DISCOVER

There are tons of games and gaming related things to discover at the Midwest Gaming Classic! Here’s just some of the fun you can find at the 2023 show!!

 
Arcade

Arcade

Arcade

Arcade

When the show opens, so does the largest arcade in Wisconsin! Featuring hundreds of arcade video and pinball machines, this is a room that you don’t want to miss!

Interested in bringing a machine to share and getting awesome rewards? Click this button:

Artist Alley

Artist Alley

Artist Alley

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.

BitBuilt Experience

BitBuilt Experience

BitBuilt Experience

BitBuilt Experience

The BitBuilt Experience is people from BitBuilt and the Ben Heck Experience coming together to show you how they have hacked consoles to give them more functionality! Whether it is adding a composite out to a system like the Colecovision or finding a way to make a portable Atari 2600 using the original boards, this is a fun room to check out!
CARCADE

CARCADE

CARCADE

CARCADE

Milwaukee’s own mobile arcade returns to the Wisconsin Center! CARCADE arrives #PARKandPLAY your favorite games with its go-anywhere entertainment system – perfect for birthday parties, tailgating, company events, and more!

Classic Gaming and Computing Museum

Classic Gaming and Computing Museum

Classic Gaming and Computing Museum

Classic Gaming and Computing Museum

The Computing and Gaming Museum is one of the centerpieces of the Midwest Gaming Classic! Check out hundreds of different consoles from Pong to the PS5 and everything in between! Discover the joys of early computers, share the fun of hit games from the past, and check out the present of video games in the home!Best of all? Unlike a museum where you can just look, in the Computing and Gaming Museum, it’s almost all playable too!
Cosplay

Cosplay

Cosplay

Cosplay

Come to the show dressed as your favorite character from gaming! Come Saturday for a chance to win prizes for the best costumes when we host our Cosplay tournament! On Sunday, we invite kids to come in costume and show it off!

Future Classics

Future Classics

Future Classics

Future Classics

Try out the classics of the future from various developers of all sizes! From VR to console, Steam to mobile, you might be the first to check out tomorrow’s hot new game!

Are you a developer? Register here to show your games at MGC.

Garcade

Garcade

Garcade

Garcade

The incredible Menomonee Falls-based arcade the Garcade joins us and is throwing an EPIC bash! Featuring games, a DJ, and a friendly competition, come celebrate the Garcade with them! Can’t wait? Visit the Garcade in Menomonee Falls today to play over 175 games for one price!

Guys, Games and Beer

Guys, Games and Beer

Guys, Games and Beer

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 of the G2B family and see what all the fun is about!
Magic: The Gathering Play and Tournaments

Magic: The Gathering Play and Tournaments

Magic: The Gathering Play and Tournaments

Magic: The Gathering Play and Tournaments

Did you know Magic: The Gathering was revealed at the same physical location we are at (although in the previous building) in 1993? Join friends or make new ones playing Magic: The Gathering with us! Don’t have your cards? We’ll even have an cool old-school multiplayer format that you can play using our cards!

MGC Belt Challenge

MGC Belt Challenge

MGC Belt Challenge

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! Or just for fun!

MGC Main Stage

MGC Main Stage

MGC Main Stage

MGC Main Stage

The MGC Main Stage features bands, wrestling, tournaments, game shows, and even the epic MGC After Party Saturday night! Don’t want your MGC fun to end Sunday night? The stage stays open a little extra beyond show close to bringing an epic end to the weekend!

MilCog Game Library

MilCog Game Library

MilCog Game Library

MilCog Game Library

With a library of more than one thousand table top games to borrow, MilCog (or the Milwaukee Company of Gamers) has something fun for you to play with your friends! Pull up a chair and sit down at a table! Want help learning a new game? We’ll have staff on site to help teach you new things!
Pop-A-Shot World Championship

Pop-A-Shot World Championship

Pop-A-Shot World Championship

Pop-A-Shot World Championship

Join Pop-A-Shot to prove you’re the best at the second annual Pop-A-Shot World Championship!Players will qualify throughout the day before the top eight players take to the stage Saturday night for an intense showdown with huge prizes on the line! You better hope that YOU’RE ON FIRE for this one!

Slypatch Magic Room

Slypatch Magic Room

Slypatch Magic Room

Slypatch Magic Room

Buy Magic, play Magic, talk Magic…BE MAGIC!

Slypatch is your place to participate in Magic tournaments, play pick up games, and even learn how to play if you haven’t before! Play in the same spot (just in a new building!) as the game was revealed in 30 years ago!

Run by Slypatch Gaming.

Vendor Hall

Vendor Hall

Vendor Hall

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 Saturday, and for VIG, that’s an HOUR early!

Want to be a vendor at MGC? Sign up here!

Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40K

Warhammer 40,000, the thrilling hobby of tabletop wargaming! The game is set in the grim darkness of the far future, where mighty armies clash on countless war-torn worlds and Humanity stands alone, beset on all sides by the threats of the heretic, the mutant and the alien. There is no mercy. There is no respite. Prepare yourself for battle. Hang out and talk strategy, paint or learn to paint models, learn to play or just see what it is all about, and get lucky in a random giveaway. Presented by Warpstorm Games & Lounge!