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 laugh and do stupid things we regret, which are captured in pictures we regret. It's always fun. This year the event has the biggest guest line-up in their nine year history, and it includes some people you should be familiar with.
The MAGFest 9 guests you'll notice most are obviously Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, and Ashley Davis, from "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?" and "Once Upon a Pixel." We support our own, so we'll list them first! On a more personal note, my boys from The OneUps will also be performing live. Please come out to support my people!
Jon St. Jon, the voice of Duke Nukem, will also be a guest, as will Wes Johnson, the voice actor known for roles in Oblivion and Fallout 3.
Plenty of game music composers will also show face at this game music-focused event. Hiroki Kikuta, the guy behind the awesome Secret of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 3 scores, will also be there. So will Grant Kirkhope (Goldeneye 64), Dan Froelich (Jill of the Jungle), and Alexander Brandon (Dues Ex, Unreal Tournament).
Oh, and the bands! Aside from The OneUps, there are eleven more showing up: The Protomen, The Miniboses, Metroid Metal, Armcannon, Bit Brigade, The Megas, Year 200X, X-Hunters, Entertainment System, This Place Is Haunted and Rare Candy. Get ready for the best game music concerts ever. Find more details after the jump.
We'll also be there! I'll be there. Many other Destructoid community members will also be there. There's a party being planned. Please come out to hang out, game, and support these awesome people. MAGFest 9 takes place on January 13-16, 2011, in Alexandria, Virginia, at the lovely Hilton Mark Center. See you there!
Jon St. John (http://jsjprod.com/) - World renowned voice actor, known best for his role as "Duke Nukem".
Wes Johnson (http://wesjohnson.com/) - Voice actor in Oblivion, Fallout 3, and announcer for the Washington Capitals.
Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, and Ashley Davis (http://www.heyash.com/) - Creators and stars of “Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?” and “Once Upon a Pixel.”
Scott Ramsoomair (http://www.vgcats.com/) - Creator/artist of the webcomic VGCats.
(more to be announced in the future)
Video Game Composers:
Hiroki Kikuta (http://hirokikikuta.com/) - Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3
Alexander Brandon (http://www.alexanderbrandon.net/) - Deus Ex, Unreal Tournament, Tyrian
Grant Kirkhope (http://www.grantkirkhope.com/)- Goldeneye 64, Perfect Dark, Banjo series.
Dan Froelich (http://www.danfroelich.com/) - Jill of the Jungle, Solar Winds
Featured Game Music Bands:
The Protomen (http://www.protomen.com/)
The Minibosses (http://www.minibosses.com/)
The OneUps (http://www.theoneups.com/)
Metroid Metal (http://metroidmetal.com/)
Bit Brigade (http://www.bitbrigade.com/)
The Megas (http://themegas.com/)
Year 200X (http://year200xband.com/)
Entertainment System (http://www.myspace.com/entertainmentsystem)
This Place Is Haunted (http://thisplaceishaunted.com/)
Rare Candy (http://www.rarecandyband.com/)