Queen’s University is nestled between the City Hospital and Botanic Train Stations which are serviced by all Translink train services to Bangor, Derry-Londonderry, Larne, Portadown and Portrush. Each station is approximately no more than a five minute walk from the venue. Queen's University is also served by the 8 Metro bus line, departing from outside Great Northern Mall and stopping right outside the University. For more information on train and bus timetables and pricing, please visit the Translink website.
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Located adjacent to the main Lanyon Building, the Whitla Hall makes it’s return and will be the central hub of Q-Con this year. The foyer will be your first port of call as it is where the MAIN REGISTRATION area will be stationed. Whilst inside, the main hall will be host to plenty of TRADERS similar to the Snackbar in previous years.
This familiar one storey building to the side of the Whitla Hall has traditionally been home to RPGs and Wargames however this year we welcome the ARTISTS ALLEY in to fill the space with their creativity, gorgeous artwork and handmade keepsakes from many genres and areas.
The Great Hall at Queen’s is a historic beautiful room filled with unique character and perfect for many occasions and events. This year Q-Con will be bringing its own charm as we welcome the ever popular COLLECTABLE CARD GAMES that have moved across from the old SU Lounge.
The Peter Froggatt Centre (PFC) is part of the modern section inside the quadrangle of the main Lanyon building.
The Main Site Tower (MST) Foyer will play host to our extensive BOARDGAMES collection for free-play as well as welcoming local game developers who will be showcasing the newest and coolest additions for your boardgame library.
There will hopefully be a small number of WAR-GAMING tables this year, subject to requests/GM sign-ups.
To find the PFC and MST simply enter the quad and head to the building to the left of the Administration building. It's hard to miss, honest!
Inside the PFC itself we are planning on packing in plenty of activities across all three floors.
Second Floor will hopefully satisfy all your VIDEO-GAMING desires as we run casual free play and a selection of competitive console games on everything from the classic consoles to the newest gaming machines. (Of course, if you are interested in VR or PC gaming you can easily find those 5 minutes away in the state of the art Computer Science Building, see below)
First Floor will be running a new event for Q-Con this year on the first floor. More details soon. ;)
- Ground Floor will be hosting the main VIDEO-GAME TOURNAMENTS and spectating in the two large lecture theatres. Also we look forward to bringing in the best local INDIE-DEVs to showcase their newest games for your enjoyment.
You might know this building by its old name: Elmwood Learning and Teaching Centre (ELTC) but now-a-days it has been fully refurbished and is the temporary home for the Students’ Union. As well as being the location of the SU Shop, SU Elmwood is where all our ANIME SCREENINGS and ANIME EVENTS will be.
[It will also be a sanctuary for the STARCRAFT II players; who will be holed up in Club Room 5, on the third floor, all weekend.]
The Queen’s Film Theatre is a unique cultural venue with almost 50 years of experience of bringing a high quality film experience to Belfast audiences. The QFT is also a friendly, intimate cinema that values it’s audiences, as without their loyalty, support and interest in our programme, QFT would not be able to exist.
Q-Con attendees will receive a promo code that will enable them to book cinema tickets for just £4.