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Midwest Gaming Classic
« on: February 10, 2017, 10:47:32 am »
Has anyone ever been to the Midwest Gaming Classic. I am going to go and check it out. It is an hour from my house.

www.midwestgamingclassic.com

April 7,8,9 in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 03:28:01 pm »
Nobody within a couple hour drive of Milwaukee?

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 07:14:56 am »

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 09:26:46 am »

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 11:15:49 am »
All the cool kids are coming to ZapCon.....  >:D
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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 01:40:47 pm »
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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 12:38:37 am »
I will be there Mike! For sure!
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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2017, 12:41:43 am »
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2017, 06:21:55 am »
nice. I was just going to call you out. It's in your back yard. :cheers:

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2017, 07:52:57 am »
I suppose I should post the flyer.


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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2017, 06:19:23 pm »
I am pumped for it... I think I'm shooting for all day on Saturday! Should be fun playing Arcade games and Crying over how expensive Pinball Machines are... lol
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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2017, 09:13:46 am »
I hear you. I picked up a pin for free. After opening it up I think the other guy got a good deal. I need to get some expert advice to see if it is salvageable.

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2017, 10:48:04 am »
MGC Rocks! I've been going for several years now. Last years' attendance topped 10,000. This year the attached hotel sold out 7 months before the show, and their backup hotel sold out last week. They're on their 3rd hotel now  :o

I'm pretty good friends with the show's organizer and founder, Dan Loosen. He's pretty active over on Pinside.

The arcade / pinball hall always has around 350-400 games and pins every year, and it's a good mix of vintage, classic, and current stuff. The newest pins are always there too.

The Saturday night VIP party is where it's at. If you bring a game to the show, you get free admission all weekend plus you get a ticket to the VIP afterparty saturday night.

I'm coordinating a fundraising auction for the VIP party again this year. Last year we raised over $3500, this year it'll be more, I'm sure of it. All the proceeds go to the food and drinks served at the party.

MGC is a great experience. The vendor tent is HUGE - over 20,000 square feet of gaming goodness. I always get TONS of great deals in the tent.

They host a pretty intense Tetris tournament each year. Some of the big dogs usually show up. Ben Mullen is there each year for sure. It's not as big as the tournament on the west coast, but scores are always in the 800,000+ range. My wife is competing this year, she's been honing her skills.

The gaming museum is truly a sight to behold. They have pretty much 1 of every thing gaming related in that room. Right down to working Speak n Spells, Apple LISA, up to the current systems. I'm sure there will be a Nintendo Switch there too. Last year they had the (UBER RARE) Nintendo Playstation prototype on display, protected by armed guards. This year I'm told that it will be back at the show again, and it's going to be made available for play! Crazy.

Such a great show. Ben Heck usually makes an appearance. Here's a shot of my wife in Ben Heck's room. She found a monster sized Gameboy, and was playing Tetris on it.

HIGHLY recommend attending.
Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2017, 11:19:56 am »
And just like that, there are four of us.

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2017, 11:22:20 am »
If anybody there meets smalltownguy2, shake his hand for me. I've always wanted to do that myself.
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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2017, 11:46:57 am »
Is there a badge for that?

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2017, 05:49:35 am »
I just bought my ticket. I am committed. I also booked a room nearby. It will be a place to crash and recharge. I will be there Friday and Saturday. My son is coming up on Saturday. I have three friends who are kicking the tires right now.

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2017, 10:14:09 am »
Yeah I have one friend for sure going and two others kicking the tires.
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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2017, 10:18:33 am »
Yeah I have one friend for sure going and two others kicking the tires.
Tirekickers **koff**surles**koff** are the worst.
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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2017, 09:36:53 am »
bought my tickets... I have 4 friends coming. Should be a good time.
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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2017, 09:54:31 am »
Yeah I have one friend for sure going and two others kicking the tires.
Tirekickers **koff**surles**koff** are the worst.
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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2017, 10:51:28 pm »
One of my friends actually bought a ticket. :applaud:

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2017, 09:26:49 am »
I got another friend to go. :woot

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2017, 09:39:48 am »
I got another friend to go. :woot
Make sure it's fun like this...

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2017, 09:45:21 am »
That is what I aspire to. With enough booze it will at least be that cool in my head. It should be a lot of fun. If there are any BYOACers going please chime in. I would like to meet you guys in person.

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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2017, 09:48:07 am »
That is what I aspire to. With enough booze it will at least be that cool in my head. It should be a lot of fun. If there are any BYOACers going please chime in. I would like to meet you guys in person.
There you go, start small. You know you'll have made it big time when you get other people wearing jorts and white flip-flops, running around taking pictures of women that would make PBJ proud.
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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2017, 09:51:35 am »
I am in the midwest. Jorts and flip flops are pretty normal out here! As for women. This thing is being held in Wisconsin. Do you know what they call a 160 pound Wisconsin girl?anorexic

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2017, 12:43:26 pm »
I am in the midwest. Jorts and flip flops are pretty normal out here! As for women. This thing is being held in Wisconsin. Do you know what they call a 160 pound Wisconsin girl?anorexic


Being from Wisconsin, I should be offended... but it's true.  :cheers:
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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2017, 12:52:34 pm »
My wife was born and bred in Milwaukee. She was kind of an exception. She was 5'6" and 120 lbs.

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2017, 05:33:47 pm »
My wife was born and bred in Milwaukee. She was kind of an exception. She was 5'6" and 120 lbs.

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That means your wife is as cool as they come. Cooler by the lake is what they say.

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« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2017, 05:56:40 pm »
Yes she was. She died two years ago. I talk about her a lot because I miss her every day.

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« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2017, 06:40:00 pm »
Got my room. Classy.

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2017, 07:14:32 pm »
I am excited!!!!
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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2017, 07:23:55 pm »
Swag

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« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2017, 08:39:18 pm »
Got my room. Classy.

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Me opening the door to your room...

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« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2017, 08:43:07 pm »
I just may be the Italian Spiderman, but I am not Italian.

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« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2017, 10:02:22 pm »
I love that .gif.
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« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2017, 10:21:50 pm »
I have to watch that movie some day. I hear it is horrifically awesomely bad.

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Re: Midwest Gaming Classic
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2017, 09:46:31 am »
Time to find some breakfast. I am meeting up with a friend today, and loading up 2 CRTs I purchased.

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