Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Steven Lucas, who is displayed on card number 178, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection. Steven is the 1991 Nintendo Campus Challenge National Champion, in which players contested over Super Mario Bros. 3, Pin-bot and Dr. Mario on a time limited cartridge. Steven has a passion for gaming and always can be seen attending various conferences and events in the gaming industry. He has also competed in other tournaments such as the Sega Genesis College Tournament.
If you can design your own game, what would it be about and who would be the main character?
Well I did make a game using the Shoot Em Up Construction Set where a kid who had his Nintendo taken away by his parents and given away to unsavory characters fights to recover it. "Battle for Nintendo Power".
To celebrate this weekends Midwest Gaming Classic event, we look back at the person that helped start it all, Dan Loosen. On April 13th-15th, 2018 Dan will be hosting one the largest video game conferences in the Midwest. This interview with Dan was done on December 6th, 2015. Hope to see you at MGC in Milwaukee.
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Dan Loosen who is displayed on card number 160, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection. Dan is one of the co-founders and organizers of the Midwest Gaming Classic, a gaming trade show in Milwaukee, WI. The MGC showcases retro and modern home video game consoles, pinball machines, arcade video games, computers, table top gaming, crane games, collectible card games and much more.
When did you first meet Walter Day and where was it at?
I first met Walter at the 2004 Midwest Gaming Classic. He had emailed me and told me that he would be coming to our show with a few players and was it okay if a team that was shooting a documentary was there too. We said sure, and a few weeks later at the show I met him. I didn’t have too long to talk to him, but he was definitely a great person to have around, and his love of the culture around gaming and preserving that culture was outstanding.