MILWAUKEE– (Jan. 7, 2015) – An estimated 1,300 gaming enthusiasts are expected to attend the Midwinter Gaming Convention for its 15th anniversary celebration at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center from January 15-18. The four-day convention features Live Action Role Play, Miniatures Wargaming, Collectible Card Games and a Board Game room with over 1,000 titles available for play.
The popular event has grown from a single night in 2000 to a full four-day weekend event in 2015 and welcomes everyone from national and international gaming fans to those brand new to the hobby, from casual gamers to hard-core strategists.
Along with the wide range of gaming on offer, an exhibit hall featuring primarily local companies and craftsmen will add to the color and excitement of the convention. Various prominent guests include industry guest Richard Thomas of Onyx Path Publishing, artist guest of honor Ken Meyer, Jr. and media guest Saving Throw, featuring Ivan VanNorman from TBS “King of the Nerds.” Alumni of “King of the Nerds” will also be present for a reunion panel.
Other convention highlights include Saturday’s “Steampunk Invasion Day” theme and Chicago’s Dream Theater Production Company performance of its hit play “The Mechanical Man.”
A live auction will be held on Saturday for the convention’s featured charity, the Wisconsin Humane Society.
For more information on the event, as well as ticket purchase for gaming participants and observers, see: http://www.midwintergamingconvention.com
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VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 600 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $4.62 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2013 and supported more than 48,500 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs. For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.