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Documenting Video Game History

Video games have a strange history when it comes to preservation, as many stories from the infancy of the industry have been lost, forgotten, or even purposely buried. We’ve gathered three of the top video game historians – Norman Caruso (Video Game Historian), Jeremy Parish (Retronauts), and Kelsey Lewin (Video Game History Foundation) as they […]

Gamers (Who Happen to Be Women)

We put together a panel of some super influential gamers… that happen to be women Imoto “Arcade” Harney is the face of MarcoTV. Erika “Verika” Philipp runs MilCog tabletop gaming with her husband Jamey and has been a model for different board games. Allison DiMichele is one of the top-ranked women air hockey players in […]

Video Game History Foundation Panel

What does it mean to preserve the history of video games? What’s going on out there in the world of game preservation, and how can you help? Learn more about how to approach the complicated issues involved in saving our industry’s history with Kelsey Lewin of The Video Game History Foundation!

Video Game YouTubers: Memories that Lead to Videos

We’ve got a lot of great video game Youtubers that will be at the Midwest Gaming Classic this year! Join our panel as they discuss where they find inspiration for their videos, their favorite videos, and various gaming memories! Panelists include John Riggs, Metal Jesus, Pat The NES Punk, John Hancock, Adam Koralik, and Patrick […]

MK 30th Anniversary

Mortal Kombat 30th Anniversary Kelebration The original Mortal Kombat was released 30 years ago! Hear about the development from the actors who portrayed the characters – how they influenced the development of the game, what they thought of the controversy, and more! Join Daniel Pesina (Johnny cage, Sub Zero, Scorpion, Reptile), John Parrish (Jax), Philip […]

Kevin Bayliss / David Wise: A Rare Career

Kevin Bayliss (art and design) and David Wise (composer) joined Rare Studios in 1987 and went on to influence many of the incredible system and genre defining games from the UK powerhouse studios including BattleToads, Donkey Kong Country, Diddy Kong Racing, and so many more games. Learn the story behind the games, get to ask […]

MGC Belt Challenge

Stop by the Garcade to challenge for the MGC Title Belt! Made by the same people who have made belts for the WWE and NFL, the Midwest Gaming Classic Belt is an impressive piece of metal and leather that you can strap on and take your photo with for defeating your opponent in a game! […]

Flitman, Mark

Flitman worked at top video game publishers including Konami, Acclaim, Mindscape, Midway and Atari producing dozens of titles: WWF Royal Rumble, RAW, Maximum Carnage, X-Men, Wolverine, Spiderman, MLB Slugfest, NFL Blitz, Boxing, Dragon Ball, Simpsons, Batman, TMNT, Mission Impossible, Zoids, Yu Yu Hakusho, Steel Harbinger, Kings Quest, Pirates, Carmen Sandiego, Dirty Harry, Tiny Tunes and […]

Lewin, Kelsey

Kelsey Lewin is the co-director of The Video Game History Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and teaching video game history. She also co-owns the Seattle-based retro game store chain, Pink Gorilla Games.

Oxford, Nadia

A lifelong game-lover, Nadia Eisner Oxford learned how to warp in Super Mario Bros. long before she learned how to do long division. She’s worked in the games media since 2003, and she currently co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God RPG podcast. Incidentally, she still doesn’t know how to do long division.