Our venue is the Telford International Centre (TIC).

The Ironbridge suite is named after the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Telford International Centre will enable us to have the majority of programming, the dealers’ room, the art show, and the social space on the same level in the same building within a short distance of one another. This means the space will flow nicely, and that the convention will be extremely accessible for all Eastercon members.

Food and drink

In the convention centre

Food will be available to buy in the convention centre from opening to 9pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and to 2pm on Monday. The menu includes breakfast rolls (£4.50), vegan chilli (£12), burgers (£12), 9” pizzas (£12.95), baked potatoes (£8.50), sandwiches and salads (from £5), and cookies, muffins, donuts from £3.50. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and meat options are available across the range. The convention centre also has a small Costa’s and vending machines with crisps and snacks. You may bring in your own food.

There is a bar serving a range of alcohol, and Shropshire brewery Salopian offering four real ales (Shropshire Gold, Darwin’s Origin, Hop Twister and Lemon Dream). Non and low alcoholic drinks are also available. The bar will be serving from midday to 10.30pm on Friday, 10am to half an hour before the venue closes (subject to demand) on Saturday and Sunday, and from 10am to 2pm on Monday.

The convention centre, including the vending machines, are cashless.

In the hotels

The two convention hotels are the Holiday Inn and the International. The off-site bar is at the Holiday Inn. There is a beer garden at the back of the Holiday Inn that does not allow smoking. Note that the indoor bar has a dog friendly section towards the back of the bar.

After hours, the hotel can only serve alcohol to residents of either of the convention hotels. The bar will remain open in response to demand and at the discretion of the hotel.

The bar in the Holiday Inn offers Guinness, Stella, Bud, Corona, Camden IPA, Becks and Magners on tap, and a range of bottled beers, spirits, wine and soft drinks.

The lunch menu includes sandwiches from £6.75 with gluten free bread on request, veggie burgers and vegetarian sandwiches; the dinner menu has vegetarian and gluten free options.

The nearby Travelodge does not have a bar or social area.

The Premier Inn closest to the convention centre has alcohol available on request in the breakfast area, but does not have a full service bar.

Local cheap eats

Telford town centre has a lively range of restaurants within walking distance as well as large supermarkets, sandwich shops and bakeries.