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

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


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

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

Kid’s Cosplay Parade

Anyone who comes in costume or creates a costume in the Cosplay lounge will get to take part in a fun parade around the Vendor Hall.

Musty Hobbit

Based out of Iowa, the YouTube channel Second Breakfast focuses primarily on video games, both modern and retro, and video game collecting. Its host, “Musty Hobbit” is also a featured content contributor for the online community “The Cartridge Club”, co-host of the Cartridge Club Prime podcast, and has recently added Twitch streaming to his repertoire. […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Arlo: Q & Arlo

Ask popular YouTube content creator Arlo questions to find out what he really thinks about big topics like the news of the new Switch consoles coming later this year, or small topics like if he thinks that making the Toki remake a GameStop Exclusive was the right call, and anything in between. Who knows, maybe […]

Midwest YouTube Gamers: A YouTube Survival Guide

Join YouTube gamers Musty Hobbit of Second Breakfast, The Old A$$ Retro Gamer, The Game Grinder, RisingBluePhoenix, Captain Algebra and moderator Jason of Corpse_flood Gaming for an insightful and fun interactive discussion on how to successfully navigate the modern day YouTube landscape. Topics such as scripted vs. streaming, community building, content selection and more will […]

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! […]

Philo Barnhart & Tad Stones: Art to Game

What’s it like to have your art turned into a game? Philo Barnhart was an animator who worked on the Smurfs, the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, and Tad Stones created Darkwing Duck and co-created Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, all of which were featured as games too! Did they have any involvement […]