Midwest Gaming Classic – All the Details!

The Midwest Gaming Classic (MGC) is an event that we’ve unofficially used as our chance to meet-up with our community and take the time to hang-out, play some games, and maybe have a beverage or ten.

MGC itself has been a long-running and ever growing event that started-out as a way for Atari fans to get together and trade stories. Now, 11 years later, the show has grown to become one of the largest pinball events in the country and houses an extensive videogame museum displaying essentially every gaming console ever produced. The best part (beside the humongous vendor room) is that Retroids has a dedicated, and very large room at this show, and in a partnership with the Galloping Ghost Arcade will house a bunch of true arcade cabinets for anyone to play (Any of the arcade and pinball cabinets at MGC are all free-to-play by the way.)

This year will be a bit different, as two of the podcasts that are usually present will actually be absent this year. We at PS Nation decided that since the Vita is now available, and is so new, that instead of setting a PS3 up at our able, that we’d rather set some competition up with some Vita titles like ModNation Racers: Free Ride and Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (among others.) Beyond all of that though, the venue itself is very close to places to eat, including a mall and a Toys ‘R Us within walking distance.

For the last 4 years, we’ve tried to organize a couple of outings before the show actually gets going, and this year is no different. Since MGC is officially only on Saturday and Sunday, some people will be in town as soon as Thursday, so that’s when we’re getting started. Listed below are the locations where we will be on Thursday and Friday.

For dinner Friday night, please send us an email with the Subject “MGC 2012 Dinner” to let us know if you’ll be joining us, and how many you’ll be. We need to make a reservation for Friday night, so please let us know by the end of day on Tuesday the 20th. If you’re worried about travel to any of these venues, we usually have enough people with vehicles to accomodate everyone, and we’ll make sure that we’ll get everyone taken care of.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Meet in the hotel lobby at 5 p.m.
Where we’re going:
New Berlin Ale House
Address:
16000 West Cleveland Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151
(262) 641-0016
Directions from the Hotel:
5 Minutes Away
Duration:
Until 5 people pass-out!

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Lunch
Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 11:00 a.m.
Venue:
Rock Bottom Brewery in Downtown Milwaukee
Address:
740 N Plankinton Ave # 1
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 276-3030
Driving Directions:
Click
Duration:
However long it takes. Also, we’ll walk across the river to check out the statue of The Fonz!

Dinner
**NOTE** Please email us at PODCAST@PSNATION.ORG with the Subject “MGC 2012 Dinner” and let us know if you’re joining us and how many you’ll be by the end of the night on Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 5 p.m.
Venue:
Delafield Brewhaus
Address:
3832 Hillside Drive
Delafield, WI 53018
(262) 646-7821
Driving Directions:
Traffic may make the drive slower
Duration:
We will try to be back to the Hotel by 8 p.m.

Because at 8 p.m., Karaoke starts!!

Saturday
After the show closes-up for the day, come on down to the Retroids room for our annual party. It’s completely BYO, and we can point you to a liquor store that’s right down the street :-) No one under 21 will be admitted unfortunately, so we don’t get in trouble with the law.

Bring your Vita
Bring your Drinkin’ Shoes
Bring your desire for fun
BRING YOURSELF!

Written by Glenn Percival

Glenn Percival

Just a guy that loves games, movies, Golf, Football, and Baseball.

Podcast Co-Host, Editor-in-Chief, Video Producer, and whipping-boy

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Bothe/100003643879706 Michael Bothe

    Karaoke starts!! First have 4-5 beers to tune up my voice then I will try to sing “We’re Off To See The Wizard” followed by the OOmpa Loompa tunes.

  • http://twitter.com/sup3r1or Vitali Sklifus

    Damn, i wish I could come, but all the way from the UK it is a hell of a Trip. I’am movin back to Asia end of April so if anyone goes to TGS let me know:)

  • http://twitter.com/davidb1969 David Bouch

    I so wish I would be there for this, but my son rudely scheduled his birthday this weekend so I can’t come and make the 14 hour journey. Have a drink for me.

  • http://twitter.com/CanaryWorf Richard Hancock

    One of these days I’m going to road-trip across the USA, and I would love to include this in the trip.

    Not MGC, I mean the Fonzie statue. ;)