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There are tons of games and gaming related things to discover at the Midwest Gaming Classic! The following is an incomplete list of many of our features from last year, and will be updated for the 2020 show in the coming months as we reveal more events!

 
A Winner Is You Stage

A Winner Is You Stage

A Winner Is You Stage

A Winner Is You Stage

The A Winner Is You Stage was described to people presenting as a stage sort of like “the guy selling knives at the fair.” It probably isn’t why you go to the fair, but once you get there, it’s oddly captivating to watch! Learn about niche topics, try your hand at trivia, or participate in tournaments and other fun stuff! Schedule to be reviewed.

Arcade

Arcade

Arcade

Arcade

When the show opens, so does the largest arcade in Wisconsin! Featuring more than 100 arcade video games, and more than 250 arcade pinball machines, this is a room that you don’t want to miss!

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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 use our contact form at the bottom of any page for more information.

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!

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 PS4 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 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!

Ecto-1 Replica

Ecto-1 Replica

Ecto-1 Replica

Ecto-1 Replica

Everybody can relax, we found the car! It may have needed some suspension work, shocks, brakes, brake pads, lining steering box, transmission rear end… but Andy Ries took care of that, and will be sharing his success at the Midwest Gaming Classic! Whether you look like a scientist or a gameshow host when you take your picture near it is up to you!

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!

Gamer Quest

Gamer Quest

Gamer Quest

Gamer Quest

Gamer Quest brings three full days of tabletop RPGs, tabletop board games and trading card games to new players and veterans alike! Find organized tournament play, demo games, and open gaming tables hosted by experienced staff. Gamer Quest requires Gamer Quest or valid MGC admission ticket. Friday Morning Session requires Gamer Quest Early Access ticket.

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GameTown

GameTown

GameTown

GameTown

When it comes to games, card or board; GameTown will be hosting some great events throughout the event weekend! Come sling cardboard in their Pokemon and Magic tournaments they’ll be hosting, or check out the other great games they have to offer!

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!

Halo Custom Edition LAN

Halo Custom Edition LAN

Halo Custom Edition LAN

Halo Custom Edition LAN

MaxKulik.net is bringing the party… LAN party that is! Pull up to a battlestation and enter the world of Halo CE, as you battle for supremacy on this landmark game!

Kid’s Cosplay Crafting

Kid’s Cosplay Crafting

Kid’s Cosplay Crafting

Kid’s Cosplay Crafting

Kids can get a cape and draw on it, or just wear it around if they didn’t come in costume.  Kids can also visit some show patrons in costume for photos and fun!  Cosplay lounge area.

Kid’s Cosplay Parade

Kid’s Cosplay Parade

Kid’s Cosplay Parade

Kid’s Cosplay Parade

Anyone who comes in costume or creates a costume in the Cosplay lounge will get to take part in a fun parade around the Vendor Hall.

KingPin Kiddie Ride Menagerie

KingPin Kiddie Ride Menagerie

KingPin Kiddie Ride Menagerie

KingPin Kiddie Ride Menagerie

Want to put your kids into a vehicle from a popular 80s cartoon, the back of an animal, or onto a space ship? These are just some of the options that KingPin Games will have in their KingPin Kiddie Ride Menagerie at the show! Hop on (as long as you are the correct size and / or weight) and take a ride down memory lane in this fun area! If you love one of these, you can bring one home with you or get it to put at a location to share after the show is over! Want to reserve one for delivery at the show? Contact Chris at KingPin at (608) 393-2299 for current inventory and pricing!

Knight Rider’s KITT Replica

Knight Rider’s KITT Replica

Knight Rider’s KITT Replica

Knight Rider’s KITT Replica

Come visit Corey Gleason’s artificially intelligent electronic computer module in the body of a highly advanced, very mobile, robotic automobile… KITT! Stop by and say, “HI!” and maybe it will say hi back!

Mario’s Party at Star Worlds Arcade

Mario’s Party at Star Worlds Arcade

Mario’s Party at Star Worlds Arcade

Mario’s Party at Star Worlds Arcade

It’s a celebration, and you’re invited on the Sunday of the show! Star Worlds Arcade is hosting Mario’s Party, where a couple special brothers will be making appearances and taking pictures throughout the day. Photos are taken professionally by our team in return for a donation to Troop 580 of at least $5 or more. If you want to ensure a chance at a photo, make sure to sign up for the Priority Photo times by pre-ordering your tickets before the show starts! Otherwise, spots are while supplies last.

MGC Lifestyle

MGC Lifestyle

MGC Lifestyle

MGC Lifestyle

Check out great products for your home, incredible cars, and energy to power them both!

MGC Museum Showcase

MGC Museum Showcase

MGC Museum Showcase

MGC Museum Showcase

What the heck is that odd-looking machine?! Have you ever seen a Fairchild Channel F? A Coleco Telstar? Super A’Can? Join us as the museum team takes a closer look at some of the rarer systems and their games at the MGC.

MGC Music

MGC Music

MGC Music

MGC Music

Check out some awesome bands while you are at the show! Many bands perform fun sets throughout the day.

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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!

NES Collection

NES Collection

NES Collection

NES Collection

We’re teaming up with Watagames to display a COMPLETE IN BOX NES COLLECTION as part of the MGC Gaming Museum! Revisit every game for the original Nintendo console with us, including the first time Mario appeared on a Nintendo console in the US!

Overdrive Reality

Overdrive Reality

Overdrive Reality

Overdrive Reality

The Chicago-based Overdrive Reality returns to provide LIVE coverage of the MGC! Join Overdrive Reality host Matt Isbill, who also hosts Monster Jam on NBC Sports, along with stand-up comedian Adam Malkowski, MK2 commentator extraordinaire Mike Trinidad, movie buff Jason Cordero, and the ultimate collector Mate as they broadcast throughout the weekend Tons about what is going on at any given time! Stop by their booth in person to see the filming, meet a VIP, and maybe even get invited on the show!

Park Tour Cruiser 09

Park Tour Cruiser 09

Park Tour Cruiser 09

Park Tour Cruiser 09

When Brian Schafer decided to make this Toyota into a Island Tour Vehicle just like was found in the Jurassic Park book and video games, he spared no expense! Check it out and imagine what it would be like to tour the island in style and check out dinosaurs up close and personal!

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Pro Challenge Match: Dan vs Brian

Pro Challenge Match: Dan vs Brian

Pro Challenge Match: Dan vs Brian

Pro Challenge Match: Dan vs Brian

Two of the best air hockey players in the world face off in a head-to-head match on April 4 at 2pm at the Wisconsin Center!

Teammates and two time doubles world champions Dan Meyer (4th ranked), and Brian Quezada (5th ranked) will take each other on in an intense best-of-seven match at the MGC. This challenge match, an intense up to four-hour air hockey spectacle, will determine who is the best. Stop by to see how the pros play!

Star Worlds Arcade

Star Worlds Arcade

Star Worlds Arcade

Star Worlds Arcade

Star Worlds Arcade of DeKalb, Illinois is bringing the fun of their arcade that has been in continuous operation for more than 30 years to the MGC! Featuring music games, classic arcade titles, and a room that looks like no other at the MGC, you need to stop here! Additionally, Star Worlds Arcade features crafting projects for kids of all ages to share!

Time Machine DeLorean

Time Machine DeLorean

Time Machine DeLorean

Time Machine DeLorean

Wait a minute Doc, are you trying to tell me Matt Hissem built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?! The way we see it, if you’re going to be at the Midwest Gaming Classic, you might as well do it with some style… as this incredible DeLorean is going to be on the show floor! Great Scott!

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 in to the vendor hall 30 minutes early on Saturday!