Posted on March 11th, 2011 by JMT.
The annual retro gaming con is coming up at the end of March:
This will be my 5th year as a vendor.
Here’s some video of the vendor halls, museums, shmup contests, etc.
The tour of my booth last year starts around 4:44 in this video:
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Posted on January 10th, 2010 by JMT.
Chances are if you’re reading this, you probably know about the biggest/only midwest video game convention. Be there! I’ll have a bigger booth this time.
The first time I went to MGC (which was only as a visitor, not a vendor) was 2004, and it was held in Brookfield. Well, it’s back to that same place! I “Vended” at the Oconomowoc three times, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Brookfield is of course another 15 minutes farther from home, but there’s more stuff to do in town. Not that I’ll get much of a chance.
I usually spend every cent I make at all the other vendors’ booths! Ha! No net gain. But at least by selling stuff, it’s like a free vacation. I sell enough to pay for gas and hotel, and then everything else I use to buy even more video games from my neighbors.
It’s just video game overload! It’s so amazing to walk into the vending hall and just see table after table of great cool and rare gaming artifacts.
As usually I try to keep my prices low. I’m in it for the fun and the hobby, not to make money. I buy a game, play it, and pass it on to the next person (of course I keep some games forever though!).
And of course I’ve got about half the booth full of retro 80’s toys, CCG, and comics as well, so there’s something for everyone!
Posted on November 9th, 2009 by JMT.
I got rid of my old server, and decided to use my crappy ComCrap online storage for images. Well to put it simply ComCrap really sucks. Besides issues with remote linking they refused to acknowledge, there’s the problem of constant timeouts when FTPing.
Anyway, end result, links and images are all working now. And I have the cheapest possible Comcast plan, and I’m still paying too much.
Posted on March 1st, 2009 by JMT.
The Midwest Gaming Classic is the biggest (and only) all encompassing retro to present video gaming, arcade, and pinball convention in the landlocked states.
And its the most fun you’ll have all year, if you’re into retro games.
Check it out:
Posted on June 5th, 2007 by JMT.
I have a rare “Lords Of Thunder” Turbo Duo promo VHS I’ll be selling at the Game Convention.
It has Masamune Shiro cover art, and the back contains screen shots from the game and © 1993.
The video is about 15 minutes long, and contains footage from the game and “live” interviews with kids at arcades and random old people on the streets talking about how much they love the game and turbo duo and how it’s the best shooter they’ve ever played. One amusing moment actually acknowledges the existence of the Sega CD version of the game, but they make some snide remark about that nowhere system with all the FMV games.
Posted on May 7th, 2007 by JMT.
June 9th and 10th!
How would you like have your female counterpart beg you to go to MGC? It’s easy, just show them this:
Same weekend, same town (well, 30min drive).
Posted on July 11th, 2006 by JMT.
Remember when you bought an old game at Funco and it didn’t have the original instructions, but there was a little sheet with an abridged basics of the necessary instruction/controls included? Well, these are those sheets.
I have 576 of them from Genesis, 17 of them from 32X, and 10 of htem from 3DO.
Playing Card Manuals