BiCon attendee sitting outdoors in the evening, smiling

Things to bring

Forgetting something vital might put a bit of a damper on things, so we've come up with a handy list of things you might bring to BiCon.

If in doubt, many long-time BiCon goers suggest packing light. Your journey will be easier and you'll spend less time looking for things.

For all

  • Travel details or train tickets
  • Keys
  • Money
  • ID
  • Comfortable shoes – it is uphill from the daytime space to the entertainment area and accommodation
  • Emergency contact details
  • Phone and any other gadgets, and their chargers
  • Assistive technology
  • Medication
  • Umbrella or waterproof to walk between sites – heavy rain is forecast
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch box and cutlery if you'll want to take food away from the dining areas – we can provide takeaway containers only for people who have an access need.

If you're staying overnight, you may also need

If you have accommodation in the halls, all room types come with bedding, a towel, tea and coffee-making facilities and a hotel-style toiletries pack. But you'll probably need some or all of these things:

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Clothes
  • Antiperspirant or deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Haircare items, such as brush, comb
  • Earplugs
  • Make-up, if you wear it
  • Shaving stuff, if you do that
  • Contact lenses or glasses-related needs
  • Pyjamas or nightclothes, if you wear them
  • Safe sex supplies
  • Any first aid things you might need, such as sticking plasters, pain relief or eyedrops
  • Dressing gown for leaving room to use bathroom

And if it's your thing

  • Ball outfit, if dressing up
  • Skates if you are a skater and want to join the social skate
  • Board or card games
  • Craft stuff like knitting or crochet
  • Gym gear, if you're taking part in the gym meet-up

Now, what have we missed?