Venue Info & Times

Students' Union Building

Q-Con XXIV is being held across the entire Queen's University Students' Union building, as well as three other campus buildings; Elmwood Hall, Elmwood Learning & Teaching Centre (ELTC) and the South Dining Hall.


The Students' Union has all the facilities you will need to keep you going during the Q-Con weekend.

  • The SU Shop will be open for extended hours all weekend for snacks, sandwiches, vegan meals and drinks, as well as stationery for the absent-minded gamers among us.
  • Clements will also stay open longer than usual for us, offering hot drinks and some hot food
  • Cash machines - you may wish to avoid them before visiting the traders' stalls
  • Cloakroom for bag, coat and costume storage, typically £1 per item. All items must be collected at the end of each day.
  • Toilets, naturally. Changing rooms or shower facilities are not available.

There is full wheelchair access to almost every area of the convention with lifts available to all floors in the SU building. Due to space limitations and building layouts, a limited number events will have no lift access.

Check out for more details on the facilities on offer.

Attendee Age Policy (Under and Over 18)

Q-Con’s main events are open to all ages; with a few restricted to 18+ (e.g. All bars and some public areas after are 18+ only). Old enough? Show appropriate, valid ID at the Q-Con Main Registration to get a wristband which gives access to 18+ areas.

Anyone under the age of 18 must vacate these venues by the following times:

Friday - All Venues - 22.00
Saturday - Students’ Union (SU) - 18.00
Saturday - South Dining Hall & Elmwood Hall - 22.00

Ticketed Events

Q-Concert (Fri/Sat), Q-Comedy (Fri), and the Pub Quiz (Sat) are ticketed due to limited seating. Tickets cost £2 and are available from Main Registration at the time specified beside each event. NB - All tickets have an expiry time, after which all remaining seats become first come first served.

Q-Concert (Friday)Get Tickets @ 17.00 Friday, Main Registration
Q-Comedy (Friday)Get Tickets @ 17.00 Friday, Main Registration
Q-Concert (Saturday)Get Tickets @ 13.30 Saturday, Main Registration
Pub Quiz (Saturday)Get Tickets @ 13.00 and 17.00 on Saturday, Main Registration

Opening Hours

Below are the opening times for the various areas of the Students' Union building.

Students’ Union Venue / Activity FloorFridaySaturdaySunday
Club Rooms and SUTV
eSports (DOTA 2, Hearthstone, LoL, StarCraft 2)
Snack Bar
Traders & Artist Alley
Anne Maguire Room
Anime Events
The Space
Video Games, Handheld Console Area
The Lounge
CCGs & Board Games
Enterprise Unit
Main Registration
Mandela Hall
Film Screenings, Comedy & Closing Ceremony
Bar Sub
TRON Bar and Pints Against Humanity
Bunatee Bar
Nerf Range & Tabletop Tavern

Below are the opening hours for the other venues in use on campus:

Elmwood Hall
Q-Concert and Cosplay
South Dining Hall
RPGs and War Games
Elmwood Learning & Teaching Centre
Anime Screenings
G / 1 / 216.00-22.0009.00-21.0009.00-15.30

All information subject to change - watch this space for updates!

Last Updated: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 17:14