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Midwest Gaming Classic (MGC) 2019 - April 12,13,14 at the Wisconsin Center


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2 years ago



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    #301 1 year ago

    dammit there calling for rain and snow on sunday

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    #302 1 year ago

    It depends on what forecast you look at. I have seen about 10 different scenarios now. Like someone said earlier. Wait 10 minutes and the weather will change

    #303 1 year ago
    Quoted from cavalier88z24:

    dammit there calling for rain and snow on sunday
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    I would not fret. This is the time of year that weather people really have no Fing clue what is going on (and they can't cause it is very unstable at the seasonal change).

    Just keep thinking positive.

    Hell, with those temps and the very warm gound, nothing is gonna stick in MKE anyway.

    #304 1 year ago

    After having 3 feet of snow and still having a great show last year....this year will be a piece of cake.

    #305 1 year ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    Yup!

    We don't do fees at MGC. However, as I always say, the amount of time may be limited.

    Thx.

    Do you know what day and times we can catch him there?

    25
    #306 1 year ago

    Here is a 95% accurate list (basic) of what we are bringing. Go big or get the **** out is how we do it.

    Fyi, this list does not include the raw thrills games of the escalara(s) and games that flip n out will be adding to our booth presence.

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    #307 1 year ago

    Holy frick, that's an awesome lineup. I'm guessing I won't be disappointed in my quest to play some Medieval Madness.

    #308 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gornkleschnitzer:

    Holy frick, that's an awesome lineup. I'm guessing I won't be disappointed in my quest to play some Medieval Madness.

    There will be two of the remakes with us

    #309 1 year ago

    15 JJP games! holy shit the most I have ever seen in one place. crane games
    ?

    #310 1 year ago

    Jumped in the car this morning for the commute of dread and before I could plug my phone in the WIIL Rock morning guy said they'd be talking about MGC 'coming up', so I stuck around just to see what that would mean. 20 minutes later, they talked to Matt (somebody) about the show. Spent several minutes talking about it, gave out the URL. It was decent coverage for the show. That was a nice surprise.

    Last year it was tons of Kiddie Rides. Weird flex, Kingpin, but ok.

    #311 1 year ago
    Quoted from cavalier88z24:

    15 JJP games! holy shit the most I have ever seen in one place. crane games
    ?

    The kids are going to love the crane games! Seeing the happiness over the kiddie ride menagerie last year was a huge highlight. Glad a few will be there again, and looking forward to seeing the smiles playing the cranes too! Kingpin elevates the show so much...and somehow manages to top himself year after year!

    #312 1 year ago
    Quoted from cavalier88z24:

    15 JJP games! holy shit the most I have ever seen in one place. crane games
    ?

    Wonder what the combined weight of those is? You better have a good spine surgeon on call!

    #313 1 year ago

    15 crane games?!? Well I guess those are easier to lug around than kiddie rides...

    Cheers! to our new crane game vendor!!!

    #314 1 year ago

    Just bought a VIP ticket and plan to drive up from Cincinnati on Friday!

    #315 1 year ago
    Quoted from heyitsjoebob:

    Just bought a VIP ticket and plan to drive up from Cincinnati on Friday!

    SAFE TRAVELS!

    #316 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jediturtle:

    The kids are going to love the crane games! Seeing the happiness over the kiddie ride menagerie last year was a huge highlight. Glad a few will be there again, and looking forward to seeing the smiles playing the cranes too! Kingpin elevates the show so much...and somehow manages to top himself year after year!

    for sure. the smiles on the kids faces are priceless. I kinda want to try the crane games.

    #317 1 year ago

    this show is gonna rock even more this year!!!!

    #318 1 year ago

    Went downtown last night. On the way home (southern burbs, franklin) there was a sign that said the freeway (94 south/east) will be closed fri nite from 10pm til 5 am. Didn't see anything about Sat/Sun. 10pm means they start lane closures about 930 - 945

    #319 1 year ago

    Debating if I want to go open my NIB Star Trek premium at the show hall Thursday evening or not. That is the time slot we were given by Marco. Hmmmm!

    #320 1 year ago
    Quoted from f3honda4me:

    Debating if I want to go open my NIB Star Trek premium at the show hall Thursday evening or not. That is the time slot we were given by Marco. Hmmmm!

    DO IT!

    It is so much fun to be at the opening party!

    Ill be there opening up 2 games.

    #321 1 year ago

    Loaded up, and about to hit the road after a quick sweep of the house and bathroom.

    -Hans

    #322 1 year ago
    Quoted from f3honda4me:

    Debating if I want to go open my NIB Star Trek premium at the show hall Thursday evening or not. That is the time slot we were given by Marco. Hmmmm!

    Yes...you do. Thursday night game opening is one of my favorite times. Bummed I will not be opening anything this year, but super excited to see everyone opening theirs! No way would I want to miss out on opening my own game and letting them do it for me.

    #323 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jediturtle:

    Yes...you do. Thursday night game opening is one of my favorite times. Bummed I will not be opening anything this year, but super excited to see everyone opening theirs! No way would I want to miss out on opening my own game and letting them do it for me.

    want to help open the 2nd one I am supposed to set up?

    I hear you are really good at leveling them.

    #324 1 year ago

    drive safe Hans! so I'm at work and it's currently snowing in Milwaukee right now. I'm bored so i though I post some photos from my cell phone from last year at MGC.

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    #326 1 year ago

    oh look a picture of me winning the best in show for the DMD category with my shadow.

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    #327 1 year ago
    Quoted from KingPinGames:

    Here is a 95% accurate list (basic) of what we are bringing. Go big or get the **** out is how we do it.
    Fyi, this list does not include the raw thrills games of the escalara(s) and games that flip n out will be adding to our booth presence.
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    Maybe you should just have your own show Chris...Jeez!

    #328 1 year ago

    In re the Thursday unboxing party, I have a quick question or two. I emailed Marco, but never heard back. Do we just show up at/around the window they mentioned to us?

    Also, should we be bringing anything along for this? More curious with regard to whether others bring wax, tools, new balls, etc. Any feedback or guidance is much appreciated.

    #329 1 year ago
    Quoted from hayrebear:

    In re the Thursday unboxing party, I have a quick question or two. I emailed Marco, but never heard back. Do we just show up at/around the window they mentioned to us?
    Also, should we be bringing anything along for this? More curious with regard to whether others bring wax, tools, new balls, etc. Any feedback or guidance is much appreciated.

    I suggest bringing everything you want/need to set your game up and tweak how you like.

    #330 1 year ago
    Quoted from FatPanda:

    Maybe you should just have your own show Chris...Jeez!

    ha, no. do you see dan at all for the show? i don't need that kind of pressure.

    just an update

    JJP 14 playable games, 5 NIB
    Cranes 31 (all new and really neat looking)
    Raw thrills 2 player Halo and a new Turtles
    Kiddie ride - added one more.... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles van to go with Raw thrills turtles game.

    with some other minor adjustments, we are at 104 playable games and 5 NIB for decoration....

    #331 1 year ago

    West half of Minnesota on I90 is scary as hell already. 25mph in the Worthington area, and still barely kept it on the pavement. Getting better as we travel but I had to get out of the car, for mental health. At Burger King for a few then back at it.

    #332 1 year ago
    Quoted from cavalier88z24:

    ...so i though I post some photos from my cell phone from last year at MGC.

    Did anybody else look for themselves in these?
    Couldn’t find my handsome self though.

    #333 1 year ago
    Quoted from hayrebear:

    In re the Thursday unboxing party, I have a quick question or two. I emailed Marco, but never heard back. Do we just show up at/around the window they mentioned to us?
    Also, should we be bringing anything along for this? More curious with regard to whether others bring wax, tools, new balls, etc. Any feedback or guidance is much appreciated.

    7pm to 8pm is setup thursday for marco games. I assume we just park somewhere and then go into the wisconsin center.

    #334 1 year ago
    Quoted from cletus:

    Did anybody else look for themselves in these?
    Couldn’t find my handsome self though.

    Couldn't see me, but found my game...does that count? I was most likely crawling around under a game or frantically taping down power cords at this point, LOL!

    #335 1 year ago
    Quoted from f3honda4me:

    7pm to 8pm is setup thursday for marco games. I assume we just park somewhere and then go into the wisconsin center.

    Yeah, that should be right. Also I do not want to speak for Marco, but I'm guessing the time is pretty flexible if need be.

    #336 1 year ago

    I found Yancy in those pics

    #337 1 year ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    they talked to Matt (somebody) about the show.

    Matt Isbill, lovingly referred to as BAM by some of us, has been helping me handle media requests for the past few years. You can also see him on Friday morning on TV.

    My wife didn't want me to do a morning interview with the kids screaming around the house, which was probably the right call. Glad to know it went well, I missed it!

    #338 1 year ago
    Quoted from f3honda4me:

    7pm to 8pm is setup thursday for marco games. I assume we just park somewhere and then go into the wisconsin center.

    Yes.

    #339 1 year ago
    Quoted from hayrebear:

    In re the Thursday unboxing party, I have a quick question or two. I emailed Marco, but never heard back. Do we just show up at/around the window they mentioned to us?
    Also, should we be bringing anything along for this? More curious with regard to whether others bring wax, tools, new balls, etc. Any feedback or guidance is much appreciated.

    Ah didn't even think of that. Wax the new game right away before it gets played for the weekend and swap in some decent balls. Do we also get to play it right away after unboxing to ensure everything is in order?

    #340 1 year ago
    Quoted from hayrebear:

    In re the Thursday unboxing party, I have a quick question or two. I emailed Marco, but never heard back. Do we just show up at/around the window they mentioned to us?
    Also, should we be bringing anything along for this? More curious with regard to whether others bring wax, tools, new balls, etc. Any feedback or guidance is much appreciated.

    Quoted from Whysnow:

    I suggest bringing everything you want/need to set your game up and tweak how you like.

    What he said. Its your game; bring whatever you'd like to set it up however you'd like. I swapped out the front corner interior leg brackets on the one I set up last year and put on metal leg protectors on the outside. Threw down a quick coat of wax on the main areas too.

    Quoted from f3honda4me:

    7pm to 8pm is setup thursday for marco games. I assume we just park somewhere and then go into the wisconsin center.

    Street parking should be free at that time of day around the facility - just check the signs. Usually it's metered until like 6pm.

    #341 1 year ago

    102.9 the hog had been giving away tickets to MGC for 5 at 5 .next chance to win some soon , really soon

    #342 1 year ago
    Quoted from f3honda4me:

    Ah didn't even think of that. Wax the new game right away before it gets played for the weekend and swap in some decent balls. Do we also get to play it right away after unboxing to ensure everything is in order?

    I know I don’t know any of you but is anybody that will be there willing to take care of my baby for me? This is the biggest reason I wanted to go. Decided not to show up until Saturday. I can repay with some carbon or chrome balls I just received from Titan, or cash if preferred. Wax the main areas also?

    #343 1 year ago

    Damn! Questioning if I need to go. Rather not drive back and forth from Madison 3 separate days. What else happens at the unboxing?

    #344 1 year ago
    Quoted from ACcookDC:

    Damn! Questioning if I need to go. Rather not drive back and forth from Madison 3 separate days. What else happens at the unboxing?

    You probably don't need to go. I went to the unboxing last year and after meeting the Marco guys and seeing how much care they take in setting up games I wouldn't have any reservations with having them setup a game for me.

    #345 1 year ago
    Quoted from ACcookDC:

    Damn! Questioning if I need to go. Rather not drive back and forth from Madison 3 separate days. What else happens at the unboxing?

    Nothing. There’s no show, it’s just open your game, maybe. Flip it a bit, then git gone. Not at all worth 3 hours of driving, imho. If you had a hotel room, that’d be different.

    #346 1 year ago

    Marco's website is down. Are they bringing that with them too? I was going to get a list of parts together to order at the show.

    #347 1 year ago

    I think I wrongfully assumed the arcade hall would be 24 hours like the 24 hour gaming room at the Chicago expo. I can't readily see any reference online. Can anyone confirm there is no 24 hour game room and everything shuts down at 8:00 p.m.?

    #348 1 year ago
    Quoted from Netzley_Crunch:

    I think I wrongfully assumed the arcade hall would be 24 hours like the 24 hour gaming room at the Chicago expo. I can't readily see any reference online. Can anyone confirm there is no 24 hour game room and everything shuts down at 8:00 p.m.?

    It should follow the show hours, as per the snapshot below from the website

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    #349 1 year ago
    Quoted from Netzley_Crunch:

    I think I wrongfully assumed the arcade hall would be 24 hours like the 24 hour gaming room at the Chicago expo. I can't readily see any reference online. Can anyone confirm there is no 24 hour game room and everything shuts down at 8:00 p.m.?

    Nope, but if you bring a game, you can play into the wee hours at the after party.

    #350 1 year ago
    Quoted from hayrebear:

    It should follow the show hours, as per the snapshot below from the website [quoted image]

    Thanks I assumed as much but wasn't sure if I was overlooking it. I now feel obligated to get decent sleep and get a few hours of work done each morning before things start up. Looking forward to it, nice we have these events here in the Midwest.

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