E.C.M. 2018 Reading

A community event for the Elite Dangerous players and fans, come and meet like minded people.

In the main hall we will have Oculus Rift and Vive virtual reality experiences for you to try out. There will also be a number of commanders own gaming stations with Elite:Dangerous and other games for you to play.

To help commanders break the ice there will be many other social games to try. These will include modern card and board games for you to enjoy. Or if you wish you can just sit and chat with other commanders over lunch or a beer.

We also have our Artemis Starship Bridge simulator for teams to enter and try and achieve the highest score against our very own Commander Zaphodbeeble.

You are also encouraged to bring your own PC kit should you want to demo hardware or games. Also if you have a board/card game you’d love to play please do bring them along.

As always we are supporting our two chosen charities at this event Special Effect and Hearing Dogs. Any surplus funds following the event will be divided up and donated to these two charities. Check out our About Page for more information on, and links to, these charities.

This event does not have any scheduled content as yet, but more details will appear on this site as it is developed. During the run up to the event this page will receive frequent updates. If you have something you would like to do at the event, give a talk, demo something special, then please drop us a message so we can make arrangements.

Confirmed so far:

  • Hutton Orbital LIVE! from the main stage.
  • Pixel Bandits Podcast
  • Elite Dangerous ED:RPG Session with Spidermind Games
  • SpecialEffect Technology demonstration
  • The Charity Raffle

The event is on the 14th of April 2018, at the Hilton St Anne’s Manor Hotel


Entry to the main hall will start at 10am with the event closing at 12:00 midnight. Day tickets cover entry to the event and a lunch buffet (Sandwiches, hot food and chips) is available through the purchase of an additional ticket. For those staying over or who can stay late on the Saturday night there is also the option to join other commanders for an evening meal through the purchase of a dinner ticket. Details of the meals can be found on the Meals page once we receive menus.

Accommodation is available at the hotel with a preferential B&B rate for conference attendees. details of that and other nearby budget options can be found on our Accommodation page once confirmations are in.

The venue is within 3 miles of both Wokingham and Bracknell railway Stations and just off Junction 10 on the M4.

More detailed transport information can be found on our Getting There page where there will soon be maps and links to all the local transport services.

Thank you so much for your interest in our event, and we look forward to seeing you there.

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