FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18. 2013
Hey gang, Shannon here and I’m pretty excited about today’s announcement. Darren from The 7 Line and I are going to be working together on an event called the Queens Baseball Convention which will take place in January 2014.
Today’s announcement is to get the ball rolling and to involve you. We’ve had our discussions and we have our ideas. We want to make this a really cool event for all the fans. So we’re taking this public while we still figure out the details. The goal for today is to generate interest, buzz and discussion. You tell us what this event should be and we aim to do our best to create a really fun event.
WHAT IS THE 2014 QUEENS BASEBALL CONVENTION?
Imagine your favorite parts of a Fan Fest, Comic Con, a baseball card show and a carnival all rolled into one.
We hope to have a mix of fun, games, appearances, memorabilia, merchandise, panels, batting cages, baseball cards, food, trivia, maybe even mascots. Our goal is to make it an enjoyable day for fans, and one to which you can bring the kids and bring the wife.
We’re hoping the name says it all. A convention of baseball fans in Queens.
WHEN WILL QBC14 TAKE PLACE?
We have middle of January targeted. We are considering Saturday January 18th to be our first choice so save the date but don’t throw pies at us if the date changes.
WHERE WILL QBC14 TAKE PLACE?
In Queens. We are negotiating with venues to make sure we can find a place than can provide a home for all our dreams. We also want the place to be easy for fans to get to.
HOW MUCH WILL A TICKET FOR QBC14 COST?
We are working on that now. It can’t be a free event as we need to rent a space and cover other expenses. And in the spirit of transparency, it would be nice to be compensated for working on the event for six months.
WHAT SPECIFIC EVENTS WILL I SEE AT QBC14?
We’re working that out now. This is a chicken or the egg sort of problem. We’ve had our internal discussions, and now we turn to you for ideas. We want this to be for the fans. We want this to be fun. We want this to be awesome. We want this to become an annual winter gathering. If you’d like to make suggestions you can email email@example.com or Facebook us.
We’ve talked about “panels” (think Hofstra or Comic-Con), trivia games, autograph signings, batting cages, an awards show, a uniforms display, mascots, and plenty of other ideas.
CAN I HELP ORGANIZE QBC14?
I SELL BASEBALL CARDS/MERCH/WHATEVER. CAN I GET TABLE SPACE AT THE EVENT?
Yep. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
I WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT A PANEL. CAN I?
IS MY FAVORITE PLAYER GOING TO BE THERE?
I don’t know who your favorite player is but it’s a little too early to announce any sort of guest list
I LOVE THE LOGO. CAN I GET THAT ON A T-SHIRT?
That question was actually from me Darren.
CAN I FOLLOW QBC14 ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER?
Yep! Facebook.com/QueensBaseballConvention and Twitter.com/QBC14 aka @qbc14
HOW CAN I HELP?
Get the word out. Facebook Like. Facebook Share. Retweet. Follow @qbc14
WHO ELSE IS WORKING ON THIS?
We’ve spoken with some folks you know. We’ll give you their details down the road. @mediagoon came up with the name and he’ll be helping out for sure.
That’s it for now gang. I hope you’re excited as I am.
12 Replies to “Announcing the 2014 Queens Baseball Convention”
It isn’t Mike Francesa’s “revolutionary app” … its better!
he has a revolutionary app?
You might want to have it after super bowl, you may get more vendors from that. also, if you’re anything like me, I count the days for pitchers and catchers after super bowl. get people excited…
Please find sponsors so this is not priced out of the range of all those who will have travel and lodging expenses. And make sure you contact someone at the Hall of Fame to wee what their presence can be. I look forward to attending.
Hey we’d love to have enough sponsors to make the thing free. But I am being transparent that there are expenses to cover, and even if I wanted to do this for the love of it I can’t ask everyone else to work for free for months so it will be a ticketed event (also for crowd control). But yeah if Donuts Chain wants to write a check (or bring iced coffee) I’d listen.
This is cool, but isn’t January a little cold for baseball in Queens?
Feeds the need of lack of baseball
We thought it the perfect time. During the season we have baseball and a place to meet up. In the winter we miss baseball and this gives us a place to gather.
How many attendees do you have in mind?
i made up 1000 but based upon the response – wow – dunno
Here’s the obvious question, in two parts:
a. Do you think the Mets would be interested in getting involved?
b. Do you WANT the Mets to get involved?
I always wanted the Mets to have a “MetsFest” of sorts in the winter like other teams have. Have you thought of contacting the Mets just to see if they would help out? If the Mets got on with it and it became more official it would probably make a lot of publicity for Mets Police and The 7 Line as well (for starting the whole event.) It would be hard to do, but I hope it comes together well.
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