My wife and I attended last year - our first MAGfest. I had heard about it way back in the first few years of its existence but I wasn't very sociable so I avoided cons. Good thing I outgrew that, because wow, look at what I've been missing!
This was my third year, and I've gone to every day for each year. I feel lame, seeing as how I haven't heard about MAGFest till the 8th one. I feel like I've missed so much!!
I'm hooked. There's virtually no reason that I won't go anymore. I request time off work months in advance. For MAGFest 8, I requested off work the moment it was posted, so I had nearly a 5 month advance, and last year was about 3 months. This year was 3 weeks though, seeing as how it took that long just to get the request to go in XD.
And I can pull money from just about anywhere it seems... lol