Help Spread the Word About the MGC
It's probably the number one question that organizers of the Midwest Gaming Classic get asked every year.Â Whether it is in interviews with the media or questions from attendees, the question that seemingly everyone wants to know is simple -- How do you do it?Â How do you fill more than 35,000 square feet of a hotel with hundreds of gaming consoles, arcade video and pinball machines, speakers, vendors, and so much more.
"The truth of the matter," states Dan Loosen, one of the main organizers of the Midwest Gaming Classic, "is we don't.Â If it wasn't for the help of literally hundreds of people, this show would not exist."
Loosen shares that there is a follow up question that many people have asked over the past 10 years of the show.Â How can we help?Â It has grown the show from a team of approximately 5 people that put on the first show to literally hundreds of people who work together to make the Midwest Gaming Classic a success today.
Today, the Midwest Gaming Classic released information to help volunteers and fans of the show help improve the show.Â Two new pages have launched, both focusing on ways that people can help the massive undertaking to improve and grow.
"The biggest thing that people can actually do is pre-order their tickets," Loosen notes.Â "We take 100% of the ticket money that we bring in and immediately use it to enhance the show for that current year.Â Last year, we were able to upgrade signage throughout the entire hotel due to strong pre-order ticket sales, and this year we're hoping to do even more!"
Other suggestions on the site include flyers that attendees and fans can print out their own flyers to distribute to friends or co-workers, posting on web sites to inform others about the event, emailing Podcasts to cover the show, and even suggestions for volunteering.
"The show grows every year, and without the enthusiasm of the gaming community, we still wouldn't have outgrown our first location, which was less than 2% the size of the current location." reflects Loosen. "What we can do when we work together is nothing short of astounding."
To read more about the ways that you can help the Midwest Gaming Classic grow and improve in 2012, head to http://www.midwestgamingclassic.com now!