Click to buy tickets for QBC 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

OMG! The Mets haven’t hired anyone yet!

 


I am tired of folks on twitter and the beat writers freaking out because the Mets haven’t hired anyone to the FO or a manager yet. The season wasn’t even over and they were trying to figure out why the Mets didn’t announce a mew manger the day after Luis Rojas was let go.

You hear the Mets didn’t do their due diligence on the hires under Steve Cohen but now you are getting “why aren’t the Mets hiring anyone yet? The Mets a still a joke! No one wants to come work here!”

Some of the front office potential hires couldn’t be spoken to until their teams were out of the playoffs. Some teams wouldn’t give their people permission to talk to rge Mets. Some folks just didn’t want to give up what they have already. If you were working for a team and built it into a contender, wouldn’t you want to stick with it until the job is done?

I’m not defending the Mets but you folks need to chill out. 

The State of the Mets will be talking about all this at the QBC 2021 at Mulcahy’s on November 13 2021. You can also get good insight from Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, Todd Frazier, SNY on air talent, book authors and yes even Mets Execs!

Tickets to get in are $25. Autos are additional prices. There are special VIP tables that aren’t on the website so hit me up about them at Mediagoon@gmail.com 

For tickets and Info go to Queensbaseballconvention.com


Monday, October 18, 2021

Chrome Mets Mini Helmet signed by Nimmo

 


Take your collection of New York Mets memorabilia to the next level with this autographed Brandon Nimmo Chrome Mini Batting Helmet. Whether displayed in your home or office, it's the perfect way to highlight your passion for the New York Mets for years to come.


I don’t get the chrome look for these autos. If you like it go to Liss.com.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

QBC 2021: Updated Q&A

 





Scan the QR Code or go to QueensBaseballConvention.com


Friday, October 15, 2021

QBC 2021 What we know so far.






We wanted to catch up everyone up what's happening so far at QBC 2021. Tickets are moving and we want to make sure everyone knows about it. If you guys have friends that don't follow any of our social media accounts or have never heard about QBC please let them know. We are trying to have another fun event.


 We were just told we have this VIP section we can use.


QBC 2021 Question.

If we were able to offer a special VIP package of reserved seating for four, four Gary Cohen/Ron Darling autograph tickets, four Todd Frazier autograph tickets, inscriptions, you can take photos with you camera/phone with them and jump the line to meet them first, would you want it? 

"Sounds good...but let's talk price."

You're right we'd have to give a good price on it. Let's do the Math.

$25 Admission x 4=                      $100
$75 Gary/Ron Combo Auto x4=   $300
$25 Todd Frazier x 4=                   $100
$10 inscriptions x 8=                     $80
$40 inscriptions x4 =                     $160
$25 photo ops x 4=                        $100
$25 Skip the line pass x 4=           $100
                                                    _______
                                           Total =$940

Divide that by four and that is $235 a person.

I think a fair price for all that might be $175 per person for $700 for the table. What do you guys think about that? No?

Okay. I'll make a deal with you. Don't tell Dan that I am doing this but if you buy a whole table, I'll do the package at $500. So if you buy a a full table you can have the whole package for $500.

If you want to buy this as a 2 ticket VIP Package we can do this for $350 for two people. 

We aren't going to put this up on Eventbrite so email us if interested.

Email QBC2016@gmail.com to for inquiries or to buy this package.

What's going on for the day?

SNY TV is bringing on-air talent for a panel.

State of the Mets Panel

Gil Hodges Award

Meet The Mets Executives panel

Nick Davis (Director/Producer of Once Upon a Time in Queens)Panel

Mets Book Author panel

Todd Frazier panel and signing

Gary Cohen/Ron Darling Panel and signing.

Just want regular tickets/autograph tickets? go to queensbaseballconvention.com or scan this QR code.


Todd Frazier, Gary Cohen, and Ron Darling are doing in for Panels and Signings.




SNY returns as our sponsor and is bringing On-Air Talent

We welcome back our sponsor that has been with us for years, SNY! SNY has been great with us in the past. They have brought Baseball Night in NY and Mets Hot Stove in as Panels in the past. They are fun panels where you can interact with some of you favorite SNY talent and I for one can't wait until we hear what they have to say about the Mets this season and what they expect from them next year. We are so happy to welcome SNY back to Mulcahy's on Saturday November 13th.

Meet the Mets Execs Panel


Mets Book Author's Panel



QBC Announces COVID Protocols for 2021 Event

September 20, 2021 – With the first live Queens Baseball Convention in almost 2 years now less than eight weeks away, organizers today announced protocols that will be put in place for the Nov. 13th event.

“While we all wish we could go back to how we hosted the QBC pre-pandemic, we have to live with the reality that things have changed. We want to provide both a fun and safe experience for everyone who comes out to Mulcahy’s in November” stated co- founder Dan Twohig.

The protocols that will be put in place are as follows:
• All attendees (paid attendees, guests, vendors, and volunteers) must be EITHER fully vaccinated OR if not vaccinated, must

present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the QBC start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the start time. This includes guests under 12 who are not yet eligible for a vaccine

“Fully vaccinated” means the guest must have received the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or their first does of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (J&J) no later than September 30th

Proof of vaccination must be presented in one of the following manners:

  • ▪  ACDCvaccinationrecordcard

  • ▪  Arecordofvaccinationfromthehealthcareproviderwhoadministeredthevaccine,alongwitha government-issued or official document bearing the name of the individual and a photo or date of birth matching the name on the COVID-19 vaccination documentation

  • ▪  PrintedCOVID-19vaccinationdocumentationoraclearphotoofdocumentationdisplayedonyouriPhone or Android phone will be accepted

  • ▪  NYCCOVIDSafePass,NewYorkStateExcelsiorPass,orEUDigitalPassportwillalsobeaccepted • All attendees must wear masks while inside the venue, except while eating or drinking in designated areas
    • Guests who fail to comply with these protocols will not be admitted into the QBC, or will be asked to leave

    We are still in a pandemic,” said Twohig’s partner Keith Blacknick, “but given these safety measures we can still gather together as Mets fans to celebrate the blue and orange. Of course if things change prior to the QBC we can and will adjust as needed.”

    Ticket and autograph pricing will be announced this week. For more information or for inquiries, please email us at QBC2016@gmail.com, or follow us on social media (Twitter @QBConvention or Facebook www.facebook.com/QueensBaseballConvention )

    ABOUT THE QBC
    Founded in 2013, the Queens Baseball Convention was created as a mid-winter gathering of fans of the New York Mets. Our design 
    is a combination of “Fan Fest” meets “Comic Con.” Since its start it has grown into the largest fan-run fan fest in the New York area.


The State of the Mets 

The one panel that has been with all the live QBCs and heck, even the virtual one from earlier this year. Mark has put together another stellar panel this year with Lori Rubinson From WFAN , Tim Healey from Newsday, and Tim Ryder from The Apple.

Queens Baseball Convention Announces Shannon Forde as the 2021 Recipient of the Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award

September 22, 2021 – Organizers of the Queens Baseball Convention revealed today that former New York Mets Senior Director of Media Relations Shannon Forde will be the recipient of the 2021 Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award to be presented at 2021 QBC on November 13th.

Forde tragically passed away from breast cancer in 2016 at the age of 44.

A pioneer for women in baseball, Forde rose through the ranks in the Mets media department where she had worked for 22 years, establishing connections with players, reporters, and executives across all of baseball.

Her love of the Mets, and her love of baseball, was evident in everything she did throughout her career, from shepherding green- eyed rookies around Shea and CitiField, to running the 2013 All-Star Game, to being the point person on numerous charity endeavors (including Tuesdays Children after 9/11).

Forde was also instrumental in getting the Mets media department to recognize non-traditional media outlets such as bloggers and independent websites.

Without Shannon, there may not have been a QBC” stated co-founder Keith Blacknick. We were part of the extended Mets community and Shannon always treated us as such. She helped us establish our credibility and we will always be indebted to her for that.

The Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award was established in 2014 in cooperation with the Hodges family. Presented annually to a person whose memory eternally warms our hearts, brightens our spirits and lights our way, as well as brings together the best elements of sportsmanship and humanity. Past recipients have included Gil Hodges, Tom Seaver, Ed Charles, Bud Harrelson, Bobby Valentine, and David Wright.

A member of Fordes family will be accepting on her behalf at the 2021 QBC to be held on Nov. 13th at Mulcahys Pub & Concert Hall. Tickets are expected to go on sale later this week.


There will also be vendors, mascots, and more.

The Q and A I did the other night.





Thursday, October 14, 2021

MiLB and Marvel to launch Marvels Defenders of Diamond Program

 


MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT COLLABORATE

TO LAUNCH “MARVEL’S DEFENDERS OF THE DIAMOND” PROGRAM

Storytelling giant to develop content for teams and ballparks across the United States

 

Chicago, October 13, 2021 — Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced a three-year partnership with Marvel Entertainment, one of the world’s most prominent storytelling brands, for an exciting event series that will play out in ballparks across all levels of MiLB starting in 2022.

 

Today’s announcement was made at the “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, which celebrates Marvel history with more than 300 artifacts including original comic book pages, sculptures, costumes and interactive displays.    

 

“MiLB’s new partnership with Marvel Entertainment brings together two storied brands who create memories that are passed down from generation to generation,” said Kurt Hunzeker, Major League Baseball’s Vice President of Minor League Business Operations. “The possibilities with this partnership are endless and we look forward to some incredibly creative content, merchandise, and promotions.”

 

The new partnership will feature 96 MiLB teams participating in an event series called “Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond” during the 2022 through 2024 baseball seasons. The deal was facilitated by AthLife, Inc, Marvel’s longtime sports representative.

 

In each of the three years of the partnership, all 96 participating MiLB teams will host at least one Marvel Super Heroรค themed game as part of the “Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond” campaign, where teams will wear special edition Marvel Super Hero-branded jerseys on field during the game with other Marvel-themed activities and promotions taking place throughout the game. Fans may visit milb.com/marvel for the latest updates on the “Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond” series.

 

“Over the past few years, we have seen the fans of Minor League Baseball truly embrace Marvel-themed games, so having a nearly league-wide partnership will allow us to take creativity and storytelling to the next level,” said Mike Pasciullo, Marvel Entertainment’s Vice President, Product Development and Marketing – Brand, Franchise & Sports. “And it wouldn't be Marvel if we did not have a few major surprises to unveil along the way!”

 

As part of the wide array of custom content it will create for the new initiative, Marvel will create a “Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond” comic book for MiLB fans that will be distributed in participating MiLB ballparks throughout the partnership. Co-branded merchandise and other surprises will be unveiled in 2022.

 

Teams participating in the Marvel partnership include: Aberdeen Ironbirds, Albuquerque Isotopes, Amarillo Sod Poodles, Arkansas Travelers, Asheville Tourists, Augusta GreenJackets, Beloit Snappers, Biloxi Shuckers, Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Birmingham Barons, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Buffalo Bisons, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Charleston RiverDogs, Charlotte Knights, Chattanooga Lookouts, Clearwater Threshers, Columbia Fireflies, Columbus Clippers, Corpus Christi Hooks, Dayton Dragons, Daytona Tortugas, Delmarva Shorebirds, Durham Bulls, El Paso Chihuahuas, Erie SeaWolves, Eugene Emeralds, Everett AquaSox, Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Fresno Grizzlies, Frisco RoughRiders, Great Lakes Loons, Greensboro Grasshoppers, Greenville Drive, Gwinnett Stripers, Harrisburg Senators, Hartford Yard Goats, Hickory Crawdads, Hillsboro Hops, Hudson Valley Renegades, Indianapolis Indians, Inland Empire 66ers, Iowa Cubs, Jersey Shore BlueClaws, Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, Lake County Captains, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lansing Lugnuts, Las Vegas Aviators, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Louisville Bats, Lynchburg Hillcats, Memphis Redbirds, Midland RockHounds, Modesto Nuts, Montgomery Biscuits, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Norfolk Tides, Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Oklahoma City Dodgers, Omaha Storm Chasers, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Portland SeaDogs, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Reno Aces, Richmond Flying Squirrels, Rochester Red Wings, Rocket City Trash Pandas, Rome Braves, Round Rock Express, Sacramento RiverCats, Salem Red Sox, Salt Lake Bees, San Antonio Missions, San Jose Giants, Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Somerset Patriots, South Bend Cubs, Spokane Indians, Springfield Cardinals, St. Lucie Mets, St. Paul Saints, Stockton Ports, Sugar Land Skeeters, Syracuse Mets, Tampa Tarpons, Toledo Mud Hens, Tri-City Dust Devils, Tulsa Drillers, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wichita Wind Surge, Winston-Salem Dash, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, and Worcester Red Sox.

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About Minor League Baseball 

Minor League Baseball consists of 120 teams across four classification levels (Low-A, High-A, Double-A and Triple-A) that are affiliated with Major League Baseball’s 30 teams. Fans flock to Minor League Baseball games to see baseball’s future stars and experience the affordable family-friendly entertainment that has been a staple of Minor League Baseball since 1901. For more information, visit MiLB.com. Follow Minor League Baseball on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

About Marvel Entertainment:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information, visit marvel.com. © 2021 MARVEL

 

About AthLife

Established in 2004, AthLife is a privately owned company that hold service contracts with many sports and entertainment properties including Marvel Entertainment, the NBA & G League, NFLPA, The Trust (powered by the NFLPA), Major League Soccer, National Basketball Retired Players Association, and college and university athletic departments. Since 2010, AthLife has helped facilitate hundreds of Marvel Super Hero™ Day themed events and activations for Marvel with more than 100 professional and minor league sports franchises.  ©2021 AthLife

 

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

QBC 2021: Nick Davis Press Release

 


QBC 2021 VIP Table package available.




We were just told we have this VIP section we can use.

QBC 2021 Question.

If we were able to offer a special VIP package of reserved seating for four, four Gary Cohen/Ron Darling autograph tickets, four Todd Frazier autograph tickets, inscriptions, you can take photos with you camera/phone with them and jump the line to meet them first, would you want it? 

"Sounds good...but let's talk price."

You're right we'd have to give a good price on it. Let's do the Math.

$25 Admission x 4=                      $100
$75 Gary/Ron Combo Auto x4=   $300
$25 Todd Frazier x 4=                   $100
$10 inscriptions x 8=                     $80
$40 inscriptions x4 =                     $160
$25 photo ops x 4=                        $100
$25 Skip the line pass x 4=           $100
                                                    _______
                                           Total =$940

Divide that by four and that is $235 a person.

I think a fair price for all that might be $175 per person for $700 for the table. What do you guys think about that? No?

Okay. I'll make a deal with you. Don't tell Dan that I am doing this but if you buy a whole table, I'll do the package at $500. So if you buy a a full table you can have the whole package for $500.

If you want to buy this as a 2 ticket VIP Package we can do this for $350 for two people. 

We aren't going to put this up on Eventbrite so email us if interested.

Email QBC2016@gmail.com to for inquiries or to buy this package.

What's going on for the day?

SNY TV is bringing on-air talent for a panel.

State of the Mets Panel

Gil Hodges Award

Meet The Mets Executives panel

Nick Davis (Director/Producer of Once Upon a Time in Queens)Panel

Mets Book Author panel

Todd Frazier panel and signing

Gary Cohen/Ron Darling Panel and signing.

Just want regular tickets/autograph tickets? go to queensbaseballconvention.com or scan this QR code.










Please look out for our QBC family members.

One of my closest friends lost his wife on Monday. Jessie is a huge Mets fan, part of the QBC Family and also one of the most kinde people I have ever met. His wife Lucia and their daughters mean everything to him. The love of his life was take from him suddenly and times are going to be difficult for Jessie and his daughters and we wanted to do something to help them out. Jessie and Lucia have always been kind souls and very giving to others in need and it is time I feel to return the favor of their kindness. I can't imagine what is going through Jessie's mind right now.





On October 11th, Lucia Toscano Burke entered the kingdom of heaven.

We started this fundraiser to support Jessie and family in these difficult times.
100% of the proceeds will go to the family for whatever they need.

Thank you for your support and prayers

 Donate Here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Mets Annual Food Drive November 10th

 




The Mets are hosting their annual Off-Season Food Drive benefitting New York Common Pantry on Wednesday, November 10th from 10:00am-6:00pm at the Mets Team Store at Citi Field. New York Common Pantry works toward the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence for those they serve. Their whole-person approach includes services such as fresh food pantry packages, hot meals, supplemental food for seniors, connection to resources and live healthy programs.
Fans donating at least 10 non-perishable items will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select Mets home game in 2022 (excluding Opening Day and the Subway Series). Fans will be limited to one ticket voucher.
All types of canned and packaged goods are welcome, but no glass containers or perishable foods please.
The most needed foods are:
Milk (powdered, evaporated, boxed)
All types of pasta (packaged)
Rice
Barley and quinoa
Canned vegetables
Canned or dry beans
Canned fruit
Mac and cheese (packaged)
Peanut butter
Oatmeal
Hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized)
Boxed grits
Canned tuna, salmon or chicken
Powdered mashed potatoes
We hope to see you there! 

Director/Producer Nick Davis(Once Upon a Time in Queens) will be at QBC 2021

 





Yep, I'm breaking some news again before our official QBC release.

You guys liked the Once Upon a Time in Queens documentary, right? Well we have a treat for you. The Director/Producer of it, Nick Davis is coming to QBC 2021 to talk about the doc and its new companion book. This panel is a perfect way to get some behind the scenes looks at the film.

About Nick.

An accomplished writer, director, and producer, Nick Davis got his start in film and television by interning on Ken Burns’ Baseball. His first task was to build a desk. In addition to his work with Burns, which included jobs on Cornerstone and The West, Davis worked for filmmaker David Grubin, co-producing The Language of Life with Bill Moyers for PBS and producing Money and Power: The History of Business for CNBC. Davis also directed the Emmy Award-winning Jack: The Last Kennedy Film in 1993, produced with his father, Peter Davis.

In 1998, Nick wrote and directed 1999, a black comedy feature film starring Jennifer Garner, Dan Futterman, and Amanda Peet, which aired on the Sundance Channel. The film was screened at over 20 film festivals worldwide.

In 2001, he started Nick Davis Productions.  Having seen the movie Young Frankenstein ten times as a child, Nick was thrilled that the company’s first job was producing a Bravo Profile of the actor Gene Wilder. Since then, the company has gone on to produce over 70 hours of television, and over 100 short films for corporations, non-profits, and other organizations.

In 2018, he produced and directed a film for PBS’ American Masters program, Ted Williams: “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived,” narrated by Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Jon Hamm. 

Prior to his work in film and television, Nick performed improv comedy in New York City nightclubs and wrote, with Brooks Hansen, the novel Boone, published in 1990 and named one of the notable books of the year by the New York Times.

This should be a fun panel that you don't want to miss.

Mulcahy's in Wantagh. November 13th. Doors open at 11 am. For  tickets and info go to  Queensbaseballconvention.com or you can scan the QR code to buy tickets.




 


Sunday, October 10, 2021

QBC 2021: In case you missed it news.

 

QBC 2021: What we have going on so far.

 


I think it is time to put all the info about QBC 2021 that we have so far into one post.



Scan here to buy Tickets.

Todd Frazier, Gary Cohen, and Ron Darling are doing in for Panels and Signings.




SNY returns as our sponsor and is bringing On-Air Talent

We welcome back our sponsor that has been with us for years, SNY! SNY has been great with us in the past. They have brought Baseball Night in NY and Mets Hot Stove in as Panels in the past. They are fun panels where you can interact with some of you favorite SNY talent and I for one can't wait until we hear what they have to say about the Mets this season and what they expect from them next year. We are so happy to welcome SNY back to Mulcahy's on Saturday November 13th.

Meet the Mets Execs Panel


Mets Book Author's Panel



QBC Announces COVID Protocols for 2021 Event

September 20, 2021 – With the first live Queens Baseball Convention in almost 2 years now less than eight weeks away, organizers today announced protocols that will be put in place for the Nov. 13th event.

“While we all wish we could go back to how we hosted the QBC pre-pandemic, we have to live with the reality that things have changed. We want to provide both a fun and safe experience for everyone who comes out to Mulcahy’s in November” stated co- founder Dan Twohig.

The protocols that will be put in place are as follows:
• All attendees (paid attendees, guests, vendors, and volunteers) must be EITHER fully vaccinated OR if not vaccinated, must

present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the QBC start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the start time. This includes guests under 12 who are not yet eligible for a vaccine

“Fully vaccinated” means the guest must have received the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or their first does of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (J&J) no later than September 30th

Proof of vaccination must be presented in one of the following manners:

  • ▪  ACDCvaccinationrecordcard

  • ▪  Arecordofvaccinationfromthehealthcareproviderwhoadministeredthevaccine,alongwitha government-issued or official document bearing the name of the individual and a photo or date of birth matching the name on the COVID-19 vaccination documentation

  • ▪  PrintedCOVID-19vaccinationdocumentationoraclearphotoofdocumentationdisplayedonyouriPhone or Android phone will be accepted

  • ▪  NYCCOVIDSafePass,NewYorkStateExcelsiorPass,orEUDigitalPassportwillalsobeaccepted • All attendees must wear masks while inside the venue, except while eating or drinking in designated areas
    • Guests who fail to comply with these protocols will not be admitted into the QBC, or will be asked to leave

    We are still in a pandemic,” said Twohig’s partner Keith Blacknick, “but given these safety measures we can still gather together as Mets fans to celebrate the blue and orange. Of course if things change prior to the QBC we can and will adjust as needed.”

    Ticket and autograph pricing will be announced this week. For more information or for inquiries, please email us at QBC2016@gmail.com, or follow us on social media (Twitter @QBConvention or Facebook www.facebook.com/QueensBaseballConvention )

    ABOUT THE QBC
    Founded in 2013, the Queens Baseball Convention was created as a mid-winter gathering of fans of the New York Mets. Our design 
    is a combination of “Fan Fest” meets “Comic Con.” Since its start it has grown into the largest fan-run fan fest in the New York area.


The State of the Mets 

The one panel that has been with all the live QBCs and heck, even the virtual one from earlier this year. Mark has put together another stellar panel this year with Lori Rubinson From WFAN , Tim Healey from Newsday, and Tim Ryder from The Apple.

Queens Baseball Convention Announces Shannon Forde as the 2021 Recipient of the Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award

September 22, 2021 – Organizers of the Queens Baseball Convention revealed today that former New York Mets Senior Director of Media Relations Shannon Forde will be the recipient of the 2021 Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award to be presented at 2021 QBC on November 13th.

Forde tragically passed away from breast cancer in 2016 at the age of 44.

A pioneer for women in baseball, Forde rose through the ranks in the Mets media department where she had worked for 22 years, establishing connections with players, reporters, and executives across all of baseball.

Her love of the Mets, and her love of baseball, was evident in everything she did throughout her career, from shepherding green- eyed rookies around Shea and CitiField, to running the 2013 All-Star Game, to being the point person on numerous charity endeavors (including Tuesdays Children after 9/11).

Forde was also instrumental in getting the Mets media department to recognize non-traditional media outlets such as bloggers and independent websites.

Without Shannon, there may not have been a QBC” stated co-founder Keith Blacknick. We were part of the extended Mets community and Shannon always treated us as such. She helped us establish our credibility and we will always be indebted to her for that.

The Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award was established in 2014 in cooperation with the Hodges family. Presented annually to a person whose memory eternally warms our hearts, brightens our spirits and lights our way, as well as brings together the best elements of sportsmanship and humanity. Past recipients have included Gil Hodges, Tom Seaver, Ed Charles, Bud Harrelson, Bobby Valentine, and David Wright.

A member of Fordes family will be accepting on her behalf at the 2021 QBC to be held on Nov. 13th at Mulcahys Pub & Concert Hall. Tickets are expected to go on sale later this week.


There will also be vendors, mascots, and more.

The Q and A I did the other night.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

QBC 2021: What we have going on so far.

 


I think it is time to put all the info about QBC 2021 that we have so far into one post.



Scan here to buy Tickets.

Todd Frazier, Gary Cohen, and Ron Darling are doing in for Panels and Signings.




SNY returns as our sponsor and is bringing On-Air Talent

We welcome back our sponsor that has been with us for years, SNY! SNY has been great with us in the past. They have brought Baseball Night in NY and Mets Hot Stove in as Panels in the past. They are fun panels where you can interact with some of you favorite SNY talent and I for one can't wait until we hear what they have to say about the Mets this season and what they expect from them next year. We are so happy to welcome SNY back to Mulcahy's on Saturday November 13th.

Meet the Mets Execs Panel


Mets Book Author's Panel



QBC Announces COVID Protocols for 2021 Event

September 20, 2021 – With the first live Queens Baseball Convention in almost 2 years now less than eight weeks away, organizers today announced protocols that will be put in place for the Nov. 13th event.

“While we all wish we could go back to how we hosted the QBC pre-pandemic, we have to live with the reality that things have changed. We want to provide both a fun and safe experience for everyone who comes out to Mulcahy’s in November” stated co- founder Dan Twohig.

The protocols that will be put in place are as follows:
• All attendees (paid attendees, guests, vendors, and volunteers) must be EITHER fully vaccinated OR if not vaccinated, must

present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the QBC start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the start time. This includes guests under 12 who are not yet eligible for a vaccine

“Fully vaccinated” means the guest must have received the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or their first does of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (J&J) no later than September 30th

Proof of vaccination must be presented in one of the following manners:

  • ▪  ACDCvaccinationrecordcard

  • ▪  Arecordofvaccinationfromthehealthcareproviderwhoadministeredthevaccine,alongwitha government-issued or official document bearing the name of the individual and a photo or date of birth matching the name on the COVID-19 vaccination documentation

  • ▪  PrintedCOVID-19vaccinationdocumentationoraclearphotoofdocumentationdisplayedonyouriPhone or Android phone will be accepted

  • ▪  NYCCOVIDSafePass,NewYorkStateExcelsiorPass,orEUDigitalPassportwillalsobeaccepted • All attendees must wear masks while inside the venue, except while eating or drinking in designated areas
    • Guests who fail to comply with these protocols will not be admitted into the QBC, or will be asked to leave

    We are still in a pandemic,” said Twohig’s partner Keith Blacknick, “but given these safety measures we can still gather together as Mets fans to celebrate the blue and orange. Of course if things change prior to the QBC we can and will adjust as needed.”

    Ticket and autograph pricing will be announced this week. For more information or for inquiries, please email us at QBC2016@gmail.com, or follow us on social media (Twitter @QBConvention or Facebook www.facebook.com/QueensBaseballConvention )

    ABOUT THE QBC
    Founded in 2013, the Queens Baseball Convention was created as a mid-winter gathering of fans of the New York Mets. Our design 
    is a combination of “Fan Fest” meets “Comic Con.” Since its start it has grown into the largest fan-run fan fest in the New York area.


The State of the Mets 

The one panel that has been with all the live QBCs and heck, even the virtual one from earlier this year. Mark has put together another stellar panel this year with Lori Rubinson From WFAN , Tim Healey from Newsday, and Tim Ryder from The Apple.

Queens Baseball Convention Announces Shannon Forde as the 2021 Recipient of the Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award

September 22, 2021 – Organizers of the Queens Baseball Convention revealed today that former New York Mets Senior Director of Media Relations Shannon Forde will be the recipient of the 2021 Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award to be presented at 2021 QBC on November 13th.

Forde tragically passed away from breast cancer in 2016 at the age of 44.

A pioneer for women in baseball, Forde rose through the ranks in the Mets media department where she had worked for 22 years, establishing connections with players, reporters, and executives across all of baseball.

Her love of the Mets, and her love of baseball, was evident in everything she did throughout her career, from shepherding green- eyed rookies around Shea and CitiField, to running the 2013 All-Star Game, to being the point person on numerous charity endeavors (including Tuesdays Children after 9/11).

Forde was also instrumental in getting the Mets media department to recognize non-traditional media outlets such as bloggers and independent websites.

Without Shannon, there may not have been a QBC” stated co-founder Keith Blacknick. We were part of the extended Mets community and Shannon always treated us as such. She helped us establish our credibility and we will always be indebted to her for that.

The Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award was established in 2014 in cooperation with the Hodges family. Presented annually to a person whose memory eternally warms our hearts, brightens our spirits and lights our way, as well as brings together the best elements of sportsmanship and humanity. Past recipients have included Gil Hodges, Tom Seaver, Ed Charles, Bud Harrelson, Bobby Valentine, and David Wright.

A member of Fordes family will be accepting on her behalf at the 2021 QBC to be held on Nov. 13th at Mulcahys Pub & Concert Hall. Tickets are expected to go on sale later this week.


There will also be vendors, mascots, and more.

The Q and A I did the other night.