OK it might not be right around the corner for some but with less than a 100 days left it sure seems it to me. You might have remembered a interview conducted by our own Ross Wigg with Nick Marinelli and it seemed like January was a long time away and you had plenty of time to make arrangements to attend this annual music and gaming festival. But now the time is near. This years event is going to be huge and will be capped out at 3,000 attendees so if you are thinking of attending pre-register now. Here is some more of what will be happening starting January 13th 2011 at this years MAGFest:
MUSIC AND GAMING FESTIVAL, JANUARY 13-16, 2011
Live Video Game Music Cover Bands and 24 Hour Gaming For Four Days
WASHINGTON, DC — OCTOBER 5, 2010 — The 9th annual MAGFest (Music And Gaming Festival http://magfest.org/) will be occurring January 13-16, 2011, in Alexandria, Virginia. The tradition of partying for four days straight will happen once again at the Hilton Mark Center, and MAGFest is happy to announce its main lineup of guests and bands, with more to be announced in the coming months.
Jon St. John (http://jsjprod.com/) – World renowned voice actor, known best for his role as “Duke Nukem”.
Wes Johnson (http://wesjohnson.com/) – Voice actor in Oblivion, Fallout 3, and announcer for the Washington Capitals.
Ashly Burch, Anthony Burch, and Ashley Davis (http://www.heyash.com/) – Creators and stars of “Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?” and “Once Upon a Pixel.”
Scott Ramsoomair (http://www.vgcats.com/) – Creator/artist of the webcomic VGCats.
(more to be announced in the future)
Video Game Composers:
Hiroki Kikuta (http://hirokikikuta.com/) – Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3
Alexander Brandon (http://www.alexanderbrandon.net/) – Deus Ex, Unreal Tournament, Tyrian
Grant Kirkhope (http://www.grantkirkhope.com/)- Goldeneye 64, Perfect Dark, Banjo series.
Dan Froelich (http://www.danfroelich.com/) – Jill of the Jungle, Solar Winds
Featured Game Music Bands:
The Protomen (http://www.protomen.com/)
The Minibosses (http://www.minibosses.com/)
The OneUps (http://www.theoneups.com/)
Metroid Metal (http://metroidmetal.com/)
Bit Brigade (http://www.bitbrigade.com/)
The Megas (http://themegas.com/)
Year 200X (http://year200xband.com/)
Entertainment System (http://www.myspace.com/entertainmentsystem)
This Place Is Haunted (http://thisplaceishaunted.com/)
Rare Candy (http://www.rarecandyband.com/)
MAGFest, The Music And Gaming Festival, is an annual event in the Washington D.C. area dedicated to the celebration of video games and video game music. Each year, MAGFest offers 24-hour console, arcade, and PC game rooms, over ten live video game cover bands, a vendors area, and guest speakers from the video game industry and fan scene. Numerous other events are scheduled each day. It also features a “JamSpace” available to all attendees for impromptu music performances. MAGFest 9 is scheduled for January 13-16 2011.