12201 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305

VGM CON 2019

February 22-24, 2019 | Sheraton Minneapolis West


Play games from independent game developers, games created in a game jam, and even learn how to start developing games.


Connect with like-minded people both professionally and casually. Have a drink and make a new friend!


With 12+ concerts, you’ll find everything from Mario to Zelda, Halo to Skyrim, and even Disney to Lady Gaga.

Gamer’s Rhapsody Presents

VGM CON 2019 at Sheraton Minneapolis West
February 22-24, 2019

Minnesota’s first video game media convention returns to the Sheraton in 2019. If you like video games, music, or video game music, this convention is for you!

Musical Guests

Check out some of our musical guests performing live at VGM CON!

Event Sponsors

We’re very thankful for these great organizations to help make our event possible! Please check out what they have to offer.

Materia Collective

Video game record label and music publisher. We produce soundtracks and licensed cover albums, and help composers manage their copyrights.Video game record label and music publisher. We produce soundtracks and licensed cover albums, and help composers manage their copyrights.

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Science Museum of Minnesota

Game Changers
Play your way through the evolution of gaming with: 100+ playable games, Arcade classics, Immersive multiplayer experiences, Rare concept art, In-depth interviews with game designers, And much more! Runs 2/15 through 5/5

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New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium will be providing $5 VooDoo Ranger specials throughout the weekend. Get Juicy Haze IPA and Liquid Paradise IPA whilte Supplies last! (Must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol)

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Special Guests

Check out some of our guests coming to VGM CON 2019

Chad Seiter

Composer and Arranger

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Eric Buchholz

Composer and Arranger

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8-Bit Music Theory

VGM YouTube Channel

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Things To Expect in 2019

Here, take this, information!

We’re still planning for 2019, but here’s what you can expect in future announcements!


We have over 12 performances of video game music during the weekend!


Join Chad Seiter, Eric Buchholz, 8-Bit Music Theory, and The OneUps to learn new things!


Watch a speedrunning marathon, compete in a tournament, or play an indie game!


Get yummy food during our concerts on Friday and Saturday night!

What does a ticket get you?

Attendees get the benefit of all of the convention and sub-events!


All attendees get access to all of our concerts and musical performances.


Learn from top industry professionals, discuss your favorite fandom, or learn a new skill.


Entry into all of our tournaments and contests are included with admission.


Food will be served on Friday and Saturday evenings for all to enjoy.

Latest News

Check out some of our Special Guests appearing at VGM CON!

Performing Live: Bards of the Goddesses

A MN-based video game music trio with way more instruments than Bards to play them. Come listen to music from Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, Elder Scrolls, and more.

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Performing Live: Super Marcato Bros

The Super Marcato Bros. are a video game music duo who compose original music, and host a weekly video game music podcast. Also, they are a live band, performing the best VGM!

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Sponsor: New Belgium Brewing

We’re proud to welcome New Belgium Brewing and VooDoo ranger as a sponsor for VGM CON 2019! During the evening on Friday and Sunday, you can find $5 specials on two delicious beers from VooDoo Ranger while supplies last!*

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Performing Live: NES

Nerd Enhanced Sound (NES) is an 8-bit cover band dedicated to presenting the masterful compositions created during an age of extremely limiting technology.

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What our attendees say

I just wanted to let you know I am really glad that Ethan and I attended the VGM convention. The strings clinic was wonderful and a really good experience for him. If they do it again next year I’ll be sure to encourage his orchestra friends to attend.



Great people, fun games, and lots of Red Bull.



Wonderful gaming convention in Minneapolis that seeks to bring together all aspects of gaming from code to soundtracks and everything in between while bringing together various people with differing gaming interests in one place.



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