Month: February 2019

Our First Industrial Guest Shawn “The Mad Wizard” Merwin

Shawn “The Mad Wizard” Merwin has been designing and editing for the roleplaying game industry for over 15 years and over 2 million words of content. His Dungeons & Dragons work has ranged from 3rd to 5th edition, showing up in sourcebooks, adventures, articles, and Organized Play administration. Shawn has been a driving force in several Organized Play programs across the industry.  In addition, he has written material for Kobold Press, Goodman Games, Mongoose Publishing, Kenzer & Co., and many more. Shawn is the Lead Editor and a Designer with Encoded Designs, helping to guide their assorted games, adventures, and other products. For the last few years, Shawn has been the co-host of the Down With D&D podcast where he discusses rules, adventures, and the newest releases for the World’s Oldest Role Playing Game.  This year, the “Mad Wizard” received the lifetime achievement award at the 2019 Winter Fantasy for his work with Adventures League.

You can follow him on Twitter @shawnmerwin. @encodeddesigns, @downwithdnd  or see the mad wizards Menagerie on Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/encodeddesigns/overview

The 30 day badge Sale is from February 15th to March 17th.

It’s time for the 8th annual Queen City Conquest. With less than 150 days till the event, we are launching our 30-day sale of badges in lieu of past Kickstarters.  You can click on the  Snogger flag where it says Purchase Badges here or click the image above to purchase your badges. 3-day badges are $ 37.50. 2-day badges are $30 and single day badges for Friday and Sunday are $18.75 Saturday is $22.50.

  • VIP badges are  $115.00 they  include
  • a 3-day pass,
  • our private lounge access
  • VIP party invite on Thursday Evening
  • A convention T-shirt
  • 2 QCC Dice

Meal Packages 

Also under the attend drop down, under get merch, you can take advantage of our new offerings, Meal Packages, and Lodging

Meals will be offered at the Daemen Cafeteria located on campus. They will have multiple choices for different dietary needs.  No longer will you have to run to get food and manage time in between games.

  • Breakfast is $9 served  Saturday and Sunday
  • Lunch is  $12  served Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner is $14 served Friday and Saturday

Lodging 

Option one. For Friday and Saturday, you can rent one room of a four-room suite with a twin bed and access to a bathroom, kitchen with a fridge and stove, and a living room. There are two bathrooms in each suite. If you have someone you wish to stay in the other room or rooms, let us know by emailing us at chris@lakeeffectgaming.com and we’ll make sure to put you with them.

Option two. You can rent an entire suite for Friday and Saturday.

  • Friday or Saturday night $50 for a  single room
  • Friday & Saturday for a Single Room is $95
  • Friday or Saturday for a Suite is $195 Sleeps, 4 people
  • Friday & Saturday Suite $370 Sleeps, 4 people

 

Other items for sale are Convention T-shirts, Dice and our Pins featuring our snow ogre Snogrr,

So much is in the works and more information about the convention is coming forth. Please keep up to date with everything that is happening on our social media on Facebook Twitter and Instagram.

Exploring Western New York

The city of Buffalo has had a large resurgence due to both public and private investments. This year we’ve moved the convention to the middle of summer to avoid any possibilities of snow and to give you folks the chance to not only experience the Queen City Conquest but the wonderful city and the surroundings.

Buffalo’s summer is also Buffalo festival season. You can’t go a weekend without a festival, concert series or event happening morning noon or night. If you go to visitbuffaloniagara.com you’ll discover everything happening in and around the city during the time surrounding the QCC. If you’re still here let’s give you a few places you might want to start.

Canalside

Located on Buffalo’s waterfront, Canalside is a great outdoor location to play and enjoy everything from kayaking and water biking – which you can rent – to live music and lovely walks on the water.

Food

Are you a foodie? Yes, Buffalo is well known for wings. If you’re a true wing connoisseur we have something called the Wing Trail. Have you tried  Loganberry soda? Sponge candy? Paula’s Donuts? Lloyds Tacos truck? Lake Effect Ice Cream? A Roast Beef On Weck?

Aside from those few items there are a number of other amazing restaurants and food trucks. To top it all off the Taste of Buffalo is the same weekend as the convention. There may be jaunt to the 2nd largest “Taste of” in the United States.

Niagara Falls

The Falls are less than 30 minutes north of Buffalo. There, you can experience the amazing view of Niagara Falls. Maybe you’d like to stalk your way through the Cave of the Winds or take a ride up to the falls on the Maid of the Mist and feel the power of millions of gallons of falling water. These adventures could be great inspiration for a future game or just an enjoyable experience. On the Canadian side of the Falls is Clifton Hill. If you like the experience of a New Jersey styled boardwalk or the arcades of old then you’ll find plenty of places to have fun when you visit.

Like many great cities exploring Buffalo is an experience. From our unique architecture – Frank Lloyd Wright anyone – to our unique independent music scene there is something for everyone to love Western New York.

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