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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

Ashton, Caleb

Caleb (Phoenix Resale) is widely known as the Most Interesting Man on YouTube. He has the world record blindfolded speedrun of Mario 64 at 5 minutes flat and has been voted Handsomest Reseller on an industry-wide MailChimp poll for 6 years in a row. He also recently won the world championships of Super Smash Bros […]

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!

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 […]

Mother to Earth Area

Mother to Earth is a documentary about the secret history behind one of Nintendo’s biggest cult classics – Mother – better known in North America as Earthbound Beginnings, and the Mother to Earth Area is the not-so-secret area at the Midwest Gaming Classic featuring this cult classic!

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

NES NWC 30+1

At the 2021 Midwest Gaming Classic, Block House will be “remastering” one of the greatest esports competitions of all time: the 1990 Nintendo World Championship. This legendary event challenged players through levels of Super Mario Bros, Rad Racer, and Tetris. It has since been prized by cartridge collectors and players around the world. This year, […]