Experience at Queen City Conquest

Pardon my absence, I was out of time enjoying the blue sky on an island. The weekend following my return to Canada the Queen City Conquest convention happened. A friend and I drove there early in the morning from Canada to Buffalo to play a whole day of D&D. Three sessions throughout the day and the earliest one started at 8am and the last one at 7pm. This shows you the dedication we have for this game.

The convention did not only host D&D games but activities ranging from board games to retro video games with unique vendors. The venue itself was pretty decent with enough space for the crowd and the food options were limitless. A block further was a street with all kind of food so you really did not have to buy expensive convention food.

The DMs were phenomenal and ran through the Adventurer’s league module perfectly. This would be my second Epic and my only feedback is about the Epic. I myself was scheduled to DM at the first Epic but gave my spot to someone else. Reading the small part I had to do was already overwhelming so I do understand what most DM had to go through as well as the organizers of the convention. The Epic was great don’t get me wrong but it could have been better and more prepared for the night. It was a late session which for some reason is always the Epic’s time slot and I understand most of the organizers, players and DMs would be tired by then but the running all over the place to get the game going at the last minute could have been avoided.

The Epic usually goes more than 4 hours with new players and starting late does not help with the time constrain. This would be my only “opportunity for next time” feedback and other than that I had a blast.

Overall we got to meet all kind of people, played amazing D&D with amazing DMs, spend the whole day in Buffalo and driving home proved more challenging than we expected on 2-3 hours sleep but we had an awesome time and look forward to attending it in the future. I would give it a solid 8 out of 10.

One thought on “Experience at Queen City Conquest

  1. Thanks for the review! We’re glad you had a good time, and we hope to see you for 3 days next year. 🙂

    The drive home is always rough for me too. I usually get a room at the hotel attached to the convention center just to avoid that drive.

    The EPIC did start a little late because of the Charity auction. The auction ended up raising more money for our local Children’s Hospital than the past 2 years combined, so I’m inclined to give them a little leeway on their end-time. Unfortunately, we can’t really run them in different locations at this time. Maybe in a couple years though…

    We run the EPIC on the last slot, Saturday evening, because that is when we have the most people in attendance and have the most people available to help it go along smoothly. EPIC events are massive undertakings. They require a lot of forethought and planning. This was our first time having an EPIC at Queen City Conquest and I’m very proud of what the D&D team accomplished. Of course, we hope to do an even better job next year.

    If you or your friends have any other advice, we’d love to hear it. Our contact form is at http://live.queencityconquest.com/?q=contact

    Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you next year.

    Mark Knapik
    Convention Director


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