MAGFest 2013

MAGFest 11

This year I made a last minute decision to go to MAGFest this year. I’m glad I did go because it was fun.

Day 1

When I got there I saw the remainder of the opening panel after picking up my badge and checking into the hotel. Next I saw Jon St. John (Duke Nukem). His panel was funny like last year’s.

I participated in the Wii Sports tournament. I made to third. In the SoulCalibur tourney I scrubbed out. No excuse.

I managed to catch some of the Metroid Metal concert. They were decent. I managed to catch some video of Zadra hooping as Zero Suit Samus. She seemed happy with the footage I caught of her hooping. I tried to catch the Channel Awesome trivia panel but I came too late for teams. Stuck around and “played at home”. After that it was good night for me.

Day 2

The first panel I went to was Atop the Fourth Wall with Linkara. He reviewed the a Tranformers comic and it was hilarious. Then I stopped by to watch the Tetris tournament for a bit.

Next I went to the Yoshi’s Cookie tournament. I had that game for the Super Nintendo when I was a kid but I forgot how to play… or so I thought. I whizzed by the competition and made it to fourth place. I was gonna play AE but it took so long to start the first match so I dropped out played the in the free play area. Then it was WWF No Mercy. I used to have that game. I was doing good first match until the comeback factor kicked it.

Then I decided to wait in line early for the second Channel Awesome trivia panel. The team I was put on was okay. They knew their stuff. I was surprised that I was the only that the what the Nintendo Famicon Disk System was. I was dead tired at that time but I still enjoyed myself.

Day 3

First panel was Chez Apocalypse, then it was a dame design panel that featured a game I wanted to try out for the longest.

Then I got to see the Sonic fan film world premiere. The movie was much shorter than I thought.

Next I participated in the Nerf War hosted by MarzGurl. It was my first time playing the Nerf War. It was very fun and I’m glad I got to do it this year.

After that was done, I got dinner at the sports bar. I was sitting next to an Umbreon cosplay. Chatting with her about Pokemon has gotten me thinking of picking it up X or Y. Damn you, Umbreon Cosplayer!

For Saturday went to the concert room for to see Protomen and then later Powerglove. They were both great. DJ Cutman closed it out. He was also good.

Day 4

Day for I went to the “Going Pro” panel and then spent the rest of the Closing ceremony. Day for is always the slowest day since everybody leaves.

MAGFest is another weekend of nonstop fun. Looking forward to going to my third in 2014.

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