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QCC2018 Meet & Greet Level

QCC 2018 Guest Announcement – Jason Cordova

Lake Effect Gaming & Events is happy to have Jason Cordova as a guest at the 2018 Queen City Conquest.

Jason Cordova is the principal organizer of the Gauntlet gaming community. He is a co-host of The Gauntlet Podcast, Discern Realities, and Fear of a Black Dragon, and a frequent GM on the Pocket-Sized Play and We Hunt the Keepers! actual play podcasts. He is the also the Editor in Chief of Codex.

He will be running World of Dungeons and Cthulhu Dark during Queen City Conquest.


QCC 2018 Guest Announcement – Tom Flanagan

Lake Effect Gaming & Events is happy to have Tom Flanagan as a guest at the 2018 Queen City Conquest.

Tom Flanagan is Producer, Game Master and Player on the long running (8 years with 360 plus episodes) Knights of the Night Actual Play Podcast. He is also a memmber of the Wednesday Evening Podcast All-Stars. Tom occasionally answers to the name of “Grandmother.”

Tom will be running a Tales from the Loop game, and possibly a Cleveland based Dresden Files Accelerated session. Events from which will likely lead to some of the players characters showing up later in his KotN Dresden storyline as NPC.

If you’d like to play a game with Tom at the Queen City Conquest head over to the kickstarter and get your badge early, they’re cheaper now than at any point in the future.

The 2018 Queen City Conquest Kickstarter

The Kickstarter is live for the 2018 Queen City Conquest. Here are the things you need to know:

  • Badges are at their lowest prices right now at $45 for a three day badge. They’ll be $55 at the door.
  • We have a wonderful line up of guests and more are on the way. In fact let’s tell you about one we’ve just lined up.
    • Camdon Wright is a game writer and designer that loves to play pretend, tell stories, and share a gaming table with new people. He is the owner of the Colorado based gaming company Unicorn Motorcycle Games. His games include the Cthulhu meets the Bachelor themed game, Madness and Desire. Currently he is working on One Child’s Heart a game about child welfare professionals that work to bring hope back into a child’s life. You can find his work at
  • There will be a number of amazing games and events including Play to Win, Long Cons, some special D&D events.
  • Without this initial funding we can’t proceed with the convention.
  • The kickstarter stretch goals allow us to do more things for you including:
    • Late Night Gaming on Saturday evening
    • Life sized Arkham Horror run by local fan favorite Jane Calvert
    • More swag for you including free dice and Buffalo Meeples

We can’t wait to see you in September for the Queen City Conquest. Thank you for backing us and for spreading the word about the QCC 2018.

Kickoff Party at Collectors Inn & D&D Epic at Heart of the Game

Hello Folks. It’s coming up on that time of year again. We’ve been gearing up for the Queen City Conquests 2018 kickstarter. Here are the details

The event will focus more on Board & Card games and non-D&D RPGs to go along with the Kickstarter launch. The reason for this is there is an Epic being run at Heart of the Game that same day and they’re raising money for charity. If you’re a D&D AL player we hope you go over to Heart of the Game and get your epic on for a good cause.  Here are some of the details:

  • Mulmaster Undone: Retired season 2 Epic.
  • Aaron Place is organizing the event.
  • This will be a charity event, benefits paid to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
  • Fai Chen’s will be in attendance.
  • There will be no entry fee but Aaron is asking a 5$ donation per person in attendance for the charity.
  • Here’s the Epic event page.

So that’s what’s coming up from the QCC next. We’ll be back when we have more information for you about the launch party and other news related to the QCC.


Queen City Conquest 1st Black Friday Sale.

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Lake Effect Gaming and Events

As of November 17th, 2017 Queen City Conquest has been acquired by Lake Effect Gaming and Events, LLC. Lake Effect Gaming and Events is owned by the senior directors of the 2017 Queen City Conquest: Cindy Moore, Stephanie Matteson, Sean Gilgore, Chris Sniezak, and Jerry Meyer.

Lake Effect Gaming and Events will continue to run and promote the Queen City Conquest as it’s Premier Gaming Convention but will now include multiple events throughout the year.

We are very excited about our future endeavors and look forward to providing creative and engaging events for everyone to enjoy.

We are in search of volunteers to fill the following roles at Queen City Conquest 2018:

Board Game Coordinator
Video Game Coordinator
Role Playing Game Coordinator
Charity Auction Facilitator
Public Library Liaison
Street Demo Team

If you would like more information or are interested in one of these positions contact us at:

Games to play at the QCC #3. Sunday Morning

There’s always going to be more games to play at the QCC. Let’s see what you might want to play on Sunday Morning

The Big Pie Caper (9 AM)

Guest Jennifer Adcock is bringing her Costume Fairy Adventures game for those young and young of heart.  Here’s the description of the game:

There’s nothing that fairies love more than mischief. Well, almost nothing. When several villagers ask for help from the notoriously mercurial fae folk, right in the middle of their annual pie festival, things are bound to get a little bit… messy. After all, it wouldn’t be any fun if there weren’t a few surprises. Eat the most pie, cause the most chaos, and of course, wear the coolest costumes to gain their powers.

If you’re interested in this game you can get your ticket here: The Big Pie Caper

Hotel 96 (10 AM)

Mike is running some Savage Worlds on Sunday morning and Hotel 96 seems to have a very Hotel California vibe to it. Check out the description:

Hotel 96 is waiting for you. It promises fine music, great food, and a release of the soul … but it has a burning desire to make you stay for good! Burn off a little steam … but you do need to get back to Pinebox and ETU (East Texas University), as you have classes on Monday. 
Note: Should take about 4 hours, but allows for a lunch break.

If you’re interested in this game you can get your ticket here: Hotel 96 (ETU)

Zaya’s Promise (11 AM)

Our only game on the schedule starting at 11 AM is Zaya’s Promise. It’s run by special guest Stacy Dellorfano and uses the Swords & Wizardry system. Here’s the description of the event:

Long ago, a whole town and the valley it inhabited disappeared. Rumors persist that the town was swallowed up by a sea of brambles & the valley made uninhabitable. Dare you seek what lies inside? 
Run by the creator! Zaya’s Promise was published by Frog God Games for the Swords & Wizardry 3rd printing. The adventure features a constantly shifting dungeon that plays differently every time in a fun house wonderland dungeon that’s just as deadly as it is fascinating.

If you’re interested in this game you can get your ticket here: Zaya\’s Promise

Five Tribes with the Expansion (Noon)

Angela Bullied is bringing out some Five Tribes, an excellent worker displacement board game from Days of Wonder. Here’s the description:

Five Tribes builds on a long tradition of German games with wooden Meeples in a unique twist on the Worker Placement game genre. While the rules are quite easy to learn and understand, implementing a winning strategy will take a calculated approach.  In this worker displacement game, you score by carefully maneuvering the Five Tribes of Meeples over the tiles that make up the ancient city-state of the Sultanate of Naqala. You need to look ahead to determine what moves will not only position you to score well, but put your opponents at a disadvantage. It’s when, how and where you dis-place the Five Tribes of Assassins, Elders, Builders, Merchants & Viziers that will determine your victory or failure!

If you’re interested in this game you can get your ticket here: Five Tribes with Expansion

There’s Sunday Morning. If you’re one of the brave willing to get up that early for a game we wanted to make sure you knew what some of the offerings were. For more games check out the full schedule.


Games to play at the QCC #2

Hey folks. Another posts about the games that will be running at the QCC that you might want to play.

Big Trouble in Little Italy

Special Guest Stacy Dellorfano is running Big Trouble in Little Italy, a game based on Mage: The Ascension 2nd edition with some modifications by her.

There’s something strange going on in San Diego’s Little Italy. While the mundane world sees a neighborhood with its Italian roots long buried in modern gentrification, just beneath the surface lies the final refuge of some of Italy’s long lost gods and goddesses. Word has it a powerful mage wants to trap and steal the power of one of those deities to attain true immortality through a dangerous ritual. Can you and your friends stop them before it’s too late?

If you’re interested in this game you can get your ticket here Big Trouble in Little Italy


Did you hear Santa is coming to the QCC? Well he is and he’s bringing a bunch of games including the The classic Avalon Hill battle for Arrakis! Take charge of one of the six factions competing for control. He who controls the Spice, controls the Universe! Get your ticket for this classic here, Dune Tickets, and play a game with Santa.

Titan Effect. Operation: Sharashka

Tim Hannon, Mr. Savage World WNY himself, is running a bunch of Savage World during the QCC but this game is a preview of a new setting called Titan Effect. Here’s the description.

Join a contemporary world where spies with psychic powers clash with genetically enhanced soldiers, with the fate of the world in the balance. Join the SPEAR operatives in the world of Titan Effect, in this preview of a new setting, Kickstarting this fall!!!

If you want to get in on all the Savage Worlds action as part of SPEAR you can get your ticket here Titan Effect: Operation: Sharashka

Check back on Monday for more highlighted games or give the schedule a look yourself. Also, tell your friends and fellow gamers they can get their badge on Tabletop Events.  Just think, it’s only 5 weeks away from the Queen City Conquest.

Badge Sales Up & Early Registration Has Begun

Hello gamers. It took us a little longer than we were hoping to get our heads around Tabletop Events but things are up and running now. Let’s talk about what what is happening with the QCC.

Early Registration

Those folks who got this through the kickstarter have access and should register for events now. In a week or so we’ll open up event registration to everyone else. CLICK HERE.

If you should have access and don’t, please contact us at

Badge Sales

You can buy your badge if you missed out on the Kickstarter. If you’ve already gotten your badge from the kickstarter we encourage you to tell your friends, family, enemies, monarchs, servants, pets…wait, sorry. I was just told by my ruler that we can’t have pets at the convention center so while you can tell them and they could buy badges but they can’t attend. Still, tell your people if they pass for human and send them here. CLICK HERE.

You are also able to purchase con merchandise to be picked up at registration desk during the con.

Over 100 Events So Far

We have a lot of events already and that’s thanks to all of you. This convention doesn’t happen without your games. If you’d like to check out the event list you can click on this link. CLICK HERE.

We’re always looking for more events of all kinds. We could really use some more board game events if possible.

Well that’s the inside info on what’s going on at the QCC. You’ll be hearing more from us now that we have all the back end stuff set up. We can’t wait to see you in September and I hope you all play great games until then.

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