Mark Center Elevator Plays Pokemon

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:59pm -- Nick The Newbie

We'll be returning to the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA on September 11-13, 2015 for MAGClassic 2015, the successor to last year's MAGFest throwback event MAGFest 8.5! In the interest of making this event as smooth as possible, we're doing all we can to solve one of the venue's greatest weakness: THE ELEVATORS. One of the most common reasons for elevator failure is inadequate ventilation and cooling in the elevator machine room.

MAGFest 13 FAQs (Schedule, Maps, Etc)

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:55pm -- Nick The Newbie

This FAQ is for MAGFest 13, occurring January 23-26, 2015.

Will passes be sold at the door?
Yes. Full four-day passes will be available for $70, and one day passes will be available for $35 for Friday, $40 for Saturday, $40 for Sunday, and $30 for Monday. Children 5 & under are free, and children 12 & under receive a discount. We do not anticipate selling out, so you should have no problem purchasing a pass at-event.

Supporting Performers Part 2

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:13pm -- Nick The Newbie

It's Music Wednesday! Today we'll have the second half of our Supporting Band lineup (performing Sunday Jan 25 afternoon/evening), and next week will be the final entry of Music Wednesday, wherein we'll announce some explosive events going on Friday Jan 23. BEHOLD THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Video Game DJ Battle

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:52pm -- Nick The Newbie

MAGFest 13 DJ explosion starting Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 11:30PM!
The MAGFest Video Game DJ Battle is back! Our headlining DJ, Katamari series composer Yuu Miyake, will be kicking off our DJ lineup Saturday night after our main concerts After Miyake spins till you're dizzy, our good friends at GameChops will be presenting an amazing DJ Battle Lineup! The MAGFest DJ Battle brings the best Video Game DJs together head-to-head for an epic two hour dance party! This year two DJs duos will perform together on one mixer, Dj CUTMAN vs Grimecraft and Kevin Villecco vs Sushi Killer. Live collaborative visuals controlled by Pixel Seed and Ener Jawn. Read more about the lineup below:


MAGFest goes west with ROCKAGE!

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:00pm -- Nick The Newbie

Live music and classic video games February 6-8, 2015 at San Jose State University Student Union

WHAT: For three exciting days, music and video game fans will experience retro bliss as MAGFest presents its first major west coast event: Rockage 4.0. Now partnered with MAGFest, Rockage returns to Downtown San Jose February 6-8, 2015, for its fourth year of 30+ dynamic indie rock bands, nerdcore acts chiptune artists and DJs. These musicians will perform all weekend in front of a classic free play arcade backdrop of more than 50 rare classic cabinets and pinball. Rockage 4.0 is a rapidly growing Bay Area festival celebrating digital nostalgia. The event is open to the public, and welcome to fans of all ages.

Chiptunes (Part 2)

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:21pm -- Nick The Newbie

Heya! Emily and Brandon back again for MAGFest Music Wednesday: CHIPTUNE EDITION: PART 2! This second show, which is going down on Sunday, Jan 25th from 11pm - 2am, features another diverse collection of chipartists, all geared to help you get your late night party on! Five more acts = five times the party. OMG MATH. In summation, PREPARE TO DANCE YOURSELF INTO OBLIVION. Or at least try to, I dunno. Find out who's down to party + the final three visualist performers, all listed below!