This one will continue to be an issue for every event we do. As everything is, the cost of attending is subjective to the individual and their circumstances, however there has been an increase in the cost of attendance for things at the event. The NEC are the biggest contributing factor to this, from the cost of food and beverages onsite to the hotels, the location itself is one of the largest event spaces in the UK and as a premium venue they have prices which reflect this.
The ticket price for a BYOC ticket has not increased in price for several years whilst the cost of delivering a LAN event with on-site accommodation (camping) has, hence the additional price increase for services like indoor camping.
We are speaking to the NEC to try and reduce the cost to the community for attending, as we have always done.
We will continue to create and develop new and exciting content for the BYOC community to increase enjoyment and deliver a truly amazing LAN experience to give you the premium LAN event experience you pay for.