Starship Bridge Simulator

 The Contact Starship Training Programme needs you!

The outer reaches of Human stellar influence is teeming with opportunities and fascinating extra-solar species and although we are a peaceful and benign civilisation, we are always in need of the best crews to man our peacekeeping, policing and enforcement ships in deep space!

As a trainee in Contact, you will use your natural excellence in team-working and communication while learning what it takes to be a Weapons Specialist, Science Officer, Helm, Relay, Chief Engineer or even Captain in deep space. 

Unlock new ships, new weapons and new missions as your crew (and you!) gain ranks in the Contact Starship Training Programme!

Contact is an hour-long co-operative computer simulation of a “starship bridge” where each player must work together with 5 other crew mates to fill their roles and complete one or more space missions.


Each event includes orientation for new players, team role assignments and an hour of “flight time” presented in an immersive, themed bridge room supported by two or more “Flight Control” officers making sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Although roles will be assigned at the start of the session, they can be summarised as follows:

Leads the crew! Has no direct control of the ship but must keeps the crew focused on their goal and makes strategic decisions both in and out of combat.

Flies the ship, controlling heading, speed, docking and combat manoeuvres as well as the warp or jump drives (depending on the ship).

Weapons Specialist
Controls all combat elements of the ship including shields, targeting, beam weapons and missiles.

Chief Engineer
Controls the power management and coolant systems of the ship and dispatches repair crews should the ship become damaged.

Science Officer
Directs the sensor scans and has access to the ship computer should more information be needed.

Marshals allied forces in the sector, controls communications and hacking equipment, launches probes and has access to the Sector Map.

Please note that there are age restrictions on participants: 12+ if a parent or guardian is also playing. 16+ if playing unaccompanied.

Although this is a team game, you are welcome to sign up solo or with friends.
Missions are available either as pre-registered or on-the-day sign-up.
Online event bookings open on Friday 7th August at 20:00 and closes on Friday 2nd October at 20:00.
Events listed as “spaces online 0 / 0” are available for registration at the convention.

This event is sponsored by One Free Elephant.


10:00 – 11:30 Contact! Saturday Slot 1 (spaces online 6 / 6)
11:30 – 13:00 Contact! Saturday Slot 2 (spaces online 6 / 6)
14:00 – 15:30 Contact! Saturday Slot 3 (spaces online 0 / 0)
15:30 – 17:00 Contact! Saturday Slot 4 (spaces online 6 / 6)
17:00 – 18:30 Contact! Saturday Slot 5 (spaces online 0 / 0)


09:30 – 11:00 Contact! Sunday Slot 1 (spaces online 6 / 6)
11:00 – 12:30 Contact! Sunday Slot 2 (spaces online 6 / 6)
13:30 – 15:00 Contact! Sunday Slot 3 (spaces online 0 / 0)
15:00 – 16:30 Contact! Sunday Slot 4 (spaces online 6 / 6)

Testimonials and Reviews from 2019

“The starship bridge simulator was one of the best things we did at that whole weekend” – First Player Token –

“By far the most fun thing I did all day” – Coaching for Geeks –

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