CALLING ALL VIDEO GAME COVER BANDS, CHIPTUNE PERFORMERS, DJS, AND NERDCORE RAPPERS! MAGFest 13 will be returning to National Harbor, MD during January 23-26, 2015, and we're putting together our list of musical acts to consider for the event. We're looking for talent from all over, so if you specialize in one of the above musical genres, or feel you're somehow musically related to geek culture, then head on over to our MAGFest Performer Application page and fill out an app!
MAGFest 13 will return to the Gaylord National Hotel on January 23-26, 2015. If you fail to attend MAGFest 13, you will be subject to immediate de-resolution. That will be all.
Stay tuned this June/July for the official launch of registration, hotel, and guest/musician announcements.
This FAQ is for MAGFest 12, which occurred in January 2014. Details may not be applicable for the next upcoming MAGFest
Will passes be sold at the door?
Yes. Full four-day passes will be available for $60, and one day passes will be available for $40 for Friday or Saturday, and $20 for Thursday or Sunday.
Where do I go when I arrive? How do I pick up my pass?
The first step is to go to the registration desk to pick up your pass. The registration desk is open 24 hours a day from Thursday-Sunday, and will also be open Wednesday evening. Use this map to help find your way to registration from any of the three entrances to the hotel. If you pre-registered, simply show photo id such as a driver's license, military id, or student id to the registration staffers. If you do not have photo id, print out the confirmation e-mail you received when you pre-registered.
Where can I pick up swag that I pre-ordered, such as a t-shirt or supporter bundle?
After you've picked up your pass, you can pick up your swag at the MAGFest merch booth. Use this map to help find your way from our registration area to our merch booth.
Where can I view a schedule of events?
There are multiple ways to view our schedule.
Using a desktop web browser: Our online schedule is best viewed on desktop computers.
Using the Guidebook app on a mobile device: Go to the Guidebook website to obtain the app, and then search for the MAGFest 12 guidebook. Alternatively, if you already have the guidebook app installed, or have a QR code reader app, just scan this qr code. Make sure to check for guidebook updates periodically through the weekend, as we may make schedule changes.
Print your own schedule: We have 11x17 formatted print schedule that will be available in our Festival Operations room. Since schedules are posted outside individual rooms, and are also available online, we will only have limited quantities of the printed schedule available. To be safe, please print your own copy of the schedule if you rely on having a hard copy handy.
Do you provide refunds or ticket transfers?
We do not provide refunds, but we do allow you to sell or transfer your ticket to anyone you wish. E-mail email@example.com from the original e-mail address you registered with (or provide the original e-mail) along with your full name, and we will send you a link to transfer your ticket as soon as we can.
Only questions about ticket transfers and ticket confirmations should be e-mailed to the registration desk e-mail address. All other e-mails will be ignored.
Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, Children of all ages that have had their parental waiver form signed and notarized. It is with extreme pleasure that we are very proud to officially announce the Twelfth Annual Music And Gaming Festival, coming January 2-5, 2014, at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, MD.
I hope all you gluttons for punishment have left room in your big fat masochistic stomachs, because our torture expert scientists in the lab have cooked up the most devious batch of rage-inducing controller-throwing trickery and frustration you've ever encountered. Prepare yourself for the MAGFest 12 challenges, aptly themed ZeldAdeventure Time. Get all the practice you can, because MAGFest is only so long, and you'll need experience beforehand if you desire to have any morsel of hope. But enough talk, HAVE AT YOU.
Greetings ladies and gentlemen.
So it was teased a while ago that there would possibly be more music to announce (augmenting our already huge musician lineup), and here I am not only announcing more music, but new shenanigans and main stays as well. How insane did we go this year? Let's find out!
Happy Music Wednesday everyone! Sorry that things are a little late, totally my fault. This whole west coast thing is messing with my sense of time. ANYWAYS.
We've announced a HUGE NUMBER OF BANDS this year so far. There was an error last week and we forgot to announce the fourteenth band for Stage 2. A crazy jazz fusion act out of Raleigh NC called Eight Bit Disaster.
As Music Wednesdays begin to wind down for the year we start getting some closure with things. Last week was the final announcement for the Chiptune Showcase, and this week we'll close out the Stage 2 performers.
Returning from Stage 2 last year we have two very awesome acts who played their first MAGFest last year. The always awesome quintet of Overclocked University and the quite insanely big sounds of the Triforce Quartet!
We've got some more chiptune artists for you to augment our already huge list of performing musicians. So let's hand this over to Big Mat, the Moira Quirk to my Mike O'Malley. MO! I mean MAT!
HAPPY MUSIC WEDNESDAY EVERYONE!
So we finished out the DJs fairly recently for the year. How about we wrap up chiptunes this week so you guys can stop biting your nails. :) You're welcome.
Happy Music Wednesday everyone!
We have ten Stage 2 bands left to announce for this year. And while the list is already starting off strong, lets add some more epic layers to this mamma jamma, shall we? How about five all new to performing at MAGFest acts? That is what Stage 2 was designed for, new, awesome things. And this announcement brings you some serious awesome.