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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! […]


It’s the ULTIMATE martial arts exhibition! The REAL martial arts skills of the Mortal Kombat actors including Daniel Pesina and Dr Phillip Ahn are being combined with local taekwondo studio Wings Academy for an unforgettable exhibition! Immediately following, you can break a board to TEST YOUR MIGHT with these martial arts legends!

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!

Artist Alley

Check out the work of established and up-and-coming artists in our Artist Alley section! If you are an artist interested in displaying and selling your work here, please visit our Artist Alley Registration page.

Super Smash Bros Amiibo Brawl

This exhibition brawl is all about meeting new friends and getting to try your Amiibo against them! A random chance determines what effects and items will be in play, matches will 8 way rounds with no points or rewards… Just one big free for all! The time for this will be extended if people keep […]

Animating Sequels with Philo Barnhart

Philo Barnhart is an animator with an incredible portfolio! His work includes The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture! Some of his most unique work, however, was working on the Dragon’s Lair […]

Guys, Games and Beer

The fun-loving Guys, Games and Beer podcast is an amazing group of guys (and gals!) that get together to discuss games and beer! They love sharing their favorite games with people, whether it is classics you may know, or extremely unique and one-of-a-kind things you may never seen! Walk into the room and become part […]

Vendor Hall

Over 50,000 square feet of gaming goodness! Whatever you are looking for – from games and systems to shirts, toys, machine parts, costume pieces, and so much more – find it among our  100+ vendors from all over the country! Remember, if you pre-ordered tickets, you get into the vendor hall 30 minutes early on […]