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Industry Guest John Arcadian

 

John Arcadian is a freelance writer, art director, website developer, builder of sonic screwdrivers, and a purveyor of kilted mayhem. He is the Headgnome at the ENnie award-winning Gnome Stew gaming blog and currently does most of his writing and art direction through Encoded Designs. Every so often he finds time to give a TEDx talk or academic presentation on how Tabletop Roleplaying Games help people. His latest project is Gnome Stew‘s Actual Play series. Go check him out on twitter where he promises he’ll post more frequently.

Come and play with John and our other great guests this July 12th to 14th. Buy your tickets now at 25% off.

 

You can watch his TED talk here

A Taste of Queen City Conquest.

Lysa Chen:  Writer. Community Manager  & . Producer/Host . Showrunner/Mercy . Good Witch.  She was. our 2018 special guest is featured here on the news story from last year. She tweeted about her experience.

“QCC was so much fun! The community of players seemed to really appreciate lots of fun roleplay along with their combat, which is always a blast for me. It’s one of the best experiences I’ve had as a guest at a con. Also the local food… Omg.”

If you are not sure what Queen City Conquest is all about here is a good sample of what you can expect.

 

Now is the best time to buy tickets for this year’s event. Tickets are 25% off. Click Here to buy tickets now.

Industry Guest Phil Vecchione

Phil Vecchione is the co-host of both the Misdirected Mark and Panda’s Talking Games podcasts, one of the founding Gnomes at the Gnome Stew, and one of the partners at Encoded Designs. He is the creator of Hydro Hacker Operatives and co-creator of Turning Point (in development).

You can follow Phil on twitter @encodeddesigns or his personal twitter @DNAphil and read his GM articles on gnomestew.com

You can listen to his podcasts, Misdirected Mark and Pandas Talking Games at www.misdirectedmark.com

You can buy his books on GM mastery; Never Unprepared, Focal Point and Odyssey at engine publishing or drivethrurpg.com

You can download and purchase the ashcan edition of Hydro hackers here

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.

New Location & Dates

Hey folks. Just wanted to let you know we have a new location this year and new dates.

We will be at Daemen College. The facility is quite lovely and has allowed us to reduce some of our cost which we’re passing on to you.

The convention is going to be from July 12th to the 14th.

30 Day Sale

In the coming days we’ll be having more details for you and we want you to know we won’t be having a kickstarter but we will be having a 30 day sale and if we sell enough badges during the sale we’ll be able to open up some interesting events and possibly some more guests for this years convention. We’ll be having our sale starting in February and rolling into March.

Local Gaming Events

We have a stocking stuffer game night at Iron Buffalo on Thursday, December 20th from 7 pm till close. We encourage you to come out, drink some coffee or hot coco, and play your favorite games that could fit in a stocking.

Iron Buffalo is located at  656 Millersport Hwy. Amherst, NY 14226

We also have the following events coming up:

Black Friday Sale

Hey Folks. It’s time for the Black Friday Sale for the QCC. We’re opening up our store for the lowest prices for 3 day badges and our VIP Badges.

The 3 Day badges are $35 dollars which is %30 off what they’ll be at the door

Our VIP Badges are $100 and include one 3 day badge, your T-Shirt, the Thursday Evening Get Together with our special guests, access to our lounge where we’ll have coffee, snacks, fruit, a place to store your things and get away from the insanity of the convention to take a breather, and 2 Queen City Conquest dice

You can pick up your badges by following this link

Black Friday Sale

With that said, we want you to be aware that the convention has moved to July 12th – July 14th and will be at Daemen College this year. It’s allowed us to reduce our costs and provide more value to you. We can’t wait to see you in July and thank you for supporting the convention and being a part of our community.

The QCC Conbook 2018

You can get the PDF of the Con Book here.
QCC Conbook 5

Games you might want to play

Here's some games you might want to play at the QCC by some of our gaming guests.

 

Here's some games you might want to play at the QCC by some of our gaming guests.

Long Live the Queen by Phil Vecchione
The Queen distrusts the King’s Time Traveler advisers and has dispatched her Musketeers to protect the Crown and people of France. Engage in palace intrigue and swashbuckling adventure in this mashed up world. A Fate Accelerated game.
Sunday at 1:00 PM
Two slots open of this game as of this writing

 

One Child’s Heart by Camdon Wright
One Child’s Heart explores the participant’s ability to create human connection through roleplay. Players take on the role of professionals that work with children. They are given the chance to travel into the memories of a young person to help them grow emotionally and reframe those memories.
Friday at 1:00 PM
Three slots open as of this writing

 

Legendary Defenders of Space! by John Arcadian
One of the first public playtests of the MWS gaming system by ENnie award winning author John Arcadian of Gnome Stew. This playtest will use the "detailed" version of MWS, have a quick character creation, and will be a "serial numbers shaved off" love letter to the Voltron series.
Sunday at 9:00 AM
4 slots open as of this writing

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