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11/5-7 2021; Fri 6p-12a, Sat 10a-8p, Sun 10a-5p

November 5 - 7, 2021 • Friday: 6p-12a, Saturday: 10a-8p, Sunday: 10a-5p


4/29-5/1/22; Fri 6p-12a, Sat 10a-8p, Sun 10a-5p

April 29 - May 1, 2022 • Fri: 6p-12a, Saturday: 10a-8p, Sunday: 10a-5p


Raised by Video Games, Inspired by Metal… or is it the other way around? Heavy Metal Video Game Cover Act Gunderslam takes your favorite video game songs and makes them METAL! Covering games franchises such as Zelda, Metroid, and Hollow Knight, Gunderslam blends original compositions with heavy metal influences!

Bumblebash Finals

It’s time to find out who is the best at Killer Queen! The final Bumblebash showdown takes place on stage where the remaining teams duke it out to see who will win. Be there!

Bonus Stage

Our friends from Hair of the Dogcast and Premium Edition Games are here to share collecting trends, discuss what it is like to make games, and more! Look for lots of special guests throughout the weekend!

Future Classics Stage

The Future Classics section features brand new games from developers for new consoles, Steam, and even retro consoles! The Future Classics stage will allow those developers to share their ideas and concepts with one another and YOU, so you can learn about how the industry works now and in the future! Sponsored by JLS Gaming!

Bumblebash Stage

BumbleBear – The makers of the incredible arcade game Killer Queen – bring their wildly popular BumbleBash to the Midwest Gaming Classic! Competitors (who signed up in advance) take part in fierce competition to determine who can keep their queen alive! A more detailed schedule will be coming in the future!

MarcoTV Stage

Stop by the MarcoTV Stage to learn about lots of different aspects of PINBALL! From how to update and fix your machine, to exploring rare games, to witnessing friendly competition on stage, the MarcoTV stage will have it all!

ACW Wrestling

The stars of ACW Wrestling take to the ring to Beat ‘Em Up at the Midwest Gaming Classic! Check out matches from one of the coolest indie wrestling groups in the country, ACW!

Thompson, Brian

Play in SHAO KHAN’S SHOWDOWN at the Wisconsin Center! I Play Games is bringing actor BRIAN THOMPSON AKA Shao Khan from the 1997 movie Mortal Kombat: Annihilation to preside over an EPIC MK11 tournament with 32 players facing off in head-to-head action! Stop by the I Play Games area to sign up, and for photos […]

Rosen, Leida (Aya Cohen)

Also known as Aya “CoCo” Cohen. Born and raised in Indonesia, she’s now a YouTube personality in the United States. She’s a mom, a doctor, a vlogger, a cosplayer, a model, an actress, a gamer, an artist, an aviation nerd, and military geek. She loves fashion and beauty treatment, especially skin and body treatment. She […]

Nostalgia Music & More Jukebox

Listen to music from your favorite video games at our specially built jukebox courtesy of our friends at Nostalgia Music & More in Waukesha! Click Here for a Full Track List