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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

COVID-19 Updates

The information on this page is subject to change at any time; please check back often.

The Midwest Gaming Classic is committed to the safety of everyone at our event and is working closely with multiple health officials on best practices as we get closer to the show.

Having said that, we have determined a number of modifications and changes that we are making to the show that will be implemented no matter what. These include:

Our Precautions

  • Modifying content to include events and exhibits that can be enjoyed while social distancing, including new stages and demonstrations.
  • Show content will be spread out and modified where possible to encourage spacing.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the facility
  • All tickets sold through the Attend MGC page are “Forever Tickets,” meaning the ticket is good for one use at any Midwest Gaming Classic event for the day(s) stated. Forever Tickets are good until redeemed.
  • Tickets sold for specific events that lack the “Forever Ticket” option may require further restrictions. Please see the pages selling those tickets for further details or clarifications. These tickets are NOT sold through the standard Attend MGC page.
  • Pre-ordered tickets may be scanned on your mobile device; eliminating paper and reducing contact between people

Got questions? So do we! But… we won’t get many answers until closer to the show. Here’s what we know now:


Q. Will guests at the Midwest Gaming Classic need to show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test to get in?

A. MGC guests may need to show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test depending on what we are advised before the show. If you are concerned about this and feel you can get vaccinated, get vaccinated and you won’t need to worry about it.


Q. Will guests at the MGC be required to wear a mask?

A. Again, we’ve been told it’s too early to get a recommendation here. If you want to wear a mask (or because it’s part of your cosplay!) we absolutely are in favor of that.


Q. Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

A. Our job is to do things like setting up pinball machines and figure out where we’re going to play Magic: The Gathering. We are not your doctor, and we suggest asking them. We have spoken to both epidemiologists and our own doctors, and they suggested we get vaccinated. So the MGC organizational team is vaccinated.



A. First, this is a statement. And hey, we get it – COVID is scary! No matter what we do, someone won’t be happy. What we ask is no matter what, please be respectful of everyone involved with putting the show together. COVID hasn’t been fun for us either, and by implementing what we are told is the best course of action nearer to the start of the show, we are not trying to [kill all the children / take away all the freedom]. Comments like this aren’t a conversation, and we simply won’t reply them.


Q. Anything else MGC guests should know regarding COVID-19?

A. There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any place where people are present. As discussed, the MGC can and will take enhanced health and safety measures as directed to mitigate that risk, but as a place where people will be present, we cannot guarantee the event will be risk-free.