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Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming

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Plans are already underway for Midwest GameFest 2017, and we're pretty excited about what we have in store for guests this year: more space, more food options, more types of events! But... we don't have a contracted date just yet due to an issue at our 2017 venue of choice, the fabulous Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri.

The Problem

Specifically, a professional sports team has contracted with the hotel for all of their home games this Fall. That's great for the hotel but has played havoc with existing events like ours. Furthermore, it would be easy enough to work around except the team's home game schedule won't be finalized until mid-April. So, we'll be making an official announcement in late April, coinciding with our efforts working at Planet Comicon's tabletop gaming hall. Look for signs there, on this website, and in our social media channels!

Save the Dates

We've had our options narrowed down to the following five four-day weekends this Fall:

  • Oct 12-22
  • Oct 26-29
  • Nov 2-5
  • Nov 9-12
  • Nov 16-19

So pencil us in, and stay tuned for more details in April!

Questions?

Reach out and contact us with any questions or concerns.

Main Hall

Whew! Another Midwest GameFest has come and gone, and what an experience it was! A big year of additions and changes with lots to talk about, so let's get to it!

Announcing our finalized line-up of guests for 2016! Get the details as well as full bios at the Midwest GameFest Guests page.

» Guest Details

Michelle Blastenbrei

Michelle Blastenbrei

Owner at Mini Painter, Ink
Loren and Jamie Cunningham

Loren & Jamie Cunningham

Owners & Designers at WIBAI Games
Sterling Hershey

Sterling Hershey

Freelancer, RPGs & Cartography

Jon Hook

Jon Hook

Author & Podcaster
Russell 'Redjack' Petree

Russell 'Redjack' Petree

Freelancer, Catalyst Game Labs
Charles Ryan

Charles Ryan

Chief Operating Officer, Monte Cook Games

Miles Tugman

Miles Tugman

WorldCon 74 (MidAmeriCon II) Gaming Coordinator

Our Cosplay Coordinator, Lothlorien Woods, has wrangled an outstanding ensemble team for our first year featuring cosplay guests and events. We'll have a costume contest, a cosplay parade, themed panels, story time for kids, and more! Get the full scoop over at the Midwest GameFest Cosplay page.

» Cosplay Details

Legendary Rose Cosplay

Legendary Rose Cosplay

Cosplay Guest of Honor

Photo courtesy Retro Hawk Productions

BadAsh Cosplay

BadAsh Cosplay

Cosplay Panelist

Photo courtesy Tahnee Lane Photography

Spiff's Nerdy Cosplay

Spiff's Nerdy Cosplay

Cosplay Panelist

Photo courtesy Spiff's Nerdy Cosplay

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The time has come! Today we are opening event signups to all badge holders for Midwest GameFest, our four-day tabletop game convention being held this November 10-13, 2016 at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Independence, Missouri. Early-bird badge holders began event signup last Monday, October 3rd and now everyone can get in on the action.

Head on over to check out our event selection and signup for events! Not everything is in yet, with some organized play events in and some missing (D&D Adventurers League, Shadowrun Missions coming soon), cosplay events, and other panels, but there are tons of game events to choose from.

» SIGN UP FOR EVENTS

Badges and Add-Ons Still Available

If you haven't bought a badge yet, now's the time! Four-day, single-day, and VIG badges are still available. And if you haven't seen any of our cool add-ons, like t-shirts, mugs, dice, raffle tickets, and organized play perks, then you are missing out. Head on over now to check out what's still available!

As you know, this year we decided against a Kickstarter. We didn't know what to expect, but attendee response to our new badge system and add-on store has been phenomenal! But we can always do better. The convention is a non-profit effort run by volunteers with limited resources, and so every little bit of support, time, and money helps a tremendous amount.

Add-On Merchandise

» GET YOUR BADGES!

» Get Your Add-Ons

 

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