Here’s what’s up for 2019

Here’s a super fancy spreadsheet schedule for you!

Opening Ceremonies

Auditorium 10:30-11:00

QCK Staff

Welcome to QCK 2019! Get a rundown of the day ahead with our fabulous staff!

The Cosplay Dating Game 

Auditorium – 11:00-12:00

QCK Staff

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 goodies too!

Redpool Hypnosis: I (still) can’t swear!

Auditorium 12:00-1:00

Redpool Hypnosis

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be hypnotized? Ever wonder if you can even be hypnotized? If you answered yes to these, then this panel is for you!

The Joy of Gaming with Bob Ross

Panel Room12:00-1:00

Rob Boss (Bentholomew)

Allow Bob Ross to guide you through the world of interactive and creative gaming in Super Mario Maker and Ultimate Chicken Horse. Don’t worry: there are no game overs, only happy little accidents.

Cosplay Stuff

QCK Cosplay Contest and Masquerade 2019 

Auditorium – 2:30-4:00

Nerd Heaven Events

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!

Download the form, print it out, and drop it off on your way in!

Craftsmanship Judging for Cosplay Contest

Photography Room – 12:00-1:30

Nerd Heaven Events

If you are entering the CRAFTSMANSHIP category for the Cosplay Contest, please go to the Photo Room at 12:00 to meet with our judges to be eligible for any Craftsmanship prizes.

People ONLY entering the PERFORMANCE or JUST FOR FUN category can arrive at the Auditorium at 2:00 for seating with the other participants. ALL Cosplay Contest and Masquerade participants must be in the Auditorium at 2:00 for seating.

Seating for Masquerade

Auditorium – 2:00-2:30

Nerd Heaven Events

We’ll have some quality singalong music keeping you guys busy while the participants for the Masquerade are seated! Get comfy and ready to watch some awesome performances!

If you are participating in the Cosplay Contest or Masquerade, you must arrive at 2:00 to be seated.


Auditorium – 1:00-2:00

Madman McKenna

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!

A frame by frame analysis of Donkey Kong and the Legend of the Crystal Coconut

Panel Room1:00-2:00


An in depth analysis of the most prolific piece of Donkey Kong related media released on video cassette to date. There will also be discussion regarding the deep Donkey Kong lore and how it affects other franchises and the Nintendo canon universe.

The Super Mario Super Party

Panel Room – 2:30-4:00

Mario Jumpman Mario (Bentholomew)

Greetings pizzarinos! Join Mario in a game of Super Mario Party, endless amusement, and prizes!

“Mama mia—”

Masquerade Award Show feat. The Queen City Idols

Auditorium – 4:00-4:30

Nerd Heaven Events

They showed us their good side, and now it’s time to make a judgement call! Many will walk away with a prize, but who is going to walk away with a trophy? But first, be sure to grab your glow sticks for an upbeat performance by our local Love Live! cosplay group: The Queen City Idols!

Whose Line Is It, Anyway? 

Panel Room – 4:00-5:00

Madman McKenna

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. 

Cosplay Deathmatch 

Auditorium – 4:30-5:30

Maximillion Pegasus

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 is an hour of carnage you won’t want to miss!

Download the sign-up sheet, drop it off as you come in.

QCK Poetry Slam & Open Mic 

Auditorium – 5:30-6:00

Nerd Heaven Events

Have you got a poem, cool talent, standup routine, or just a story to tell? This is your chance to be seen on the big stage and trade in your stage fright for either constructive feedback or just applause! Cosplay is not required!

All stage performances must be PG-13.

Deal or No Deal! 

Auditorium – 6:00-6:30

Madman McKenna

12 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?

Will you go home with coveted QCK Can of Mackerel?

Closing Ceremonies 

Auditorium – 6:30-7:00

QCK Staff

Wind down after a good day of con for feedback, reminiscing, trivia, prizes, and more!

Retro Video Games:

The MMHS Video Game Club will be setting up as many console systems as they can, so if you aren’t at a panel, or in the Auditorium, or visiting vendors, or eating, or playing card games,…. you can hop on any available systems a play some video games.

Video Game Tournaments

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Nintendo Switch
    • If you can bring a setup (Switch, Docking Station, and Monitor) we would greatly appreciate it. If you have a controller adapter, bring that too!
    • Rules for Tourney:
      • 3 Stock – 7 minutes
      • Strikes – P1, P2, P2, P1
      • Bans – Winner gets TWO
      • Stages:

Beginner – Battlefield, Final Destination, Smashville, Pokemon Stadium 2, Lylat Cruise

Counter Pick – Yoshi’s Story, Yoshi’s Island, Castle Siege, Unova Pokemon League, Kalos Pokemon League, Town and City

    • DSR in effect
    • Miis -LEGAL
    • NO items
    • NO Smash Meter
    • NO Spirits
    • Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals will be BEST OF 5
    • All other matches will be BEST OF 3

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ – Xbox One
  • Jump Force – Xbox One


  • Cardfight!! Vanguard
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Dragon Ball Super

Tabletop Gaming

  • We are currently looking into running some D&D Adventurers League campaigns. If there are any DMs interested in running a few modules, let one of the programmers for QCK know.

(We can supply the module)


QCK at 1 Crusader Way is right along South Willow St, which is the chain-restaurant strip in Manchester. So, if you need pretty much any food it’s all available, however, as with previous years we will have food available in the convention. Most all food in QCK is sold to raise support for various groups, such as the Track Team, Special Ed Department, Senior Class, etc. Pizza, Ramen, nachos, candy, soda, and everything else you can think of that probably isn’t good for you is there, and it all goes to help the students in those clubs! So eat it and help those kids! 

We will be posting a list of food items in the next few days.