Welcome to the Eurocon homepage!

Eurocon is an annual event for classic gaming fans from around Europe which has been running since 1999. Previous events have been held in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and England.

We gather to play games, talk about games, trade games and share the odd drink together :)

This year's event (the eleventh) will take place in Manchester, England at the wonderful Lass O'Gowrie pub from 3rd - 5th September. The event will start at 2pm on 3rd September and end by 5pm on 5th September.

We hope you enjoy your visit to this site, do get in touch if you have any questions. You may also want to join our forum or check our Facebook page to chat to other gamers who are coming to the event.

Latest News

9th September - Thanks to everyone who attended, and to everyone who contributed to it being another great weekend - videos and photos are on the Events page :)

2nd September - One day to go! Weekend weather forecast for those who've asked: according to the BBC, Fri: sunny/22 degrees, Sat: sunny intervals/21, Sun: sunny intervals/19 :)

1st September - This year at Eurocon our friends from the Retro Computer Museum will have a display of British machines (including several rare ones). Should be one of the highlights of the weekend.

16th August - On the Saturday at Eurocon, there will be a trade fair as usual, but with a limited number of pitches - please visit the forum for details of how to book one.

12th August - There will be three gaming competitions at Eurocon this year, please visit the forum for more details:

Lass O'Gowrie Tapper challengeSpace Firebird high score contestAtari VCS Supreme Champion event
Win: A Gallon of Beer!Win: A PS2 + loads of retro compilationsWin: A bunch of plug & play games...AND the coveted Eurocon trophy

3rd August - Wow, just one month to go! This year we're trying to raise as much money as we can for the charity Starlight. We'll raise money from:

* Ticket sale profits

* Lucky Dip (a pound a go - 100% to charity)

* Pub Jukebox (5 songs for a pound - 50% to charity)

* Auction (minimum 50% of sale price to charity)

Please let us know if you want to donate items for the Lucky Dip or include items in the Auction. We already have the following rare Auction Lots:
DS launch countdown shop displayHuge Mario Bros display standHuge Halo 2 display standGamesmaster Series 1-7 DVD set

25th July - Faceball 2000 is a unique Gameboy game allowing 16 players simultaneously. At Eurocon we are going to attempt this but need your help to make it happen - please join the discussion on the forum.

14th June - We are very pleased to announce that 4 special guests will be joining us for our international guest speaker panel at Eurocon:

Boris Schneider-Johne (Germany)Gary Bracey (England)Bob Wakelin (England)Andreas Lange (Germany)
Ex games journalist & translator, now Microsoft XBox Product ManagerFormer Head of Development at Ocean, now CEO of DigimaskDesigned cover art for Ocean & Imagine, now freelance artist & illustratorDirector of Berlin Computer Game Museum & member of EU project KEEP [Keeping Emulation Environments Portable]

30th April - All Eurocon tickets have now been sold! If you would like to be added to the reserve list (in case any are returned) please email us.

14th April - Forum added: do use it and let us know what you'd like to see at Eurocon

4th April - We are very pleased to announce that the comedian Dan Willis will be performing his show 'Control Alt Delete: the funny side of computers' at Eurocon!

Dan Willis

27th March - Eurocon 2010 homepage launched and tickets go on sale