Just got this piece of news from MGC, now I'm more excited than ever:
The 2013 speaking line up has been announced, and it has something for everyone! Last week, it was revealed that Hyperkin would be revealing the Retron 4
for the first time ever at the Midwest Gaming Classic at 11am on Saturday, and that kicks off the festivities!
Saturday continues with amazing panels and presentations from Jim Schelberg on Pinball in the Media, Eric Weiss, a Wisconsinite who has used his graphic design skills for games, animation, and even movies like Superman Returns, Green Bay arcade collector Bradley Czech who will be presenting a lot of his collection at the Neville Art Museum this summer, pinball designer John Trudeau talking about his Forbidden Planet design, Marty Goldberg who just co-authored a book on Atari history will cover that and the Atari pinball division in depth, and the IGDA will host their March meeting that is open to everyone at 6pm!
Headlining Saturday is a panel of Raven Software employees! Raven Software has been one of the biggest names in gaming for more than 20 years, and they have worked on some of the biggest games and with some of the biggest companies to this day! They can't talk about their current work on the popular Call of Duty series, but they will talk about their time working with id Software on games like Heretic, Hexen, Wolfenstein and Quake 4 as well as their great licensed titles like Star Trek, Star Wars, Marvel, X-Men as well as their other fun titles like Singularity and Soldier of Fortune. This is a panel that you won't want to miss!
On Sunday, the day starts with arcade gaming legend Billy Mitchell who will be doing a Q&A session and telling lots of fun stories of his playing days. After Billy, Scott Adams returns to discuss his new adventure game that he was inspired to do after his MGC speeches, then Marty Goldberg turns on Skype to interview another gaming legend this year, and we finish with Ben Heck discussing his new Ghost Squad pinball machine!