Music And Gaming Festival, Jan 1-4 2010

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Nick The Newbie
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Music And Gaming Festival, Jan 1-4 2010

Postby Nick The Newbie » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:19 pm UTC

Promo video. Ventrilo harassment with a twist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZnQxEhnsBc
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So MAGFest is going into its eighth year, and the next one is coming up January 1-4, just outside Washington DC at the hilton mark center in Alexandria, Virginia. There's also going to be a new years eve party for people who pre-register.

If you guys haven't heard of MAGFest, the name is short for Music And Gaming Festival, and it's basically a four day long woodstock of video game music. There's three nights of live video game cover bands, 24 hour console/arcade/LAN/tabletop gaming the whole time, plus an open mic jamspace with provided instruments that everyone's welcome to play. It's a pretty laid back "anti-convention" atmosphere that is thankfully free of people with cat ears trying to glomp you, while being chock full of cool people to drink, play games, and rock out with.

Here are the guests announced so far, with much more to come.

Bands:
-The OneUps
-Metroid Metal
-Arm Cannon
-Select Start
-The Megas
-Entertainment System
-Rare Candy
-This Place Is Haunted
-Temp Sound Solutions
-Armadillo Tank
-A_Rival
-The Smash Brothers

Guests:
-Sid Meier - creator of basically every game ever made.
-There Will Be Brawl creators Matt Mercer and Zach Grafton
-Voice actor Jon St. John, known best for having balls of steel as duke nukem
-YuGiOh - The Abridged Series creator Martin "LittleKuriboh" Billany

The challenge corner details have also been announced. The way it works is that if you can complete the tasks in nes/snes/gen games, you get prizes and shit. Start practicing!
http://courtwright.org/m8challenges/

You can pre-register, plus get a $99/night hotel room through the website: http://magfest.org/

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Re: Music And Gaming Festival, Jan 1-4 2010

Postby Felstaff » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:44 pm UTC

I'm going to allow this.

Based on the reception it got last year, but Nick the Newbie; please try to participate more on the forum, rather than just turn up once a year to advertise Mag-fest. Thank you.
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Re: Music And Gaming Festival, Jan 1-4 2010

Postby Nick The Newbie » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:29 pm UTC

Sorry about that, I'll try to be more active here.

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Re: Music And Gaming Festival, Jan 1-4 2010

Postby Zorlin » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:22 am UTC

Video was win but felt way too scripted at times.
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