Midwinter Gaming Convention 2024

Top things you need to know before you arrive at Midwinter Gaming Convention

If you are considering submitting events as a GM DO NOT purchase your pass.

  1. The Exhibit Hall is not open to the public, a badge is required to access all areas of the convention. Thank You for your support!

  2. Outside Food & Beverage may not be consumed in the convention spaces. Only food purchased within The Ingleside is allowed. If you want to consume food/beverages brought in or delivered, you will need to consume them in your hotel room.

  3. Buy your Badge(s) in advance: Reservations are not required and badges will be sold at Convention Registration every day of the show based on availability, but save yourself some time and Register beforehand. Registration will open at 8:30am Thurs-Sun and will close at 8pm on Thurs-Sat, 2pm on Sun.

  4. Plan ahead: Make sure you snag a seat at the events you want by registering ahead of time. Event Registration will open October 1st for VIP Badgeholders, and October 15th for Multi-Day Admissions, including GMs (10 AM CST for all).

  5. Get ready to join a game! You can sign up ahead of time and secure your seat, or see what’s available while you’re at the show. Our website will give up to the minute information on how many seats are available at each game, but you can also look for the “Players Wanted” signs on tables that are looking for more people. See a game you really want to play but it’s full? Stop by the table before the event is set to begin. Sometimes space will open up if players don’t show, and sometimes a GM will be able to accommodate. It’s worth a try, but always be prepared to find another event if you’re not able to be seated.

  6. Where are the games located?

  7. Need cash? There is an ATM located on the Lobby Level of the Hilton, near the escalators.

  8. Where are the video games? Midwinter is an “analog” gaming convention, focusing on in-person, face to face events. Video games are not a part of our scheduled events for the weekend.

  9. What kind of food is available? The Ingleside will offer concessions at posted times. Need food delivered to your table? We’ve got you covered. Each room will have a supply of banquet menus available for delivery. Additional food options include the Miller Time Pub, Hilton Cafe, Starbucks, and the Milwaukee Chop House. Please note, outside food and beverages are not permitted in any convention meeting space. Any food or beverage purchased within the Hilton is permitted.

  10. What about Open Gaming? We have tables available throughout the event space for Open Gaming, and dedicated tables in the Regency Ballroom on the 5th Floor for Open Gaming and Play to Win. The Regency will close at Midnight each night.

  11. Midwinter Gaming Convention Wristbands include Convention Admission ONLY, Waterpark passes may be purchased separately through The Ingleside.