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The Scepter by Todd Gdula

Todd Gdula has been bladesmithing for 11 years, full time for 5. He is a member of the  American Bladesmith Society and the New England Bladesmith’s Guild. He has agreed to provide a one of a kind Scepter for auction for the Queen City Conquest. He also makes blades by forging and stock removal, and uses both modern and ancient techniques. He dabbles in general blacksmithing and works with non-ferrous metals, including copper, bronze, and silver. You can see more at toddblades.com Todd has agreed to commission a one of a kind Scepter for auction for the Queen City Conquest.

The 2017 QCC Kickstarter

It’s time for the QCC kickstarter 2017. We’re up and running for our sixth year and we need and would love your support. Here’s the basic levels for the kickstarter followed by a few things about this years show.

Our special guest, if we fund, is Stacy Dellorfano. Stacy  is the founder and Lead Organizer of ConTessa, an organization dedicated to normalizing the presence of traditionally under-represented people in gaming leadership positions by running events at conventions all over the United States, and hopefully soon, the world!

After a successful career in the tech industry working in video games and e-commerce, Stacy left the rat race to pursue gaming full-time. Her most recent work was the production of the Swords & Wizardry 3rd printing Kickstarter, which featured a redesigned book with artwork and design created entirely by women. She also contributed an adventure to the Kickstarter entitled ‘Zaya’s Promise’, and is currently working on two books for Lamentations of the Flame Princess.

Stacy lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and their evil cat, Bastet.

Collector’s Inn has been marvelous to us this year helping us lower our kickstarter goal number with their sponsorship and offering some excellent deals to our backers and folks who participate in the kickoff party later today at Collectors Inn.  If the Kickstarter hits $9,000 in 72 hours Collectors Inn will give a discount to everyone who funds the con that can be used at any time at the store or during the QCC. The deal is buy one get one 1/2 off on in Stock items plus special orders and pre-orders are 30% off. Contact Collectors inn via Facebook for further details.

Events & Games

We already have a number of amazing events already lined up this year for the con which include a D&D Epic, the Double Exposure Board Game Tournament — the games for the tournament won’t be announced until July, on Sunday we’ll be having our Klask tournament hosted by Buffalo Games, and Sunday is also Family Day. On Family Day we’ll have Joe from Collectors Inn teaching and then having a magic draft for kids, a series of family friendly board and role playing games will be run, and there will be mini painting for the kids, and that’s just to start. We’ll be actively searching for other events and games to have run at the convention.

New Registration System

We’re using Table Top Events for the conventions registration system this year. It’s used by GaryCon, EverCon, GenghisCon, and more. We think it’ll be a very nice upgrade in usability from our previous offerings and make your experience in creating and registering for events much more enjoyable. We’re almost ready to start letting you folks get your events up and ready to go, and believe me, we want them. As soon as we have our Table Top Events up and running we’ll be sure to let you know.

 That’s all for now but we’ll be back soon with more announcements and some fun things too so stay tuned here.

Street Team Invite


Queen City Conquest is in need of volunteers to be part of their street team. We are looking for people who love teaching games, playing games, and talking about games. It doesn’t matter if role playing is your thing, board games are your passion, or you just like talking to people, want to learn something new, and make some new friends.

What We Are Asking You To Do

  • The biggest thing is getting the word out about the Queen City Conquest throughout the year. Part of that is getting out there at events we support and teaching people how to play traditional and non-traditional board, card, and role playing games.
  • We would need your help at times to distribute marketing materials at colleges, game and comic book shops, as well as food truck rallies and other festivals to bring awareness to the Queen City Conquest.
  • We’re especially looking for people who are positive members of the gaming community and will represent the Queen City Conquest in a positive and inclusive manner. We’re big believers in the Wil Wheaton Rule.
  • Get the word out to as many people as possible, including local businesses, about how they can support the con and/or get their badges and attend the Queen City Conquest.

If you are interested  please contact our Marketing Director Sean Gilgore at Sean@queencityconquest.com

The New QCC Website

Hello fellow gamers. As we approach the next Queen City Conquest we’ve decided to move our home here. In the coming month leading up to the Kickstarter and beyond that we’ll be using this as our central hub for announcements about the convention and to inform you of things going on with our sponsors and other organizations and individuals who are doing fun gaming things in the Western New York area.

This will also be our portal to our new store to buy badges and other goods for the convention once we get it up and running. To that I suppose I should let you know we’re planning on using Table Top Events which is used by a number of conventions all across the country and is thought very highly.

There will be more soon. I promise but until then we hope you play some excellent games and join us in September and at as many other things as we help put together along the way.

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