See the madness that is MAGFest 2016 first-hand

Photos from the floor

MAGFest, also known as the Music and Gaming Festival, has blown up since its start in 2002. Originally consisting of just 265 people, this year’s con (held at the Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center) is expected to hit 20,000.

Highlights include a booth from artist Temmie Chang (of Undertale fame) who is giving out autographs, a full arcade center with a decent amount of Japanese machines, and an awesome merch floor with tons of great works from some talented artists. There’s also a full indie booth (with games that are well known and are up and coming) and a console freeplay section. Despite the move to a much larger venue and a bigger crowd, it still has that chill homegrown feel.

MAGFest 2016 will run throughout the weekend, and scheduled guests include Keiji Inafune, Austin Wintory, Extra Credits, and more. A stray observation of sorts: Undertale is huge here. Nearly every booth has some sort of merch for it, and a lot of them already sold out of it throughout the day.

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