IDM Essex FAQ
Please find below frequently asked questions for this event:
- Where and how do I get to the venue?
- What can/can’t I bring to the event?
- How old do I have to be for the event?
- Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
- Can I update my registration information?
- The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
- Who’s making this event happen?
- How old do I need to be to attend?
- How do I apply for press tickets?
- What are your event terms and conditions?
- Where to park
Car: Colchester is just off the A12. From London and south Essex, take the Colchester (A133) exit. From Ipswich, take the Colchester (A1232) exit. Please follow roadside signage to the Colchester Campus. Sat Nav: Please enter off Clingo hill If using GPS please enter N Towers Rd, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK
Parking is free of charge and available right next to the venue. There will be stewards in high visibility directing cars.
Train: There are frequent trains from London Liverpool Street to Colchester North station, Colchester Town, and Wivenhoe stations, with connections to Ipswich, Norwich, Felixstowe, Harwich and beyond.
Bus: The following bus services run through the campus connecting it to and from Colchester town centre, Colchester Station, and Wivenhoe: 61, 62, 74/74A, 75, 76 and 87.
Taxi: There are taxi ranks at Colchester North Station, Colchester Bus Station and in the town centre. The journey to the University normally takes about ten minutes and you should ask for the University North towers Car Park. Alternatively you can call any of the local taxi firms.
Coach: Regular Services to Colchester Bus Station operate from most parts of Britain, either direct or through London. There is a coach service from Stansted Airport
This main event is not for specifically demoing your games. However please feel free to bring along an electronic devices that may aid you whilst at the event. You can feel free to show or share your games via this method.
If you’d like to use a computer at the event please contact [email protected]
If you feel the information you supplied is incorrect or has changed since submitting then please email [email protected] so we can update this information as soon as possible. On the night of the event each attendee will have their name and company / studio on display.
No. You do not need to bring a printed out ticket on the night. As long as you are registered for a ticket and are our list then we won’t need any paper tickets.
On the night of the event we’ll have a list of attendee’s that will be checked against. If you do bring a paper ticket then this is of course an added bonus.
If you did not reserve a ticket online, you will be asked to pay £4 on the door.
Unfortunately we need the correct name of the attendee on our tickets. This is down to the fact that we’ll be supplying name badges on the evening off the event and will need to print off the correct information.
Luckily if the name we have is incorrect we can easily change this if you contact [email protected]
For a full list of sponsors please visit our IDM Sponsor page
How old do I have to be to attend IDM?
We have a Minimum age requirement of 17. If you will be drinking the alcohol on offer for free on the night you will need to be aged 18 or over. If you are below this age threshold please get in contact with us and providing you meet the right criteria we may be able to sort something out.
I’m press and would like in on this event.
If you’re from local or national press please visit our IDM press page to find out more details and reserve a press ticket.
Parking options for IDM
If you need a place to park, you are free to park your vehicle in the North Towers car park
What are your terms and conditions for reserving a ticket for IDM?
Please view our full terms and conditions for the event on our IDM Terms and conditions page