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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.

Caruso, Norman

Norman Caruso is the creator of “The Gaming Historian”, a YouTube documentary series that explores the history of video games. Want to learn about the landmark lawsuits that changed the industry? Or why the Power Glove wasn’t “so bad” after all? The Gaming Historian has you covered. The show has more than 100 million views […]

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, game information, and FUN from developers and manufacturers of pinball machines, arcade games, new consoles, Steam, and even retro consoles like the NES! The Future Classics stage will allow those developers to share their ideas and concepts with one another and YOU, so you can learn about […]

Ben Heck: Make a gameBADGE

Ben Heck guides workshop participants in the assembly of a pre-designed single-board gaming computer! The workshop is intended to teach how to assemble a simple computer. Each participant will get to take home the assembled computer (Ben Heck gameBadge). Help will be provided so everyone is assured of a completed project to take home.

Goldberg, Martin

A former writer and programmer in the video game industry, Goldberg has had a lifelong fascination with all things electronic entertainment since first playing PONG and Tank as a child at his local arcades in the 70’s. As the former site director of IGN/GameSpy’s ‘ClassicGaming.Com’ and a current freelancer for Retro Gamer magazine, Goldberg has […]

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 […]

MGC GameShow

Super The Hardest presents the return of the most popular event at the Midwest Gaming Classic ten years ago… the GAME SHOW! Stop by to see a hilarious spin on a game show revolving around trivia, questions, gaming, and above all, FUN!

Game Room After Party Silent Auction (Sat)

To help make the After Party even better for game bringers, a number of companies donate awesome things to help defray the costs of putting it on! These items can be parts, mods, upgrades, video games, consoles, boardsets and in a few rare cases, even full games! Not just does the money go toward making […]