MAGFest (Music And Gaming Festival), the annual festival celebrating video games and video game music, will be occurring January 1-4, 2010, in Alexandria, Virginia. MAGFest is proud to release its lineup of featured guests and video game music bands. This will be MAGFest’s eighth year, and it refuses to let up on the endless onslaught of face-melting music and awesome guests. Each year, MAGFest offers 24-hour console, arcade, and PC game rooms, over ten live video game cover bands, a vendors area, and guest speakers from the video game industry and fan scene. Numerous other events are scheduled each day. It also features a “JamSpace” available to all attendees for impromptu music performances. MAGFest 8 is scheduled for January 1-4 2010. Elder-Geek.com will be there to cover every minute.
Promotional Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZnQxEhnsBc
Sid Meier (http://firaxis.com) – Director of Creative Development at Firaxis Games, creator of the “Civilization” game series.
Jon St. John (http://jsjprod.com/) – World renowned voice actor, known best for his role as “Duke Nukem”.
Martin “LittleKuriboh” Billany (http://www.yugiohtheabridgedseries.com/)- Creator of the fan parody “YuGiOh: The Abridged Series”.
Matt Mercer and Zach Grafton (http://therewillbebrawl.com/) – Creators of the hit web series “There Will Be Brawl”.
Featured Game Music Bands:
The OneUps (http://www.theoneups.com/)
Metroid Metal (http://metroidmetal.com/)
Select Start (http://www.selectstartband.com/)
The Megas (http://themegas.com/)
Entertainment System (http://www.myspace.com/entertainmentsystem)
Temp Sound Solutions (http://www.tempsoundsolutions.com/)
This Place Is Haunted (http://thisplaceishaunted.com/)
Armadillo Tank (http://armadillotank.com/)
Rare Candy (http://www.rarecandyband.com/)
Other Newly Featured Happenings at MAGFest:
Charity Game Marathon – The people at Speed Demos Archive (http://speeddemosarchive.com/) will be doing a video game speed run marathon for charity. For more than two days, members of SDA will have to endure the grueling task of beating over 60 games. They’ll be taking donations though the whole process and donating all proceeds to CARE (http://care.org).
Indie Game Showcase – All independent game developers are welcome to bring in their games to show off. The games will be judged and critiqued by industry professionals and other representatives from academia.