Wednesday, February 8, 2023

This is a repeating event

Midwest Gaming Classic 2021

05nov(nov 5)10:00 am07(nov 7)5:00 pmMidwest Gaming Classic 2021COVID-19

Midwest Gaming Classic

Event Details


Hotel update – If you had booked a room in either the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, or the SpringHill Suites Milwaukee using our codes and / or discounts, all rooms have been or are in the process of being canceled without penalty. If you still wish to stay at any, please reach out to them individually.


We have created an optional ticket claim process for ticket holders to inform us what they would like to do with the item(s) you have purchased. This claim process will remain open until 12/31/2020. Additional details are actively being emailed to ticket holders as this update is made.

If you purchased any items for the 2020 Midwest Gaming Classic, to create your claim, follow the link in your ticket confirmation email to our web site. If you do not know where your ticket confirmation email is, please regenerate it here:

Once you have followed your ticket link, please click on the “Ticket Claim” button to create your claim.

If you are in need of an expedited payment due to financial hardship, please reply to this email and we will do our best to honor your request as fast as possible. Please do not do this if you can afford to wait as we want to prioritize those in need first.

Thank you for your continued support.


Earlier this evening, the City of Milwaukee has set their response to COVID-19 to tier 3 which includes the cancellation of large gatherings over 250 attendees. As a result of this action, we are no long able to hold the Midwest Gaming Classic as scheduled on April 3-5 and the show is canceled.

The Midwest Gaming Classic exists because of people like you and we thank you for supporting us and our vision. We hope to continue building a community for gamers to share and celebrate the love of gaming with you. While we are devastated by the loss of this show for this year, the health and safety of everyone involved has remained our largest concern.

We will communicate further information, including how to process refunds, as it becomes available. If you have purchased any items in advance, please watch your emails for direct updates.

While we are disappointed that the show will not exist in 2020, we are excited to be able to return in 2021.


We wanted to give you a brief update about the Midwest Gaming Classic due to the recent uncertainty caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We have been working with local health and government officials, and together we believe the Midwest Gaming Classic will proceed as planned, with additional precautions based on the current best practices at the time of the show. If there are any changes, we will communicate with you as soon as possible.

We understand people may be concerned about buying tickets for the event due to this uncertainty. To ensure that you feel confident in your purchase all tickets sold for the 2020 Midwest Gaming Classic that are unused will be honored at any future Midwest Gaming Classic event – no expiration. Additionally, all Midwest Gaming Classic tickets are fully transferable. In the case of a cancellation, refunds would be offered.

We thank you for your continued support.

Any additional updates will be added to this page.

The Midwest Gaming Classic is a trade show featuring 150,000+ square feet of retro and modern home video game consoles, pinball machines, arcade video games, table top RPGs, computers, table top board games, crane games, collectible card games, air hockey, and that’s just the start.

The Midwest Gaming Classic is about celebrating gaming, trying new things, learning about the gaming hobby, about meeting others who share the love of gaming, and having fun doing it!  No matter if you have one console and a handful of games or thousands of games in every room of your house, you’ll find something to celebrate with us!

Wisconsin Center

400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

View Map

Friday Preview, April 3, 2020:
6:00pm – 12:00am
Saturday Public Hours, April 4, 2020:
10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday Public Hours, April 5, 2020:
10:00am – 5:00pm

Additional On-Site Events
Friday, April 3, Gamer Quest Begins 8am-5pm
Saturday, April 4, Official After Party 8:30pm-1am

Additional Off-Site Events
Friday Tom’s Open House, April 3, 2020 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday Garcade After Party, April 4, 2020 – 8:30pm – 1:00am


On Saturday and Sunday, the Midwest Gaming Classic hosts industry panels that are open to all attendees! Topics cover all aspects of gaming. These were last year’s panels, we will start announcing panels for 2020 as the show grows nearer! Additionally, we will be announcing special workshops to learn specialized skills from industry professionals, so stay tuned!

Stay tuned to for updated information.




5 (Friday) 10:00 am - 7 (Sunday) 5:00 pm CST



The GOAT Store, LLC became an official limited liability company on May 15, 2001, although the business was started over two years before that in a more limited capacity. The GOAT Store, LLC is owned and operated by collectors and gamers Dan Loosen and Gary Heil.
[email protected] GOAT Store LLC 3600 South 16th Street Milwaukee, WI 53221 United States

Learn More