Rules of the day

Rules of the day:

1. Be excellent to each other.

2. If you want a go at something, just ask the person who owns it nicely. Don’t hog the gaming terminals, let other people have a go.

3. Respect other people’s gear and property. Some people are bringing some truly fantastic technology. Treat it with respect. Don’t put your pint down right next to someone’s water cooled pride and joy.

4. If something’s bothering you, find a member of the admin team and have a chat! We’re there to help.

5. Remember, the event is run BY the gaming community. Everyone’s a volunteer. Everyone’s paying to be there. People have given up time, skills, enthusiasm and their own pennies to put on a great day. If something needs doing, we would always appreciate a hand from you all – everyone chips in to make it a grand day out.

6. Assistance Dogs are trained to accept food/rewards from their owners. Please, as much as they look soppy, don’t offer treats to the Assistance Dogs present, it ruins their training. Always ask first before approaching an assistance dog – they’re there on a job helping their partner. Say ‘hi’ to the handler first!

Four days to go…..

Right ladies and gentlemen, looks like we have a full house! 162 tickets sold. (We have had 2 confirmed no shows). 121 for lunch, 101 for dinner, 50 coming to the Pizzameet on Sunday. A couple of vegetarians, fully catered for.

Games galore – the multiplayer station has everything from Nidhogg and Stick Fight to Gang Beasts & Lego Batman with a little Hogs of War thrown in for good measure.

We have Elite, Empyrion, Satellite Reign, Invisible Inc, Warlock of Firetop Mountain

We have VR machines. We have Blastard demoing his full motion VR rig.

We have a cornucopia, maybe even a plethora of retro gaming in one corner.

Board games include:
Zombicide, One night ultimate werewolf, carcassonne, space base commander, Star Wars miniatures, Ticket to ride, Tak, Labyrinth, Bananagrams, Chupacabra, Fluxx Monty Python edition, Spyfall, Cards against humanity, Exploding Kittens, Risk, Escape from Colditz…. and many many more

We have sandwiches and pizza for lunch and PIE! (yay pie) or Fish’n’chips for dinner (or gnocci for the vegetarians).

We have ARTEMIS with the most incredible lighting rig you’ve ever seen for a game.

We have (count them) FIFTEEN Noblechairs to sit on whilst playing.

We have a raffle full of epic prizes

SpecialEffect, Hearing Dogs

We have ED:RPG, HCS Voice packs, Frontier, some Indie game developers, Elite app developers (x2). We have an author, some musicians, an artist, a publisher (yes, Dantastic Fan from Fantastic books).

We have the HUTTON TRUCKERS, Hammers of Slough, Pixel Bandits, Canonn Interstellar and many other player groups.

What’s best though is that we have YOU LOT. Remember, this is a social day, it’s about DOING. We’re not there to entertain you *(but we will try) – you’re there to get stuck in and have a laugh.

New Sponsor Confirmation

Just had confirmation through from a new sponsor for the event!

Noblechairs will be sending along a number of their chairs for the day for us to let everyone have a go in whilst gaming and (drumroll) have offered a prize for the raffle!

Our thanks to Steven at Gamersware.


Raffle box filling up nicely….

Some of you may have seen Arithon’s work on the Frontier Forums – we’re planning a little special something for the raffle prizes…. snippet below (Specially for Goose as we know he loves the Adder)
Also the usual collection of gaming gear, Hutton Truckers goodies, a few bits and bobs from Frontier and a few money can’t buy items already in the list!  More soon….






Content is filling up fast!

Commander Mindwipe just sent us a picture of the banners for the “Retro Vault” corner of the event


Commander Pom had the first trial run of Space Base commander last week


And we’ve had confirmation that Hutton’s own Pirate Band – “The Boarding Crew” – the voices behind one of Hutton’s parody songs will be popping along for the day and might even be bringing an instrument or two


Tickets are LIVE

E.C.M. 2018 (Formerly Elitemeet) Tickets are now live!

Details of hotel can be found at Our Accommodation page

Bag your place, come and play games, raise money for charity, meet fellow gamers!

There are options to join us for lunch, or dinner as well – and a special Sunday Event – the Hutton Pizzameet at the Pizza Express in reading. Just put PIZZA in the “notes to seller” if you’re coming along – pay on the day.

EliteMeet – 28th March 2015, Birmingham,



Details On The Frontier Forums Here

Following on from the enormous success (and bar bill) of the Launch Party after-party we are reviving EliteMeet to try and keep the spirit of the party alive. If you weren’t at the after-party then you missed out on a huge amount of fun and chat and booze (and pizza before it ran out)! :D

EliteMeet first happened a couple of years ago as an informal gathering of Elite Dangerous fans. The thinking about reviving EliteMeet is that there is a large gap between the two main Elite Dangerous related events (FantastiCon in October and LaveCon in July) and some of us can’t bear the thought of nine months without a get-together so the idea of reviving EliteMeet came about. We see EliteMeet more as a gathering than a ‘Con’ and a chance to socialise in the main as well as kicking the Elite Dangerous events year off in a relaxed style. There may also be a chance to bring gaming kit along (please contact the organisers first via this thread as there will be limited room for kit) and also a chance to participate in sessions of Selezen’s excellent Elite Encounters RPG! We may even have a surprise guest or two (no, not me… that’s no surprise at all!) :)

Longer term we see EliteMeet happening every Spring but in a different location around the country each year to give people from all parts to attend at some point or another. While LaveCon and FantastiCon are more firmly located in the Elite Dangerous Galactic core EliteMeet will be the wandering star :)

So, if you would like to attend; clear your diary for Saturday 28th March from 10am onwards and make your way to this year’s venue which is in Birmingham, a few minutes from Acocks Green station, at the Best Western Westley Hotel. Tickets are £10 to cover the cost of the venue with any surplus going towards loot, teas/coffees or perhaps the bar. The hotel have also graciously offered 10% off room prices for people attending. More details and how to book can be seen by clicking on the link below or the banner image.

In brief :

When? Saturday 28th, March
Time? 10am until we fall asleep
Where? Best Western, Westley Hotel, Acocks Green, Birmingham
Why? You’re asking why? :eek:
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The Revitalised Elite Meet brought to you by Mike Snoswell & Ben Moss-Woodward

Elite Meet – Manchester – 2nd November 2013​


Details on the Frontier Forum here

The Venue


Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel


So why that date?
The date was chosen to mark the 1st anniversary of the kickstarter, and because the next weekend Man Utd are at home to Arsenal, and I think we might want to avoid that night.

So why at the airport and not the city centre?
Because the airport is easy to get to however you are getting there, there are plenty of hotels to book at and it is actually cheaper than city centre.

But what if we want to go into the city centre?
The idea is we all gather in one place, as long as it has a bar, it doesn’t matter where we are. If we do decide to go into the city, there is a wide choice of transport … just don’t get a taxi, trust me they will charge you extra because of the airport.


This first event was organised by Darren Grey, Alien on the Frontier Forums, with the ethos of a meet up for beer and a chat, it was attened by 38 commanders, and was a lot of fun.


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