About Queen Breakthru

Official North American Queen Convention


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.

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17 Conventions Held

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 2023 we are back in Cleveland. 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’


Over the years of Breakthru we have been proud to donate to many charities.  These charities include AMFAR, Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids Foundation, National Bone Marrow Program, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, American Hospice Foundation, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, and the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

The generosity of the attendees has always amazed us.  The above listed charities have received a grand total of $85,072 from the attendees purchases at the auction and raffle.

Friends Will Be Friends

Not only is Breakthru a convention, it has also become 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.  At Breakthru we treat everyone, guests and attendees, as if they were a guest in our own homes.  

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!!!

Conventions Held

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The North American Heart of Rock’n’Roll…

About Cleveland

Cleveland is a major city in Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. Also known for the stately Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum.

Staying In the City

The Convention is being held just South of Cleveland at the Holiday Inn Independence.

Make a Trip Out of It

With the Rock’n’Roll Hallf of Fame and other attractions close by, why not make it an extended stay?

This year’s promo video

Videos From Past Events

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