Here’s all the crazy happenings that will be…well, happening at Queen City Kamikaze 2017 this year.

Game Shows

Cosplay Dating Game 

Queen City Kamikaze Staff • Auditorium • 10:30-11:00

The convention staple returns! Each round, four cosplayers from the audience will be brought on stage. A lucky bachelor/ette looking for love, and three contestants answering questions to vie for their affections… and some free pizza vouchers!


Tiger Millionaire • Auditorium • 12:30-1:30

Based on the classic game show of the same name, contestants from the crowd will come up on stage to test their skills on a variety of topics ranging from Anime to Video Games to Movies and more. See who will be crowned the Alpha Nerd and win awesome prizes!

Whose Line is It Anyway

Tiger Millionaire • Panel Room 2 • 2:00-3:00

Welcome to the improv game where everything’s made up and the point doesn’t matter! The comedic improv madness you know and love from TV, with a geeky twist. This event description has been censored for SPREADING TREASONOUS RHETORIC AGAINST KINGDOM HEARTS 2.8 I SWEAR TO GOD MATT THAT GAME IS IMPORTANT TO THE FRANCHISE. YOU’LL SEE WHEN KINGDOM HEARTS 3 COMES OUT. YOU’LL ALL SEE.

Crack and Slash: The Crazy Fanfiction Improv Game!

Nerd Heaven Events • Auditorium • 5:00-6:00

Come check out the ultimate fanfiction dialogue game, the craziest and funniest event to hit New England conventions since the Dating Game and Masquerade! The goal? You, the audience, come up with a ridiculous fanfiction concept, and some of you cosplayers will act out the concept at the end. YOU vote the characters in, decide where / why / how, and WE deliver an hour of pure comedic bliss!

Cosplay Deathmatch

Maximillion Pegasus • Auditorium • 4:00-5:00

Go head-to-head in a cosplay bloodbath! In this fighting tournament, the audience has the power do decide who lives… and who dies! Cheer and flair to choose your champion and watch them fight it out! Under the watchful Millennium Eye of Maximillion Pegasus, this event is an hour of carnage you won’t want to miss!


Deal or No Deal!

Tiger Millionaire • Auditorium • 6:00-6:30

2 contestants, 16 cases, and some pretty good odds. Based on the game show of the same name, the stakes are high and the prizes are mysterious… are you ready to make yourself a Deal?

Trivia Strike

Tiger Millionaire • Panel Room 2 • 3:00-4:30

Introducing the newest game show to be taking the con world by storm. Mixing Jeopardy with Mario Kart, test your knowledge on pop culture topics and stop your opponents from beating you.

Card Tournaments

Free entry for all tournaments

Booster box for the winner of each tournament!

Magic: The GatheringMODERN – 11:00-2:00 – 32 player MAX

Cardfight!! VanguardCLAN FIGHT – 2:00-5:00 – 32 player MAX

Force of WillWANDERER – 5:00-7:00 – 16 player MAX

There will also be plenty of tables for free-play card games all day long. Bring your Pokemon cards, your Yu-Gi-Oh cards, your Weiss Schwarz cards, or pretty much any other card game you can think of. But don’t you dare bring those Buddyfight cards!

Cosplay Contest

Craftsmanship Judging for Cosplay Contest

Nerd Heaven Events • Band Room • 12:00-1:30

If you are entering the CRAFTSMANSHIP category for the Cosplay Contest, please line up at the band room at 12:00 to meet with our judges to be eligible for any Craftsmanship prizes.

People ONLY entering the PERFORMANCE category can arrive at the Auditorium at 1:30 for seating with the other participants. ALL Cosplay Contest and Masquerade participants must be in the Auditorium at 1:30 for seating.

Download the COSPLAY CONTEST REGISTRATION FORM here! Print it out, fill it out, drop it off at the front table on the day of the convention.

QCK Project Cosplay Challenge 2017:
Make What You Can With Hopes, Dreams, Duct Tape, and an Hour

Queen City Kamikaze Staff • Panel Room 2 • 11:30-1:00

Assemble a dream team and subject a friend to the most impressive cosplay your squad can make within the theme using the supplies provided, a lot of hot glue, duct tape, and your imagination. The clock is ticking, and you’ll have one hour to complete your beautiful creation and be runway-ready! It’s Con Crunch: The Competition!


Project Cosplay Runway / Set-Up for Masquerade

Jam Blute • Auditorium • 1:30-2:00

Watch the Project Cosplay participants strut their stuff on the big stage, talk about their creations, and find out which team is the ultimate Con Crunch Champion!

If you are participating in the Cosplay Contest or Masquerade, you must arrive at 1:30 to be seated.

QCK Cosplay Contest and Masquerade 2017

Nerd Heaven Events • Auditorium • 2:00-4:00

Bear witness to skits, songs, and walk-ons as cosplayers compete for honor and glory (and prizes). With awards for Craftsmanship and Performance, and a Just for Fun category, watch or join in on the biggest event of the day!

Board Games

Video Games

We have many video game consoles available for freeplay, including:

NES Super Nintendo Nintendo 64 Gamecube Wii Sega Genesis Sega Dreamcast
Virtual Boy Playstation PS2 PS3 Colecovision 3DO and more

Video Game Tournaments

Street Fighter VXbox One – 12:00-3:00

Super Smash Bros. – WiiU – 3:00-6:00

Music and Dancing


Character Construction

Jam Blute • Band Room • 11:00-12:00

They’re your brain babies and you love them. And you want the world to love them too. These are some tips and tricks to make your entire cast lovable, hate-able, or whatever you want.

Fabric 101 Workshop (Now With More Touch)

A. R. Guile • Panel Room 2 • 11:00-11:30

Arm yourself with knowledge before you hit the fabric store in this crash course in materials and terminology. Soon you too will know the difference between a jersey knit and an interlock knit, and gabardine will be more than a funny sounding word. With fabric samples to handle, you can finally put your hands on all that Google research.

Finding Your Writing Process

Matthew Phillion • Band Room • 2:00-3:00

Screenplay or novel? Pen and paper or laptop? Writing classes or locking yourself in your room? Sometimes the hardest part of the writing process is… finding your writing process. Are you stuck at the starting line? Have an idea for a story but no idea how to get started? Learn tips and tricks for picking the right medium to write in; figuring out the tools you need to be the type of effective writer you want to be; and ideas for staying on track and motivated to make sure you finish the stories you start.

Nobody is Evil: Creating Sympathetic Villains

Matthew Phillion + Jam Blute • Band Room • 3:00-4:00

The best part of every story is the bad guy, right? Loki or Voldemort, Darth Vader or the Borg, a memorable adversary makes every hero, and every story, even better. But villains need to be more than just the “black hat.” They need to be just as real, just as well-crafted, and just as engaging as your protagonists. And absolute evil is rarely the best choice. So how do you create sympathy for the devil? By developing fully-realized, complex, villains whose motives are meaningful and who your audience might find themselves rooting for, even just a little bit. Find out from two veteran writers some tips and tricks to developing a better bad guy.

Magic and Sci-Fi: Making and Breaking Your Own Rules

Matthew Phillion + Jam Blute • Band Room • 4:30-5:30

How does magic work in Harry Potter? What about in the Supernatural world? What about space travel? Does hard science rule the day in your favorite fictional world, or do starship engines roar as they jet through the darkness? Rules are necessary for believability and to help the author maintain control over the story, but they can also bog an author—and their audience—in excessive detail. In this session, we’ll talk about how to get started building the rulebook for your fictional world, and how not to get lost when you start.

Anime Tropes and Where They Come From

Samantha Paul • Panel Room 2 • 4:30-5:30

Have you ever watched an anime and wondered, “Why do nosebleeds mean arousal? Why is this character sneezing so much? What’s up with that crazy laugh?” with no idea where to start in figuring it out? Well, it’s time to dig in and find out as we discuss the history behind and around the many tropes found in anime.

Females In Fiction

Jam Blute • Band Room • 5:30-6:30

Across media in fiction, women have certain recurring roles in plots and character types: the motivation for a hero’s quest, delicate caregiver, fan-service, warrior princess, etc. This panel is on how to break the mold while staying true to your character both as a woman and for who she is.

Universal Famicom: No Translation Required

Rick Cressen • Panel Room 2 • 5:30-6:30

For English-speaking gamers there’s a whole world of games out there in other languages that we just can’t play. Or can we? Join Rick Cressen of The Cutting Room Floor as he expands your gaming world and shows you what Japan-only Famicom games that you can play — even without knowing Japanese.