Mookie Wilson, Wally Backman and Mr. Met To Attend QBC15

$35 admission includes autograph from both players

Updated program schedule HERE (updated November 17th) including Wally Backman, Mookie Wilson and Mr. Met!

WHAT IS THE QUEENS BASEBALL CONVENTION? A mid-winter gathering of fans of baseball, held in Queens. Our design is a combination of “Fan Fest” meets “Comic Con.” The spirit of the day is for the fans to get together, celebrate baseball in Queens, and to bring the kiddies and bring the wife. Events will range from appearances by players, panels, trivia, mascot appearances…and a whole lot more.

WHAT WAS 2014 LIKE? Attendees included Ron Darling, Ed Kranepool, Art Shamsky and Mr. Met. You can see a recap of QBC14 here.

WHAT WILL BE AT QBC15? Here is the updated programming schedule, including the announcements of Mookie Wilson and Wally Backman.

WHEN AND WHERE IS IT? January 10, 2015 at McFadden’s Citi Field.

HOW MUCH TO GET IN? $35

ARE AUTOGRAPHS INCLUDED? We are working with player reps but the plan is that like last year your admission will get you two “free” autographs.  We will make sure the players are of similar caliber to last year (which were Darling and Kranepool.) We may be able to get more players to come if we work out some other scenarios.  So maybe “Joe Player” comes, does some panels, and if you want his autograph too you can go to a table and pay some amount.  And if autographs (beyond the two mentioned above) don’t interest you then you don’t have to spend extra, but the player is still there and maybe does some panels. This is the part where you guys buying in advance off good faith and last year’s reputation helps us make it bigger and better by giving us working capital to reinvest in this part.

I LIKE THAT LOGO.  THAT WOULD LOOK GOOD ON A T-SHIRT. We’re kicking things off with a ticket and tee offer.  $45 gets you in the door and you get your t-shirt day on the day of the event (extra $2 for larger sizes.). QBC15_shirt COOL. I’M EXCITED. HOW DO I BUY TICKETS? Right here!

Updates and QBC Blog

New presentation – Lindsey Nelson: Voice of the Mets

New presentation – Lindsey Nelson: Voice of the Mets

We’re happy to announce yet another item to the jam-packed 2015 Queens Baseball Convention (January 10th at McFadden’s Citi Field).

Lindsey Nelson: Voice of the Mets.

This presentation will cover Lindsey Nelson’s career with a focus on his tenure with the Mets, why he was a great fit for the Mets fans, and his impact on Mets Nation. Sources will include Nelson’s autobiography, interviews with family members, and contemporary newspaper accounts. Join David Krell (from QBC14’s Mets and Popular Culture presentation) for this great look at Lindsey Nelson.

New Panel: Should the Mets retire….?

The Queens Baseball Convention (January 10th at McFadden’s Citi Field) has announced a new panel discussion called “Should the Mets retire…?”

Join us for a discussion of numbers like 31, 17 and any other number you’d like to suggest.

The time of the panel and the moderator will be announced shortly.

Adam Rubin (@adamrubinespn) to moderate Wally Backman panel at Queens Baseball Convention

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We’re very excited to announce that ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin will serve as moderator for the Wally Backman panel at the 2015 Queens Baseball Convention.

The Wally Backman panel will take place at 3pm.

Following the panel, Wally will sign autographs for an hour.  The autograph is included in your admission.

Adam will also take part in a separate “Ask Adam Rubin” session where fans can ask Adam about the Mets, his career, or anything else (within reason.)

The Queens Baseball Convention will be held on January 10, 2015 at McFadden’s Citi Field.

Other QBC programming includes:

  • A Mookie Wilson panel (plus autograph session included in your ticket)
  • A panel on ’86 Mets: The Movie
  • A discussion of “Meaningful Games In September: Good Enough?”
  • A “Decades” panel hosted by The7Line’s Darren Meenan with one fan each representing one decade (60’s, 70’s….)
  • The annual “Greatest Discussion Of Mets Uniforms” presented by Paul Lukas of Uni Watch
  • A mascot we haven’t announced
  • Another mascot we haven’t announced
  • The Gil Hodges Award presentation
  • The Jersey Parade
  • The Mazzy Awards

…with more to be announced.  Tickets are available below.

Wally Backman to be part of QBC15

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Wally Backman will be joining Mookie Wilson and the rest of us at the Queens Baseball Convention which will be held Saturday January 10th at McFadden’s Citi Field beginning at noon.

Wally and Mookie will each take part in separate one hour panel discussions, and then sign separately for autographs, each for an hour (one item per person, the autograph is included as part of your admission).

So you’ll get an hour of Mookie on a panel, an hour of Mookie autographs, an hour of Wally on a panel, and then an hour of Wally signing autographs.

Also announced:

  • the return of The Greatest Discussion Of Mets Uniforms Of All Time, a panel moderated by Paul Lukas of Uni Watch
  • a lively debate of “Meaningful Games In September” – is that a good enough goal? Come take part in the discussion.
  • a discussion of the making of ‘86 Mets: The Movie
  • a Decades panel hosted by Darren Meenan (The 7 Line).   Every fan thinks his or her fandom is in the sweet-spot of being the best fan and having had the best fan experience. Fans representing the 60′s, 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and 00′s discuss their persepctives.
  • The 2015 Gil Hodges Award presented annually by the QBC to a special figure in our team’s history whose memory will always warm our hearts, brighten our spirits and light our way.
  • The Mazzy Awards – Player of the Year, Mets Executive Of The Year, and some other silly awards we’ll make up as we get closer.
  • The Jersey Parade – wear your best (or worst) jersey and be commented on by our judges? Why?  It’s fun.

 

More announcement to come including more programming, special guests, VIP mascots, and the fun and games selections.

You can check out the QBC15 Schedule here.

You can check out photos and video from 2014 here.

 

Tickets are on-sale now (below).  Don’t miss out as it’s a great time for the fans that will help you get through the snow until Spring Training.

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Mookie Wilson to be part of QBC15

Mookie Wilson will be joining us at the Queens Baseball Convention which will beheld Saturday January 10th at McFadden’s Citi Field.

Mookie will take part in a one hour panel discussion, and then sign autographs for an hour (one item per person, the autograph is included as part of your admission).

We will also have a teammate of Mookie’s.  This person is confirmed but we’re not ready to announce him yet (gotta spread out the buzz) – but we’re confident that this person is perfectly slotted right behind Mookie in any lineup.   This guest will also take part in a panel and do an autograph session.

Also announced:

  • the return of The Greatest Discussion Of Mets Uniforms Of All Time, a panel moderated by Paul Lukas of Uni Watch
  • a lively debate of “Meaningful Games In September” – is that a good enough goal? Come take part in the discussion.
  • a discussion of the making of ‘86 Mets: The Movie
  • a Decades panel hosted by Darren Meenan (The 7 Line).   Every fan thinks his or her fandom is in the sweet-spot of being the best fan and having had the best fan experience. Fans representing the 60′s, 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and 00′s discuss their persepctives.
  • The 2015 Gil Hodges Award presented annually by the QBC to a special figure in our team’s history whose memory will always warm our hearts, brighten our spirits and light our way.
  • The Mazzy Awards – Player of the Year, Mets Executive Of The Year, and some other silly awards we’ll make up as we get closer.
  • The Jersey Parade -

 

More announcement to come including more programming, special guests, VIP mascots, and the fun and games selections.

You can check out the QBC15 Schedule here.

You can check out photos and video from 2014 here.

 

Tickets are on-sale now (below).  Don’t miss out as it’s a great time for the fans that will help you get through the snow until Spring Training.

 

Panels and a Player Tease

It was a lot of fun working on QBC this week.

Some new items.

Our Number One choice of player is going to come and do a panel and sign autographs.  You will be very excited when you hear his name and see his smile.

We’ve added panels for the 86 Mets Movie, and a fan-based Decades panel.  Those are in addition to the previously announced Meaningful Games In September panel and discussion, and the Uni Watch panel.

You can find all the latest on the programming page.  I have to go call some mascots.  Much more to come!

QBC Update

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Yesterday I had a deep conversation about 1986 Met which should be finalized today or tomorrow.  Also discussing Other 1986 Met and Other 1986 Met who is not Terry Collins who was not a 1986 Met.

We’re ready to start putting together the panels.  Paul Lukas from Uni Watch has agreed to host another uni-panel so that’s a great start.

If you’d like to suggest a pane hit me up at shannon@metspolice.com and put QBC Panel in the title.  I get lots of email at that address and things sometimes get buried.

The event is Saturday January 10th at McFadden’s Citi Field.  We’ll start at noon.  Tickets/Ticket and tee offer below.  Follow us on twitter (@qbconvention) and Facebook and QBC15.com

 

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