Midwest Gaming Classic

   at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI

 

2020 Midwest Gaming Classic Canceled

Tickets purchased good for future

All ages unless noted

 

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Very Important Gamer

Get all the tickets – Friday Night, Saturday, Sunday and the Official After Party!

Get all the swag – special playable NES cartridge namebadge, event lanyard, collectible lapel pin, and exclusive VIG shirt in an MGC swag bag! Even a drink at the After Party!

New in 2020, VIG gets exclusive Vendor Hall access Saturday from 9-9:30am!

Our VIG tickets are a $250+ value and do sell out! Buy now to ensure the ultimate MGC weekend!

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2020 Very Important Gamer Package

$175.00

All the tickets, all the swag, and exclusive VIG vendor hall access from 9-9:30 on Saturday! Get the ULTIMATE MGC TICKET before it sells out!

 

 

2020 Very Important Gamer Package - w/Gamer Quest Early Access (Fri, 8am-5pm)

$185.00

All the tickets, all the swag, and exclusive VIG vendor hall access from 9-9:30 on Saturday!

This package includes early access to Gamer Quest Friday morning!

Gamer Quest is three full days of tabletop RPG's, tabletop board games, and trading card games awaiting new players and veterans alike! Created by Harold Johnson, former director of the RPGA and Gen Con, find organized tournament play, demo games, open gaming tables, and more hosted by experienced staff.

 

 

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Admission

One ticket, all access: free play on thousands of games, included meet and greet sessions, tournaments, panels and so much more!

Pre-order ticket holders get early access at 9:30am to the vendor hall on Saturday and select special events on Sunday. Pre-order tickets purchased for the 2020 trade show may be redeemed for a future Midwest Gaming Classic trade show, provided the tickets have not been previously redeemed.

Saturday and Sunday, guests 9 and under are free if accompanied by a paid adult. All guests for Preview Night must have a valid ticket.

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2020 3-Day General Admission (Fri Preview, Sat, Sun)

$100.00

Includes general admission to the Midwest Gaming Classic for Friday Preview Night, Saturday, and Sunday (April 3-5, 2020).

 

 

2020 3-Day General Admission (Fri Preview, Sat, Sun) w/Gamer Quest Early Access

$110.00

Includes admission to Midwest Gaming Classic Friday Preview Night and general admission on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, this ticket includes early access to Gamer Quest Friday morning.

Gamer Quest is three full days of tabletop RPG's, tabletop board games, and trading card games awaiting new players and veterans alike! Created by Harold Johnson, former director of the RPGA and Gen Con, find organized tournament play, demo games, open gaming tables, and more hosted by experienced staff.

 

 

2020 Saturday & Sunday General Admission

$60.00

Includes general admission to the Midwest Gaming Classic on Saturday and Sunday (April 4-5, 2020).

 

 

2020 Friday Preview Night Admission

$45.00

Includes general admission to the Midwest Gaming Classic Friday Preview Night on April 3, 2020.

 

 

2020 Saturday General Admission

$50.00

Includes general admission to the Midwest Gaming Classic on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

 

 

2020 Sunday General Admission

$25.00

Includes general admission to the Midwest Gaming Classic on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

 

 

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Special Events

Due to their limited nature, all special event attendees must have an individual admission ticket for that event. Special events are limited and may sell out.

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Gamer Quest Early Access Admission [Friday, 8am - 5pm]

$25.00

Your table top quest starts Friday morning as the Midwest Gaming Classic and Epic Quest Productions presents GAMER QUEST. Extend your MGC experience to a full third day and get your game on with incredible table top CCG's, board games, and 3D RPG advtures! First timer? Learn how to create your own character and participate in your first adventure!

 

 

Gamer Quest ONLY 3-Day Admission [Fri, Sat, Sun]

$60.00

Just planning on playing Gamer Quest? This is the ticket for you! Get three day access to Gamer Quest on Friday from 8am-midnight, Saturday from 10am-8pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Please note, this ticket ONLY gives the bearer access to the Gamer Quest room and does NOT grant access to any of the standard Midwest Gaming Classic rooms (including Vendor Hall, Game Center, or Community Zone). If you are looking to include those features, please look for the three day ticket with Gamer Quest instead.

 

 

Tom Taylor's Open House [Fri, 1-4pm, benefits Milw. Rescue Mission]

$25.00$100.00

A great event for a great cause! Local collector Tom Taylor opens his massive collection of over 300 arcade machines on FREE PLAY Friday before the convention starts! Tom's collection features mostly pinball machines, and includes every single Gottlieb wedgehead ever made, as well as tons of other EM pinball and arcade machines, newer pinball machines, and so much more fun stuff. Best of all, every penny we collect benefits the Milwaukee Rescue Mission charity!

 

 

Official MGC / Overdrive Reality After Party

$75.00

It's the ultimate gamer party following the Midwest Gaming Classic on Saturday night! Get to interact with industry professionals in a whole new way! Tickets are limited.

 

 

The Garcade After Party (All Ages!)

$35.00$40.00

Want to keep playing arcade games past close on Saturday night? Then head out to the Garcade in Menominee Falls for their Saturday Night MGC After Party! Play on more than 150 arcade video and pinball machines while enjoying pizza, subs and drinks! Staying downtown? There is a bus option for transportation to and from the Garcade for only $5 more!

 

 

Mario's Party Priority Picture Session [Sunday]

$5.00

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. Priority photos ensure you have a spot in line at the show!

 

 

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Merchandise

Pre-purchase special dated MGC 2020 merchandise to pick up at the show!

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2020 Exclusive Event Shirt [Adult]

$20.00

Want to get noticed by all the hip and cool people? We can't guarantee that this shirt will do it, but it can't hurt! Our Exclusive Event Shirts feature a design so awesome, we can't tell you what it is yet (because it's still being designed!). This is the only dated material we make each year, so if you want to let people know what you did on April 3-5, this is your ticket... Oh yeah, and they are ONLY available via pre-order!

 

 

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2020 Exclusive Event Hoodie [Adult]

$30.00

So, you've decided that you want to wear the coolest shirt in town, but you realized you live in the Midwest which means we might have a giant freaking snowstorm on the Sunday of the show (not that we're bitter) and you want to be warm?! Then the 2020 Exclusive Event Hoodie might be for YOU! The design is so mindblowing, even we don't yet know what it is, but this is the ONLY dated material we make for the show. These hoodies are ONLY available via pre-order, so unless you want to be cold, you should order one now!

 

 

2020 Event Poster [Limited to 100]

$40.00

We're excited to unveil the official Midwest Gaming Classic 2020 poster! Designed by artist Charles D. Moisant of Silver Phoenix Entertainment, this year's print is limited to only 100 copies! Posters are 24" tall by 18" wide.

 

 

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Andreas Canals: Art Workshop [Fri, 2pm]

$20.00

Andres Canals teaches step by step digital artistry for aspiring artists! Andres has created work as the art director for Epic Quest Productions for more than five years. During this time, Andres has also created artwork for numerous RPG games and concept art for miniatures and films. He has worked in varied genres including fantasy, sci-fi, post-apocalypse, cyberpunk, and modern. Game titles include DragonWars of Trayth (Pathfinder), Reclamation RPG, Wreck-Age, End Times, Elemental Lands, Dragons at Dawn & Twilight, Chaos & Alchemy (1st Edition), Psionics: The Next Stage in Human Evolution, Systems Malfunction, SPLINTER and many more. Learn how Andres creates his art directly from him, and learn some new tricks on digital artistry that you can use with your own work!

 

 

Ben Heck: Single Board Computer Workshop [Fri, 1pm]

$70.00

Ben Heck guides workshop participants in the assembly of a pre-designed single board computer based on the classic arcade and computer processor the Z80! The workshop is intended to teach how computers work, how they access memory and how logic gates are used to arrange memory. Each participant will get to take home the Z80 computer they assemble. The single board computer is fairly small and can be worn as a badge during the convention. Ben will help anyone who is having trouble soldering so everyone is assured a completed project to take home.

 

 

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Brian Colin: Video Game Design Essentials [Fri, 4pm]

1st: $20.00, 2nd: $20.00, each additional: $10.00

With nearly four decades of game industry experience and over 80 game project under his belt to date, (including such classics as RAMPAGE, XENOPHOBE, ARCH RIVALS, PIGSKIN, GENERAL CHAOS and many more), Brian brings a wealth of timeless, first-hand; non-intuitive lessons learned and offers anecdotal insights into the creative process that any independent developer, designer or creative dreamer could benefit from.

 

 

Erik Hawley: Hands-On Working with Thermal Plastic Workshop [Fri, 9am]

$38.00

Erik Hawley teaches participants to learn and practice techniques for working with thermal plastic. Each participant will leave with a small item they will manufacture during the workshop. Tools/materials provided. Samples of different types of thermal plastic will be present. This is a very hands-on and participants will finish the session with enough experience to confidently craft items out of thermal plastic.

 

 

Harold Johnson: Game Design Workshop [Thu, 8pm]

$20.00

Learn to create role playing games from the master of game design, Harold Johnson! Harold wrote the best selling Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan expansion for TSR in 1980, and worked to help create the original Dungeon Masters Guide. By 1982, Johnson was promoted to Director of Games Research & Development for TSR games, supervising the writing staff and heading the Acquisition Department. During this tieme, he also co-created the Dragonlance line, and worked on other product lines, such as Forgotten Realms, Spelljammer, and Ravenloft among others. At the Midwest Gaming Classic, Harold will be pulling back the curtain on what he looks for in a design, tips for creating excitement, and even tips that might help catch the eye of a publishing house!

 

 

Larry Elmore: Art Workshop

$30.00

Join world famous artist Larry Elmore for the first Art Workshop ever offered in his over 40 year career! Learn from a master artist who in 2018 he was honored by winning the L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement award. Learn the step by step process he has used for years to create masterpieces for the gaming industry.

 

 

Rob Anthony: Upgrading NVRAM the Right Way

$10.00

Save Your Pinball From Deadly Battery Leakage. Corrosive alkaline from leaking batteries will kill your pinball machine. However, a botched NVRAM install is our most common repair. See a live demo on how to do a NVRAM upgrade "the right way".

 

 

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Paul E. Niemeyer: Developing Interesting Characters Using the Software Between Your Ears [Fri, 2pm]

$20.00

 

 

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Seth Graham: Art Workshop [Fri, 9am]

$20.00

Come and learn art from published artist Seth Graham. Learn the step by step beginning processes needed to take a art project from idea to finished product. Bring your notepad and sketchbook and learn from this great artist.

 

 

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Seth Graham: Board Game Design for Beginners [Fri, 11am]

$20.00

Creator of the kids board game "Burrow" Seth Graham will walk you through the complex process of designing a board game from start to finish. Learn what to expect from publishers and how to prepare a presentation that can help get your game published and produced.

 

 

Join thousands of gamers in Milwaukee for an event you’ll never forget!

 

SHOW HOURS

Sometime in 2021.

 

ADDITIONAL ON-SITE EVENTS

Neat stuff for 2021.

 

ADDITIONAL OFF-SITE EVENTS

More stuff for 2021. Maybe even something new in 2020. More to come.

 

DETAILS

• Print or use a mobile device to scan your tickets at the trade show to gain admittance

• Up to two children 9 and under are FREE when accompanied by a paid general (adult) admission for Saturday or Sunday

• Admission is non-refundable.

• Admissions sold from unauthorized websites (such as eBay, craigslist, and others like it) may not be honored for entry

• Once admission is redeemed, it valid for the same person and may not be transferred. If you remove or tamper with a wristband it will not be replaced and you will not be allowed entry.

• Credit card will be charged at time of purchase.

• All Admissions are inclusive of any necessary taxes.

• Industry alumni subject to change. Admission will not be refunded due to changes.

• No refunds or exchanges except as noted.

• NOTE: Pre-order tickets purchased for the 2020 trade show may be redeemed for a future Midwest Gaming Classic trade show, provided the tickets have not been previously redeemed.

• Trade show date, time, location, and ticket price subject to change.

• In the case of an event cancellation, refunds will be offered.

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