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A warm welcome to the home page of  the Elite Community Meet team. Here you can find out all about Elite Community Meet (E.C.M.), who we are and our goals.

In 2019, on the 20th April we were at the Renaissance Hotel in Manchester (in the UK)…. More information can be found at the event page.

Our Full Financial Breakdown is available now here.

We are a group of people who have met through the community around the video game Elite:Dangerous and through those contacts have developed new friendships. Therefore we have created E.C.M. in order to develop events where people from solo players to groups of in game friends can meet in a relaxing environment, learn more about the game and have fun in the real world.  Oh – and play games.  Last year 160 of us got together in Reading, the year before 128 in Bristol and before that 90 in Glasgow… before that (you get the idea).

If you would like to keep up with our events then why not follow our Facebook Page

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.

Our Wonderful Sponsors


Hutton Orbital Radio

Hutton orbital radio is the brain child of the Hutton Orbital Radio Truckers and is an example of one of many community projects.

Enjoy your stay here.
Right On Commander! o7
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We have now completed the donations to Special Effect, and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People today, a total of £2,700 each. Thank you everyone for being so generous and supporting our event through the most difficult of times!!!!

You ALL rock!

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Good morning @everyone from the vECM team! As is traditional, we all stayed up too late last night talking and prepping things and maybe having a drink or three.

First order of the day is some freshly ground coffee and some breakfast. Then we head to the virtual venue to complete the setup. Tell you what, being virtual, and not in a hotel, this coffee is much nicer!

Over 1000 raffle tickets gone already which is great.

AND the discord alone now has more people in it than the capacity of the REAL event. (thanks, @Palantir for spotting that)

T minus 2h41m

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Evening* all! (*insert time zone suitable word here).

The vECM raffle tickets are now on sale! Awesome haul of prizes available. Draw is at 6pm BST tomorrow on

Tickets are available in colours of your choice at

If you buy any, check your email inbox spam thingy if you don't get your confirmation but your booking ref is down the bottom of the PayPal receipt too (the number bit of the invoice ID) and it can be used to look at your glorious tickets and see if you might have won at

Thank you so much to Kow, Moof, Eddie and the rest of the team for all the hard work programming it all and of course to the community for their generosity.

Current shenanigans won't stop us helping our two charities and having a ruddy good laugh at the same time.

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vECM 2020 - Live in your house!!

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I have spent hours on the phone today to speak to Premier Inn regarding non-flex bookings. I had non-flex bookings this week that I can no longer attend. So I can pass on the information from Premier Inn.

Non-flex bookings will be refundable should you rebook an equivalent booking with the chain before october. Even if that booking is for a future date.

This means you do not need to panic about your non-flex bookings, even if they have passed and been charged. When you make your replacement non-flex booking (paying again), you email the references and details to the specific email address and they will process a refund on your original booking. Now hopefully this means you won't need to spend hours on the phone like me and can instead wait for the pressure on call centres to pass with knowledge you should be covered.

This is covering nonflex bookings from 16th March 2020 for 14 weeks or until they update the valid query.

I hope this saves you worrying, you will be out of pocket, but should you rebook the hotels for when we can actually reschedule ECM for, then you can re-claim the first booking. In Theory.


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