MAGFest To Rock Washington, D.C., January 1-4, 2010

MAGFest To Rock Washington, D.C., January 1-4, 2010

Like videogames? Like music? How about videogame music? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may want to make the trek to Washington, D.C., next weekend for the eighth annual Music And Gaming Festival.

From Friday, January 1 until Monday, January 4, fans of videogame music far and wide will descend upon the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA, for MAGFest, a weekend of button mashing, guitar shredding and everything in between. In addition to offering 24-hour console, arcade and PC game rooms, MAGFest will be hosting some of the most talented videogame-inspired musicians out there. We're not talking Guitar Hero, either - these guys are decidedly old school. Just check out the Iist of bands in attendance:

And if those names don't get you fired up, maybe one of these special guests will:
  • Sid Meier, Director of Creative Development at Firaxis Games and Civilization creator
  • Matt Mercer and Zach Grafton, creators of the hit web series "There Will Be Brawl"
  • Jon St. John, the voice of Duke Nukem
  • Martin "LittleKuriboh" Billany, creator of the fan parody "YuGiOh: The Abridged Series"
  • James Rolfe, aka the Angry Videogame Nerd and owner of http://www.cinemassacre.com/

If you're within a few hours of D.C., it should be well worth the drive and the $40 entry fee. Last year's MAGFest featured the live debut of Metroid Metal, and with the band's first album, Varia Suite, under their belt, their live show promises to be even stronger this year. Check out a video of their performance at MAGFest 7 below, and miss them again at your own peril.

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Oh, I'm so forcing my parents to let me go. Chances are I'll probably be in that area anyway.

I just hope all the ice here melts before the event starts.

Man, this title led me to believe it was about the game coming for the PS3. I've been had!
Sounds interesting though....

I already got everything set up to go.

If you see a black guy looking like K' from the King of Fighters games, that'll be me. :P

I soooooo Wanna go there...

http://www.youtube.com/user/nsrrenard

That master of Techno, is a playing there.

He makes some good music :)

Dammnit i was , looking for a MAG fest.
Massive Action Game.

Looks cool anyway!!

Alotak:
Dammnit i was , looking for a MAG fest.
Massive Action Game.

Looks cool anyway!!

oh dont worry, Im sure some of us escapists will make a few MAG related user groups if we havent already

Also, I envy any and all who will be there, for I will be in Oregon for January on business.

I will absolutely be there.

I was able to make it to MAGFest VII last January. It was like a giant, non-stop party. In the four days I attended, I think I got about three hours of sleep, and yet I didn't feel tired at all. There was just too much to do for me to spend my time sleeping!

I can't make it this year, but I'm sure it'll be bigger and better.

This can't be a coincidence.

The title has the word MAG in it, and it ends on January 4th, the day the MAG open beta opens, i saw that MAG, i see what your doing you cheeky bastardies.

O.T. I havent heard of any of those bands, i would probably go if Marty Odonell was, im not even much of a halo fan i just LOVE the ODST soundtrack too much.

wish I could be there, but the choices are either be home with food and a party, or stay in DC for a couple of days in the cold and snow and then head back up in 4 days for class.

Who?
never heard of any of them.

Wish I could be in attendance for that! Ah well...I will hopefully catch clips on YT!

Mcface:
Who?
never heard of any of them.

There are actually a bunch of good bands in there. Check out metroid metal, even if you don't recognize the source material, it's still pretty good stuff.

Nick The Newbie:

Mcface:
Who?
never heard of any of them.

There are actually a bunch of good bands in there. Check out metroid metal, even if you don't recognize the source material, it's still pretty good stuff.

I certainly don't (I was more a Sega fan than Nintendo, not to mention my mom didn't even let me get near video games until I was about 11), but that sounds like an awesome song by an awesome band.

Can't wait until next week, I tell ya. I haven't been this excited for a con since Otakon back in July.

Will the final episode of There Will be Brawl be aired there?

 

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