Please note that For the Love of the Force is now operating as For the Love of Sci-Fi


'FOR THE LOVE OF THE FORCE' Frequently Asked Questions

Is this an official Lucasfilm event?

FOR THE LOVE OF THE FORCE is not an official Star Wars convention and it is not authorised by or connected with Lucasfilm.

Who are we?

For the Love of the Force is an independently run fan convention put on by Star Wars fans for the fans of the film. We have no affiliation with Lucasfilm and we are not authorised or connected to them.

The event is a meeting ground for like-minded fans young and old, from all over the world to come together and celebrate their love for the phenomenon that is Star Wars.

The event is a fun packed two days of props & exhibits, guest signers, cosplay, merchandise stalls, gaming, musical entertainment, kids entertainment & much more.

A percentage of revenue from the event goes to a charity nominated by the Garrisons who attend the event.

When is For the Love of the Force?

Due to contractual issues with Lucasfilm there will be no event in 2016. 

We hope to be back in 2017.

Where is For the Love of the Force?

B.E.C Arena, Longbridge Road (off Ashburton Road), Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1SN. J9 M60


Is free at the venue, we have a limited number of parking places (800 in total) so please come down early to ensure a space. 

Who needs to buy a ticket?

All children 3 years old and under do not need a ticket. They are free every day, and must be accompanied by an adult.
All children that are between 4-15 years old need to purchase a child ticket. All children 15 years and under, must have a valid child ticket and be accompanied by an adult. Please be prepared to show proof of age on entry.
Everyone 16 years old upwards must purchase an adult ticket in order to attend. Please note, we recommend all children under 18 attend with an adult. 

Complimentary passes for carers

FTLOTF will provide one complimentary ticket to fans who are attending that have a medical disability for a carer to accompany them in the venue. In order to receive this additional ticket, when arriving onsite to scan or purchase tickets, they will be asked to show a Blue Card, a Doctor's Note, or a Government Letter. Fans will receive one complimentary ticket for the carer per ticket type. For example if you buy a Saturday only ticket, the carer will receive a complementary Saturday ticket. 

Can I be involved?

Yes we love fans to get involved in our events, email for more information. 

Do guest signers charge for autographs?

Yes they do, For the Love of the Force does not have any say in this, or gain any revenue from the actors charging for autographs and photos, and is at their own discretion. Signing prices are not included in the entry fee. Occasionally actors will cancel due to work commitments, but this is very rare. We do not accept responsibility for cancellations. 

Does the venue have disabled access?

The whole ground floor is wheelchair friendly and has ramps. However the cantina is a functioning bar and is on the first floor. Sadly the venue does not have elevators so the cantina is not accessible. HOWEVER, we will do everything we can to help disabled people up the stairs including those in wheelchairs if they sign a disclaimer to say this is done at their own risk and liability.

I still have a question!

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