If you’re new to bicon, welcome aboard!
What is BiCon?
A weekend-long gathering for bi people, their friends, partners, and others with a supportive interest in bisexuality. We don’t all use the labels "bi" or "bisexual" or even agree on what it means to be bi, but bisexuality is the common theme. A typical BiCon might have 200 participants, of which about 60 were at BiCon for the first time.
What happens during the weekend?
The weekend runs Thursday evening to mid-Monday. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there are discussion groups and workshops all day, and social space & entertainment in the evening. Having got your pass (one-day or weekend), you’re free to attend as much or as little as you like.
Some discussions cover bi-related themes, e.g. coming out, our experiences of the Lesbian & Gay communities, and lots with a title like ‘Bisexuality and X’. Other topics have ranged from parenting to ‘Buffy the vampire slayer’. Some sessions are action more than talk: e.g. in past years belly dancing, sign language and relaxation.
Each evening there’s a bar and social space, sometimes with live music, performers or a disco, plus quiet space for board games or simply chilling out. If you like to dress up, bring your party clothes…
Where do I stay?
Most people stay on-site in self-catering student residences, booked in advance. We have a few wheelchair-accessible rooms.
If you prefer, you can stay off-site in one of Worcester’s many hotels or guest houses. There are also campsites nearby. Or, of course, you can be a ‘day tripper’.
How much does it cost?
Ticket prices range on a sliding scale (based on income) from £17-£44 daily, £39 – £80 for a weekend pass, or £105 – £180 including accommodation. A ‘helping hand’ fund exists for people who might not otherwise be able to come to BiCon.
How do I book? Can I just turn up?
Advance bookings help us to plan and to keep you up to date; on-site accommodation can only be booked in advance. Full details of how to book are on the "Registration" page. But you’re also welcome to turn up on the day at University College Worcester, WR2 6AJ. Go to main reception and follow signs to BiCon. Our registration desk will be open from 9am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.