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The Queen City Conquest is Buffalo New York's premier gaming convention. Come out this year for some apocalyptic fun.
The Queen City Conquest is Buffalo New York's premier gaming convention. Come out this year for some apocalyptic fun.
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You've conquered, defended, and pillaged for three years but now we've gone beyond Thunderdome, seen the zombies rise up, and passed through the coldest winter most of us have ever experienced. Now we ask the questions: did you survive and will you stay alive during year four? The games need you. They're calling for you. If you ignore them, they'll fall into the endless void of history. So join us this September for the 4th annual Queen City Conquest and bring a game back from the edge of the apocalypse. There will be classic and new video games, board games,card games, role-playing games, and all the gaming swag you desire. Come fight the mutant zombie hordes and turn the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center into the best gaming convention pre- or post-apocalypse from September 18th through the 20th.

On a Serious Note

At our core, we believe gaming is a great way to bring people together and build lasting friendships. Queen City Conquest (QCC) is the culmination of this philosophy. Over the past four years, it has become the premier gaming convention in Western New York. QCC is a place where friends can come together to play games, socialize, and create new memories. This is the reason QCC exists.

Back to Surviving…and Gaming

This year's QCC has a post-apocalyptic theme, but a great variety of games will be offered. By giving us some of your hard earned coin, you’ll receive admission to the convention with your name in print both digitally on the website and in the convention book as a supporter. If you’d like to help out a little more we have plenty of extra upgrades. The FIRST TO SURVIVE level, and other higher levels, will get you a bunch of loot to begin with and more swag once we hit a stretch goal or two.

Location

The Queen City Conquest is happening at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, NY. There are plenty of food options within a short walk of the convention center. If you are coming from out of town, we will send you a message with information about our hotel block.

Add-Ons

If you want to buy even more of our awesome stuff, take a look at these extras. Add the cost of the items you desire to your pledge amount. Once the kickstarter campaign is over, you will get an email asking you to confirm your pledge level and let us know which items you want added on. 

  • Extra 2015 3 Day QCC Badge - $30 (Just add $30 for each extra 3 day badge you would like. When we send out our backer surveys you can tell us the name of the recipient.)
  • Extra 2015 1 Day QCC Badge - $20 (Just add $20 for each extra 1 day badge you would like. When we send out our backer surveys you can tell us the name of the recipient and for which day the badge is valid.)
  • 2015  QCC Shirt - $15 (S, M, L, XL), $18 (XXL, XXXL), $20 (XXXXL)
  • 2015 QCC Dice - $1 for each extra die
  • QCC Travel Mug- $12
  • QCC Dice Tray - $12
  • QCC Neck Wallet Badge Holder - $10 
  • Squid Armed Mutant Mini - $35

Reward Pick-Up

You can pick up any rewards or add-ons when you arrive at the convention. Check in at the Registration Desk and your rewards will be waiting for you. Please have a valid form of ID with you.
Delivery is not an option.

Stretch Goals

Once our initial goal is reached, we'll move on to these stretch goals to make the convention bigger and better.

  • $8000 - We will be able to get Dagorhir to come and do a demo for us, so you can beat away your frustrations from that encounter your DM just put you through.
  • $8500 - (Kickstarter exclusive) All Kickstarter backers at the MUTANT level or higher will get a 2015 QCC die.
  • $9000 - We've contacted Andy Hopp and will be able to bring him in as the convention's special guest. A new backer level for DINNER AND DICING with a Mutant Survivor will unlock.
  • $9500 - We've contacted Kurt Covert and will be able to bring him in as a special guest. A new backer level for DINNER AND DICING with a Mutant Survivor will unlock.
  • $10500 - We've contacted John Wick and will be able to bring him as a special guest. A new backer level for DINNER AND DICING with a Mutant Survivor will unlock and each backer of the FIRST TO SURVIVE level or higher will get a Zombie Mega Meeple (19mm).
  • $11500 - We can afford to get a side room for special guests, games,  and seminars and Kickstarter backers of the FIRST TO SURVIVE or higher will get five dollars in QCC reward tokens, which can be used with vendors and the snack bar.

…and Release the Zombies…

This is our 4th year and we've worked out the kinks which is why we’re coming to you. We want to make this the best year yet and with your help we can survive together.

Risks and challenges

We've run the numbers over and over again to minimize the risk but there's always the chance that things could go wrong. If there's a Snowpocalypse in the middle of September or the convention center vanishes in a puff of smoke, that might stop us. If we hit our goal, the convention will happen. There's always the possibility of something extreme happening that we can't predict, but we have a good crew of people working on this.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

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    PATIENT ZERO - You have our thanks for contributing to the Queen City Conquest 2015. You’re assistance is welcome and you’ll get a mention on the website supporter page as being a supporter.

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    WANDERER - You have our thanks for contributing to the Queen City Conquest 2015 plus recognition in the conbook and on the website supporter page.

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    LONE SURVIVOR (FRI OR SUN) - You get either a Friday or Sunday badge plus recognition in the conbook and on the website supporter page

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    THUNDERDOME PIT FIGHTER - You get a Sunday badge plus recognition in the conbook and on the website supporter page. You also get a seat reserved in the Warhammer 40K tournament on Sunday.
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    LONE SURVIVOR (SAT) - You get your Saturday badge, plus recognition in the conbook, and on the website supporter page.

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    MUTANT - You get your three day badge plus recognition in the conbook and on the website supporter page.

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    SQUID ARM MUTANT - Everything from the MUTANT level and your con shirt. Clearly you were one of the survivors who looted a department store. Add an additional $3 for XXL or 3XL sizes to your pledge. Add an additional $5 for 4XL sizes.

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    FALLOUT SHELTER - Includes everything from the Mutant level, plus a table will be reserved for you in the play area for the entire convention for you to demo your latest game. Each table will be situated in the main hall, along the main entrance walkway.
    You will also get space for a quarter-page ad in the con book.

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    WATER WORLDER - You get everything from the SQUID ARM MUTANT plus the QCC Travel Mug and QCC Neck Wallet Badge Holder.

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    THE CART & DONKEY - (Vendor Level) You get a single 8' by 32" table to sell your goods at, two vendor badges, a link with your business' logo on the Queen City Conquest Kickstarter Sponsors website, and a quarter page ad in our con book. You can add a single extra table for an extra $25 dollars.

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    FALLOUT SHELTER W/ A VIEW - You get everything from the FALLOUT SHELTER level, but your table will one of the two tables immediately next to the main entrance.

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    Survivor X - You get everything from the WATER WORLDER level plus the ultra-exclusive Mark Knapik Mutant Mini! A little Mark Knapik to do whatever you please with.

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    THE SUV WITH BARBED WIRE - (Sponsor level) We’ll put your logo and links on the website, a half page ad in our program, mentions in all ads and event promotions, and 5 episodes of advertising on the Misdirected Mark Podcast for your company or product.

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    THE ULTIMATE SURVIVOR – You get an Exclusive, limited edition USB Badge with pre-loaded games and everything from the SURVIVOR X Level.

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    DINNER AND GAMING(Andy Hopp) - You’ll get dinner at a nice restaurant - with the entertaining and informative Andy Hopp - on Saturday Evening, get a spot in a game being run by him, and everything from the WATER WORLDER Level.

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    DINNER AND GAMING(Kurt Covert) - You’ll get dinner at a nice restaurant - with the entertaining and informative Kurt Covert - on Saturday Evening, get a spot in a game being run by him, and everything from the WATER WORLDER Level.

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    DINNER AND GAMING(John Wick) - You’ll get dinner at a nice restaurant - with the entertaining and informative John Wick - on Saturday Evening, get a spot in a game being run by him, and everything from the WATER WORLDER Level.

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    THE ROAD WARRIOR - You get everything from the WATERWORLDER level and a seat on the GenCon party bus.

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    ARMORED BUS WITH PLOW BUMPER - (Vendor Level) You get two 8' by 32" tables to sell your goods at, two vendor badges, and everything from the THE SUV WITH BARBED WIRE level. You can add one or two extra tables for $25 dollars each.

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    THE TANK - (Sponsor level) You get your logo and links on our website, a full page ad in our program (inside cover or back cover), mentions in all ads and event promotions, a 6 x 4 foot banner hung in the conventions main room with a logo of your specification on it.

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    MASTER BLASTER - You get everything from the THE ULTIMATE SURVIVOR level as well as a seat on the 2015 GenCon Party Bus.

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    BLADERUNNER OF BUFFALO - You get everything from the MASTER BLASTER level plus your badge to the next 10 Queen City Conquests. You will be personally introduced to every single special guest. Your hotel room will be provided for you this year. You'll be given 100 Queen City Conquest reward tokens. You'll be presented with a plaque by Mark on Saturday Night right before the last slot starts and be declared the Savior of the Human Race of the convention, and we will have a throne for you which will be brought to the table of every single game you play. You can take it home with you if you'd like.

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