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MAGFest 11 full musician and band lineup announced


Yuzo Koshiro and more than 40 acts
Oct 31
// Dale North
MAGFest, The Music And Gaming Festival, is an annual event held in the Washington D.C, and it's easily one of my favorite events of the year. This year, set for January 3 - 6,  is their eleventh event, and they have...
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Sonic fan film to premier at MAGFest 11


Oct 04
// Tony Ponce
[Header image by Beau-Skunk] Blue Core Studios, which produced the live-action Mega Man fan film two years back, is putting the finishing touches on its take on Sonic the Hedgehog. As with Mega Man, Sonic will be premiered a...
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Legendary game composer Yuzo Koshiro to attend MAGFest


Aug 15
// Tony Ponce
As if I needed any more reasons to go to MAGFest! We already knew that Kinuyo Yamashita, composer of the original Castlevania as well as Mega Man X3, will be in attendance, but now it's been announced that Yuzo Koshiro will a...
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Registrations for MAGFest 11 are go, go, go!


Jun 13
// Tony Ponce
Got your New Year's plans squared away? Well nuts to that! Go to MAGFest instead! From January 3-6, the Music And Gaming Festival will once again be tearing down the walls of the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Mar...
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The AVGN's MAGFest Q&A covers the upcoming film and more


Jan 16
// Tony Ponce
MAGFest may already be a distant memory for some, but for losers such as me who didn't have the privilege of attending, every new video and detail from that glorious weekend is news to us. James Rolfe, a.k.a. the Angry Video...
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Bit Brigade's Mega Man 2 concert / speedrun is my JAM


Jan 11
// Tony Ponce
MAGFest is the gift that keeps on giving, apparently. Why wasn't I there? Because reasons. So there's this band, Bit Brigade, whose members I will now consider my close, personal friends for life despite never having met the...
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MAGFest: Nobuo Uematsu reflects on the event


Jan 10
// Jayson Napolitano
I think Dale pretty much summed it up regarding MAGFest X which wrapped up yesterday: it was definitely the best yet, and neither of us want to wait for next year.  The highlight was Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu'...
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MAGFest X: The best one yet


Jan 08
// Dale North
Today wraps up the 10th annual Music and Gaming Festival, and I'm really sad that it's all over. MAGFest has always been fun for me, as many of my closest friends have been coming to the event every year since its first year....
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MAGFest: How a NES power adapter saved the main concert


Jan 08
// Dale North
I heard a great story today from MAGFest director Dominic Cerquetti about how a Nintendo Entertainment System power adapter and a bit of technical knowledge saved the headlining concert last night.  Special guests Nobuo ...
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Nobuo Uematsu and Earthbound Papas rocked MAGFest hard


Jan 08
// Dale North
Face? Rocked off. Heart? Still beating.  Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and his band, Earthbound Papas, headlined the concert Saturday night at the 10th MAGFest (Music and Gaming Festival), held this year at Nation...
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Destructoid Live! panel at MAGFest X this weekend


Jan 03
// Dale North
Destructoid is hosting a panel at MAGFest X this weekend, and it will be stupid. So stupid. It hasn't even happened yet and I'm already embarrassed for myself and my co-hosts. I think it's funny that we'll be in the...
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This is what MAGFest is all about


Dec 24
// nekobun
[Editor's note: Community member Nekobun interviewed MAGFest's Nick Marinelli to get the lowdown on what MAGFest is all about. -- Hamza CTZ Aziz] MAGFest X looms nigh on the horizon, and with only less than a month left, I ma...
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MAGFest expands musical offerings with second stage


Dec 14
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
MAGFest is already jam packed with great musical guests. Nobuo Uematsu will be there with his new band, Earthbound Papas. Plus Armcannon, The Megas, Metroid Metal, Brentalfloss, The OneUps, Minibosses, This Place is Haunted a...
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MAGFest pre-registration deadline is coming up!


Dec 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Are you all set for MAGFest yet?! December 16 is the last day you can pre-register for the expo. What happens if you miss the deadline? I DON'T KNOW. But I do know Destructoid will be at MAGFest en masse once again. From Janu...
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MAGFest X: Nobuo Uematsu's Earthbound Papas are coming


Nov 04
// Jayson Napolitano
For those who haven't checked out MAGFest in the past, you've been sorely missing out.  Many here at Destructoid will attest to the fact that it's easily one of the best events of the year with its four days of games, mu...
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Zen Albatross rocks us all at MAGFest


Jan 23
// Matthew Razak
I'm a bit late at getting this up, but I had to bring everyone's attention to Zen Albatross's set at MAGFest. MAGFest had a huge Chiptunes component to it and not only did Zen (that's him above) perform in the show, but he al...
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MAGFest photos are one tenth as awesome as being there


Jan 17
// Matthew Razak
Every time Destructoid gets together it is awesome. I haven't had a bad time when I've gotten to hang out with this awesome and totally amazing community. However, MAFest 9 was seriously epic to an extent I couldn't even fath...
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Destructoid dominates Windjammers at MAGFest


Jan 16
// Matthew Razak
I'm waiting for an influx of amazing photos to really show you how awesome MAGFest was this year, but while I'm doing that let me tell you how Destructoid rolls. Our second place finish at the Iron Chef competition may have h...
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D.I.C.K.S. comes in second, still first in our hearts


Jan 15
// Matthew Razak
This past Thursday was a sad day, for it is a day that we discovered that MAGFest's Gamer Iron Chef was rigged! How else can you explain Destructoid's Iron Chef Kickass Superteam (D.I.C.K.S.) coming in second!? Clearly the ba...
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REMINDER: Destructoid's photo at MAGFest


Jan 15
// Matthew Razak
(Hey everyone at MAGFest. Hope last night was awesome as it was for me. Remember to roll up for the Destructoid photo. Here the previously posted details.) As it is with all great, history-making events throughout time Destru...
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IT'S ON: D.I.C.K.S. to compete in MAGFest's Iron Chef


Jan 12
// Matthew Razak
That's right, bitches! It's game time. Destructoid's Iron Chef Kickass Superteam (D.I.C.K.S.) has been selected as one of the three teams to compete in MAGFest 9's Gamer Iron Chef competition. In case you missed it here's a r...
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MAGFest is sold out, awesome guaranteed


Jan 11
// Matthew Razak
Well, if my constant prompting didn't motivate you to pre-register for MAGFest this year I'm sad to say you are now SOL for hanging out with everyone (unless you're cool with standing outside a hotel in the cold). The guys a...
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How to get down with Destructoid at MAGFest


Jan 07
// Matthew Razak
Let's say your headed to MAGFest (because you're a totally amazing person). Where will all the cool kids (Destructoid people) be at? Well, if you check out the handy, not-so-final schedule for MAGFest's events right here it ...
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Destructoid's MAGFest 9 Iron Chef team


Jan 05
// Matthew Razak
Destructoid, I present to you your MAGFest 9 Gamer Iron Chef team. Changston: Master of slicing, dicing and wearing sunglasses inside. Founder of Destructoid's Iron Chef Kickass Superteam (D.I.C.K.S.) 2011. Evil Cheese: Hands...
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Can't come to MAGFest? Follow it


Jan 04
// Matthew Razak
Look, we realize that some of you are going to be missing out on one of the best gaming/community/music experiences of the year because you can't make it to MAGFest for reasons like "having money to eat" and "getting an educa...

Come to MAGFest, everyone else is

Jan 03 // Matthew Razak
Well, I suppose you could be lame and do all those things at home, but you will also miss out on the chance to meet Jon St. John, voice actor for Duke Nukem, or Scott Ransoomair, creator of VGCats. You will also miss out on meeting your fellow Dtoiders and Dtoid alum, including Anthony & Ashly Burch and Ashley Davis (Hey Ash Whatcha Playin and Once Upon A Pixel), as well as Topher Cantler (The Journalism Show). Really, you should just let them convince you why you should come to MAGfest by watching the video above. More importantly you'll miss out on one of the biggest Destructoid community events outside of PAX. Seriously, the list of awesome Dtoiders coming is epic and if you aren't there then you won't get all the inside jokes we'll all tell. Think about it. Inside jokes are what make the internet work and you won't understand any of them! MAGFest is held at the Mark Center Hilton in Alexandria, VA (where you won't be raped) from January 13-16. All information can be found at http://magfest.org. Passes are in short supply, so order yours soon at magfest.org. If you already got a pass but want to find out what's going on with Dtoiders, join our google group at http://groups.google.com/group/dtoid-magfest-2011.  You will not regret it. [Thanks to Sir Changston for all his amazing help]  
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So what's your New Years Resolution? Lose 20 pounds? Learn a foreign language? Find your significant other? Good luck with that. In all likelihood, you will probably derail two weeks in. Coincidentally, that coincides with M...

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MAGFest 9 has killer guest lineup, includes HAWP cast


Oct 05
// Dale North
MAGFest is probably my favorite convention/gaming event ever. Where else can you play games for days on end, only to stop to get your face rocked off by multiple game music concerts. All my friends are there, we all drink and...

MAGFest Cometh, you should too

Sep 10 // Matthew Razak
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Have you been to MAGFest yet? It's like PAX except closer to my house since it takes place just outside of Washington, DC. Actually, MAGFest came first so PAX is like it -- but I digress. Destructoid has been rocking MAGFest ...

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What you missed at MAGfest 8


Jan 06
// Topher Cantler
Or alternately, Why MAGfest is Blatantly Better Than PAX. The 8th annual Music and Gaming Festival wrapped up this week, and while some of us have still not fully recovered, I thought I'd give you a look at a few of the thing...
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MAGfest 8 kicks off Thursday with epic New Year's bash


Dec 29
// Topher Cantler
As you may (should) know by now, MAGfest 8 is this weekend. The 8th annual Music and Gaming festival starts rocking Alexandria, Virginia on January 1st, with 4 days of non-stop gaming and live music, and the festivities start...

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