ECM 2021 – Update

It is normally at this time of year that a few of us start rolling the rocks to create the next year’s ECM, complaining yet again for leaving it so late.
We have been talking for a while now and have made the unanimous decision not to organise a physical meet-up for Easter 2021.

ECM needs to be an event where people can relax and feel safe. Currently this is not achievable.

As soon as physical meetings become possible and safe, I am sure some CMDRs will put time into organising a few mini-ECMs/Pizza meets to scratch the festering sore that is our desire to meet up for a chat and fun.

Easter 2021, specifically Saturday the 3rd April 2021, we will combine efforts and focus on doing things to help bring the community together virtually and hopefully bring your consciousness out of your familiar surroundings. We want that “special day” feeling again, where you can play with people, what ever you fancy, or just sit as a wall flower feeling connected to a group of friends. We will use technology, the skills of our core team, and volunteers to bring the fun and social aspects of ECM to the comfort of your own home via your computer.

We understand fully how disappointing this decision is, as we all feel it too. The passion we hold for organising ECM is hopefully very clear from the amazing volunteers, core team, and the hard work we put in to making this event happen. It is the highlight of our year.

What we would ask in the mean time is that you all look out for your friends. Open the virtual doors to play with them. Reach out to help those struggling with loneliness and isolation. Keep contact open and keep the fun alive and going strong.

This situation will pass, it will improve and we will be there to greet you all at a future ECM with open, sanitised arms when we can do it safely.
Keep Safe,

Our Chosen Charities

As a non-profit group we donate any left over funds after events to our two chosen charities.


Special Effect is an organisation that seeks to help those who have challenges accessing gaming due to physical disabilities. They work with people to identify and use existing technologies and design new solutions that can help those individuals get the same pleasure as most of us do from the gaming world.


Hearing Dogs obtains, trains and homes Hearing Assistance dogs with those that would most benefit from a companion that can alert them to various aural queues that most of us take for granted. They Assist with audible alerts such as fire alarms, smoke alarms, mobile phone alerts etc. Not only do they assist with these alerts but they also provide real companionship as well.

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The raw, unexpurgated (ok, we applied some scissors to the bits which were just us playing games with nothing interesting happening for camera) video has FINALLY finished uploading. Or at least Part 1 of it opening, via Frontier and others playing Artemis, through to the group selfie outside, Norman doing what Norman does, and of course the RAFFLE!Part 2 has the Frontier sketch, Sea Shanties, Hutton Orbital Live and of course Dockers - coming SOON!NOTE RE THE STREAM - This is the first time we've done an Elite event without the aid of Mr Kow and Mr Moof and we were totally winging it on the audio. That said - our thanks to Lithobreaker, TheDourScot, Little_Grey for their EPIC work on wrangling the audio! ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to:Everyone who came along. Everyone who donated.Everyone who won!Thank you to:Norman Lovett for joining in.Anyone who bought their kit.Frontier for everything!From everyone at the ECM team thank you all, it’s you that make the event what it is! We sincerely hope you all had a fabulous time and will come again.We will crunch the numbers and reveal the scores on the doors once we are able to catch our breath.Until the next time….MUG! ... See MoreSee Less
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Ticket reminders and Joining Instructions are being sent out on Wednesday in case your cat/spam filter/garbage disposal ate the previous copies.Though worry not. If your name is down, you're coming in - just say hi when you arrive! ... See MoreSee Less
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Less than a week to go now! Everything shaping up nicely and the mid range forecast looks good.Looking forward to seeing everyone there! ... See MoreSee Less
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Having spoken to chef - menu has now been per notes - those of you who have indicated allergies/vegan/vegetarian preference will be looked after by chef on an individual plate basis!Barbecue will be done outside by chef and the team - and served in the Secret Garden - as will lunch - UNLESS weather is terrible then will be served in the St Anne's Foyer. ... See MoreSee Less
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Less than a month to go now! Notification from the hotel that they're looking pretty chockablock and not many rooms left now for the Sat night. ... See MoreSee Less
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Only 12 spaces left, and 78 days to go until the event! ... See MoreSee Less
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