Social in the City Winter Edition will be held at the NEC Birmingham
For information on accessibility at the NEC, please visit
If you need a carer to accompany you, please register for accessibility here:
Carer applications must be received and reviewed ahead of the event. Any carer requests on the day of the event may require documentation to be provided.
Please note that carer passes will not work in our Meet and Greet ballot. A full ticket must be purchased should the carer wish to enter our meet and greet ballot.
Chaperone wristbands will be made available to carers, so that they can accompany guests through the meet and greet queue, but chaperone wristbands do not let you meet creators. You can request a chaperone wristband as you pick up your meet and greet wristbands in the ticket hall.
Ahead of the event we will release a request form to have sessions covered by BSL interpreters.
Autism and neurodiversity
SitC provides a quiet area for autistic and neurodiverse attendees. Please keep an eye on this page, and our floor plans for information about the quiet room location at our Winter event. We ask that attendees who do not need a quiet space for medical reasons do not use this room to ensure there is sufficient space for those who do – there are plenty of seated areas in the Excel boulevard and within the event halls that anyone can use to take a break. We ask that all attendees using the quiet room show respect to each other and the reason the space is there, and do not make noise or attempt to engage with other people in the room.
Please note that our main stage will have flashing lights during high tempo acts, and moving lights during all performances. Gameplay & side stages have a large bright screen which will be used to show gameplay during tournaments – you can see which games will be played on our schedule. We will also make it clear if any films, or videos are being screened. During discussion panels the screen will simply show a holding image.
Our funfair rides have bright flashing lights.
Flashing or moving lights, and gameplay on the big screen may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Attendee discretion is advised.
If you have any questions, you can reach us at