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Arcade

Arcade

Arcade

Arcade

When the show opens, so does the largest arcade in Wisconsin! Featuring more than 100 arcade video games, and more than 250 arcade pinball machines, this is a room that you don’t want to miss!

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Arcade816

Arcade816

Arcade816

Arcade816

Before Arcade816 opens in Chicago’s south suburbs, they’ll visit MGC to preview their brand new experience! A video game arcade and museum with a focus on the 8-bit and 16-bit eras of gaming, Arcade816 will have playable consoles featuring your favorite games on custom arcade kiosks! Learn the history of video games first hand, but most importantly; see, hear and PLAY these pioneering games! Pay once, and play all night! Video game lovers, get ready… your new favorite hangout is on the way!

Artist Alley

Artist Alley

Artist Alley

Artist Alley

Check out the work of established and up-and-coming artists in our Artist Alley section! If you are an artist interested in displaying and selling your work here, please use our contact form at the bottom of any page for more information.

BitBuilt Experience

BitBuilt Experience

BitBuilt Experience

BitBuilt Experience

The BitBuilt Experience is people from BitBuilt and the Ben Heck Experience coming together to show you how they have hacked consoles to give them more functionality! Whether it is adding composite out to a system like the Colecovision or finding a way to make a portable Atari 2600 using the orignal boards, this is a fun room to check out!

CARCADE

CARCADE

CARCADE

CARCADE

Did someone say Auto Show?? The CARCADE, a playable mobile gaming experience! CARCADE brings your favorite home consoles and games to places like tailgating, birthday parties, weddings, corporate events… or the MGC!

Classic Gaming and Computing Museum

Classic Gaming and Computing Museum

Classic Gaming and Computing Museum

Classic Gaming and Computing Museum

The Computing and Gaming Museum is one of the centerpieces of the Midwest Gaming Classic! Check out hundreds of different consoles from Pong to the PS4 and everything in between! Discover the joys of early computers, share the fun of hit games from the past, and check out the present of video games in the home!

Best of all? Unlike a museum where you can just look, in the Computing and Gaming Museum, it’s almost all playable too!

Cosmotrons

Cosmotrons

Cosmotrons

Cosmotrons

In Cosmotrons, one to four players yell and celebrate as they pilot a spaceship setup of THEIR choice in battle against gravity and friends throughout dangerous alien territories! Gameplay, risk versus reward, depth, endless replayability, and camaraderie are #1 most important with the games we, Arcadeaholics, design. Cosmotrons is housed in our beautifully designed premium Delux-o-Tron arcade cabinet. Replay-ability is infinite in Cosmotrons! Pilots have multiple ship types to choose from like the Noob, Recruit, Fighter, Beast (spray and pray), Snipes (powerful primary weapon), Jalopy (a sloppy flying broken down ship), and Squid (shoots out its butt….er… rear end), each which have their own unique attributes, feel, and skill level. Pilots also get special charge abilities to choose from like the “Cosmobuster” and EMP, thus players create a combination that suits their play style. In multiplayer mode, two, three, or four Cosmotron pilots battle in teams or solo in intense aerial dogfights. There also is a “Be the Boss” mode where one player gets to take an over powered ship and battles against up to three of their friends at the same time. In single player mode space pilots can explore territories, practice flight and shooting skills, and participate in timed speed runs.

Cosplay

Cosplay

Cosplay

Cosplay

Come to the show dressed as your favorite character from gaming! Come Saturday for a chance to win prizes for the best costumes when the Spooky Pinball gang and Bright Eyes Cosplay host our Cosplay tournament! On Sunday, we invite kids to come in costume and show it off! More details about time and special kids Cosplay hosts coming soon!

Ecto-1 Replica

Ecto-1 Replica

Ecto-1 Replica

Ecto-1 Replica

Everybody can relax, we found the car! It may have needed some suspension work, shocks, brakes, brake pads, lining steering box, transmission rear end… but Andy Ries took care of that, and will be sharing his success at the Midwest Gaming Classic! Whether you look like a scientist or a gameshow host when you take your picture near it is up to you!

Future Classics

Future Classics

Future Classics

Future Classics

Try out the classics of the future from various developers of all sizes! From VR to console, Steam to mobile, you might be the first to check out tomorrow’s hot new game!

Galloping Ghost Arcade

Galloping Ghost Arcade

Galloping Ghost Arcade

Galloping Ghost Arcade

Galloping Ghost Arcade from Brookfield, Illinois is the LARGEST arcade in the United States, featuring more than 550 UNIQUE arcade titles! While they can’t bring all of their games to the MGC (you’ll have to visit them for that!), they are going to have a great selection with them, as well as do some special events throughout the show, such as hosting many of the actors from the Mortal Kombat series!

Check them out online: Galloping Ghost Arcade

Garcade

Garcade

Garcade

Garcade

The Garcade is our nearest pay-one-price, play-all-day arcade! The GarCade will be on hand throughout the day with fun giveaways and with some games to share with you here! Also, make sure to get tickets to their after party on Saturday night to keep the fun going!

Geeks Mania

Geeks Mania

Geeks Mania

Geeks Mania

Geeks Mania from Madison, Wisconsin is a great pay-one-price arcade that has some great news to share with people at the Midwest Gaming Classic! Check out their games, and ask them about what new machines they will have after the show!

Gnome Games

Gnome Games

Gnome Games

Gnome Games

Gnome Games of Green Bay and Appleton is coming to share tons of table top and trading card games with players! Loan a game from them, buy a game from them, or just challenge others in their area! Additionally, Gnome Games will have a TON of competitive games throughout the weekend! Some of these games do have fees associated with them to cover tournament supplies such as card packs.

Gnome Games Family TableTop Games

Gnome Games Family TableTop Games

Gnome Games Family TableTop Games

Gnome Games Family TableTop Games

Find a game that is fun for you and your kids to play together! Gnome Games will have a number of family games with demos that are fun to play for pre-k kids all the way through middle school!

Guys, Games and Beer

Guys, Games and Beer

Guys, Games and Beer

Guys, Games and Beer

The fun-loving Guys, Games and Beer podcast is an amazing group of guys (and gals!) that get together to discuss games and beer! They love sharing their favorite games with people, whether it is classics you may know, or extremely unique and one-of-a-kind things you may never seen! Walk into the room and become part of the G2B family and see what all the fun is about!

Halo Custom Edition LAN

Halo Custom Edition LAN

Halo Custom Edition LAN

Halo Custom Edition LAN

MaxKulik.net is bringing the party… LAN party that is! Pull up to a battlestation and enter the world of Halo CE, as you battle for supremacy on this landmark game!

I Play Games

I Play Games

I Play Games

I Play Games

I Play Games is coming to the show and bringing a bunch of their great head-to-head modern games for people to check out and play! Stop by for a casual game, or play in a for-fun tournament with announcers calling the action live!

JP16

JP16

JP16

JP16

Did anybody hear that? It’s not an impact tremor… it’s JP16, Brian Schafer’s beefed up version of the jeeps that you can find shuttling rangers, veterinarians, and Chaos Theory specialists around the island to try to get them to endorse the park!

Check them it online: OldhouseMedia

Kids Cosplay Showcase

Kids Cosplay Showcase

Kids Cosplay Showcase

Kids Cosplay Showcase

If your kids want to come in costume and just have some fun showing off what they are dressed up as, this is the perfect event for you! Bright Eyes Cosplay and some of her friends host in costume a showcase and free photo session for the kids who are in costume, and even give out some fun free swag for the kids who come! This event is held at the MGC Music stage.

KingPin Kiddie Ride Menagerie

KingPin Kiddie Ride Menagerie

KingPin Kiddie Ride Menagerie

KingPin Kiddie Ride Menagerie

Want to put your kids into a vehicle from a popular 80s cartoon, the back of an animal, or onto a space ship? These are just some of the options that KingPin Games will have in their KingPin Kiddie Ride Menagerie at the show! Hop on (as long as you are the correct size and / or weight) and take a ride down memory lane in this fun area! If you love one of these, you can bring one home with you or get it to put at a location to share after the show is over! Want to reserve one for delivery at the show? Contact Chris at KingPin at (608) 393-2299 for current inventory and pricing!

Mario’s Party at Star Worlds Arcade

Mario’s Party at Star Worlds Arcade

Mario’s Party at Star Worlds Arcade

Mario’s Party at Star Worlds Arcade

It’s a celebration, and you’re invited on the Sunday of the show! Star Worlds Arcade is hosting Mario’s Party, where a couple special brothers will be making appearances and taking pictures throughout the day. Photos are taken professionally by our team in return for a donation to Troop 580 of at least $5 or more. If you want to ensure a chance at a photo, make sure to sign up for the Priority Photo times by pre-ordering your tickets before the show starts! Otherwise, spots are while supplies last.

MGC Music

MGC Music

MGC Music

MGC Music

Check out some awesome bands while you are at the show! Many bands perform fun sets throughout the day.

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MilCog Game Library

MilCog Game Library

MilCog Game Library

MilCog Game Library

With a library of more than one thousand table top games to borrow, MilCog (or the Milwaukee Company of Gamers) has something fun for you to play with your friends! Pull up a chair and sit down at a table! Want help learning a new game? We’ll have staff on site to help teach you new things!

Neo Geo World Tour

Neo Geo World Tour

Neo Geo World Tour

Neo Geo World Tour

The Neo Geo World Tour is coming to find out who is the King of Fighters! Players take on each other in streamed matches of King of Fighters 98 (Sat) and King of Fighters XIV (Sun) with the winner of EACH tournament receiving a trip to the finals, expected to be held in Asia! There will also be a Metal Slug tournament for a high score! If you have ever wanted to see a high level, ultra-competitive fighting game tournament, don’t miss checking out the Neo Geo World Tour!

NES Collection

NES Collection

NES Collection

NES Collection

We’re teaming up with Watagames to display a COMPLETE IN BOX NES COLLECTION as part of the MGC Gaming Museum! Revisit every game for the original Nintendo console with us, including the first time Mario appeared on a Nintendo console in the US!

NintendoAge

NintendoAge

NintendoAge

NintendoAge

The NintendoAge room is hosted by several members of NintendoAge.com, a website dedicated to collecting, trading, and playing retro video games. Stop by to play some of the classics from the early years of Nintendo, and take some time to try out the newest developments for classic Nintendo systems.

Overdrive Reality

Overdrive Reality

Overdrive Reality

Overdrive Reality

The Chicago-based Overdrive Reality returns to provide LIVE coverage of the MGC! Join Overdrive Reality host Matt Isbill, who also hosts Monster Jam on NBC Sports, along with stand-up comedian Adam Malkowski, MK2 commentator extraordinaire Mike Trinidad, movie buff Jason Cordero, and the ultimate collector Mate as they broadcast throughout the weekend Tons about what is going on at any given time! Stop by their booth in person to see the filming, meet a VIP, and maybe even get invited on the show!

Packrat Games Underdog Chamber

Packrat Games Underdog Chamber

Packrat Games Underdog Chamber

Packrat Games Underdog Chamber

Packrat Video Games returns with the Underdog Chamber, an exciting area celebrating the lesser known games that never got a fair shake! Play Quake on a HUGE Apple iMac LAN and a Steel Battalion LAN for the original Xbox! They also have tons of great – and new – games for the lesser known systems like the Magnavox Odyssey 2, Atari 2600 and Vectrex! Get ready to experience something different than what you remember in the Underdog Chamber!

Park Tour Cruiser 09

Park Tour Cruiser 09

Park Tour Cruiser 09

Park Tour Cruiser 09

When Brian Schafer decided to make this Toyota into a Island Tour Vehicle just like was found in the Jurassic Park book and video games, he spared no expense! Check it out and imagine what it would be like to tour the island in style and check out dinosaurs up close and personal!

Check it out online: OldhouseMedia

Star Worlds Arcade

Star Worlds Arcade

Star Worlds Arcade

Star Worlds Arcade

Star Worlds Arcade of DeKalb, Illinois is bringing the fun of their arcade that has been in continuous operation for more than 30 years to the MGC! Featuring music games, classic arcade titles, and a room that looks like no other at the MGC, you need to stop here! Additionally, Star Worlds Arcade features crafting projects for kids of all ages to share!

SunRun

SunRun

SunRun

SunRun

Play your games… with the power of the sun?! The largest residential solar company in the US, SunRun can do that! Sunrun’s Samuel Gulotta will be on hand to answer your questions and get you started on the road to your own solar system!

Now you’ll be playing with power… SunRun Solar Power!

Time Machine DeLorean

Time Machine DeLorean

Time Machine DeLorean

Time Machine DeLorean

Wait a minute Doc, are you trying to tell me Matt Hissem built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?! The way we see it, if you’re going to be at the Midwest Gaming Classic, you might as well do it with some style… as this incredible DeLorean is going to be on the show floor! Great Scott!

Turbofest

Turbofest

Turbofest

Turbofest

Head to Turbofest to enjoy the games for the various NEC consoles that were not as well known back in the day, but have become retro classics today! See the rarest NEC consoles and play games on them too!

Vendor Hall

Vendor Hall

Vendor Hall

Vendor Hall

Over 50,000 square feet of gaming goodness! Whatever you are looking for – from games and systems to shirts, toys, machine parts, costume pieces, and so much more – find it among our over 100 vendors from all over the country!

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