As It Began:
The year was 2001, and Queen was about to be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Jacky Smith, head of the Official International Queen Fan Club, reached out and asked organizers of several small North American gatherings to come together to create one large event for North American Fans to celebrate the induction of the band. With that request, Breakthru: The Official North American Queen Convention, was born.
Breakthru has grown and strives to be a yearly event: living and breathing Rock-n-Roll at its finest. The convention, since its inception, has been held in Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Atlanta and Toronto, Canada. In 2015 we are back in Detroit for the first time since 2010. Attendees have come from all over the globe for this 3 day event. Known for its hospitality, outrageous costume contests, brutal trivia, live entertainment, charity auction, room parties and so much more, Breakthru has become one of the premiere Queen Gatherings for fans. We take Freddie’s instructions to heart; ‘whatever you do, do it with style’
Not only is Breakthru a convention, it has also become almost a family gathering. The convention is open to fans: period. You do not need to be a fan club member to attend and children are always welcomed. So, if you are looking to spend a long weekend with some Queen fans and are up to having a good time no matter what, Breakthru is the place to be. So come on take the plunge, listen to that inner voice that says let’s ‘Tear it Up’, we don’t bite, come be a part of the family and be part of the history of Breakthru: The Official North American Queen Convention. You won’t regret it!!!