[vcf-midatlantic] OT: MAGFest 2019 - This Weekend
glenn.f.roberts at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 10:17:13 EST 2018
Gaylord Resort, National Harbor (across the Potomac from Alexandria)
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> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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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