[vcf-midatlantic] OT: MAGFest 2019 - This Weekend
markwhi at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 10:32:30 EST 2018
I've wanted to go to MAGFest for several years but I always remember about
it the weekend after it's held. I'm going to try and make it next
weekend. Thanks for the reminder :)
On Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 10:18 AM Glenn Roberts via vcf-midatlantic <
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> 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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> > Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
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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
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r_oKdJ_rCU
> > - Ethan
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