GalactiCon 2023 – Filsinger Games 34th Annual Summer Convention!

Last year the Filsinger Games GalactiCon convention headed the farthest west that it ever had, in Chicago.  In 2023 we go just a bit farther west.  This year we hold GalactiCon in conjunction with the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction weekend in Waterloo, Iowa.  It is two conventions in one weekend of pro wrestling goodness.

All times are local to Iowa in Central Daylight Time.

Convention Information

Date/Time:  Friday July 21st 10AM – 2PM (Open Play 2PM to 5PM), Saturday July 22nd 9AM – 3PM (Open Play 3PM to 5PM) and Sunday July 23rd 10AM – 12PM.

Location: (Friday and Saturday) Waterloo Convention Center, 200 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50701  (Sunday) Dan Gable Wrestling Museum, 303 Jefferson St, Waterloo, IA 50701

Cost: $30 In-Person Convention ($15 with TNT Hall of Fame All Access Pass) – includes snacks and drinks, 3 GalactiCon Exclusive Game cards (1 COTG, 1 Legends, 1 Indie), 1 GalactiCon sticker and 1 exclusive in-person attendee item.  Additional copies of the 3 Exclusive game cards (with sticker) are available to attendees for $15, but the exclusive in-person attendee item is limited to 1 per person.  You must attend in-person to get the attendee item, not just purchase this ticket.

Virtual Convention:  $15 cost includes the 3 GalactiCon Exclusive Game cards and sticker. Attendees will be able to stream content from the convention on Saturday from 9AM to 10:30M CDT and 12:30PM to 3:00PM, and be able to take part in tournaments from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.  The 2 Tournament Winners will also be able to take part in the GalactiCon Cup Tournament on Sunday.

Tickets are available at the Filsinger Games store:

Tickets for the TNT Hall of Fame All Access Pass (with and without Banquet) and Impact Pro Wrestling Show:

Auction Items:

Weekend Schedule of Events

All times are in Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Events for both TNT Hall of Fame and GalactiCon are highlighted.
* GalactiCon Cup Qualifying Tournament

Thursday July 20th

Dan Gable Museum (TNT All Access Pass Holders)

  • 5:00 PM – Pizza and Drinks with preview release of TNT Set 4 and IPW 2

Best Western Restaurant (Open to All)

  • 7:30 PM – Release of GWF Origins 2139
  • 8:00 PM – Pro Wrestling Trivia

Friday July 21st

Waterloo Convention Center – Room TBA (GalactiCon Pass Holders)

  • 10:00 AM – Convention Opens, Convention exclusive items are distributed, Games are available for sale
  • 11:00 AM – Impact Pro Independent Tournament*
  • 12:00 PM – Champions of the Galaxy Tournament*
  • 1:00 PM – GalactiCon Supershow – Attendees pair up and book dream matches for a Supershow.
  • 2:30 PM – Open Game Play and Tournaments
  • 4:30PM – Virtual Gathering

Dan Gable Museum (TNT All Access Pass Holders)

  • 10:00 AM – Roundtable Discussion
  • 11:00 AM – Podcast Collective

Waterloo Convention Center – Room TBA (TNT All Access Pass Holders)

  • 2:30 PM – Art of Wrestling Podcast with Colt Cabana

Waterloo Convention Center – Main Hall (TNT All Access Pass Holders or Individual Ticket)

  • 5:30 PM – Impact Pro Wrestling Fanfest
  • 6:30 PM – Impact Pro Wrestling Show

Saturday July 22nd

Waterloo Convention Center – Room TBA (Galacticon Pass Holders)

  • 9:00 AM – Convention Opens
  • 9:30 AM – Canada Cup (Winner receives top pick in GalactiCon Cup)*
  • 10:30 AM – GWF 2139 Tournament*
  • 11:30 AM – Legends of Wrestling Tournament*
  • 12:30 PM – Charity Auction to benefit the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • 1:00 PM – Panel Discussion Q&A and announcements with Tom Filsinger and Filsinger Games Staff
  • 3:00 PM – Open Game Play and Tournaments

Online Attendees Will Participate in all the events in the 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM block.  From 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM the Zoom room will be open with different discussion rooms and people from the live convention joining as well. Online and In Person Attendees will participate in separate versions of the Legends and GWF tournaments at the same time, with the winner of each version qualifying for the GalactiCon Cup. 

Dan Gable Museum (TNT All Access Pass Holders or Individual Ticket)

  • 9:30 AM – Doors open at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for All-Access Pass Holders. Vendor booths open.
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Round Table Discussion (subject & participants TBA) with Q&A session to follow.
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – The Brisco and Big Ace Show podcast at the Dan Gable Museum. Special guests to be announced.
  • 1:00 PM – Autograph signing legends at Fame Dan Gable Museum. All-Access Pass Holders enter first.

Best Western Restaurant (TNT Lifetime Members)

Waterloo Convention Center – Room TBA (TNT All Access Pass Holders or Individual Ticket)

  • 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Sunday July 17th

Dan Gable Museum (GalactiCon Pass Holders)

  • 10:00 AM – TNT Hall of Fame Tournament*
  • 11:00 AM – GalactiCon Cup Tournament – Winners of all 8 tournaments during GalactiCon draft wrestlers for one final tournament with the matches happening in the Hall of Fame ring

The GalactiCon cup tournament will have 6 in person competitors and 2 online competitors. The online qualifiers will each pick an in person attendee to proxy play the match in person for them.  The online qualifier will get to choose their wrestler in the draft and can manage their proxy player during the match via phone or zoom. 


Best Western Plus Executive Residency Waterloo
205 W 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 888-1000

A room block has been set up for the TNT Hall of Fame for Thursday July 20, Friday July 21 and Saturday July 22.  Either call the property and ask for the “TNT Wrestling” group or book online using the link below.


The hotel has parking at the garage next door.

Other Nearby Hotels

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
226 W 5th St, Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 235-0301

Courtyard by Marriott Waterloo
250 Westfield Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 233-5531