Nov 5-7, 2021; Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 10am-5pm

November 5 - 7, 2021 • Saturday: 10am-8pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm


4/29 - 5/1 2022; Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm

April 29 - May 1, 2022 • Saturday: 10am-8pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm

Open Play

Sometimes the best game is the game you just sit down and start playing! Play against friends and foes you just met on our open play tables in between RPG quests or whenever you want!

Event Submission

Want to ensure we have exactly the tournament, quest or adventure that you want at the show? We are currently accepting event submissions via our special Gamer Quest Event Submissions Web site! Event hosts can even earn special goodies for hosting successful events!

Harold Johnson: History of Gaming and GenCon

It’s hard to encapsulate what Harold Johnson has done for tabletop games in a paragraph! He copyedited the original Dungeon Master’s Guide, developed multiple D&D tournament modules, was the Director of Games Research & Development at TSR, worked on the design team for DragonLance, Forgotten Realms, Spelljammer, and Ravenloft… and continues to this day with […]

Final Fantasy TCG

Take others on in the Final Fantasy Collectible Card Game! How far can you go? There is a small fee for participating in this tournament.

Friday Night Magic – Standard

Bring your current Standard Legal Magic: The Gathering deck to the same place where the game started 25 years ago to play Friday Night Magic! There is small a cost for supplies. Players do NOT need a VIG ticket to participate!

Masters 25 Draft

Draft the new set of Magic: The Gathering cards that celebrates the history of the game since it’s beginnings in the exact same spot the Midwest Gaming Classic is being held this year 25 years ago! There is a price to enter for the packs that you use for this draft.

Pokemon Podcast

Visit the Pokemon Podcast room to get your fix of all things Pokemon! Talk Pokemon while you play Pokemon games on various consoles, as well as take on others in the card game!

MGC Cosplay Championship

Come see one of the most fun Cosplay contests around on Saturday night at 7pm at the main stage! Svengoolie and Bright Eyes Cosplay co-host this fun event! With prizes for the best male, female, and group costumes, and a NEW handmade category with a $1000 prize, this is a fun event to watch or […]

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 in to the vendor hall 30 minutes early […]


Come to the show dressed as your favorite character from gaming! Come Saturday for a chance to win prizes for the best costumes when Bright Eyes Cosplay hosts our Cosplay tournament! On Sunday, we invite kids to come in costume and show it off! More details about time and special kids Cosplay hosts coming soon!