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Midwest Gaming Classic 2023

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    #101 11 months ago

    Looking forward to soaking up MGC for all 3 days
    -Pinball Mayhem Jeremy

    #102 11 months ago

    I might show up...

    #103 11 months ago
    Quoted from Jazman:

    I might show up...

    I was thinking about it too. Heard there was good BBQ nearby and Dan was buying….

    #104 11 months ago
    Quoted from Jediturtle:

    I was thinking about it too. Heard there was good BBQ nearby and Dan was buying….

    I just go for the polka escalator ride...

    #105 11 months ago

    Sounds like a good time. Pinball, Polka & BBQ. I think I'll check it out!

    #106 11 months ago
    Quoted from Eric_S:

    I just go for the polka escalator ride...

    i push it everytime

    Quoted from tullster:

    Sounds like a good time. Pinball, Polka & BBQ. I think I'll check it out!

    as long as i get to do bbq with ya

    #107 11 months ago
    Quoted from Eric_S:

    I just go for the polka escalator ride...

    Uh oh, apparently this is going away with the building renovation.

    I did tell them I may have to write that button into our contract. If it's gone, we'll figure out something insane. I mean, I bought a 26 foot tall gorilla this year more or less on a dare (and because we need branding in the atrium since we can ticket at the entryway this year, hooray!), so...

    #108 11 months ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    I mean, I bought a 26 foot tall gorilla this year more

    Inflatable clown? I know where to get one.

    #109 11 months ago
    Quoted from Friengineer:

    Inflatable clown? I know where to get one.

    I mean, if we can loan it and it is ridiculous, I might be able to find it a spot.

    The gorilla is here in a box. I haven't been able to ensure he is as majestic as I imagine he is yet because it's been raining, and I can't set him up in the house.

    #110 11 months ago

    GORILLA IN A BOX
    I'm living in a cardboard box
    GORILLA IN A BOX

    #111 11 months ago

    Edit: I'm dumb. I just reread the first page, and we do get free Friday for games. Thank you for that!
    But the site might still need an update, as mentioned in my original post below.

    ********

    Got an email from the arcade department on some game-bringer news. I noticed in the email it says bringing a game gets you Friday, Saturday, and Sunday admission. But on the web site, it only says Saturday/Sunday. Which one is correct? I'm about to confirm attendance for everybody in my group and want to make sure whether or not they need Friday tickets.

    #112 11 months ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    Uh oh, apparently this is going away with the building renovation.

    Wow, that sucks. Hitting that Polka button in the wee hours of Sunday morning gave me the energy to drag my sore body back to the room with a smile. It was a perfect nightcap to a long day. All I've got to share is a blurry picture from a video, but It'll be missed!
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    #113 11 months ago

    If the polka button leaves so do we.

    #114 11 months ago
    Quoted from Gornkleschnitzer:

    Edit: I'm dumb. I just reread the first page, and we do get free Friday for games. Thank you for that!
    But the site might still need an update, as mentioned in my original post below.
    ********
    Got an email from the arcade department on some game-bringer news. I noticed in the email it says bringing a game gets you Friday, Saturday, and Sunday admission. But on the web site, it only says Saturday/Sunday. Which one is correct? I'm about to confirm attendance for everybody in my group and want to make sure whether or not they need Friday tickets.

    If you bring a game, you don't need Friday. I'll try to get that on the site properly.

    #115 11 months ago
    Quoted from Jediturtle:

    If the polka button leaves so do we.

    I mean, I can do my best to write this into our contract.

    #116 11 months ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    I mean, I can do my best to write this into our contract.

    IT'S NOT ALREADY???? Very disappointed

    #117 11 months ago

    Anyone bringing a Baywatch? I might bring one if there isn't already one coming.

    #118 11 months ago

    I am new to posting on pinside forum. I will be attending the MGC and might be bringing a Bally #Happy Tour for play. If I am able to bring the game it will be for sale.

    #119 11 months ago
    Quoted from extratilter:

    I am new to posting on pinside forum. I will be attending the MGC and might be bringing a Bally #Happy Tour for play. If I am able to bring the game it will be for sale.

    nice. the more the merrier.

    #120 11 months ago
    Quoted from Tallon:

    IT'S NOT ALREADY???? Very disappointed

    I just found out about it last week!!

    #121 11 months ago

    So I am trying to figure out how to fit a third game in my van. I have got my wife and daughter coming and I want to get weekend passes for them. I know I can fit my Zizzle Pirates in the van with the other 2 games I am bringing. My question is would the Zizzle pirates qualify for a weekend pass? This game does have a historical significance to pinball as it was the last game John Popaduke worked on that wasn’t a scam.

    #122 11 months ago

    Would like to trade or sell BSD at the show.

    Would also consider selling before the show (and bring another title) if buyer isn't able to stay until 5pm on Sunday for load-out.

    Current value does NOT include the LED ColorDMD that is going in it for the show. Thanks to Randy (ColorDMD) and animesuperj for arranging the show special for ColorDMD.

    Machine - For Sale
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    2023-03-15
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    #123 11 months ago

    I am highly interested in said BBQ

    #124 11 months ago

    Bringing a GB Prem and getting a ColorDMD to go with it. Question about getting the ColorDMD thru the show. I assume that I pick it up from someone at the show (already contacted Randy and ordered) and install it myself when I setup the game? Maybe would be a good idea to remove the original DMD before I leave home so that I don't have to carry it around after setup?

    #125 11 months ago

    I wouldn't tempt Murphy's Law by leaving home without a display.

    #126 11 months ago
    Quoted from kcZ:

    Bringing a GB Prem and getting a ColorDMD to go with it. Question about getting the ColorDMD thru the show. I assume that I pick it up from someone at the show (already contacted Randy and ordered) and install it myself when I setup the game? Maybe would be a good idea to remove the original DMD before I leave home so that I don't have to carry it around after setup?

    just leave the old DMD inside the game during the show .

    #127 11 months ago
    Quoted from Pinhead86:

    just leave the old DMD inside the game during the show .

    I'll end up forgetting about it when I leave and have a DMD bouncing around in the machine.

    #128 11 months ago
    Quoted from kcZ:

    I'll end up forgetting about it when I leave and have a DMD bouncing around in the machine.

    Just put in a box with padding or something and leave it inside the game? Hell, put it right into the color DMD box. I don't know, doesn't seem very sketchy to me...

    #129 11 months ago
    Quoted from kcZ:

    Bringing a GB Prem and getting a ColorDMD to go with it. Question about getting the ColorDMD thru the show. I assume that I pick it up from someone at the show (already contacted Randy and ordered) and install it myself when I setup the game? Maybe would be a good idea to remove the original DMD before I leave home so that I don't have to carry it around after setup?

    Just put it in the colordmd box and put it in the back of the cabinet. It will be fine. Done it for years no problem

    #130 11 months ago
    Quoted from Tilt:

    I need help with something. I need more notice for our BBQ lunch. Not to take away anything from the show, it is a lot of work for me bringing games and setting in a booth all weekend. So our BBQ lunch is one of the highlights for me. I get to sit back, eat good food, and have awesome conversations with a great group of friends. We might only see each other a few times a year, but i really do look forward to that time

    I got you Troy! I'll make sure you know of each and every one of the 12 times we get BBQ.

    #131 11 months ago
    Quoted from cavalier88z24:

    How can I bring games to him early. Can i show up Wednesday or thrusday night? I live somewhat close to Wisconsin center. I have 2 that I need him to look at. Also is he or anybody there able to look at a dig dug arcade game?

    Definitely try and connect with me Thursday.

    I've got plenty of experience with classic vids, bring it along. I can't guarantee anything, but depending on what the issue is, I can likely make it right for you.

    --
    Rob Anthony
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    #132 11 months ago

    if you want standard size playfield glass, message me, i only plan to bring what is pre purchased

    #133 11 months ago
    Quoted from PTHermes:

    Would like to trade or sell BSD at the show

    Maybe you can hookup a deal with the guy and the Zizzle Pirates!

    #134 11 months ago
    Quoted from kcZ:

    Bringing a GB Prem and getting a ColorDMD to go with it. Question about getting the ColorDMD thru the show. I assume that I pick it up from someone at the show (already contacted Randy and ordered) and install it myself when I setup the game? Maybe would be a good idea to remove the original DMD before I leave home so that I don't have to carry it around after setup?

    Correct on picking the Color DMD up at the show. They're getting boxed up and shipped to me, and then I'll bring them all to the show. I usually helped Tully in the past with game registration, so when you get to the show and register your game -- just ask for Jason and the Color DMD deal. I'll either be at the table helping reg or around the hall helping with general setup. I've done a few installs myself, they're super easy and quick. I'll have tools available if needed, and my laptop/usb stick just incase anything happens with the pre-configuration of the displays for people's games.

    As others have said, I'd keep the original DMD in the game and just place it in the Color DMD box after install; then just put that box in your hotel, car, or just in the game.

    #135 11 months ago
    Quoted from Haymaker:

    I am highly interested in said BBQ

    Is there an initiation for this said BBQ? This is my first MGC - willing to do any and all hazing rituals for some brisket.

    #136 11 months ago
    Quoted from Barkz:

    Is there an initiation for this said BBQ? This is my first MGC - willing to do any and all hazing rituals for some brisket.

    no hazing required, but i think that the one thats been to the fewest MGC's covers the bill for initiation. lol

    #137 11 months ago
    Quoted from Tilt:

    no hazing required, but i think that the one thats been to the fewest MGC's covers the bill for initiation. lol

    Seems more than fair. Should I just walk around the pins asking people if they want free BBQ? Will there be a group of men with aprons on ready to feast? BBQ bat signal?

    Also where is this BBQ joint? I’m in even if it out of a guy’s windowless van.

    #138 11 months ago
    Quoted from Barkz:

    Seems more than fair. Should I just walk around the pins asking people if they want free BBQ? Will there be a group of men with aprons on ready to feast? BBQ bat signal?
    Also where is this BBQ joint? I’m in even if it out of a guy’s windowless van.

    Pretty sure it is in a van like this one.

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    #139 11 months ago
    Quoted from Eric_S:

    Pretty sure it is in a van like this one.
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    Damn even with inflation $20 goes a long way these days

    #140 11 months ago
    Quoted from Eric_S:

    Pretty sure it is in a van like this one.
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    why you gotta be posting pics of my van Eric???

    #141 11 months ago
    Quoted from Barkz:

    Seems more than fair. Should I just walk around the pins asking people if they want free BBQ? Will there be a group of men with aprons on ready to feast? BBQ bat signal?
    Also where is this BBQ joint? I’m in even if it out of a guy’s windowless van.

    literally follow your nose. its kitty corner to the convention center. just follow us fat guys, you can't miss it then.

    #142 11 months ago
    Quoted from Tilt:

    no hazing required, but i think that the one thats been to the fewest MGC's covers the bill for initiation. lol

    Don't worry Barkz, its my first MGC too so we can split the pain lol

    #143 11 months ago
    Quoted from Haymaker:

    Don't worry Barkz, its my first MGC too so we can split the pain lol

    haha, the lunches are a great time, lots of chatting, stories and i truly look forward to it every year

    #144 11 months ago

    This has turned into a $1200 weekend now, even IF you're bringing a game for free entry. The headache and costs associated with driving in moving games in/out means it's a net neutral behavior for random game-bringers.

    I've been a part of this show in some way/shape/form for over 10 years now. There's been some fantastic history here. The heyday of the Sheraton location was the charm that cemented this show as a cult-following for me. I mean come on, I woke up on Sunday morning and enjoyed ham & eggs with Gary Stern and Svengoolie? Come on. Those were awesome times.

    Now it's too clinical and "convention-ey" for my taste. And I CANNOT diminish what a fucking shit-show load-in and load-out was the first 2 years of the WI center. GAWD. I have PTSD. Yes I hear you, Dan. It's better now.

    I know they're asking for owners to bring pins to keep the selection fresh, but man, at $10,000 a pop, I'm not really interested in slamming 2,000 plays on my machines in 3 days. You just can't recover from that kind of wear & tear. I'm out.

    It's so hard. I love Dan, Eric, Gary, Max and all of the other guys that work tirelessly on the show. But I just can't do the Milwaukee setup. Ugh.

    #145 11 months ago

    Exaggerate much?

    #146 11 months ago
    Quoted from smalltownguy2:

    I'm not really interested in slamming 2,000 plays on my machines in 3 days. You just can't recover from that kind of wear & tear. I'm out.

    Let's just assume there are 48 hours of play time on a machine during this time which is a very high estimate... that is 2880 minutes or 1.44 minutes per game on your machine.

    #147 11 months ago
    Quoted from kcZ:

    Exaggerate much?

    Were you there?

    Quoted from kcZ:

    Let's just assume there are 48 hours of play time on a machine during this time which is a very high estimate... that is 2880 minutes or 1.44 minutes per game on your machine.

    FOUR machines @ 500 plays per. I'm probably underestimating.

    #148 11 months ago

    No... I heard all about it from you

    #149 11 months ago
    Quoted from smalltownguy2:

    This has turned into a $1200 weekend now, even IF you're bringing a game for free entry. The headache and costs associated with driving in moving games in/out means it's a net neutral behavior for random game-bringers.
    I've been a part of this show in some way/shape/form for over 10 years now. There's been some fantastic history here. The heyday of the Sheraton location was the charm that cemented this show as a cult-following for me. I mean come on, I woke up on Sunday morning and enjoyed ham & eggs with Gary Stern and Svengoolie? Come on. Those were awesome times.
    Now it's too clinical and "convention-ey" for my taste. And I CANNOT diminish what a fucking shit-show load-in and load-out was the first 2 years of the WI center. GAWD. I have PTSD. Yes I hear you, Dan. It's better now.
    I know they're asking for owners to bring pins to keep the selection fresh, but man, at $10,000 a pop, I'm not really interested in slamming 2,000 plays on my machines in 3 days. You just can't recover from that kind of wear & tear. I'm out.
    It's so hard. I love Dan, Eric, Gary, Max and all of the other guys that work tirelessly on the show. But I just can't do the Milwaukee setup. Ugh.

    Completely understandable man

    #150 11 months ago

    Cherry-picking a couple quotes that encapsulate why I unfortunately no longer feel drawn to the show:

    Quoted from smalltownguy2:

    The heyday of the Sheraton location was the charm [...]
    Now it's too clinical and "convention-ey" for my taste.

    I'm not mad, it's no one's fault, successful things grow, etc. It just outgrew its charm for me, is all. I can't enjoy the airplane hangar vibe. And if you think I'm only picking on MGC, Expo ain't much better since its move.

    But enough bellyaching! Those who enjoy this sort of thing, enjoy the heck out of it for me. I'll probably return when my son is old enough to be into some form of gaming, all of which MGC represents well.

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