How to Help
So you've decided that you are going to visit us for our upcoming show... but you want to do more! Here are three ways that you can help the Midwest Gaming Classic continue to grow and get better every year!
Pre-Order Your Tickets. Not just does pre-ordering your tickets allow you some awesome exclusive extras -- like the ability to buy limited edition shirts, a nice discount, and the chance to tour Tom Taylor's massive arcade collection -- we also use 100% of the pre-sale ticket money to improve the show for that current year! Whether it is new signage, display improvements or brand new things to see and do, the more people we know will be at the show, the bigger we can make it!
Spread the Word. Help us tell the world that this event is going on! We're gamers. We don't have full time marketing firms behind us helping us to get coverage in magazines and newspapers. Help us spread the word by telling friends on Facebook, printing up flyers and dropping them off at school or work, emailing your favorite Podcasts to let them know about the show, posting about the show on message boards you frequent, or just asking a friend to come with you this year. The more gamers that attend the show, the more displays, exhibitors, speakers, vendors and machines there will be for you to play the next year! Visit our Promote page for more ideas!
Volunteer. It takes a lot of work to put on such a massive show! If you want to help doing some of the behind-the-scenes work that it takes to get the show going, please and we can tell you more about what there is to do! Volunteers are needed from as early as the Wednesday before the show to the Sunday after the show, so if you want to help the show there are lots of activities that you can do! Jobs range from helping to load and unload trucks to helping to put up signage, run displays, officiate tournaments, and more! if this sounds interesting to you!
When Gary and I started the Midwest Gaming Classic in 2001 as Jaguar Festival, we were extremely lucky to have the help of a bunch of collectors that wanted to make the show something special. We are proud to say that tradition continues today -- without hlep from so many people, the Midwest Gaming Classic would not have grown into the show that it is today. If you even took the time to read this page, you're part of the reason that this show is a success, and we hope that together we can entertain you and thousands more people in the future!