First off, we’re back at Millennium Point – again! For many, this was one of the stand out venues for European fighting game tournaments, so it’s a pleasure to announce that we’ll be returning there…We’ve streamlined things substantially since last year’s event – better options for food and better spaces. And yes, comfy cinema seating. And yes, big ass screen.
For those signing up, you’ll simply need a form of photographic ID or proof of your purchase (the PayPal confirmation e-mail displayed on a mobile phone is usually fine – take a print screen!) – but you can also print it off to be extra safe.
For Britain: Millennium Point is a short walk from Birmingham City Centre so travel should be quite easy. Digbeth Coach Station and the Birmingham New Street, Moor St and Snow Hill Train Stations are all within a 10 minute walk.
From the skies: Birmingham Airport, you can get a £4 ticket to Birmingham New Street from right inside the airport…if you want the easy solution, it’s a 15 minute Taxi which should cost no more than £12.
For drivers: Millennium Point actually has award winning parking facilities at £6 per day. Within a 5 minute walk, Digbeth is littered with car parks available charging just £2.50 per day. Although we don’t recommend it, Roadside parking is free on Sundays and evenings (please pay attention to on-site signage.).
Central Birmingham is filled with hotel options but I always like to suggest a few…
My recommendations: Conference Aston Hotel (well balanced), Clayton Hotel (VERY close, but pricey)
Where I stayed last time: Holiday Inn Express |
I’m getting drunk when I lose: Anywhere on Broad Street (a little further out, but club/bar central!)
I smell of affluence: Clayton Hotel
Sessionnnnnn: Staybridge Suites
*If you are considering the Britannia or the Paragon, please, check the reviews on Trip Advisor before you book. Please.
**As always, feel free to bring small items like… water, breath mints, anti-bacterial hand gel and chapstick ;)