More About Cleveland Gaming Classic: IX Center

The Cleveland Gaming Classic is Ohio's largest and premier convention featuring a weekend of gaming, collectibles and so much more!
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Get ready to game at this year’s eighth annual Cleveland Gaming Classic! We’re taking over the IX-Center with nearly 200,000 square feet of awesomeness. Our grassroots, local show is bigger and better than ever - one of the largest in the Midwest! Join us for an unforgettable weekend filled with retro games, an onsite arcade, pinball, toys and collectibles, cosplay, legendary guests, tournaments, and more.
Attend one-day or all weekend long with multiple ticket options available. Purchase an All-Access Weekend Pass for an unforgettable weekend experience, including your official CGC '23 shirt, Preview Night, Early-Bird Access, After Party & more! This 3-day pass includes:
- Preview Night: Friday, September 22 from 6PM – 10PM, exclusive to All-Access Weekend Passholders and VIPs
- Full Show + After Party: Saturday, September 23 from 10AM –10PM (60 minute early venue access), After Party starts at 6PM exclusive to All-Access Weekend Passholders and VIPs
- Family Day: Sunday, September 23 from 10AM - 4PM
A must-see for every con-goer, make sure to visit the biggest freeplay retro arcade you'll ever see:
- Jump into our onsite free play retro arcade in the main ballroom - featuring legendary classic arcade games, pinball and more. You’re looking at 100+ games!
- Play dozens of free play retro consoles including your favorite old-school systems – Sega, Nintendo, PlayStation, Atari and more!
Plus so much more, including:
-200+ vendor tables – finally find that rare collectible, toy or retro game you’ve been looking for in our expo hall packed with exhibitors.
- Don’t miss exciting main stage content, including musical guests, panels, final round tournament competitions and more.
- Compete in the Cosplay Contest and win amazing prizes (register on our website)
- Meet your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away and other iconic characters in Cosplay Alley.
- Compete in one of our amazing tournaments - like the world's largest Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament, Smash Ultimate, Rocket League, and more!
- Visit our expanded Tabletop Corner free play library. Try out tabletop demo games, borrow a game from the library to play, and find your favorite game merch!
- Stop by the innovative Indie Developer Showcase to try games and apps built by indie developers.
- Join us on Family Day for extra inflatables, crafts, kids cosplay contest, scavenger hunts and more! Children under 10 are FREE all weekend.
Join the Cleveland community for a celebration of gaming you won’t want to miss!

Date & Time

September 24, 2023
6:00pm - 10:00pm


IX Center
1 I-X Center Dr
Cleveland, OH 44135

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