Yes its worth the money! Midwest is a great show. It has a good cirriculum of classes and a good selection of vendors. When I socialize at the bar I dont really drink much, so I talk haunt. If you make sure to hit the evenings social bar time Im sure you can gain a ton of knowledge that as well as on the show floor and in the class room.
MHC is a very good show, there are more things for actors and plenty of things for owners.