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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.



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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.

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