[vcf-midatlantic] OT: MAGFest 2019 - This Weekend

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Mon Dec 31 10:03:03 EST 2018

sounds cool. So, like, where is it held?
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Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] OT: MAGFest 2019 - This Weekend

While it pales in comparison to the VCF East event MAGFest is coming up
this weekend. MAGFest is a 4 day video game music and gaming event in the
DC metro area.

There is a computer museum room run by friends (and consistent VCF East
attendees.) It's mostly plastic micros and early mainstream desktop
computers -- so nothing too wild for this audience. They also have some
various more rare game consoles in the museum on PVMs.

The museum room is around 3000 sqft, and everything is pretty much sit
down and play.

There is also a 30,000 sqft arcade room (this part of the event is where
I'm involved), a 30,000 sqft console gaming room, tabletop and board
games, indie game area (10,000sqft+ maybe?)

Oh, and stages. A good number of musical acts from nerdcore hip hop to
jazz to metal to rock to who knows what.

There is also a jam clinic for people who want to bring their musical
instrument and I guess improve your improvisational skills, or jam rooms
where you can sign up to play with others.

And new this year is a demoparty, where people will be working I believe
on making new demos. I saw mention of AGA Amiga and C64, and I would
assume PC.

It's kind of hard to sum up, but some parts run 24x7 (not the museum but
the arcade does), and there should be over 15,000 people there.

If any VCF'ers are headed there hit me up, I am usually around the arcade
but visit the museum and usually catch a concert or two!

If there is info for VCF East, I can print some copies out and the museum
people would be happy to post them around.

Here is a video of the museum in 2017

                        - Ethan

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