able to find both their stands in the Competition Hall.


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

Dev Panel 1 - Challenges and Hurdles

Derek Senior

Programming Director

Brian Chambers

Development Director

Tim Welch

Studio Manager, Wilmslow Office

David Gill

Principal UI Programmer

Dev Panel 2 - Design and Inspiration

Luke Pressley

Lead Designer

Cory Bamford

Senior Props Artist

Luan Vetoreti

Environment Artist


Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

Liverpool Road
Manchester M3 4FP
The Museum of Science and Industry is ideally located in terms of accessibility in Manchester, along with being near a large variety of hotels, hostels and other places to stay. The Museum itself is free to enter by all our guests prior to and during the event.


Want to become an exhibitor at BritizenCon 2019?

We have a number of exhibitors tables available in our exhibitors hall. For rates and enquiries, please use our contact form.

Our exhibitors

SpecialEffect Logo

We are pleased to announce that SpecialEffect will be returning for BritizenCon 2019. 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 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.

JR Design & Fabrication

JR Design & Fabrication

JR Design & Fabrication Ltd.

JR Design & Fabrication Ltd will be returning for BritizenCon 2019 as exhibitors and will be available in our exhibitor hall. JRDF were first seen at BritizenCon 2017 and are now well known among the Star Citizen community for their work on show at CitizenCon over the last two years.

JR Design & Fabrication Ltd are also responsible for the 3D printed Freelancer Max model available exclusively with our VIP ticket tier. These will be available for collection, by those who bought this tier, from their stand at the event.

Xi'an Workshop

Star Citizen Chris Harrow will be joining us with his Xi’an workshop.

Xi'an workshop at CON42

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 Bar Room where they will have some trinkets and original artwork for sale.

More soon...


Below is the final schedule for the event, however there may be a little flex in the times on the day.
  • 11:00 - Event opens.
  • 11:30 - Competition Hall - Competition heats start.
  • 13:00 - Main Hall - Welcome address.
  • 13:15 - Main Hall - Dev Panel 1: Challenges and Hurdles.
  • 14:30 - Main Hall - JR Design & Fabrication Panel.
  • 15:45 - Main Hall - Dev Panel 2: Design and Inspiration.
  • 17:00 - Main Hall - SpecialEffect Panel.
  • 18:00 - Competition Hall and Main Hall - Competition Finals followed by Prize Giving.
  • 18:30 - Main Hall - Raffle.
  • 18:45 - Main Hall - Closing Address.
  • 19:00 - Close + 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.


Tickets will be on sale until 6:00pm on Fri, 26th April 2019. Tickets will be sold on the door at an increased price of £35.

Standard Ticket – £30 – (£35 on the door)

Premium Ticket – £50
– on sale until 31st March 2019
Sales Closed

  • Event access.
  • BritizenCon 2019 T-shirt
    (Unisex or women’s fit).

Premium Plus Ticket – £60
– on sale until 31st March 2019
Limited. Sales Closed

  • Event access.
  • BritizenCon 2019 T-shirt
    (Unisex or women’s fit).
  • 3D printed BritizenCon 2019 challenge coin.

VIP Ticket – £120
– on sale until 17th March 2019
Limited. Sold Out!

  • Event access with priority seating.
  • BritizenCon 2019 T-shirt
    (Unisex or women’s fit).
  • 3D printed BritizenCon 2019 challenge coin.
  • 3D printed Freelancer Max model by JRDF


What is BritizenCon?

BritizenCon is the unofficial annual UK Star Citizen fan convention. It is unofficial in that Cloud Imperium Games have no involvement in the organising of the event however they do encourage their staff to attend (and many do).

In early 2015, there was talk within the UK fan-base of organising a large, national meet up of Star Citizen fans. It would be a gathering in a pub somewhere in Manchester where we could just socialise for a day and talk Star Citizen. That meet up never materialised as planning was overtaken by CitizenCon occurring in Manchester that year. The energy felt at that CitizenCon solidified the feeling that there needed to be an annual UK event. And so BritizenCon was born.

Our first event took place in July 2016. It was a great success and planning started immediately for our second event in April 2017. BritizenCon 2019 will be our fourth event.