Time’s almost out to get discounted admission and room rate for Midwinter Gaming Convention, at the Hyatt in downtown Milwaukee. It Wisconsin’s largest gaming convention and it’s a bit different than most gaming conventions in that it is much more social and upbeat. Last year there was about 1000 attendees and they are hoping for 1300 this year. Its 4 days January 17th – 20th. There are many social-type LARPs, a board game room with a checkout library 10 times the size and scope of the Gen Con library full of current titles and new releases to try, there are several tournaments to take part in such as a Crokinole, 7 Wonders, Netrunner and others, there will be demos of upcoming releases by GMT, Soda Pop Mini’s, Genegrafter, and TMG. There is a giant raffle, game auction and much more. www.midwintergamingconvention.com Alcohol is permitted in the gaming space and while some areas close late at night it is much like a large con where there are places you can enjoy gaming 24x7.
People from the Tri-state area and beyond travel to attend this event. Its in a lovely venue, in a nice location with plenty of night life and resturants near by - no nasty con food here! The reviews of last years event are very positive and many people who passed have stated they are sad they missed it and are going to make the trip this year. It was the most fun I;ve had at a con besides Gen Con, but this is a lot less hassle and very inexpensive compared to!