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Nov 5-7, 2021; Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 10am-5pm

November 5 - 7, 2021 • Saturday: 10am-8pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm

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4/29 - 5/1 2022; Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm

April 29 - May 1, 2022 • Saturday: 10am-8pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm

Brian Colin: Video Game Design Essentials

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 […]

Collector Arcade Machines

Whether you’re looking for ultra rare games (like this Sega version of Asteroids in a Sundance cabinet from collector Josh Neels!) or common ones, the MGC arcade will host more than 100 arcade and pinball machines from collectors! Got a game to bring? Click below to find out how, and find out about the great […]

Industry Professional Meet & Greet

The gaming trade has a lot of fascinating professionals to meet! Please note – ALL Meet and Greets are included in your admission price, however capacity is limited. For sessions with high demand, we will issue line tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis at the beginning of the signing. Those who step out of line […]

A Winner Is You Stage

The A Winner Is You Stage was described to people presenting as a stage sort of like “the guy selling knives at the fair.” It probably isn’t why you go to the fair, but once you get there, it’s oddly captivating to watch! Learn about niche topics, try your hand at trivia, or participate in […]

David Thiel: What’s That Sound?

David Thiel has been producing sound for video games and pinball machines since 1980, from the coin-op version of Q*Bert to the C4 version of Winter Games, and recent games like Jersey Jack Pinball’s Pirates of the Caribbean! In this presentation, David will teach you how to discover more about the sounds that your games […]

Tim Lapetino & Greg Freres: The Visual Evolution of Pac-Man

Pac-Man was created nearly 40 years ago, and despite appearing in 50+ games over a dozen platforms, the little yellow dot muncher is alive and well. Author and designer Tim Lapetino will explore what makes the character so iconic and still recognizable despite technology changes and visual evolution. He will be joined by Bally/Midway alum […]

Ted DiBiase: This is Your Life (in Games)

Perhaps best known as the “Million Dollar Man,” Ted DiBiase accomplished what most wrestlers can only dream of in his career, including headlining a Wrestlemania and the first ever Summerslam! The timing was also perfect for DiBiase to be featured in multiple video games, including WWF Wrestlemania for the NES and WrestleFest for the arcade! […]

Eugene Jarvis: Raw Thrills

One of the most prolific arcade hit designers of every era, Eugene Jarvis currently leads top arcade manufacturer Raw Thrills. Hear him give an update on what Raw Thrills is up to, and learn more about what goes into the creation of today’s arcade hits!

Cosmotrons Woody Deal

Cosmotrons, the four player gravity based space battle arcade game from Arcadeaholics, is partnering with the Midwest Gaming Classic to bring you a great deal on their latest Cosmotrons arcade cabinet, the “woody cab”! This partnership allows you as the buyer a chance to own a machine fresh from the factory at a reduced cost, […]