375 South Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
Since 2001, gamers, pinball nuts, tabletop competitors, and cosplayers alike have had an electronic oasis near Milwaukee each spring, as the Midwest Gaming Classic has taken root in a suburban hotel and become a fixture for hundreds throughout the heartland. Though small at its outset, the annual event has grown to take over more than 65,000 square feet of the Brookfield Sheraton (and an additional 21,000 square feet in gigantic tents connected to the hotel) while easily earning the title of “the largest all-encompassing electronic gaming trade show in the Midwest.” Last year’s event was the largest to date, and was a shitload of fun, even for noobs. Beyond the all-inclusive gaming on every system imaginable, there’s also going to be music from local gems like Sugar Stems, Awkward Terrible, and The Atomic Spins, as well as an installment of gamer-tinged stand-up comedy from Gary Zajackowski, Liza Marie, Patrick Tomlinson, and more.