January 2-5, 2014Where:
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (Right next to DC)Website: http://magfest.org
It's the twelfth annual Music And Gaming Festival! You may know us as the guys that run the Jamspace at PAX, but what you may not know is that we also run a four day long gaming party every January just outside Washington, D.C., and it just keeps growing every year. This year we're looking at over 40 musical acts, a few dozen guests, along with about 14,000 smelly stinky nerds.Headlining bands:
The Oneups, Bit Brigade, MegaDriver (Brazil), Machinae Supremacy (Sweden), and tons moreHeadlining guests:
Al Lowe (leisure suit larry), Ellen McLain and John Patrick Lowrie (GLaDOS and the TF2 Sniper), Game Grumps, and tons more
We've got consoles, LAN, tabletop, CCGs, 200+ arcades, and any other kind of gaming you can imagine going all four days for 24 hours a day non-stop. But you don't have to take my word for it
Anyway, if you can't make it, you should follow 8bitx, as they will be live-streaming the main stage concerts. Second stage will also be streamed, but the details on these are still being worked out. If that's not enough, the team you all know as the PAX Community DVD will be there in full-force, and we will bring you full HD recordings of all main stage acts, as well as many of the second stage acts, plus whatever else we manage to capture on film. Come say hi if you see us there! We shouldn't be hard to find during the main stage concerts. In fact, you may be inclined to yell "Down in Front!"
Here's our current archive of footage from the last two events. Oh, and if you're a fan of Nobuo Uematsu, you should probably check out the first one.
MAGFest X (Metroid Metal, Bit Brigade, The OneUps, Earthbound Papas, and more!)
MAGFest 11 (Protomen, Powerglove, and more!) (The VGO coming very soon!)
There's much more still being worked on.
Come hang out with friends and meet new ones
Play games in the tabletop and console rooms
Go back in time with the 24hour freeplay arcade
Rock out to live music across many stages, some of which run through the night
Party with Jon St. John and other celebrities
Take part in or simply be witness to the swiftly-growing Child's Play Charity auction on the final day of the festival, where tons of big names and companies offer plenty of cool stuff! Also, sometimes we let celebrities shave beards. For charity.
You can also rage and flip tables for charity. Because why not?
Need I say more?
"I think he starts in reality and ends in fantasy."
"No he starts in fantasy and ends in chaos."
Pre-reg price: $50 for all four days
At-door price: $60 for all four days
Single day passes are $40 for fri or sat, and $20 for thu or sun
Pinny Pal since PAX Prime 2013