The 12th Annual Music And Gaming Festival
4 Days of Non-Stop Games and Concerts
Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
Jan 2 -5, 2014 (Thu - Sun)
What is MAGFest all about?
In short, MAGFest is a music and video gaming festival run by fans, for fans. In more verbose terms, it's an annual event dedicated to the celebration of video games and video game music. Every year offers 24-hour console, arcade, and PC game rooms, live video game cover bands, a vendors area, and guest speakers from the video game industry and fan scene. It also features a "JamSpace" available to all attendees for impromptu music performances. Numerous other events are scheduled each day.
What makes MAGFest unique is that it's an event run by fans for fans. There are no corporate sponsors, no over-crowded showfloors, and no top-secret-behind-closed-doors showings. MAGFest is built from the ground up to be a party-like atmosphere with focus on community and fan creations, which creates an environment that no other expo or convention can ever recreate.
Where did MAGFest start and where is it now?
MAGFest is currently headed by a crack commando unit. The first MAGFest was held September 27-29, 2002, at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Virginia. We've had a total of ten MAGFests so far, and they've been a blast! We have grown rapidly to our current size of over 6000 people in January, 2012. MAGFest will be held in the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, and we hope to see you there!
About MAGFest INC
MAGFest is run by MAGFest INC, a non-profit corporation whose mission is to make the world a better place with videogames, and to curate and preserve gaming as a significant cultural experience.