In 2001, two guys started a small show at a Boy Scout Service Center “to celebrate the Atari Jaguar,” which drew about 100 gaming enthusiasts. Since that unheralded outset, the event—which was later named Midwest Gaming Classic—has ballooned in popularity, taking over virtually every inch of the Brookfield Sheraton every spring before eventually moving to the more than 150,000 square foot confines of the Wisconsin Center in 2018.
After two years at the new venue, Midwest Gaming Classic took 2020 off due to the pandemic and decided to move last year’s convention (which typically takes place in spring) to November 5-7. With that return installment in the books, organizers are now planning to return to Wisconsin Center this spring for what they’re calling “the biggest MGC ever.”
Over the weekend, Midwest Gaming Classic announced this year’s convention will take place at the sprawling downtown venue April 29 through May 1. Like previous installments, the 2022 Midwest Gaming Classic will feature pinball, arcades, table top, table top RPG, trading card games, cosplay, air hockey, computers, home consoles, claw games, a vendor hall, rare collectibles, meet and greets, panels, and so much more. Tickets are on sale now and people interested in becoming a vendor can apply for spaces now as well.